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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

International news
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States must do more to heal the wounds of indigenous peoples caused by more than a century of oppression
After decades of struggle, indigenous people in El Salvador will finally be recognised in the constitution a first step towards recovering their community identity, which they have been denied by the state and by society at large.
Aboriginal leader Sam Watson says evicted tent embassy protesters will march to Queensland Parliament and demand to see Premier Campbell Newman.

National news
Pacific Caucus statement to the UN Permanent Forum on Human Rights, 15th May 2012, New York.

CeCe McDonald was attacked by a racist man. She ended up killing him. Her supporters think it's a crime that she's facing prison time. What do you think?
A black transgender woman faces prison for killing her attacker.

New Mexico news shared a link.
By Heath Haussamen • News • The special audit of Sunland Park released Monday includes findings related to Andrew Moralez and Joseph Cervantes. Both say they were trying to clean up the government in the scandal-plagued city. shared a link.
www.nmpolitics.netBy Heath Haussamen • News • Police in Taos are investigating the alleged beating of a man that followed a dispute about the placement of signs directing people to a campaign event for Eighth Judicial District Judge candidate Ernestina Cruz shared a link.
By Daniel Manzano • Commentary • The N.M. Coalition Against Domestic Violence opposes any amendment, bill or substitution to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act that will weaken or eliminate provisions to protect Native American, LGBT and immigrant communities.
San Ysidro feast day serves as a reminder of the role that agriculture and farming have played in New Mexico for hundreds of years and the connection that our communities have to the land and water that are vital to sustain our way of life. Generations of New Mexicans have worked the land to provide for their families, and it is critical that we continue to preserve agricultural vocations that are significant to our culture, our traditions, and our economy.
Rep. Luján released the following statement today to celebrate San Ysidro feast day and the patron saint of farmers.
The chief deputy DA was arrested Friday on charges of assaulting a sheriff's deputy. #ABQ
The chief deputy district attorney responsible for prosecuting felony domestic violence cases in Bernalillo County has been arrested and charged with assaulting a sheriff’s deputy.
Get ready - this Sunday evening, May 20th, is the Annular Eclipse, which will be highly visible from Albuquerque. Make your plans now to attend one of several viewing event options at the Bernalillo County Scholar Regional Recreation Complex near the Hard Rock Pavilion, the Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, the University of New Mexico Observatory or the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Check out this page for details.
Albuquerque's high desert location makes for clear skies and calm weather much of the year. This spring, it will be the place to be for astronomy buffs and amateur star gazers alike. Two astronomical "close encounters" will take place - and both are visible in Albuquerque. shared a link.
By Eric Griego • Commentary • I’ve made Wall Street accountability a core issue in my Democratic primary against two more conservative opponents in New Mexico’s First Congressional District.
Free admission for NM residents, this Friday at the O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe!

Gallup area news

This weekend, the 10,000th person signed the petition to prevent uranium mining in Church Rock, NM! We're not stopping now -- let's make it 20,000 emails to the EPA! Thanks to the first 10K signatories!
The Colorado Plateau of New Mexico still bears the unhealed sores of the Uranium Boom of the last century – radioactive waste piles,...
WASHINGTON – Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly met with Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl last Thursday to discuss the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado River Water Settlement Agreement and its companion legislation, S 2109.
It's gonna be a dry one -- this year and many more. Here's our update of what's up with the Colorado River.
Low snowfall = less water = more stress, in the seven states fed by the Colorado River

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

KGLP wins News Award from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association

KGLP wins News Award from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association

KGLP 91.7fm, a public radio station housed at the University of
New Mexico Gallup branch campus, is among a number of New Mexico TV and Radio
stations that will receive awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association
on June 9, 2012, in Albuquerque.

KGLP's award was for "Single Topic News Coverage" of events hosted by the BNSF
Railway on July 31 and August 1 of 2011 during which the Pueblos of Laguna and
Acoma were invited on the "BNSF Special", a train in which a variety of
conversations about the history of relations between the Pueblos and the
railroad took place, as well as discussions about future collaborations.  KGLP
Station Manager Rachel Kaub produced this one-hour edition of "Friday Forum",
a public affairs program airing on KGLP each Friday from 1 until 2 p.m.,
Mountain.  The documentary first aired on August 12, 2011.

--- May 14, 2012 NMBA Press Release Excerpted Below ---


ALBUQUERQUE, May 14, 2012 ‐The New Mexico Broadcasters Association (NMBA)
announced the winners of the association’s Excellence in Broadcasting
Awards today. The awards reflect the outstanding achievement of broadcasters
for the calendar year 2011 and recognize exceptional news coverage,
entertainment and production across five radio markets and one television
market. The winning entries represent innovative news coverage and quality
programming across the state.

Broadcast professionals from Alabama, Colorado and Oklahoma, Indiana and
California representing television and radio entities of similar market
sizes, served as this year’s judges.

The NMBA will present this and awards to other broadcasters at the annual
NMBA Excellence in Broadcasting Awards Banquet on June 9, 2012 in

KGLP's award details are as follows:

Single Topic Event News Coverage

KGLP-FM - KGLP Friday Forum covering commemorative Pueblo-rail event

Producer and Host, Rachel Kaub

(The full awards list is at -
note that "Station of the Year" in each division goes to those broadcasters
with the most awards...)

Monday, May 14, 2012

International news

Doomsday Busted: Mayan Calendar Looks Ahead 7,000 Years

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National news

The cover of Time magazine this week provoked a wide range of reactions when it was released yesterday. Mary Elizabeth Williams think the image is just fine, but it's the message in the words that accompany the picture that she has a beef with.
The cover of Time magazine this week provoked a wide range of reactions when it was released yesterday. Mary Elizabeth Williams think the image is just fine, but it's the message in the words that accompany the picture that she has a beef with.
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New Mexico news

Firefighters are battling a blaze near Silver City. There are evacuations and structures are threatened.
Firefighters are battling a blaze that has burned nine acres south of Silver City.
We're back for another summer packed with essential info to inspire you to participate in local politics. Stay tuned for updates, and check our website often for archived shows.
Federal prosecutors say a northern New Mexico doctor has pleaded guilty to trafficking prescription drugs shared a link.
By Christopher Schurtz • News • The difference between Antonio Lujan and Jeff Steinborn lies in their life experience, personality and political style.
Please join us as we honor Sebia Hawkins, an amazing woman and colleague. We will hold an informal memorial at the Randall Davey Audubon Center on Tuesday, May 29th, from 4-6 pm. All are welcome.
Viewer Marlene Collins got really close to the tornado that touched down in Magdalena on Sunday. She submitted this video.

Gallup area news


Diné worker fired for speaking Navajo
To make matters worst, she lost her job at O'Reilly Auto Parts store when a new manager forbade her from speaking Navajo in the workplace.

Construction Begins on San Francisco Peaks; Controversy Far From Over

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Forum: Youth Diabetes

The May 11, 2012 edition of Friday Forum will feature an update on Spring activities and a Summer camp for youth at risk for diabetes, with guests Betty Tso and Katora Anderson of the Navajo Nation Special Diabetes Project (they work for the Fort Defiance Service Area.) NNSDP Media Representative Eddie Scott Yazzie will also be on hand for a broader-ranging perspective on health. That's Friday at 1 p.m. MDT on 91.7 fm (or listen online at

National news

More Details of Sacred White Calf Slaughter, Locals Push for Hate Crime

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New Mexico news shared a link.
By Jim Hall • Commentary • The nation has experienced a dramatic increase in deaths and overdoses from abuse of opioid drugs, and New Mexico has moved near the top of the chart in abuse of these drugs.
Authorities are searching for a missing 15-year-old who was last seen earlier this week.
Authorities are searching for a missing 15-year-old who was last seen earlier this week.