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Mora County Sues Over Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has racked up enormous costs for local governments in New Mexico, as cities and counties struggle to pay for medical care, law enforcement and treatment services for people dealing with addiction. In recent years a growing number of local governments have been taking opioid manufacturers and distributors to court over those costs—including Mora County northeast of Santa Fe.

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A Conversation With Wilco's Nels Cline

Thu. 9/21 1: 30p : We'll hear highlights from a recent conversation Scott Denton had with Nels Cline, bandleader, composer, improviser & lead guitarist for Wilco who appear at the Santa Fe Opera on 9-26.

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Northern New Mexican Spotlight - Part 1

Chellis Glendinning

New Mexico – Today we begin a special series spotlighting Northern New Mexicans whose lives offer an intriguing look at the diversity of the people of this region of our state. KUNM's Chellis Glendinning and Grace Berge report.

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Santa Fe Film Festival

Elaine Baumgartel

Santa Fe, NM – The 10th Annual Santa Fe Film Festival is underway this week in Santa Fe.

Operations Director Karen RedHawk Dallett says the economic downturn created unexpected challenges for the festival. She says organizers had to be particularly creative with limited resources.

New Mexico Business Weekly Report

Sarah Gustavus

Albuquerque, NM – Sarah Gustavus speaks with Megan Kamerick about this week's business headlines.

New Mexico Independent - 12/3/09

Sarah Gustavus

Albuquerque, NM – Sarah Gustavus speaks with writers and reporters from the online New Mexico Independent about this week's headlines.

Los Reyes de Albuquerque - Part 7

Paul Ingles and Gevevieve Russell

Albuquerque, NM – In the final installment of the special series on the New Mexico musical group Los Reyes de Albuquerque and the Martinez family, UNM professor and folklorist Enrique Lamadrid reflects on the legacy of the family and the future for the styles of music it has helped preserve over the last 47 years.

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.

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Questions Surround Chromium At LANL, $9M Project Brings More Water To Navajo Communities

Extent Of Los Alamos Chromium Contamination Still Uncertain – Santa Fe New Mexican, Associated Press A top official with the U.S. Energy Department says the agency is still uncertain about the extent of contamination from a massive plume of chromium that resulted from decades of poor waste management at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Crime And The Election In Albuquerque

Let’s Talk New Mexico 9/21 8a: It’s the No. 1 issue on voters’ minds heading into the municipal election on October 3. Some mayoral and Council candidates in Albuquerque are calling for more police officers on the force and a new police chief. What do you think it will take to decrease the number of violent crimes and property crimes?

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HSD Moves Ahead With Unpopular Medicaid Changes

The New Mexico Human Services Department has been considering charging Medicaid recipients copays in an effort to save money from the state’s cash-strapped budget. The proposals were met with strong opposition in public meetings earlier this year. But the state is moving forward with the changes anyway.

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BernCo To Sue Drug Companies Over Opioid Epidemic

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Advocates: Convert Diesel Buses To Electric With VW Settlement