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Advocates For Kids Fear National Budget Cuts

New Mexico is one of the poorest states in the union, and advocates fighting for people in poverty are alarmed at President Trump’s proposed budget .

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KUNM News Wins 4 More Journalism Awards

The KUNM News Department has won four more awards for news coverage, this time from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association.

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Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act passed a major hurdle Thursday after the House of Representatives voted for a new health law, the American Healthcare Act. KUNM’s Chris Boros spoke with Ed Williams of the Public Health New Mexico project about reactions in New Mexico.

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When extremist speakers come to town, free speech advocates argue it’s their right under the First Amendment to say whatever they want. But what does it cost to have an event like that on a university campus? Ever since Milo Yiannopoulos' event in January sparked protests, KUNM's been trying to find out. 

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Bilingual advocacy groups in New Mexico are pushing back against the state public education department in response to a proposal to overhaul the state’s bilingual education system.  

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Lone GOP Congressman In New Mexico Backs Health OverhaulThe Associated Press

New Mexico's lone Republican congressional representative has joined the GOP majority in taking a step toward overhauling President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

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Santa Fe Voters Reject Soda Tax, Hand Rare Win To Industry - The Associated Press

Voters have rejected a measure that would have raised taxes on soft drinks in New Mexico's capital city, giving a rare victory to the beverage industry after a string of recent defeats at the ballot box.

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KUNM Call In Show 5/4 8a. President Trump has announced the outline of a tax plan that would lower taxes on businesses owners and the wealthy. He says it will help working families too, by giving breaks for things like child care. Critics on the left say the plan mostly helps the rich, while some on the right worry such big cuts would balloon the federal deficit. We'll look at some of the details we know and explore how they might affect New Mexicans. We'd like to hear from you! Would these tax changes help you or your business? Are you worried they might hurt people in the state? 

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People around the globe demonstrated and marched for workers rights on Monday in celebration of International Workers Day. In Albuquerque, hundreds gathered in Tiguex Park. The rally highlighted how education, labor and immigrant rights are entwined in New Mexico.  

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Soda Tax Vote Draws Crowds In Santa Fe - Associated Press

Steady streams of voters were flocking to polling stations as Santa Fe residents decide whether to adopt a tax on sugary sodas and other sweetened beverages.

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New Management Takes Over New Mexico-Based National LabThe Associated Press

The head of a new management team in charge of New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories says the mission of the sprawling weapons and research facility will continue to be national security along with the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons.

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The Latest: New Mexico Highlands University Hikes TuitionAssociated Press

A rural state university in New Mexico approved a tuition hike as student costs rise within one of the nation's most affordable public higher education systems in response to the state's budget crisis.

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Special Session On Budget Crisis Begins, Chan Case Ends In Mistrial For Second Time

New Mexico Lawmakers Confront Budget Crisis, Governor – Associated Press New Mexico lawmakers are converging on the state Capitol for a special session in hopes of resolving a budget crisis.

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Special Session Showdown Over Budget, Taxes

KUNM Call In Show 5/25 8a: Lawmakers return to Santa Fe Wednesday for a special legislative session devoted to resolving an impasse on the state budget. The Roundhouse is controlled by Democrats and Governor Susana Martinez rejected the budget they sent to her in January—vetoing virtually all money for the legislative branch and for state colleges and universities.

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Santa Fe Mayor Responds To Sanctuary City Funding Threats

This week Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he would withhold federal grants to cities that don’t follow federal rules on immigration enforcement. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales has been an outspoken critic of the Trump Administration’s stance on immigration. He says he won’t be changing the city’s openly immigrant-friendly policies.

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Governor Vetoes Home Visiting Bill

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Advocates Celebrate Withdrawal Of GOP Health Plan

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