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Melorie Begay

Student Reporter

Melorie is from Gallup and is a senior at University of New Mexico. She’s majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in English. She is also the current fellow for New Mexico In Depth. Outside of school, she enjoys listening to podcasts, music and reading modern American novels.  

 

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The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty said thousands of families in need of food assistance and health care still aren’t receiving them fast enough because of the state’s mismanagement.

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Early voting for the runoff election for Albuquerque’s mayor and the District 5 City Council seat is open. Since no mayoral candidate took half the vote in October, Dan Lewis and Tim Keller are going head-to-head.

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A New Mexico shelter is one step closer to its goal of ending youth homelessness. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Youth Shelter and Family Services center in Santa Fe $2 million just in time.

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Democrats in New Mexico’s congressional delegation say the Trump Administration isn’t doing enough to help Puerto Rico. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Sandia and Los Alamos National labs are more than capable of aiding the territory as it continues to rebuild after Hurricane Maria. 

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New Mexico voters overwhelmingly support public financing as a way to counter big money in elections, according to a new report by the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections and Democracy.

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Millennials are some of the least likely people to vote in city elections Ramon Montoya, a member of the New Mexico Voter Registration Group, said. The group is working to register as many residents as possible including young adults. 

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UPDATE 10/11: The APS Board voted 5-1 to send the letter of opposition to the new standards to the state Public Education Department. 

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New Mexico’s largest school district could next to express disapproval of the state’s proposed new education standards.

The Albuquerque Public Schools board is expected to vote on Tuesday on whether to send a letter of opposition to the standards to the state Public Education Department.

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A federal judge on Wednesday denied efforts to delay an Obama era regulation that’s intended to reduced methane waste.

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It is Election Day in Albuquerque, and if the early voter numbers are any indication, the city will see a larger turnout than in previous years.

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Of the seven candidates running in Albuquerque’s mayoral race, none are likely to have the 50 percent of the vote needed to win Tuesday’s election, according to polls.

While Tim Keller led in three different polls from the Albuquerque Journal, KOB-TV and KRQE-TV, UNM Political Science Professor Gabe Sanchez said Keller probably wouldn’t get enough votes to win on Oct. 3.

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Albuquerque’s city election is around the corner on October 3, and some residents are already voting at early voting locations.