News http://kunm.org en Friday News Roundup: ABQ Agrees To Oversight Of Police http://kunm.org/post/friday-news-roundup-abq-agrees-oversight-police <p><strong>Albuquerque Agrees To Oversight Of Police</strong> – <em>The Associated Press</em></p><p></p><p>The city of Albuquerque has agreed to submit to independent oversight of federally mandated reforms to its troubled police department.</p><p></p><p>Under an agreement announced yesterday by the Department of Justice, the city signed off on a framework for addressing eight problem areas Justice officials identified in a scathing report on police practices earlier this year.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:57:07 +0000 KUNM News 48515 at http://kunm.org Friday News Roundup: ABQ Agrees To Oversight Of Police 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 Inhabited Desert: The Untold Story Of The Trinity Test http://kunm.org/post/inhabited-desert-untold-story-trinity-test <p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:01:26 +0000 Marisa Demarco 48426 at http://kunm.org Inhabited Desert: The Untold Story Of The Trinity Test New Kirtland Fuel Clean Up Team Warms Some Skeptics http://kunm.org/post/new-kirtland-fuel-clean-team-warms-some-skeptics <p></p><p>Kirtland Air Force held their quarterly Citizen Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday to talk about cleaning up the fuel spill threatening Albuquerque's drinking water supply. People learned they may see more action in the coming months than they have over the past 15 years.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The evening kicked off with a brief power point presentation as one of </span>Kirtland’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> project managers went over various clean up efforts.&nbsp; Then the public was allowed to ask questions.</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:57:24 +0000 Rita Daniels 48445 at http://kunm.org New Kirtland Fuel Clean Up Team Warms Some Skeptics Immigrants Tell Advocates They Lack Access To Medical Care, Legal Services In Artesia http://kunm.org/post/immigrants-tell-advocates-they-lack-access-medical-care-legal-services-artesia <p>Members of a legal working group who visited the f<a href="http://www.fletc.gov/">ederal immigrant detention center in Artesia </a>&nbsp;say some of the women and young children housed there are reporting a lack of access to medical care and legal counsel. Tannia Esparza, executive director of the advocacy group <a href="http://www.youngwomenunited.org/">Young Women United</a>, was a member of the group that visited the detention facility.</p><p></p><p>“At first glance the facility seems to be in working order,” Esparza said. “But the women told us the conditions are not adequate.”</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:48:10 +0000 Ed Williams 48444 at http://kunm.org Immigrants Tell Advocates They Lack Access To Medical Care, Legal Services In Artesia 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 Wednesday News Roundup: Sick Immigrant Kids Reportedly Not Getting Meds Albuquerque Police Shoot, Kill Wanted Suspect http://kunm.org/post/albuquerque-police-shoot-kill-wanted-suspect <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Officials say Albuquerque police have shot and killed an armed suspect wanted by federal authorities.</p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><p>Deputy Chief William Roseman told reporters two officers shot the suspect Tuesday after he fled plain-clothed officers from a gas station.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:09:44 +0000 The Associated Press 48389 at http://kunm.org Albuquerque Police Shoot, Kill Wanted Suspect 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 style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><strong style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">Southwest Retains Low Rankings In Child Welfare</strong><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;"> – </span><em style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; line-height: 1.5;">The Associated Press</em></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:02:32 +0000 KUNM News 48353 at http://kunm.org Tuesday News Roundup: Southwest Retains Low Rankings In Child Welfare Santa Fe Hospital Workers Prepared To Strike http://kunm.org/post/santa-fe-hospital-workers-prepared-strike <p>Nurses and medical technicians at Santa Fe’s only general hospital are contemplating a strike after contract negotiations with hospital administrators stalled.</p><p>Workers&nbsp;overwhelmingly rejected a contract offer Sunday by Christus St. Vincent that contained nine percent pay raises over three years, saying the offer would leave the hospital understaffed.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:59:50 +0000 Ed Williams 48330 at http://kunm.org Santa Fe Hospital Workers Prepared To Strike 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>Santa Fe Hospital Workers Reject Contract Offer</strong> – <em>The Associated Press</em> and <em>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><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/1pvfCq1">Santa Fe New Mexican</a> reports that 95 percent of the nurses rejected the offer that the hospital's administration called its best and last and that 80 percent of the techs also did so.</p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:41:13 +0000 KUNM News 48299 at http://kunm.org Monday News Roundup: Santa Fe Hospital Workers Reject Contract Offer The International District Live! http://kunm.org/post/international-district-live <p>A four square-mile area in Albuquerque's Southeast Heights, the "International District," is home to recent immigrants from Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America, along with a sizable Hispanic community and the city's largest concentration of Native Americans.&nbsp; New Mexico poet Valerie Martínez and artists from the local non-profit organization Littleglobe have been working with members of the District since 2011 on a variety of community storytelling projects.&nbsp; The public is invited to view those projects, along with performances, exhibitions and other events, at locations all Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:34:00 +0000 Spencer Beckwith 48197 at http://kunm.org The International District Live! 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 Summerfest Route 66 LIVE Featuring Arrested Development http://kunm.org/post/summerfest-route-66-live-featuring-arrested-development <p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Sat. 7/19 7p: </span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15; background-color: transparent;">Once again KUNM broadcasts Summerfest, live from Nob Hill in Albuquerque. &nbsp;You’ll hear the phenomenal guitar work of singer-songwriter Raul Midon. Also, enjoy local musicians like bluesman Chris Dracup, women's voice and percussion ensemble Mala Maña and Albuquerque’s newest Salsa Group En-Joy. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:12:28 +0000 Tristan Clum 48119 at http://kunm.org Summerfest Route 66 LIVE Featuring Arrested Development 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 Supreme Court Decision On Contraception In Hobby Lobby Case http://kunm.org/post/supreme-court-decision-contraception-hobby-lobby-case <p class="p1">&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">KUNM Call In Show Thu. 7/17 8a:&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme Court decided last month to strike down part of the Affordable Care Act’s </span><a href="http://www.kaiserhealthnews.org/stories/2013/september/03/faq-on-individual-insurance-mandate-aca.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">mandate</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for employer-provided contraception coverage.</span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 03:19:11 +0000 Ed Williams 48074 at http://kunm.org Supreme Court Decision On Contraception In Hobby Lobby Case 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 Deadline Approaching for State's Insurance Exchange http://kunm.org/post/deadline-approaching-states-insurance-exchange <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; line-height: 1.15;">&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:55:41 +0000 Ed Williams 48014 at http://kunm.org Deadline Approaching for State's Insurance Exchange Monday News Roundup: State To Release Corrected Teacher Evaluations http://kunm.org/post/monday-news-roundup-state-release-corrected-teacher-evaluations <p><strong>State To Release Corrected Teacher Evaluations</strong> – <em>The Associated Press</em> and <em>Albuquerque Journal</em></p><p></p><p>State officials say hundreds of New Mexico teachers who received evaluations with errors will get corrected evaluations within weeks.</p><p></p><p>Spokesman Larry Bahrens says the Public Education Department plans to release corrected evaluations for the past school year by end of August.</p><p></p><p>Education Secretary Hanna Skandera says the mistakes were caused by faulty data reported by districts.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:33:09 +0000 KUNM News 47976 at http://kunm.org Monday News Roundup: State To Release Corrected Teacher Evaluations Marc Neikrug on the 2014 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival http://kunm.org/post/marc-neikrug-2014-santa-fe-chamber-music-festival <p>A distinctive element of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is that its artistic leadership is in the hands of a composer. &nbsp;Marc Neikrug's programming features an ongoing commitment to works by his fellow contemporary composers, alongside music by 18th, 19th and 20th Century masters. &nbsp;This year's Festival, from July 20 through August 25 in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque, includes the world premiere of a highly anticipated work for string quartet and soprano by Australian composer Brett Dean.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:22:00 +0000 Spencer Beckwith 47869 at http://kunm.org Marc Neikrug on the 2014 Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival 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 Weekend News Roundup: Immigration Courts Backing Up With Kids http://kunm.org/post/weekend-news-roundup-immigration-courts-backing-kids <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><strong>Backlogged Immigration Courts&nbsp;Face New Deluge</strong> -&nbsp;<em>Associated Press</em></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;"><p>The country's backlogged immigration courts are bracing for a deluge of cases after tens of thousands of Central American children began arriving on the U.S.-Mexico border.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:41:18 +0000 KUNM News 47871 at http://kunm.org Weekend News Roundup: Immigration Courts Backing Up With Kids