Local News http://kunm.org en Israel Agrees To 4-Hour Cease-Fire Extension In Gaza http://kunm.org/post/israel-agrees-4-hour-cease-fire-extension-gaza <em><strong>Update at 1:35 p.m. ET.</strong></em><p>Israel has agreed to add four hours to what was originally a 12-hour cease-fire that had been set to expire at 1 p.m. ET (8 p.m. Israeli time).<p>Yuval Steinlitz, speaking on Israeli television station Channel 10 said the lull would be extended. He said the decision was made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:32:29 +0000 Scott Neuman 48543 at http://kunm.org Israel Agrees To 4-Hour Cease-Fire Extension In Gaza Dueling Markets Show Native American Art Is Big Business http://kunm.org/post/dueling-markets-show-native-american-art-big-business The 93rd annual <a href="http://www.swaia.org/">Santa Fe Indian Market</a> is only a month away. It's the biggest and best-known destination for Native artists and Native art collectors on the planet, and this year, it's got competition — a new event called the Indigenous Fine Arts Market.<p>Native American art and culture is big business. If you don't believe that, look no further than the controversial or illegal sides of the market. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:05:21 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 48563 at http://kunm.org Dueling Markets Show Native American Art Is Big Business Weekend News Roundup: Nude Farmington Man Pointed Rifle At Woman http://kunm.org/post/weekend-news-roundup-nude-farmington-man-pointed-rifle-woman <p><strong style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Nude Farmington Man Pointed Rifle At Woman </strong><em style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">- The Associated Press</em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:57:07 +0000 KUNM News 48515 at http://kunm.org Weekend News Roundup: Nude Farmington Man Pointed Rifle At Woman Supporters Of Gaza, Israel Face Off At Albuquerque Demonstration http://kunm.org/post/supporters-gaza-israel-face-albuquerque-demonstration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It would have taken more than a breeze to cool down tensions in Albuquerque’s northeast heights Thursday afternoon at a demonstration about the conflict between Israel and Gaza in the middle east.</span></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:09:56 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 48512 at http://kunm.org Supporters Of Gaza, Israel Face Off At Albuquerque Demonstration Thursday News Roundup: ICE Denies Late Night NM Deportation Claim http://kunm.org/post/thursday-news-roundup-ice-denies-late-night-nm-deportation-claim <p><strong>ICE Denies Late Night New Mexico Deportation Claim</strong> – <em>The Associated Press</em></p><p></p><p>Federal immigration officials are denying allegations that immigrants held at a New Mexico detention center were being deported in the middle of the night.</p><p></p><p>U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Gillian Christensen said Wednesday the women and children housed at the Artesia facility weren't being pulled from sleep to board removal flights to Central America.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:04:00 +0000 KUNM News 48465 at http://kunm.org Wednesday News Roundup: Sick Immigrant Kids Reportedly Not Getting Meds http://kunm.org/post/wednesday-news-roundup-sick-immigrant-kids-reportedly-not-getting-meds <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Sick Immigrant Kids Reportedly Not Getting Meds</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Associated Press</em></p><p></p><p>Immigration advocates who were allowed to visit a New Mexico detention center say women there are complaining that children aren't getting proper medical care and people are being deported before they can see a lawyer.</p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:26:02 +0000 KUNM News 48411 at http://kunm.org Video: SWAT Officers Told Suspect To Drop Gun http://kunm.org/post/video-swat-officers-told-suspect-drop-gun <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">UPDATE 7/24: A newly released video shows Albuquerque SWAT officers yelling at an armed man several times to drop his gun before he was fatally shot.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:09:44 +0000 The Associated Press 48389 at http://kunm.org Video: SWAT Officers Told Suspect To Drop Gun What's At The Root Of Today's Border Migrant Crisis? http://kunm.org/post/whats-root-todays-border-migrant-crisis <p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:27:27 +0000 Gwyneth Doland 48388 at http://kunm.org What's At The Root Of Today's Border Migrant Crisis? Tuesday News Roundup: Southwest Retains Low Rankings In Child Welfare http://kunm.org/post/tuesday-news-roundup-southwest-retains-low-rankings-child-welfare <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Southwest Retains Low Rankings In Child Welfare</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Associated Press</em></p><p></p><p>The Southwest continues to earn dismal marks for child well-being, with New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada ranking in the bottom five of an annual national report card on education, health care and poverty.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:02:32 +0000 KUNM News 48353 at http://kunm.org Violence Against Albuquerque Homeless Commonplace http://kunm.org/post/violence-against-albuquerque-homeless-commonplace <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UPDATE from The Associated Press:&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 14px; line-height: 15px;">Violence Against Albuquerque Homeless Commonplace&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:00:24 +0000 The Associated Press & Elaine Baumgartel 48328 at http://kunm.org Violence Against Albuquerque Homeless Commonplace Police Probe Other Attacks After Transients Killed In Albuquerque http://kunm.org/post/police-probe-other-attacks-after-transients-killed-albuquerque <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Albuquerque police are investigating whether three teenagers suspected of beating two homeless men to death with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole are responsible for dozens of other attacks on transients in recent months.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:18:01 +0000 The Associated Press 48305 at http://kunm.org Police Probe Other Attacks After Transients Killed In Albuquerque Monday News Roundup: Santa Fe Hospital Workers Reject Contract Offer http://kunm.org/post/monday-news-roundup-santa-fe-hospital-workers-reject-contract-offer <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Santa Fe Hospital Workers Reject Contract Offer</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Associated Press</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Santa Fe New Mexican</em></p><p></p><p>An overwhelming vote by unionized nurses and medical technicians at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe rejects a contract offer.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:41:13 +0000 KUNM News 48299 at http://kunm.org Medical Pot Program Rule Changes Softened http://kunm.org/post/medical-pot-program-rule-changes-softened <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal;">The state Department of Health will not be moving forward with two proposed rule changes to New Mexico’s medical marijuana program.&nbsp; The program’s advocates say it looks like the Governor Susana Martinez's administration is finally starting to see things from the patient’s point of view. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:27:11 +0000 Rita Daniels 48230 at http://kunm.org Medical Pot Program Rule Changes Softened Antiques Roadshow Films In Albuquerque http://kunm.org/post/antiques-roadshow-films-albuquerque <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Public television’s </span><a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/faq_02.html" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Antiques Roadshow</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> visits the Albuquerque Convention Center Saturday as part of an eight-city summer tour.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The show appraises antiques from locals who are hoping to cash in on their prized possessions.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 23:14:47 +0000 Chris Boros 48229 at http://kunm.org Antiques Roadshow Films In Albuquerque Friday News Roundup: NM Scaling Back Marijuana Program Changes http://kunm.org/post/friday-news-roundup-nm-scaling-back-marijuana-program-changes <div><p><strong>New Mexico Scaling Back Marijuana Program Changes</strong> – <em>The Associated Press</em> and <em>Albuquerque Journal</em></p><p></p><p>Gov. Susana Martinez's administration is scaling back possible changes for New Mexico's medical marijuana program.</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/1jEW04U">Albuquerque Journal</a> reports that a Department of Health official told legislators during a Thursday hearing in Taos Pueblo that the agency will scrap two proposals that had come under fire from pot producers and users.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:41:13 +0000 KUNM News 48198 at http://kunm.org Friday News Roundup: NM Scaling Back Marijuana Program Changes Thursday News Roundup: NM Incumbents Hold Campaign Cash Edge http://kunm.org/post/thursday-news-roundup-nm-incumbents-hold-campaign-cash-edge <p><strong>New Mexico Incumbents Hold Campaign Cash Edge</strong> – <em>The Associated Press</em></p><p></p><p>New campaign finance reports show that Democratic challenger Roxanne "Rocky" Lara has raised more money in the past three months than Republican incumbent Steve Pearce in New Mexico's 2nd Congressional District race.</p><p></p><p>However, Pearce still maintains an overall campaign cash advantage.</p><p></p><p>Pearce reported cash-on-hand of nearly $1.5 million at the end of last month and Lara had almost $712,000.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:37:31 +0000 KUNM News 48143 at http://kunm.org Thursday News Roundup: NM Incumbents Hold Campaign Cash Edge Heinrich, Pearce On Border Migrant Crisis http://kunm.org/post/heinrich-pearce-border-migrant-crisis <p>Senator Martin Heinrich discussed the Central American migrant crisis along the U.S./Mexico border Wednesday on the Senate floor in Washington, D.C.</p><p>"We have a human crisis at our southern border that requires immediate but compassionate response," the New Mexico Democrat said. He&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">called on his Republican colleagues in the Senate to work with President Obama to deal with the crisis and demand that</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> House Republicans bring the Senate’s immigration bill to the House floor for debate.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:55:35 +0000 Elaine Baumgartel & The Associated Press 48124 at http://kunm.org Heinrich, Pearce On Border Migrant Crisis Wednesday News Roundup: Santa Fe Vote Sought On Pot Decriminalization http://kunm.org/post/wednesday-news-roundup-santa-fe-vote-sought-pot-decriminalization <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Santa Fe Vote Sought On Pot Decriminalization&nbsp;</span></strong>&nbsp;– <em>The Associated Press</em> and <em>Santa Fe New Mexican</em></p><p></p><p>Activists have submitted thousands of petition signatures to try to force a November vote in Santa Fe on decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana.</p><p></p><p>ProgressNow New Mexico and Drug Policy Action on Tuesday submitted petitions bearing more than 7,100 signatures. They need at least 5,763 valid signatures from registered city voters to force a vote on their proposal.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:56:13 +0000 KUNM News 48094 at http://kunm.org Wednesday News Roundup: Santa Fe Vote Sought On Pot Decriminalization Tuesday News Roundup: Santa Fe Plans To Expand Video Surveillance http://kunm.org/post/tuesday-news-roundup-santa-fe-plans-expand-video-surveillance <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Santa Fe Plans To Expand Video Surveillance</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> – </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Associated Press</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Santa Fe New Mexican</em></p><p></p><p>Santa Fe plans to expand its video surveillance program by adding cameras at the convention center and other locations in the northern New Mexico City.</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:04:07 +0000 KUNM News 48037 at http://kunm.org Tuesday News Roundup: Santa Fe Plans To Expand Video Surveillance Better Biking In 'Burque http://kunm.org/post/better-biking-burque <p></p><p>New Mexico's largest city has a plan to make cycling safer. It includes everything from expanding existing bike lanes to eliminating some of the hazards that cause flat tires.</p><p>For years, cyclists in Albuquerque have been navigating a disjointed system of trails and roads where bike lanes suddenly disappear in areas of heavy traffic and trails peter out into nothing.&nbsp; But now the city has come up with a proposal that would fill in those gaps.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:02:12 +0000 Rita Daniels 47908 at http://kunm.org Better Biking In 'Burque Commentary: We Must Treat Central American Immigrants Humanely http://kunm.org/post/commentary-we-must-treat-central-american-immigrants-humanely <p>The Los Angeles Times told the story in 2002 of Enrique, a 17-year-old boy from Honduras who made the treacherous trip across Mexico to reach his mother in the United States.</p><p></p><p>What inspired me most in the Pulitzer Prize-winning series <a href="http://www.pulitzer.org/archives/6694">Enrique’s Journey</a> was the teen’s tenacity in the face of life-threatening danger.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:08:01 +0000 New Mexico In Depth & Heath Haussamen 47889 at http://kunm.org Commentary: We Must Treat Central American Immigrants Humanely Recent Rain Didn't Relieve Drought, Or Even Come Close http://kunm.org/post/recent-rain-didnt-relieve-drought-or-even-come-close <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We’ve gotten some rain recently in New Mexico, but that doesn’t mean the drought is letting up. Climatologists say it’s going to take more than just a sprinkle or two.</span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:19:54 +0000 Rita Daniels 47853 at http://kunm.org Recent Rain Didn't Relieve Drought, Or Even Come Close International Folk Art Market Sees First Artists From Taiwan, Bangladesh http://kunm.org/post/international-folk-art-market-sees-first-artists-taiwan-bangladesh <p>This weekend the <a href="http://www.folkartalliance.org/">Santa Fe International Folk Art Market</a>, IFAM,&nbsp;will feature an array of crafts from 150 master artists from 60 countries.</p><p></p><p>IFAM offers an opportunity for many craft people to support themselves and their communities, while also preserving cultural heritage and skills.</p><p></p><p>This year, Taiwan and Bangladesh are represented for the first time.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:45:24 +0000 Megan Kamerick & Kaveh Mowahed 47851 at http://kunm.org International Folk Art Market Sees First Artists From Taiwan, Bangladesh FOG: High Public Records Fees Are A Deterrent http://kunm.org/post/fog-high-public-records-fees-are-deterrent <p>People who request audio or video from the Albuquerque Police Department under the state’s Inspection of Public Records Act will no longer have to pay as much for DVDs or CDs. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Mexico Foundation for Open Government Executive Director Susan </span>Boe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">said the City of Albuquerque has implemented a new policy after receiving complaints about high fees from media outlets and individuals.</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:28:34 +0000 Elaine Baumgartel 47785 at http://kunm.org FOG: High Public Records Fees Are A Deterrent Albuquerque Changes Records Policy In Response To Complaints http://kunm.org/post/albuquerque-changes-records-policy-response-complaints <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://nmfog.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">New Mexico Foundation for Open Government</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> announced today that the City of Albuquerque will charge no more than $6.75 for DVDs and $2.75 for CDs for public records requests. This is a big win for not just journalists but everyone with an interest in accessing records that are available under the law. The change provides fair, consistent rates&nbsp;and lets people know what prices to expect in advance.</span></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:31:07 +0000 Marisa Demarco 47761 at http://kunm.org Albuquerque Changes Records Policy In Response To Complaints Rain Prompts Forests To Lift Some Restrictions http://kunm.org/post/rain-prompts-forests-lift-some-restrictions <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Three national forests in New Mexico have decided to lift some fire restrictions thanks to recent rains.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><p>The Gila National Forest in southern New Mexico says it will be lifting its fire restrictions Tuesday morning. That means forest visitors will be able to have campfires again in undeveloped areas across the forest.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 23:50:32 +0000 The Associated Press 47670 at http://kunm.org Rain Prompts Forests To Lift Some Restrictions Fireworks Banned, Sort Of http://kunm.org/post/fireworks-banned-sort <p>Some New Mexicans can legally light their fireworks this Independence Day.</p><p>There is no statewide ban on fireworks but nearly all New Mexico counties have banned them in unincorporated areas this year because of extra dry weather.&nbsp; For many counties, the ban went into effect weeks ago.</p><p></p><p>In <a href="https://www.bernco.gov/news/215594/" target="_blank">Bernalillo County</a>, Fire Marshal Chris Gober will be working this 4th&nbsp;of July and he said fireworks make his job harder.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:10:21 +0000 Kaveh Mowahed 47535 at http://kunm.org Fireworks Banned, Sort Of Taos Teacher Rebuffs Bonus http://kunm.org/post/taos-teacher-rebuffs-bonus <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Helvetica; line-height: normal;">A Taos High School Advanced Placement English teacher has turned down a $5,000 bonus from the state education department, criticizing Governor Susana Martinez’s education initiatives. </span></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 21:49:07 +0000 Rita Daniels 47515 at http://kunm.org Taos Teacher Rebuffs Bonus US Marshals Deputy Fatally Shoots Fugitive In NM http://kunm.org/post/us-marshals-deputy-fatally-shoots-fugitive-nm <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Marshals Service says a deputy has fatally shot a fugitive in southwest Albuquerque while trying to serve a federal arrest warrant.</span></p><p class="p1">They say deputy U.S. Marshals and task force officers from the District of New Mexico weren't injured in Wednesday's incident.</p><p class="p1">Details of the shooting weren't immediately released.</p><p class="p1">KOB-TV reports Albuquerque police responded to the scene on reports of a possible dead body along with the Office of the Medical Investigator.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:47:55 +0000 The Associated Press 47494 at http://kunm.org Drought Won't Stop Fireworks In Dry Western States http://kunm.org/post/drought-wont-stop-fireworks-dry-western-states <p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arizona's largest city has gone months without any measurable rain, and neighboring New Mexico is in the midst of four years of severe drought.</span></p><p class="p1">But you'll still see and hear fireworks sparkle and pop this Fourth of July, despite the dangerously high threat of wildfires.</p><p class="p1">While some places in the West ban fireworks or greatly limit what you can light up, other states are going in the opposite direction.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:41:04 +0000 Susan Montoya Bryan & The Associated Press 47491 at http://kunm.org Drought Won't Stop Fireworks In Dry Western States