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Bats

This Saturday starting at 9am on The Children’s Hour, we’ll have live bats in the studio to learn more about these incredible flying mammals who live in our backyard. Plus find out how kids can get a scholarship to summer music camp.

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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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N. M. Opioid Prescriptions Taper Off, University Professor, 2 Students Overcome By Heat

Under Scrutiny, New Mexico Opioid Prescriptions Taper Off - Associated Press The number of people receiving opioid pain medication prescriptions or risky duplicate prescriptions is showing a precipitous decline in New Mexico since the state ordered doctors to check a database that flags patients who get narcotics from multiple sources.

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New Mexico Reduces Lottery ScholarshipsThe Associated Press

New Mexico is reducing college scholarships linked to state lottery proceeds from 90 percent of tuition to 60 percent for in-state students for the coming school year.

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New Mexico Legislature Concludes Special SessionThe Associated Press

The New Mexico Legislature has concluded a special session after Gov. Susana Martinez signed legislation that resolves a state budget crisis for the coming fiscal year.

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New Mexico Lab's Future Up In The Air After Recent FireSanta Fe New Mexican, Associated Press

A recent fire has put the ability of the Los Alamos National Laboratory to operate safely into question.

Governor Martinez Restores University Funds, Vetoes Taxes

May 27, 2017
Heath Haussamen / New Mexico In Depth

Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez restored funding Friday to all state colleges and universities that she had vetoed earlier by tapping money from suspended infrastructure projects, while rejecting a string of tax increases proposed by the Democratic-led Legislature.

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New Mexico Police To Watch For Drunken DriversAssociated Press

New Mexico state police officers are planning a series of sobriety checkpoints around the state.

Courtesy Paul A. Hutton

Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico Dr. Paul A. Hutton specializes in U.S. history and history of the American West.  But he is also a scholar of film and popular culture, and he has curated an exhibit on view through August at the Albuquerque Museum, Hollywood Southwest: New Mexico in Film and Television.

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Albuquerque Curbs Arrests, Jail Time For Minor CrimesThe Associated Press

A special order directing Albuquerque police to scale back on arrests for two dozen non-violent misdemeanor offenses marks the latest reform in New Mexico's largest city that aims to ease arrests and jail time for low-level offenders.

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New Mexico Legislature Approves Gas Tax HikeThe Associated Press

A tax hike on gasoline has been approved by the New Mexico Legislature despite opposition by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez.

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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.

Marisa Demarco / KUNM

All around the country, questions about law enforcement and free speech are coming to the fore as police clash with demonstrators. Scores of officers were sent to the Milo Yiannopoulos event at UNM in January where hundreds protested the extremist speaker. We made multiple public records requests, and now, months later, we know the total cost to taxpayers. 

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On Unveiling The Bill: Speak Up Now

Sat. 6/24, 12p: Republicans have revealed the Senate's version of their "Trumpcare" bill after weeks of meeting in secrecy. Join Carol Boss and her guests on Women's Focus in a conversation about healthcare as a human rights and social justice issue, how the bill would impact New Mexico, and what you can do immediately to be part of the resistance.

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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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