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New Mexico Lawmakers Review New Nuclear Storage ProposalAssociated Press

New Mexico state lawmakers are being briefed on a proposal to temporarily store tons of spent fuel from U.S. commercial nuclear reactors, along with concerns about safety and potentially adverse economic impacts.

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Abortion rights advocates in New Mexico are reacting to reports that the Trump Administration will end federal funding for family planning clinics that provide abortions or refer patients to other abortion providers.

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A new concert series taking place at Dialogue Brewing in Albuquerque features contemporary classical music selections that become increasingly dense as the weeks go by.  Likewise, the surrounding artwork escalates week by week in visual complexity.  The Discourse series, which evolves over three consecutive Tuesday nights beginning May 22, is a collaboration between artists from Santa Fe's Meow Wolf and musicians of Albuquerque's Chatter.

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More Than 60 Percent Of New Mexico In 'Extreme Drought'The Associated Press

More than 60 percent of New Mexico now is experiencing extreme drought or worse conditions.

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Congress boosted the budget for the battle against the opioid epidemic this year, and a chunk of it—$100 million—is slated for treatment and prevention in rural communities. But something about how lawmakers chose to prioritize that money caught a New Mexico health official by surprise: the funding is focused on counties that are mostly white.

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New Mexico Governor To Meet With White House OfficialsThe Associated Press

Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is traveling on a state-funded trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with officials from the White House.

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Plaques To Honor Woman Killed By Albuquerque OfficerThe Associated Press

Ten memorial plaques will be placed at police stations throughout Albuquerque in honor of a woman who was killed five years ago in a crash with an off-duty police sergeant.

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Let's Talk New Mexico 5/17 8a: Call now 277-5866. People in the U.S. owe more money on student loans than they do on credit cards. And that student loan debt can follow you around for decades. How are you or your kids deciding whether to borrow money for college? Are you a recent graduate with student loan debt? What does that mean for you right now? Have you been making payments on a student loan? How's that going? We'd like to hear from you. Email letstalk@kunm.org, tweet #LetsTalkNM or call in live during the show. 

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CYFD Internal Review Leads To ReformsAlbuquerque Journal

The case of a 7-year-old girl who was allegedly sex trafficked by relatives has prompted a review that found problems in the Children, Youth and Families Department.

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The federal government is distributing grant money to counties to fight opioid addiction. But Española and the surrounding area might not get any of it, even though communities there have struggled for years with some of the highest overdose death rates in the country.

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UNM Regents Approve Nearly $3B Budget For Fiscal Year 2019Albuquerque Journal & Associated Press

University of New Mexico regents have approved a budget for fiscal year 2019 that climbs to $2.96 billion when including the main campus, Health Sciences Center and UNM's four branch campuses.

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When patients are faced with bias and racism, they can end up receiving poor treatment or get a wrong diagnosis. But over the years, more and more medical schools have introduced cultural competency training to try to address these issues. At the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, students have been learning how to treat diverse patients for more than a decade.

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Earlier this week, President Donald Trump asked Congress to claw back $7 billion in federal funding for children’s health insurance coverage. But Washington, D.C.,’s decisions probably won’t have an immediate impact here.

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Congressional Candidate Says 'F--- The NRA' In TV Ad – KRQE-TV, Association Press

A Democratic candidate for Congress in New Mexico is using an expletive in television ads to condemn the National Rifle Association and inaction by U.S. lawmakers on gun control.

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In 1838, the U.S. Government relocated thousands of Cherokee people from their homeland in the southeastern U.S. west to the newly designated Indian Territory.  During this brutal removal to present-day Oklahoma one-third of the evacuees died.  Cherokee actress DeLanna Studi has retraced this journey along the infamous Trail of Tears and documented it in her one-person show, And So We Walked, which she brings to the Lensic Center in Santa Fe on May 23.

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New Mexico Increases Funding For State Pre-K ProgramThe Associated Press

New Mexico will pump in an additional $10 million into the state pre-K program for the next school year, bringing the program to 11 school districts for the first time.

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Results Unclear As Federal Money Flows To New Mexico SchoolsThe Associated Press

An analysis of public school funding in New Mexico shows federal financial support is on the rise without necessarily boosting student academic performance.

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New Mexico Authorities Ask For Tech Company's User PracticesThe Associated Press

The New Mexico Attorney General's Office says it has sent a letter to a data sharing company, asking for information on user practices as prosecutors investigate how technology is used to distribute child pornography.

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Let’s Talk New Mexico 5/10 8a: About one in four New Mexicans has an EBT card in their wallet that they use to buy food. We’re continuing the conversation this week about food assistance and new work requirements that Congress is considering in the 2018 Farm Bill.

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New Mexico Reconsiders Funding Textbooks At Private Schools - By Morgan Lee, Associated Press

The New Mexico Supreme Court is reconsidering its ban on the use of public funds for textbooks in private schools at the request of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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New Mexico Set To Begin Primary Vote For Governor, Congress- Associated Press

Early voting begins Tuesday at county clerk's offices and by mail in New Mexico's hotly contested primary elections for two open congressional seats and the governor's office.

HPV, or human papilloma virus, is the most commonly contracted sexually transmitted infection but little is known about the way it works. As Public Health New Mexico’s Sarah Trujillo reports, local researchers won two grants to study the virus and design new ways to measure and treat infections. 

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Colorado State Makes Changes To Campus Tours – Associated Press

The president of Colorado State University has outlined several steps the school will take after two Native American teenagers were pulled from a campus tour by police.

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Colorado State University Invites Native American Teens Back- Associated Press

Colorado State University is inviting two Native American teenagers pulled from a campus tour by police back to the school, saying it will pick up the tab for them to travel back there for a VIP tour with their family.

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Dem Congress Hopeful Facing Questions Amid Misconduct Case- Associated Press

A congressional candidate and former chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico is facing accusations from a former Democratic official that she failed to address a misconduct claim.

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A high schooler from Carlsbad organized the Stand for the Second movement Wednesday for students who support the Second Amendment.

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When pregnant women experience discrimination and stress, their babies do, too. This could help explain disturbing racial inequities in maternal and infant health here.

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More Cases Of Whooping Cough Now Reported In McKinley CountyThe Associated Press

Officials with the New Mexico Department of Health are reporting more cases of whooping cough in an ongoing community-wide outbreak in McKinley County.

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Only a small handful of lockups around the country let new moms who are behind bars breastfeed their infants. But the Bernalillo County jail—the biggest in the state—rolled out a policy that allows female inmates to feed their babies, or to pump milk for them.

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Let's Talk New Mexico 5/3 8a: Having a baby is a dangerous prospect for many women in New Mexico. Many hospitals aren’t prepared to deal with life-threatening complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, and not all women have access to quality prenatal care. Women of color are especially at risk. How can we ensure that all new and expectant mothers in our state get the care they need?

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