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The Daily Word in PNM, Reverse stings and Water

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PNM insists it needs more natural gas despite modelling that shows a need for more solar plants.

A non-profit incubator has set up shop in the south valley.

"Reverse" drug sting raises legal and ethical questions.

Serial rapist prison captain receives lenient sentence.

Conservation Voters New Mexico goes after PRC incumbent Karen Montoya in a new ad campaign.

The county is looking at capital outlay reform.

ABCWUA decided not to put supplemental fluoride back in the water supply.

"Avant-dernières pensées - Aubade"
by France Clidat

Music

Happy Birthday Erik Satie!

He would have been 150 today.

Often cited as the father of minimalism, he was derided by teachers and critics of his time. Like many who make great strides in their creative field, would go on to influence contemporaries, if at all, only late in life. Now his compositions are nearly inescapable. Take a moment to remember him and his contribution to expressing our human condition—a delicate hope that hides itself beneath a deep melancholy.

The Daily Word in Police Reform, Clean Engeergy and Climate Chan

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The Archbishop of Santa Fe: "We don’t need marketing. We need substantial programs with real social workers"

The Human Services Department is under investigation for "doctoring" food stamp applications.

Here's what lobbying looks like in New Mexico.

Remember the Clean Power Plan? Yeah, neither does the governor.

How's that Use of Force Policy coming?

LANL looks at climate change in New Mexico.

Film

This Week at Guild Cinema

How hard is it to print the right ad?

Just to assure you that the Guild isn't caught in some weird time warp, somehow, once again, we printed a stale line up for their showings this week. Wanna know what's actually showing? Of course you do, so you can check out this week's line up below. You can keep up to date with them any time by checking out their listings at guildcinema.com

The Daily Word in Climate, Opioids and Hover Bikes

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Now that you've got a break between semesters, you finally have some time to build yourself a hover bike like this guy.

A favorite food truck is moving indoors.

The rate of opioid overdoses is called a state of emergency by county commissioners.

The handling of police shootings are put in the spotlight for Santa Fe's DA race.

Our state climatologist talks about the climate trends in our state.

We are 6th most quickly warming state. Not that our Governor or Legislature cares.

The DOJ released the findings from its investigations of UNM's handling of sexual assualt cases.

The Daily Word in Health Services, Education and Dollar Stores

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There was a progressive victory in Las Cruces even in the face of 50 to 1 spending from the opposition.

The Lt. Gov. takes to facebook to share in the incendiary rhetoric revolving around UNM Health Sciences Center's relationship with Soutwestern Women's Options.

A popular Taos teacher is leaving education citing Martinez and Skandera's teacher evaluation polices.

And here are some of the repercussions for the governor's wise choices around state health services providers.

There's lots of toxic crap on the shelves at dollar stores. That may at least partially explain the weird smell made by my wine glass shaped sippy-cup.

News

The Daily Word in Transparency, Private Prisons and Chemical Spills

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Read about the state senator responsible for the lottery scholarship.

A south valley couple shares their experiences with living in a neighborhood that bares a disproportionate burden of industrial pollution.

A private prison for noncitizens has likely been providing inmates inadequate medical care.

New Mexico is home to the country's largest methane cloud, but new rules may help alleviate it.

Looks like the New Mexico Legislature is refusing to provide the Attorney General records for criminal investigation of a retired state senator.

But that's not the only questionable thing going on with our local and state officials.

The New Mexico Environmental Department disagrees with KUNM's continuing coverage of a plume toxic dry cleaning chemicals in the ground water in some downtown neighborhoods.

News

The Daily Word in Pork, Fire and Hitting People with Cars

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New Mexico leads the country in pedestrian fatalities.

Ryan Boetel and Elaine Baumgartel discuss the most recent report from police reform monitor James Ginger.

Governor Suzana Martinez cracked down on spending with almost two-thrids of the cuts comming from Democrat sponsored projects.

Large numbers of dead and dry trees east of Albuquerque pose a fire hazard.

District Attorney Kari Brandenburg feels that after changes to the deadlines outlined in the Case Management Order they are still difficult to meet.

Gray's Anatomy, Plate 907

Overheard

Part of a conversation I wasn't in

"The internet is like Albuquerque, you're always just one wrong turn from being in a bad neighborhood."

News

The Daily Word in Clinics, Chemicals and DWI

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The Department of Health is closing the Alamosa Public Health clinic.

A local abortion provider is refusing to release the names of its employees.

There is a physician sponsored bill to increase prescription access to naloxone.

Downtown homes will begin being tested for toxic chemicals from a decades old dry cleaning chemical spill.


A former Albuquerque Police Union president is fighting to get child abuse charges dismissed.

Two city councillors have a proposal to get owners to maintain their property.

A man acquitted of vehicular homicide in a crash that killed 4 has been arrested again for DWI.