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State Crime Lab backlog delaying justice, experts say

61 Views   The state recently opened a $29 million crime lab facility in Santa Fe but is seeing delays for families and victims seeking justice SANTA FE, N.M. — The New Mexico Department of Public Safety recently opened a new state-of-the-art crime lab in Santa Fe, but the move to

Native American student at the center of NM Supreme Court case speaks out

104 Views   This week the New Mexico Supreme Court heard a case stemming from a lawsuit against Albuquerque Public Schools over the interactions of a high school teacher with a Native American student. That student, McKenzie Johnson, spoke with KUNM about that Halloween day in 2018. She says teacher Mary Eastin offered one

How a Supreme Court case on homelessness could affect New Mexico

88 Views   ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) –The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up a case that could impact how states and local agencies decide to deal with the issue of homeless encampments. UNM School of Law Professor Joshua Kastenberg joins Gabby on the New Mexico News Podcast to discuss Albuquerque’s current

After Armorer Sentencing Attention Shifts to Alec Baldwin

49 Views   SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A movie weapons armorer received the maximum sentence of 18 months in jail for involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer by Alec Baldwin on a Western movie set, as authorities now turn their focus on prosecution of Baldwin himself.