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Medicaid Copay Plan Met With Strong Opposition

New Mexico is considering a plan to charge Medicaid patients copays as a way to save the state money. The proposal is drawing strong criticism from health care groups, poverty advocates and Medicaid recipients.

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When A Parent Has Cancer: Kids CLIMB

7/22, Sat 9a: When a kid’s parent gets cancer, it’s confusing and scary for everyone. This edition of The Children’s Hour features kids who have been there. They'll tell us about New Mexico Cancer Center's CLIMB program, which has helped them cope. Plus, we'll be joined by kids who are refugees to find out about their next big thing. We’ll also celebrate some notable birthdays, including that of a future king. Great music, a family events calendar, the KUNM Kids Birthday Club and so much more.

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Canceled Kirkland Jet Fuel Spill Meeting Irks Activists- Associated Press

Environmental activists are expressing anger at Kirtland Air Force Base for canceling a meeting on the cleanup of a jet fuel spill in Albuquerque.

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One of the ways in which the University of New Mexico collaborates with the City of Albuquerque is through the City's Public Art Urban Enhancement Division, which supports Albuquerque's fine arts projects.  The Division and UNM joined forces in 2015 to create an off-campus gallery that showcases student artists alongside local artists.  The College of Fine Arts (CFA) Downtown Studio is located just off Central at 4th and Copper.

The Refugee Well-Being Project brings together newly arrived families in Albuquerque with students at the University of New Mexico. Together they learn from, and teach, one another as students help them meet the challenges of settling in a new country. On this episode we talk with staff as well as a student and the woman she worked with from Afghanistan.  

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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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New Mexico has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the nation, and now that the Trump Administration has slashed funding for teen pregnancy prevention projects, researchers here say it’s like the rug has been pulled out from under them.

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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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KUNM Call In Show  07/20 8a: At a time when New Mexico's economy is struggling, at least one sector is booming: The film and television industry. The state has become a center of production thanks to generous tax incentives, a big crew base, and large studios and sound stages. 

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New Mexico is considering a plan to charge Medicaid patients copays as a way to save the state money. The proposal is drawing strong criticism from health care groups, poverty advocates and Medicaid recipients.

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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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Kirtland Cancels Jet Fuel Spill Meeting, Artesia Water Boil Advisory To End Soon

Canceled Kirkland Jet Fuel Spill Meeting Irks Activists- Associated Press Environmental activists are expressing anger at Kirtland Air Force Base for canceling a meeting on the cleanup of a jet fuel spill in Albuquerque.

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LISTEN: Close-Up On New Mexico's Film Industry

KUNM Call In Show 07/20 8a: At a time when New Mexico's economy is struggling, at least one sector is booming: The film and television industry. The state has become a center of production thanks to generous tax incentives, a big crew base, and large studios and sound stages .

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Rural Health Care Options Continue To Fall Short

What if you’re racing to the hospital, but it’s an hour away – or more? Pregnant women living in northern New Mexico have to cross over sixty miles to deliver their babies with a doctor or midwife. But in this state, half the battle is getting physicians to work in rural areas.

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