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Quality internet service is key to overcoming poverty, according to studies worldwide. But all over the U.S., people of color and folks with low incomes are less likely to have access to an affordable, reliable connection. Plus, big corporations are often unwilling to lay line through tough terrain without a lot of customers.

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New Mexico To Consider Approval For $2B Transmission Project- Associated Press

Developers of a $2 billion project that will serve as a path to get renewable energy from New Mexico and Arizona to large markets in the American Southwest are looking to clear another regulatory hurdle as they move toward starting construction on two massive transmission lines and other infrastructure.

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Let's Talk New Mexico 4/5 8a:  Internet access is expensive and often slow in rural communities across New Mexico. How might improving internet speed and access help all New Mexicans  pursue educational and economic opportunities? 

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Trump To Sign Order Sending National Guard To Mexican Border- Associated Press

President Donald Trump and border-state governors are working to "immediately" deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration, with some troops potentially arriving later Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.

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There could be more peace of mind for people in Albuquerque who don’t qualify for the state’s medical cannabis program if Mayor Tim Keller signs a measure city councilors passed on Monday. It would decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis.

 

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The U.S. Census count is two years away, but the return of a controversial citizenship question has prompted New Mexico’s attorney general to file a lawsuit. 

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Report: Solar Innovation Could Mean Jobs For New Mexico- Associated Press

New Mexico has the potential to add several thousand more jobs over the next decade if it leverages its existing capacity to create high-tech innovations for the evolving solar industry, according to a California-based public policy group.

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Albuquerque City Council To Vote On Decriminalizing Cannabis- Associated Press

A proposal to decriminalize cannabis possession in small amounts is expected to go before the Albuquerque City Council today, as a growing number of U.S. municipalities have enacted similar measures.

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US Senator To Award Medal To Navajo Code Talker's Family Associated Press

One of New Mexico's U.S. senators plans to honor a deceased Navajo Code Talker posthumously for his service during World War II.

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The Human Rights Campaign released the results of their health equity study and a couple of New Mexico's hospitals did really well.

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Albuquerque Mayor Pushes Police Officer RecruitmentThe Associated Press

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller wants to hire 100 new police officers in the coming fiscal year as New Mexico's largest city looks to curb crime.

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The National Rifle Association gave $61 million to schools and non-profit organizations in the U.S. between 2010 and 2016, according to an Associated Press analysis. Schools across the country got $7 million. 

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Drought Expands Across Southwestern USThe Associated Press

Drought is tightening its grip across a wide swath of the American Southwest as farmers, ranchers and water managers throughout the region brace for what's expected to be more warm and dry weather through the spring.

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Americans are deeply divided over how to handle immigration and an art exhibit in Albuquerque is working to bring new perspectives into the conversation.

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Native American Artists Disagree With New Jewelry Sales RuleThe Associated Press

Native American artists are attacking a plan that would impose more regulations to sell their jewelry at New Mexico's historic Palace of the Governors portal in Santa Fe.

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Let's Talk New Mexico 3/29 8a. Call 277-5866. As the temperature rises, so will the number of bicycles on the road. We'll look at how cyclists can be safe and whether communities and drivers are doing their part. Are there enough bike lanes, bike boulevards and bike paths for cyclists to use in your community? Are these efforts enough? Is the responsibility on cyclists or drivers to make roads safe for bicycles?

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Judge Orders Albuquerque To Pay For Records Law Violation- Associated Press & Albuquerque Journal

A New Mexico judge has ruled the city of Albuquerque deliberately refused to follow the state public records law and must pay its former police records custodian.

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Judge Quashes New Mexico Congresswoman's Restraining OrderThe Associated Press

A state district judge has quashed a restraining order obtained by New Mexico Congresswoman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham against a former intern.

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Thousands of students, teachers and community members came out on Saturday in Albuquerque for the March for Our Lives rally. Survivors led a rally in Washington D.C. and Albuquerque’s event was was one of many held across the country in response to last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. 

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2 Scholars Hope New Police Reform Book Will 'Arm' Activists Associated Press

Two scholars, including one who led a series of protests against Albuquerque police, have written a guide they hope will "arm activists" to push police reforms.

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Philadelphia's Center for Architecture and Design hosts an annual competition for design students at universities around the world.  This year, the Center's challenge was to find new ways for Philadelphia to connect its residents and visitors with the city's cultural and natural resources.  The first prize went to Sam Fantaye, a third-year student in the graduate Landscape Architecture program at the University of New Mexico's School of Architecture and Planning.

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Public Defender Hires Man Convicted In Courthouse ScamThe Associated Press

One of the men sent to federal prison and ordered to pay millions of dollars in restitution for a courthouse corruption scandal that rocked New Mexico politics has been hired by the state Law Offices of the Public Defender.

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Environmentalists Seek To Block New Mexico Border Wall WorkThe Associated Press

A coalition of environment groups is seeking to stop work to replace existing vehicle barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico.

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New Mexico Regulators OK Massive Wind Farms Near TexasThe Associated Press

New Mexico regulators have approved a plan to build two massive wind farms along the Texas-New Mexico border.

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Santa Fe Natural Tobacco To Close Hometown OfficeThe Associated Press & The Santa Fe New Mexican

Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. is closing its office in the New Mexico city where it was founded.

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Trial Focuses On Public Land Access In Northern New Mexico The Associated Press

A trial over public access to prime hunting territory in northeast New Mexico is underway in Taos.

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New Mexico Makes Application Changes In Medical Pot Program Associated Press

New Mexico has changed the application for patients wanting to participate in the state's medical marijuana program.

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Babies who are born underweight are at higher risk of developing health problems or even dying.

New state data show the rate of babies born with low birth weights to African American moms here hasn’t improved in almost two decades.

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Judge Happy With Commitment In Albuquerque Police ReformThe Associated Press

A New Mexico judge says he is satisfied with the commitment leaders have shown in addressing excessive force issues at the Albuquerque Police Department.

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New Mexico Democrats Have 60 Days To Select New LeaderThe Associated Press

The Democratic Party of New Mexico is without a leader and has roughly two months to find a new one.

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