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Anna Lande

News Intern, Weekend Edition Saturday Host

Anna Lande has been KUNM's general assignment intern for two years. Before that, she was Chief Operator for Anchorage's college radio station KRUA.  When she's not hosting NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday or reporting on local events, she's finishing her bachelor's degree in political science at University of New Mexico. In her spare time, you can find Anna hiking in the Sandias or golfing with her brother.

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A new state law that governs ride-booking companies like Uber goes into effect next month. But before it becomes official, state regulators have to write the regulations.

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Nasty winds combined with dry air is  a sure-fire recipe for wildfire. On Tuesday, Central and Eastern New Mexico are facing the most widespread critical fire hazard in two years.

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Health insurance can be complicated and understanding how to get covered can be difficult. Students at a specialized charter school in Albuquerque are producing podcasts to help people navigate the health insurance system.

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Study Low-Cost Loans To State Employees — PASSED

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Ride-booking companies like Uber and Lyft exist in a legal grey area in New Mexico. But a bill that would make them official passed the House this week.

UPDATE: Wolf Ranch Permit Denied

Jan 14, 2016
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UPDATE 1/14  11:31 am:

New Mexico game commissioners in a unanimous vote today [Thursday] denied a ranch’s appeal for a permit to house and breed Mexican Gray wolves for release in the wild. Their permit was originally cancelled last spring.

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An Albuquerque gun shop was bustling with people eager to sell and buy guns this Tuesday afternoon. President Obama had just explained his new gun initiatives to the nation that morning. 

Muscling Down On Mussels

Dec 22, 2015
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New Mexico Game and Fish officials are trying to stop two species of non-native mussels from spreading into local waters by revising the Aquatic Species Rules. The department has opened public comment for the proposed rule changes.

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Newly arrived refugees can feel isolated and are often unprepared for daily American life. In New Mexico, the Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque is reaching out.

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The University of New Mexico may eliminate a program that trains future educators how to teach natural sciences.

UNM’s Natural Sciences Program has been training primary education majors for 20 years. Professor Mel Strong says students learn not only how to understand natural sciences, but how to teach them as well.

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New Mexico’s Public Education Department lost a case in federal court last month for underfunding state special education programs. And a state audit revealed that the PED should have spent an additional $110-million dollars between fiscal years 2010 through 2012. Some parents and teachers say there’s a shortage of special education staff.

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Thursday marks the three-month anniversary of the Gold King Mine Spill. In August, the spill originating from abandoned Gold King Mine contaminated the Animas and San Juan Rivers. In response members of New Mexico and Colorado’s congressional delegation have announced an effort to reform federal mining regulations.

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KUNM Call In Show 10/22 8a: 

It's fundraising week!  Instead of our usual call in program, we have selected highlights from our most compelling shows and mixed them together. These clips include lawmakers' insights into New Mexico's government, activists discussing proposed reforms and a variety of callers sharing their two cents. To put it simply, it's just good radio! 

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When do mental health disorders begin? Researchers in New Mexico, Nebraska and Louisiana are going to be scanning 230 adolescent brains to find when problems start.

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Planned Parenthood hosted a Pink Out Day event at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque Tuesday. Much like lawmakers in Congress, attendees at Albuquerque’s Pink Out Day rally were also divided on whether to fund the healthcare provider.

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New Mexico representative Nate Gentry is proposing an amendment to the Children’s Code that will let local governments set curfews for youth. The proposed bill, aimed at curbing youth violence, has been receiving heavy criticism.

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Apprenticeship programs across the country are getting an infusion of cash.  The U.S. Department of Labor divided a record $175 million between 46 apprenticeship and trade institutions across the country.  The grants represent the largest award towards apprenticeships in U.S. history. 

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College students could have an easier time finding professional internships next year. Governor Susana Martinez announced a proposal Tuesday for an online internship portal hosted by the Department of Workforce Solutions.

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