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New Mexico Police To Watch For Drunken Drivers, Las Cruces Using Herd Of Goats To Clear Vegetation

New Mexico Police To Watch For Drunken Drivers – Associated Press New Mexico state police officers are planning a series of sobriety checkpoints around the state.

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Final Security Cost for Yiannopoulos Event: $81K

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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GOP Health Plan Would Leave 23 Million More Uninsured, Budget Office Says

The revised Republican bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act will leave 23 million more people uninsured in 2026 than if that act, also known as Obamacare, were to remain in place. The GOP bill would also reduce the deficit by $119 billion over 10 years. That's what the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reported Wednesday in its latest score of the American Health Care Act. The CBO's assessment shows that the deficit would fall and premiums would fall for some Americans,...

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Los Reyes de Albuquerque - Part 6

Paul Ingles and Genevieve Russell

Los Reyes de Albuquerque - Part 5

Paul Ingles and Genevieve Russell

Los Reyes de Albuquerque - Part 4

Paul Ingles and Genevieve Russell

Albuquerque, NM – Since 1962, when the family of Roberto and Ramona Martinez moved to Albuquerque, the whole Martinez family has had an important presence in both preserving traditional Hispanic music of Mexico and Northern New Mexico, as well as creating new music that both honors the past and updates traditional styles to the present.

Los Reyes de Albuquerque - Part 3

Paul Ingles and Genevieve Russell

Albuquerque, NM – Since its inception in 1962, Los Reyes de Alburquerque, sustained by the musical Martinez family of Albuquerque, has been preserving and presenting the community Hispanic music of Northern New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

Los Reyes de Albuquerque - Part 1

Paul Ingles and Genevieve Russel

Albuquerque, NM – In 1962, Roberto Martinez, a civilian Air Force employee working at Kirtland Air Force Base, put together a little musical group to moonlight in the evenings and on the weekends. He and his trumpet-playing friend Ray Flores called the band they founded Los Reyes de Albuquerque.

Los Reyes de Albuquerque is one of the longest lived and influential traditional New Mexican Hispanic musical groups. Co-founded in 1962 by Roberto Martinez Sr. and Ray Flores, Los Reyes has been presenting and preserving traditional New Mexican and Mexican folk music ever since.

The number of U.S. soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder continues to grow as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Commentator Craig Barnes says soldiers who suffer from PTSD deserve assistance and understanding.

Craig Barnes is a writer, playwright, and former international negotiator. He lives in Santa Fe.

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Every Friday we hear from writers at the New Mexico Business weekly. This week KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with reporter Dennis Domrzalski about the week's business news.

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Each week we hear from writers at the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with senior writer Trip Jennings about aid for states in the House health care bill and the possibility of a deposition for Governor Richardson about a bond default at the state housing authority.

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The economic woes of New Mexico have been big news in recent months. State lawmakers cut the budgets of several agencies and Governor Bill Richardson recently ordered furloughs for some state workers.

But the tough economy is also putting extra pressure on young people who are homeless.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus recently sat down with Karen Rowell, director of Youth Shelters, a Santa Fe based nonprofit.

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Special Session Showdown Over Budget, Taxes

KUNM Call In Show 5/25 8a: Call toll-free 877-899-5866. 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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