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Police: Gunman Disguised Himself, Randomly Killed At School

UPDATE Friday 12:00 p.m. A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention of U.S. investigators more than a year ago, authorities said Friday.

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As Tax Bill Moves Ahead, NM Nonprofits Brace For Hit

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Congress Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

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President Jimmy Carter

12/9 Sat. 9a: The Children's Hour - Kids from Jimmy Carter Middle School’s Junior National Honors Society will educate us all about their school’s namesake: our 39th president, Nobel Prize winning humanitarian, Jimmy Carter. From the peanut farm to the White House, there’s a lot you don’t know yet about President Carter. We’ll also kick off Hanukkah with a live performance of Ocho Kandelikas.

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Let's Talk New Mexico

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Let's Talk #MeToo: Part 2

Let’s Talk New Mexico 12/7 8a: Emerging reports of sexual abuse and misconduct are toppling more men in power every week. Newspapers are investigating allegations against men in politics and entertainment. Celebrities sparked a flood of #MeToo stories by sharing their experiences on social media. But what do you do when you don’t have that kind of fame or cultural cachet? And when more is at stake than just another job? And what about people who work in businesses without policies or HR departments? Let’s talk #MeToo, and the workers of New Mexico who haven’t yet been centered in this national conversation.

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Tribal Leaders Take Aim At Oil And Gas Development Associated Press

Tribal leaders from throughout New Mexico are taking aim at oil and gas development — this time spurred by a proposed ordinance that would regulate drilling across hundreds of square miles of one sparsely-populated county.

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New Mexico State Finances Shows Signs Of ImprovementAssociated Press

New Mexico is rapidly rebuilding financial reserves that may help state government withstand future economic downturns.

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New Mexico Supreme Court Debates Textbooks Again – Associated Press

New Mexico's highest court will again debate whether the state should use public funds to pay for textbooks at private schools.

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Methadone Program For Inmates To Begin At New Mexico JailAlbuquerque Journal, Associated Press

Bernalillo County is joining only a handful of jails around the country that allow inmates with opioid addictions to start a methadone program while behind bars.

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Attorneys general across the country are claiming that a 2016 law is preventing the Drug Enforcement Agency from stopping the overprescribing of opioid painkillers. This week New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas signed on to a letter with 44 other AG’s calling on Congress to repeal the “Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act,” saying the law has handcuffed law enforcement from addressing the epidemic. 

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Oral Arguments Scheduled In Texas-New Mexico Water RightAssociated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in a lengthy battle between New Mexico and Texas over management of one of North America's longest rivers.

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Last summer, during an internship with a Silicon Valley-based startup, a University of New Mexico undergrad developed an app that allows users to visualize atoms in 3D using their smartphones.  "AR Atom Visualizer" is also the first app to use Google’s new augmented reality technology, ARCore.  The app is available for download on Google Play from the startup, Signal Garden.

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Lujan Grisham Tells Senate Leader To Leave Race- The Associated Press

New Mexico Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday that Democratic Sen. Michael Padilla should end his bid for lieutenant governor over claims he harassed women as a city of Albuquerque supervisor.

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Ex-New Mexico State Senator Is Convicted In Corruption TrialThe Associated Press

A former New Mexico state senator has been found guilty on five counts in a corruption trial over accusations he used his position as a lawmaker to profit from the sale of a state-owned building.

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New Mexico Prosecutors Urge Jurors To Convict – The Associated Press

New Mexico state prosecutors are urging a jury to convict a former New Mexico state senator on charges of fraud, bribery and violating ethical principles.

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Lobbyist Says Former Lawmaker Offered Vote For Sex, State Oil And Gas Lease Sale Nets $3OM

Lobbyist: Former Lawmaker Offered Vote In Exchange For Sex – Associated Press A female political lobbyist in New Mexico has accused a former state lawmaker of requesting sex in exchange for support of a bill during a legislative session in 2009.

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#MeToo Monologues: Bearing Witness To Women's Stories Across The Country

Sat. 12/9, 12p: On Women's Focus, Carol Boss talks with local women who will share personal stories about the effects of being sexually violated and how story telling is a healing process for them. The #MeToo Monologues will be performed in theaters and public spaces throughout America.

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Public Health New Mexico

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To Grow Health and Economies, Some Tribes Look Away From IHS

The Indian Health Service—the federal agency tasked with providing health services to Native American communities—has long been the go-to health care provider for tribes in New Mexico and across the country. But in recent years, that has started to change, and a growing number of tribes are deciding that managing their own clinics and behavioral health programs will help build healthier, more resilient communities.

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Free Help With Health Insurance Enrollment

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West Nile Virus Cases Spike In New Mexico