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High Court Will Not Hear Mine Spill Suit, 2 More Plague Cases Hit Santa Fe County

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Arguments In Mine Spill Suit – The Associated Press The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear arguments on New Mexico's lawsuit against Colorado over a 2015 mine waste spill that polluted rivers in both states and Utah.

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Senate's Health Care Proposal Could Cut Crucial Services In N.M.

The Senate released a revised GOP health care bill on Thursday, June 22, with major cuts to Medicaid, reproductive health, and mental health programs widely used by people in New Mexico. Advocates are saying the changes could have long-lasting negative impacts.

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County Officials Say State 'Blackmailed' Them For Well Study – The Associated Press & The Current-Argus

Eddy County officials say they were "blackmailed" by the state of New Mexico into approving a $125,000 study of a brine well to prevent it from collapsing.

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Thursday 6/8 8a: Live special coverage from NPR News. Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday, June 8, 2017. He will be questioned about his conversations with President Donald Trump and the FBI's investigation of possible Trump campaign connections to Russia. 

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement under President Donald Trump is changing how it effectively prioritizes immigrants for deportation. Immigrant rights advocates in New Mexico say these days, anyone can become a target. That unpredictability is forcing people to make some hard choices. 

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Testing Time For New Mexico Students To Be Reduced - The Associated Press

The time New Mexico students spend taking standardized tests will be further reduced starting next school year and they'll have an additional two weeks of learning thanks to a shorter testing window.

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Over two decades ago, toxic dry cleaning chemicals seeped into the groundwater from a chemical distribution company’s warehouse near downtown Albuquerque. Today the plume spreads from Laun-Dry Supply Company about a mile and a half eastward towards I-25.

After a long investigation, the New Mexico Environment Department is poised to move forward with a full-scale cleanup of the chemical plume.

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Attorney General: Spending Review Will ContinueAssociated Press

University of New Mexico athletic director Paul Krebs is announcing his retirement, a move that comes amid criticism over spending by the athletics department.

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With digital projections and multi-channel videos, electronic artist Marcus Zúñiga is offering us a unique look at the cosmos.  His installation Ya Veo (Spanish for "I see") is on view June 10 and 11 at the No Land Art Space on the Santa Fe Plaza, as part of the opening weekend for the 2017 Currents New Media Festival. 

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New Mexico Considering Changes To Medicaid ProgramSusan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

State officials say keeping costs down while improving the delivery of health care for New Mexico's poorest residents is the focus as they propose changes to the Medicaid program to ensure sustainability as enrollment grows.

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The Higher Education Department announced this week that the share of tuition covered by the lottery scholarship will drop from 90 percent to 60 percent. But student leaders say the scholarship is vital for students who rely on it. 

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Albuquerque Mayor Vetoes Budget - Albuquerque Journal

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry has vetoed the city’s budget.  He says it’s not in the best interest of the city.

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Wildlife Rescue

7/1 9a: This Saturday on The Children's Hour, we'll have friends from Wildlife Rescue New Mexico, along with some of their rescued critters, to teach us about when and how to intervene to help wild animals in trouble. With great music, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, a family events calendar and so much more. Join us!

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State To Present Cleanup Plan For Toxic Plume in Albuquerque

New Mexico environment officials say they’ll present a plan to clean up a toxic underground plume at a public meeting Thursday evening in Albuquerque.

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