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Under the Civil Rights Act, local governments that receive federal money are prohibited from discriminating against low-income people of color. But people in some parts of Albuquerque say that’s exactly what the city is doing by putting polluting businesses in poor Hispanic neighborhoods.

Now a federal investigation is underway to see if those claims are true.

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The feds released a report on the most dangerous intersection in central New Mexico for pedestrians. It links improvements there to the controversial Albuquerque Rapid Transit project, or ART

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Lawmakers Criticize Backlog On Medical Marijuana Applications – Albuquerque Journal

Lawmakers slammed the New Mexico Department of Health Thursday at an interim committee hearing for a backlog of applications for medical marijuana cards.

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New Mexico Gets $400K From CDC To Fight ZikaAssociated Press

New Mexico is getting $400,000 from the federal government to battle the Zika virus.

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During the irrigation season in New Mexico, the Rio Grande is allowed to go completely dry in some stretches. Even Saturday’s intense thunderstorm in Albuquerque hasn’t sustained flows in some regions of the river south of the city.

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Authorities Ask For Public Help In Probe Of Church BlastsAssociated Press

A year after small explosions outside two churches stirred a scare in Las Cruces, authorities have announced $40,000 in rewards for information leading to an arrest in the case.

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Martinez Hits Trump Over Gold Star Mother RemarksAssociated Press

The nation's only Latina governor is joining a chorus of Republican lawmakers in disavowing Donald Trump's repeated criticisms of a bereaved military family.

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Lawmakers are trying to stop the planned closure of a youth detox center in Albuquerque. The Turquoise Lodge detox service was funded by the state three years ago, but now the Department of Health says not enough kids are using it and the money needs to be redirected to services for adults.

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KUNM Call In Show 7/28 8a: New Mexico’s economy is struggling, particularly as energy prices remain low. That has brought job losses and shrinking revenues. Our unemployment rate remains one of the highest in the country. What is hampering New Mexico from diversifying its economy? What are the strengths in our communities that we can tap to grow our existing businesses, while helping new companies launch? 

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New Mexico Treatment Program For Teen Addicts To Close Albuquerque Journal

Lawmakers are trying to postpone the closure of New Mexico's only major treatment program for adolescent addicts.

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Federal Judge Oks Albuquerque Route 66 Transit PlanAssociated Press

A federal judge says Albuquerque's plans for building a rapid transit route along a stretch of Historic Route 66 can proceed.

Tax subsidies are often used as a kind of sweet carrot to incentivize developers to invest in abandoned or run down parts of cities, bringing resources where they wouldn’t go otherwise.

But critics of Santolina, a proposed 22 square mile housing development west of Albuquerque, say these subsidies shouldn’t be used for sprawling new suburban communities.

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Judge To Rule Friday Today On Transit Lawsuit – Albuquerque Journal

A federal judge plans to issue his ruling today on a lawsuit over a controversial project that would create dedicated rapid transit bus lanes along nine miles of Central Avenue in Albuquerque.

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Judge Hears Lawsuits Against Rapid Transit – KOB-TV, Albuquerque Journal

At a 10-hour hearing on Wednesday a federal judge heard arguments for and against a controversial transit plan to run electric buses down the middle of Central Avenue in Albuquerque.

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Some developers who build huge housing projects say it’s common sense to ask the community share in the cost of paying for public infrastructure.

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There’s been a lot of focus lately both locally and nationally on how police officers use force—sometimes deadly force—against people.

Now, New Mexico’s largest jail is back in the headlines after it was revealed that two inmates may have been the victims of excessive use of force.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it’s opening a civil rights investigation into Albuquerque and Bernalillo County air pollution policies.

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Lots of people enjoy a beer or a glass of wine after work. Or maybe two glasses, or three. But at what point do everyday drinking habits become a drinking problem?

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New Mexico Reaches Settlement In Bill Richardson-Era Deal Associated Press

New Mexico will collect $4.9 million under a settlement agreement with a real estate investment company as the state resolves losses from a string of politically influenced investment deals dating back to the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson.

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Martinez: Democrats' Emails 'Attempt To Stereotype' Latinos – The Associated Press

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says leaked internal Democratic National Committee emails showed an "attempt to stereotype" Latino voters.

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Man Fatally Shot By Gallup Police; Investigation Underway­—Associated Press

State authorities are investigating after Gallup police shot and killed a man who they say had been armed with knives.

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Feeling Unified, New Mexico Delegates Head HomeAssociated Press

New Mexico's Republican delegates are heading home from Cleveland with a sense that their party is united behind Donald Trump.

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KUNM Call In Show 7/28 8a: New Mexico is known for its incredible outdoor beauty. Are you taking advantage of opportunities to hike, bike, paddle or camp in state and national parks this summer? What does time in the outdoors mean to you? What keeps you from spending more time in nature? 

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 The Bernalillo County approval process for a huge housing development on Albuquerque’s west side stalled on Thursday.

The county planning commission chair blamed the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority for not working with Santolina developers to get a water contract in place that would spell out water availability for the 38,000-unit housing development.

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New Mexico Governor Disputes Claim Trump Reached Out On VPAssociated Press

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is disputing a claim that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tried to contact her to be vetted for vice president.

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New Mexico Treasurer Shares Budget ConcernsThe Associated Press

New Mexico State Treasure Tim Eichenberg says data through the end of May show that revenue collections aren't keeping up with projections.

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New Mexico Newspapers Want Settlement Details From CorizonAssociated Press   

Two newspapers and an advocacy group have asked a New Mexico district court to publicly release some settlement documents between Corizon Health and inmates in the state's prison system.

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Taos Jail Inmate Apparently Kills Himself With A Bedsheet — Associated Press

Authorities say an inmate at the Taos jail is dead and he apparently killed himself with a bedsheet.

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In an ongoing, decades-long conflict about whether public assistance in New Mexico is available to people who need it most, a federal judge has recommended that the Human Services Department secretary be found in contempt of court.

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Albuquerque Police Department Goes To Buddy System – Albuquerque Journal

For the second time this month following shootings of police officers, the Albuquerque Police Department told officers to respond to calls in pairs.

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