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Reverberations From Standing Rock In New Mexico

2 hours ago
Ed Williams

KUNM Call In Show 12/8 8a: The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline and the violent backlash by law enforcement have galvanized many American Indian activists. Thousands have joined the effort, arguing the pipeline would threaten the water supply and destroy Native American ancestral lands. How will this impact energy development on tribal lands and sacred places in New Mexico?

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UNM Regents To Consider President’s Future – Albuquerque Journal

The University of New Mexico Board of Regents will hold a special meeting this week to discuss suspending or firing President Bob Frank.

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ABQ Council Member To Introduce Soccer, Rape Kit ResolutionsAssociated Press

Expect some moves by Albuquerque City Council member Dan Lewis on Monday. The Republican says he wants to introduce a resolution to study the best location in the downtown area for a 10,000-seat soccer stadium.

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Saturday nights this month, Albuquerque's Indian Pueblo Cultural Center will recreate a wintertime tradition of New Mexico's pueblo communities.  Visitors of all ages will gather around a bonfire outside in the Center's courtyard to hear tales from pueblo storytellers.

Bettina Sandoval from the Center's Education Department has organized Stories by the Fireside.  She describes how her experiences growing up at Taos Pueblo inspired the series.

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New Mexico Senators Seek Millions More For Nuke Dump, LabAssociated Press

New Mexico's senators are asking for millions of dollars more to help with recovery efforts at the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository.

Ed Williams

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that could bring new money to fight the nation’s opioid epidemic. It’s a measure that could have big impacts in New Mexico.

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Santa Fe Community College Declared Sanctuary CampusSanta Fe New Mexican

The governing board of the Santa Fe Community College has declared the school to be a sanctuary campus, joining a movement around the country in anticipation of harsher immigration enforcement under President-elect Donald Trump.

Ed Williams

The U.S. Senate passed a bill Tuesday to give rural patients better access to high-quality medical care using a program developed at UNM.

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New Mexico Ed Secretary Praises Trump's Ed Secretary Pick Associated Press

New Mexico Public Education Secretary Hanna Skandera says Donald Trump's choice for education secretary is an advocate for strong children and will help the nation's most Hispanic state.

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A student group at the University of New Mexico has invited an incendiary figure to speak on campus. Milo Yiannopoulos is a columnist from the U.K., who writes for the far-right website Breitbart News. He’s associated with the so-called “alt-right,” a term the Associated Press says white supremacists have embraced to describe their ideology. He was banned from Twitter after his followers attacked actor Leslie Jones with racist abuse.

Endangered Species

Nov 29, 2016
US Fish & Wildlife Service

12/3  Sat 9a: This Saturday on The Children’s Hour, we’ll learn about endangered animals with our friends from Jimmy Carter Middle School in Albuquerque. Plus, what’s the real story behind the Nutcracker?  With great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more. Sweeten your weekend with The Children’s Hour every Saturday from 9 to 10am.

Remembering David House

Nov 29, 2016
Paul Ingles

One of our most excellent friends has passed away. David House, actor, musician, radio man, painter, photographer, body builder, computer expert, confidant, brother, son, father, and so much more. If you've been listening to Albuquerque radio anytime over the last 25 years, you've heard him. He was always the one who sounded the best.

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Federal Authorities Charge Man In Old Navy FireAssociated Press

Federal authorities have charged a man with using an explosive device to damage an Old Navy store in Albuquerque, where a string of fires and vandalism over the holiday weekend damaged three Starbucks shops, a Barnes & Noble, and other establishments.

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It’s been an unseasonably warm November in New Mexico. Albuquerque could see a couple of inches of snow Monday night. There could be up to six inches in northern parts of the state.

As all the folks who wanted to ski or snowboard earlier this month know, it took a long time to get cold enough for even manufactured snow to stick.

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Murder Charge Dismissed Against 1 of 2 Albuquerque OfficersThe Associated Press

A special prosecutor has dismissed a second-degree murder charge against one of two former Albuquerque police officers who fatally shot a homeless man during an hourslong standoff.

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New Mexico Farmers Brace For Another Dry YearLas Cruces Sun-News, Associated Press

Farmers in southern New Mexico are bracing for what could be another dry year.

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Among the Spanish traditions brought north from Mexico along the Camino Real was Las Pastorelas, musical plays of the Nativity.  Told from the shepherds' point of view, the plays have been performed in the New Mexico Territory since the 17th Century.  One popular version, La Gran Pastorela, continues to tour local communities during the holidays.

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Congressman Calls On Trump To Abolish National MonumentsAlbuquerque Journal

A Republican congressman from Utah is urging President-elect Donald Trump to abolish national monuments created by President Barack Obama, including two in New Mexico.

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Review To Focus On Claim That Police Tampered With VideosThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry's administration says it will have an independent investigator review a former city supervisor's claim that police employees tampered with videos from police shooting cases.

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Independent Investigator To Review Police Videos– Albuquerque Journal, Associated Press

The city of Albuquerque will hire an outside investigator to look into allegations that videos from police officers’ lapel cameras were altered.

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Albuquerque Police Accused Of Editing Video Footage – The Associated Press

A City Council member is calling for the city lawyer to arrange for an independent investigation into allegations that Albuquerque police officials erased, altered or corrupted video recordings from officers' lapel cameras.

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Democrats regained control of New Mexico’s House of Representatives during the election. They met over the weekend, and former minority leader Brian Egolf of Santa Fe was nominated to be the next House Speaker.  

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For a decade, local nurses lightened the load on the state’s emergency rooms by answering health questions via phone 24/7. But due to a lack of funding, the hotline will go dark on Dec. 31.

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New Mexico Democrats Nominate New House SpeakerAssociated Press

Democratic state lawmakers in New Mexico have picked Rep. Brian Egolf of Santa Fe as their choice for speaker of the House.

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Santa Fe Archbishop Addresses Immigrant Fears Since ElectionAssociated Press

Santa Fe Roman Catholic Archbishop John Wester is addressing the fears that have emerged among immigrants since Election Day.

New Mexicans Share Post-Election Thoughts

Nov 18, 2016
Generation Justice

In the wake of the United States’s most expensive and controversial presidential elections, many are in celebration, mourning, or just plain confused. Here at Generation Justice, we will explore the impact of the election together, including all of the pride, fear, and frustration that lingers, even after the polls have closed.

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In 1929, from the open cockpit of their biplane, newlyweds Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh took some of the first aerial photographs of the terrain and ruins of the Southwest.  Eighty years later, another high-flying photographer, Adriel Heisey, took the exact same shots.  Seventeen pairs of these magnificent photographs are on display in Oblique Views: Archaeology, Photography, and Time at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe.

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Outside Supervisor Appointed To Oversee New Mexico Food AidAssociated Press

A federal judge has appointed a "special master" to help ensure federally funded benefits are administered properly by the New Mexico Human Services Department.

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New Mexico Budget Officials Says Reserves Come FirstAssociated Press

Top budget officials for the state of New Mexico are placing a high priority on rebuilding state reserves that have been depleted amid a sustained downturn in the oil and natural gas sectors.

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Protests have been erupting in cities around the United States in the days since Donald Trump was elected president. Hundreds of students at the University of New Mexico staged a walkout Wednesday evening.  

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