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The KUNM News Department is hiring a reporter for our award-winning Public Health New Mexico project. The position is full-time, based in Albuquerque, and is benefits eligible through the University of New Mexico. 

KUNM is looking for skilled journalists and broadcast professionals for our bench of on call reporters who fill in as local anchors of NPR's All Things Considered and Morning Edition and/or occasionally produce and host our weekly one-hour live call in show. 

Applicants must apply online to the UNMJobs website. Applications through third-party websites will not be considered. For further information or assistance with the UNMJobs website please call (505) 277-6947. 

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EPA Considers Paying Damages Over Mine SpillThe Associated Press

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says he will consider paying for economic damages from a 2015 mine waste spill triggered by agency crews.

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New Mexico Educational Funding At Stake In Two-Month TrialThe Associated Press

A high-stakes legal battle focused on the plight of New Mexico's most vulnerable public school students is headed toward the finish line.

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House Ethics Panel Clears 2 Lawmakers – The Associated Press

The House Ethics Committee has cleared Democratic and Republican lawmakers in separate inquiries.

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Bernalillo County's Animal Shelter Set To Open Summer 2018The Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

Bernalillo County's first animal shelter is scheduled to be completed the by the end of summer 2018.

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Forecasters: Flooding Likely In New Mexico Through WeekendThe Associated Press

Forecasters say flash flooding is likely in New Mexico through the weekend due to monsoon moisture and a weather disturbance moving westward across the state.

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New Mexico Museums' Revenue Increases, Attendance DeclinesThe Associated Press & The ABQ Journal

Revenue is up at New Mexico's state-run museums, despite the fact that fewer people are visiting them.

The Albuquerque Journal reports both results can be attributed in part to an increase in the price of admission implemented more than a year ago. As part of the admission changes, the museum system now offers state residents one free Sunday a month, rather than free admission every Sunday.

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Martinez: 27 DWI Fugitives Caught In Aggressive Push - The Associated Press New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that 27 "most wanted" drunken driving fugitives have been captured since the state launched a new initiative two years ago.

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Feds Close Inquiry Into Police Shooting Of Albuquerque ManThe Associated Press

Federal prosecutors say there's not enough evidence to pursue criminal civil rights charges against the Albuquerque police officers who were involved in the 2014 fatal shooting of a homeless man that spurred public protest.

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New Mexico Rebuilds Financial Reserves After Budget Crisis – The Associated Press

A top finance official say New Mexico state government has a bigger financial cushion than anticipated.

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Dividend Payments Targeted In New Mexico Insurance Case Associated Press

New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller is asking state regulators to prevent health insurance companies from paying out dividends to shareholders or other investors pending an ongoing audit related to premium taxes.

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New Mexico Governor Supports Monument Review – Associated Press

Gov. Susana Martinez says she supports the federal review of two national monuments in New Mexico, saying it's important that the designations follow the intent and spirit of the law.

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US Nuclear Agency Sets Standards For Los Alamos Lab ContractThe Associated Press

The U.S. agency responsible for overseeing the nation's nuclear weapons cache has released more details on the qualifications that will be required of the next manager of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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Health Provider Rejects Tax Fraud AllegationsAssociated Press

One of the state's largest health insurance providers is rejecting allegations that it underpaid premium taxes and surcharges by falsifying deductions and credits through the Medicaid program.

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New Mexico AG Targets Major Health Care Provider Over Taxes – The Associated Press

New Mexico's top prosecutor is suing one of the state's largest health insurance providers over allegations that it falsified Medicaid deductions and credits and as a result evaded tens of millions of dollars in premium taxes and surcharges.

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New Oversight For UNM Athletic Department – The Associated Press

The University of New Mexico says it is instituting new controls and oversight of athletics department finances and that it has found "inconsistencies" in contracts for basketball arena suites.

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Feds To Review Behavioral Health Care Access In New Mexico – Associated Press

The investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has agreed to review the level of access that New Mexicans have to behavioral health services through the Medicaid program.

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Senate Hearing Delves Into Indian-Art FraudAssociated Press

Former U.S. Senator and jewelry maker Ben Knighthorse-Campbell has dropped in on a Senate hearing in New Mexico about ways to prevent counterfeit Indian arts and crafts.

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New Mexico City Takes Ten Commandments Case To Supreme CourtAssociated Press

A New Mexico city is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal of a lower court ruling requiring the removal of a Ten Commandments monument outside City Hall.

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Economist Testifies That New Mexico Skimps On Poor Students Associated Press

An economist is testifying that the state of New Mexico provides only a tiny financial boost to school districts with high percentages of children who live in poverty or are learning English as a second language.

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California, New Mexico File Environmental LawsuitAssociated Press

The attorneys general of California and New Mexico are suing the Trump administration for delaying new rules to reduce methane leaks on federal lands.

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New Mexico Gov. Martinez: 1M More Visits To State Last Year – Associated Press

About a million more trips were made to New Mexico in 2016 than the previous year, breaking another tourism record for the state, Gov. Susana Martinez announced today.

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Woman Dies After Kayak Flips On Rio GrandeAlbuquerque Journal, KOB-TV

A 46-year-old woman died near Corrales after her kayak flipped during a family outing on the Rio Grande Tuesday.

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Students Caught In Crossfire Over Public School Meal DebtsAssociated Press

Public school districts in the U.S. are rethinking how they cope with unpaid lunch debts amid a wave of outrage over practices that single out children by taking food out of their hands or stamping them with a payment reminder.

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Agency Decides Against Second Credit Downgrade For StateAlbuquerque Journal

A lead ratings agency is not downgrading New Mexico’s credit rating but did warn about ongoing structural economic issues in the state.

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3 Of 4 University Of New Mexico Health Sciences Deans Depart – Associated Press

The University of New Mexico has some hiring to do after three of its four Health Sciences Center deans have decided to accept jobs at other colleges.

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Judge: New Mexico Prison Breast-Feeding Ban UnconstitutionalAssociated Press

A Santa Fe judge has ruled a Corrections Department policy banning mothers incarcerated in New Mexico state prisons from breast-feeding their infants violates the state constitution.

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New Mexico Rebuffs White House Request For Voter Information Associated Press

New Mexico's top election regulator is refusing most of a request to provide voter information to a White House commission that is investigating unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in the 2016 election.

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From Hardship To Hard Time: Female Prison Rate Rises In USAssociated Press

The incarceration of women nationwide has increased more than sevenfold over the last three decades due in large part to drug prosecutions and other factors.

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