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Hurricane Irma Blasts Into The Record Books With Lasting Intensity

Hurricane Irma was the longest-lasting powerful hurricane or typhoon ever recorded, worldwide. Irma sustained its 185-mph winds for 37 hours – "the longest any cyclone around the globe has maintained that intensity on record," according to Phil Klotzbach , a research scientist at Colorado State University. The previous record was held by Typhoon Haiyan, also called Super Typhoon Yolanda, which hit the Philippines in 2013. Irma was a hurricane for nearly 12 days. For more than three days of...

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12 Arrested In Protests Of Conquistador Pageant In Santa Fe

Hundreds of people protested in downtown Santa Fe Friday, Sept. 8, calling for an end to a controversial Fiestas event called La Entrada . It's a re-enactment of Diego de Vargas' reconquest of the city after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Native American activists and their allies see it as a celebration of genocide and have protested the event repeatedly over the years. This year marks the third in a row.

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State Putting Up Warning Signs After Deadly Dust Storms, Insurance Company Spar Over Taxes

State Putting Up Warning Signs After Deadly Dust Storms – The Associated Press & KOAT The New Mexico Department of Transportation says it will put up warning signs along a dust-prone stretch of I-10 near the Arizona-New Mexico border where many people have died.

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Let's Talk Financing UNM Athletics

Let's Talk New Mexico 9/7 8a: The UNM Athletics Department is under intense scrutiny right now. The state auditor and attorney general are investigating the financial management of the department going back several years after news broke that the department covered expenses for some athletics boosters on a golf trip to Scotland. New Mexicans also learned this summer that fees for many suites at the Pit went uncollected for years.

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The setting of a book can be just as important as the story itself. Author Tony Hillerman was known for his Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels.

Several small business owners from New Mexico are in Washington D.C. today along with over one hundred more from around the country. They've made the trip to show their support for health care overhaul legislation now under consideration in Congress.

Stories can capture a little slice of culture. That's especially true in the writing of Martha Egan.

She's lived in New Mexico since the mid 1970s and owns the Latin American folk art and antiques gallery Pachamama in Santa Fe.

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When state lawmakers convene for a special session tomorrow in Santa Fe, they'll face the daunting task of dealing with a $650 million budget deficit. Many advocates are saying tax cuts for the wealthy should be repealed.

KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel wanted to find out how much the 2003 tax cuts actually cost the state and exactly which taxpayers have benefited the most.

The state miscalculated high school graduation rates that were released last month.

KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks to Kevin Robinson Avila, senior reporter at the New Mexico Business Weekly about plans to open a full service branch of the New Mexico Educators Federal Credit Union at the Atrisco Heritage Academy in Albuquerque.

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Albuquerque – KUNM's Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent.

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The New Peacemakers: Young Israeli And Palestinian Women Train To Partner As Leader

Sat 9/9 12p: Every year on Women's Focus, Carol Boss interviews young Israeli and Palestinian women who have attended a Creativity for Peace summer camp in northern New Mexico.

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Duke City Riots: "Activist Proles Slinging Weaponized Truth"

Sat. 9/9 7p : Duke City Riots has upcoming gigs at Blue Grasshopper in Rio Rancho S aturday September 9th, 8:30 PM and in Albuquerque Saturday September 16th, 9:30 PM.

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Balderas Opposes Rollback Of Nursing Home Rule

New Mexico’s attorney general is opposing a move by President Trump to undo an Obama-era rule protecting nursing home patients.

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