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Bidding Big For Corporate Development

Let's Talk New Mexico 11/16 8a: Call now 1-505-277-5866. New Mexico is one of dozens of states and communities vying for Amazon’s second headquarters. Many places are promising hefty incentives to land the deal, just as we did unsuccessfully several years ago for a Tesla facility. Should New Mexico offer incentives to lure big companies that could jumpstart our economy? Email letstalk@kunm.org, use the hashtag #letstalkNM on Twitter or call in live during the show.

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Tim Keller Wins Big In ABQ Mayoral Race

After an extra long campaign season in Albuquerque, voters gave Democrat Tim Keller a big win in last night’s runoff mayoral election against Republican Dan Lewis. Keller said the high voter turnout and decisive victory constitutes a mandate.

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Oil and gas drilling and mining companies come to rural areas offering jobs and cash, but they also dig into the land, pull resources out of it and create pollution. There are some folks in these regions who say the trade off isn’t fair in the long run. One organization is working on the Navajo Nation to stabilize the boom-and-bust economy of extraction by boosting local entrepreneurs and small business.

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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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New Mexico Political Corruption Case Heads To Trial – The Associated Press

A former New Mexico state senator goes on trial next week on corruption charges in a high-stakes showdown with state prosecutors. The case comes to a head as voters consider creating an independent state ethics commission to shore up oversight of elected officials.

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Comprehensive sex education helps address and prevent sexual assault. The University of New Mexico is hosting lectures, workshops, and discussions as part of the annual Sex Week. 

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Let’s Talk New Mexico 10/26 8a: In New Mexico and across the West, economies are changing. From agriculture to tech startups, health care and business on tribal lands, communities in New Mexico are working to adapt. 

This week on Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’re looking at communities who are coming up with solutions to the economic changes our state is facing as part of our collaboration with the Solutions Journalism Network's State of Change project. 

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3 Council Members Criticize Albuquerque Police Monitor- The Associated Press & The Albuquerque Journal

Three members of the Albuquerque City Council want the city auditor to review the performance of the independent monitor charged with making sure Albuquerque police are implementing reforms.

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Al Hurricane, 'Godfather Of New Mexico Music,' Dies- The Associated Press

Al Hurricane, known as the "Godfather of New Mexico music" for developing a distinct sound bridging the state's unique Hispanic traditions with country and rock, died Sunday.

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The World Gay Rodeo Finals will be hosted this Saturday and Sunday at Expo New Mexico in Albuquerque.

With the event, the New Mexico Gay Rodeo Association aims to provide a safe space for people who identify as LGBTQ to compete and share their experiences.

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Killer of Navajo Nation Girl Gets Life Prison SentenceRussell Conteras, Associated Press

A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the Navajo Nation was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a case that drew national attention over abducted Native American children.

Tom Begaye was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William P. Johnson in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the May 2016 killing of Ashlynne Mike on the Navajo Nation.

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A New Mexico shelter is one step closer to its goal of ending youth homelessness. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Youth Shelter and Family Services center in Santa Fe $2 million just in time.

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Arguments In TX-NM Water Right, Lawsuit Says Silver City Hired Cop Who Killed Ex

Oral Arguments Scheduled In Texas-New Mexico Water Right – Associated 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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The Awakened Woman: A Conversation With Dr. Tererai Trent

Sat. 11/18, 12p: Carol Boss welcomes Dr. Tererai Trent who grew up in a cattle-herding family in rural Zimbabwe and is now one of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment.

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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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West Nile Virus Cases Spike In New Mexico