Associated Press http://kunm.org en Favorable Weather May Slow Wildfire http://kunm.org/post/favorable-weather-may-slow-wildfire <p></p><p>UPDATE 7/2 11:30a: The Associated Press reports a&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">wildfire burning in northern New Mexico's Jemez&nbsp;Mountains continues to expand but officials say expected favorable weather may help.</span></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 23:11:10 +0000 Rita Daniels & Associated Press & KRQE-TV 47370 at http://kunm.org Favorable Weather May Slow Wildfire Legislature: Prisons Need Repairs http://kunm.org/post/legislature-prisons-need-repairs <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new legislative report says New Mexico's state-run prison system has a $277 million backlog of needed infrastructure repairs.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 15:50:27 +0000 Associated Press 46577 at http://kunm.org Legislature: Prisons Need Repairs APD Releases Boyd Shooting Videos http://kunm.org/post/apd-releases-boyd-shooting-videos <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Albuquerque Police Department have released new footage related to a March police shooting of a homeless man — a shooting that later sparked a violent protest and angry calls for reform.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:04:23 +0000 Associated Press 46537 at http://kunm.org APD Releases Boyd Shooting Videos State Criticizes Kirtland Cleanup Proposal http://kunm.org/post/state-criticizes-kirtland-cleanup-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico environmental regulators are criticizing Kirtland Air Force Base's proposal for cleaning up a massive underground fuel leak, saying it would threaten Albuquerque's water supply.</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:15:39 +0000 Associated Press 46407 at http://kunm.org State Criticizes Kirtland Cleanup Proposal Senators Seek Money for WIPP http://kunm.org/post/senators-seek-money-wipp <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>New Mexico's two U.S. senators want President Obama to change his proposed budget to ensure that there's money for work needed at the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in Carlsbad.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:26:58 +0000 Associated Press 46214 at http://kunm.org Senators Seek Money for WIPP Ride-Shares Face PRC http://kunm.org/post/ride-shares-face-prc <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Two major ride-sharing companies are taking different approaches when it comes to New Mexico regulatory processes for taxi services.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 16:18:39 +0000 Associated Press 46213 at http://kunm.org Ride-Shares Face PRC VA Town Hall on Saturday http://kunm.org/post/va-town-hall-saturday <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Members of New Mexico's congressional delegation have lots of questions for officials with the New Mexico Veterans Affairs health care system, but the answers have been few.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:55:02 +0000 Associated Press 46163 at http://kunm.org VA Town Hall on Saturday Lea County Puts Out Reward On 'Water Dumpers' http://kunm.org/post/lea-county-puts-out-reward-water-dumpers <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Officials in Lea County want residents to help catch an oilfield company they say is dumping produced water on the side of the county roads.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><a href="http://goo.gl/jKZKY3">The Hobbs News-Sun reports</a> that the Lea County Soil and Water Conservation District announced last week it will give out a $1,000 reward for information on the water dumpers.</p> Tue, 13 May 2014 00:53:00 +0000 Associated Press & KUNM News & Hobbs News-Sun 45129 at http://kunm.org Lea County Puts Out Reward On 'Water Dumpers' DOJ: Serious Problems in APD http://kunm.org/post/doj-serious-problems-apd <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">The U.S. Justice Department says institutional reform is needed to curb the "patterns of excessive force" that were turned up by a civil investigation of the Albuquerque Police Department.</span></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:54:35 +0000 Associated Press 43689 at http://kunm.org DOJ: Serious Problems in APD 4 Albuquerque Police Substations Vandalized http://kunm.org/post/4-albuquerque-police-substations-vandalized <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Crews in Albuquerque are cleaning and repainting four police substations that were targets of vandalism, with red zigzags and other markings painted on exterior walls and windows.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">The substations were tagged Tuesday morning.</p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:39:02 +0000 Associated Press 43584 at http://kunm.org 4 Albuquerque Police Substations Vandalized High Court Upholds Wedding Photo Discrimination Ruling http://kunm.org/post/high-court-upholds-wedding-photo-discrimination-ruling <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a commercial photography business in New Mexico that objects to taking pictures of same-sex wedding ceremonies.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:02:52 +0000 Associated Press 43529 at http://kunm.org High Court Upholds Wedding Photo Discrimination Ruling APD Allies Rally Downtown http://kunm.org/post/apd-allies-rally-downtown <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Supporters are rallying to the defense of Albuquerque police, who have been criticized for a recent series of fatal shootings.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:10:11 +0000 Associated Press 43526 at http://kunm.org APD Allies Rally Downtown APD Crisis Team Not Called to Boyd Shooting http://kunm.org/post/apd-crisis-team-not-called-boyd-shooting <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A specialized Albuquerque police unit trained to defuse dangerous encounters with suspects battling mental illness was not used in the March 16 police shooting of a homeless man.</span></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:35:17 +0000 Associated Press 43377 at http://kunm.org APD Crisis Team Not Called to Boyd Shooting Albuquerque Mayor Unveils Police Reforms http://kunm.org/post/albuquerque-mayor-unveils-police-reforms <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry is asking the U.S. Justice Department to complete its investigation of the city's troubled police department and help officials develop a reform plan.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Berry said he wrote a letter Wednesday asking the department to expedite its review and begin negotiations with the city.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 23:42:06 +0000 Associated Press 43347 at http://kunm.org Albuquerque Mayor Unveils Police Reforms Civil Rights Group Sues New Mexico Over Schools http://kunm.org/post/civil-rights-group-sues-new-mexico-over-schools <p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Verdana; color: rgb(51, 50, 51);">On Tuesday a civil rights group filed what is the second lawsuit against the state of New Mexico, alleging that the public education system violates the constitutional rights of low-income children and those for whom English is a second language.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; line-height: normal; font-family: Verdana; color: rgb(51, 50, 51); min-height: 17px;">&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:05:05 +0000 Rita Daniels & Associated Press 43297 at http://kunm.org Civil Rights Group Sues New Mexico Over Schools APD Clashes With Protesters http://kunm.org/post/apd-clashes-protesters <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry said last night a 10-hour protest over recent police shootings has turned from peaceful into "mayhem," as officers in riot gear clashed with protesters.</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:00:06 +0000 Associated Press 43206 at http://kunm.org APD Clashes With Protesters Thursday Evening Roundup: Albuquerque Police Under New Shooting Scrutiny http://kunm.org/post/thursday-evening-roundup-albuquerque-police-under-new-shooting-scrutiny <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">The Albuquerque Police Department came under new scrutiny Wednesday after officers shot and killed a man outside a public housing complex in the second deadly encounter in the last 10 days.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Police said the man was killed after he opened fire on officers responding to a frantic call from a woman who said the suspect had pointed at gun at two girls.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:13:20 +0000 Associated Press 43033 at http://kunm.org Thursday Evening Roundup: Albuquerque Police Under New Shooting Scrutiny APD Guns Down Westside Man http://kunm.org/post/apd-guns-down-westside-man <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:30:33 +0000 Associated Press 43004 at http://kunm.org APD Guns Down Westside Man Update: Nuclear Waste From New Mexico Lab May Go To Texas http://kunm.org/post/update-nuclear-waste-new-mexico-lab-may-go-texas <p><strong>03/20/14 Update:&nbsp;<span style="background-color: rgb(224, 224, 224); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Nuclear Waste&nbsp;From New Mexico Lab May Go To Texas</span></strong><span style="background-color: rgb(224, 224, 224); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;-&nbsp;<em>The Associated Press</em></span></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:00:38 +0000 Marisa Demarco & Associated Press 42685 at http://kunm.org Update: Nuclear Waste From New Mexico Lab May Go To Texas 13 Were Exposed To Radiation At Nuclear Waste Facility http://kunm.org/post/13-were-exposed-radiation-nuclear-waste-facility <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Department of Energy says preliminary tests indicate 13 workers were exposed to radiation during a recent leak at the nation's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico.</p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 01:08:45 +0000 Associated Press 41843 at http://kunm.org 13 Were Exposed To Radiation At Nuclear Waste Facility Taliban Suspends Talks On Prisoner Exchange http://kunm.org/post/taliban-suspends-talks-prisoner-exchange The Taliban has suspended talks over a possible exchange of Taliban and U.S. prisoners due to the "complexity" of the situation in Afghanistan, the militant group said on Sunday.<p>"Due to the political complexity of the current situation in the country, the leadership of the Islamic Emirate has decided to suspend the issue for some time," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in an email to media organizations, using the name the Taliban gave their 1996-2001 government.<p>"Therefore, the prisoner exchange process has been delayed until further notice," Mujahid said. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 06:01:00 +0000 Associated Press 41669 at http://kunm.org One Dead, 28 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At New York Mall http://kunm.org/post/restaurant-manager-dies-carbon-monoxide-new-york-mall A 55-year-old restaurant manager died and more than two dozen others were taken to hospitals Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a New York mall, police said.<p>Suffolk County police identified the man who died as Steven Nelson, a manager at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Long Island.<p>Police said 28 others affected by carbon monoxide were taken to area hospitals.<p>Three officers were among those overcome by carbon monoxide at the mall, which is about 35 miles east of New York City, police said. Sun, 23 Feb 2014 05:40:00 +0000 Associated Press 41668 at http://kunm.org Albuquerque's Police Chief Announces He's Moving On http://kunm.org/post/albuquerques-police-chief-announces-hes-moving <p style="line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 14px; font-size: 14px; font-family: Verdana; color: rgb(51, 50, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p style="line-height: normal; margin-bottom: 14px; font-size: 14px; font-family: Verdana; color: rgb(51, 50, 51);">The interim Chief of Albuquerque's embattled police department has announced he is stepping down and heading to Texas.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 02:19:36 +0000 Rita Daniels & Associated Press 40690 at http://kunm.org Albuquerque's Police Chief Announces He's Moving On Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work http://kunm.org/post/boeing-machinists-approve-contract-secure-777x-work The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.<p>Washington Gov. Sat, 04 Jan 2014 12:08:00 +0000 Associated Press 39686 at http://kunm.org Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work UNM Regents to Consider Investment in Innovate ABQ http://kunm.org/post/unm-regents-consider-investment-innovate-abq <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>An effort to establish a high-tech research and development center in downtown Albuquerque could get an infusion of some serious cash depending on what the University of New Mexico's <a href="http://regents.unm.edu/" target="_blank">Board of Regents </a>decides.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:21:59 +0000 Associated Press 38392 at http://kunm.org UNM Regents to Consider Investment in Innovate ABQ Governor to Seek $600K for Telemedicine Programs http://kunm.org/post/governor-seek-600k-telemedicine-programs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gov. Susana Martinez will ask the Legislature to provide $600,000 next year for telemedicine services to help provide access to medical specialists for patients and primary care providers in rural areas.</span></p><p class="p1">The governor proposed Monday that the money be used for buying and installing equipment and computer technology, such as teleconferencing video systems.</p><p class="p1">If the money is approved by lawmakers, Martinez said, health care provider organizations could apply for grants.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 21:09:45 +0000 Associated Press 38391 at http://kunm.org Governor to Seek $600K for Telemedicine Programs 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash http://kunm.org/post/fast-furious-star-dies-car-crash Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.<p>Walker died Saturday afternoon, Ame Van Iden told the Associated Press.<p>A statement on the actor's Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend's car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.<p>"We ... Sun, 01 Dec 2013 05:52:00 +0000 Associated Press 38335 at http://kunm.org 'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash State Considers Raising Pay To Fill Vacancies http://kunm.org/post/state-considers-raising-pay-fill-vacancies <p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Susana Martinez's administration is looking at the possibility of providing pay increases for certain public safety positions in state government agencies that have high vacancy rates.</span></p><p>Martinez spokesman Enrique Knell says positions being considered for possible pay increases include child-protection caseworkers, police officers, corrections officers and juvenile justice workers.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 23:29:19 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed & Associated Press 36583 at http://kunm.org State Considers Raising Pay To Fill Vacancies Three U.S. Economists Win Nobel Prize http://kunm.org/post/three-us-economists-win-nobel-prize Americans Eugene Fama, Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Shiller won the Nobel prize for economics on Monday for developing new methods to study trends in asset markets.<p>The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said the three had laid the foundation of the current understanding of asset prices.<p>While it's hard to predict whether stock or bond prices will go up or down in the short term, it's possible to foresee movements over periods of three years or longer, the academy said.<p>"These findings, which might seem surprising and contradictory, were made and analyzed by this year's laureates," the ac Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:29:00 +0000 Associated Press 36261 at http://kunm.org Friday News Roundup: Udall Highlights Water Scarcity As Big Challenge http://kunm.org/post/friday-news-roundup-udall-highlights-water-scarcity-big-challenge <p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;"><strong>Udall Highlights Water Scarcity As Big Challenge</strong> - <em>Associated Press</em></span></p><p>U.S. Sen. Tom Udall says water scarcity is one of the most important challenges facing the West.</p><p>The New Mexico Democrat spoke Thursday at a conference in Albuquerque that explored ways to address future demands on limited supplies. Scientists and water managers from around the country attended.</p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:36:01 +0000 Associated Press 34607 at http://kunm.org Friday News Roundup: Udall Highlights Water Scarcity As Big Challenge