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September 22, 2018
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State's first pertussis death in seven years (Listen)
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The state health department says a baby from San Miguel County is dead from whopping cough. It's the first death from pertussis in New Mexico in seven years. They say babies should get three vaccinations against the communicable disease by the age of six months, another between 15 and 18 months and again between 4 and 6 years.

Lawyers for the New Mexico Environmental Law Center say they have gotten the EPA to review a two-decades-old permit for a uranium mine in the Four Corners area. Attorney Eric Jantz says if the mine had gone into operation under the permit, uranium could have leached into the drinking water supply for the Navajo Nation.

Santa Fe city council members will be voting tomorrow on a resolution asking the Obama administration not to bomb Iran. Peace and community groups helped draft the measure. They say they hope to end the saber rattling because there is no evidence that Iran has tried to develop nuclear weapons.

The Santa Fe cat that became known nationally as perhaps the fattest cat in the country is dead. Estimates put Meow's age at four or five at the time he died. Tests are underway to determine if obesity was one of the problems that killed the cat. Mary Martin at the Santa Fe animal shelter says Meow weight 39 pounds when he should have weighed about 10 pounds. She says pet owners should be aware if their pet is eating too much.

Players on the new Pecos League baseball team are getting in a game in Colorado today before their home opener tomorrow night in Santa Fe. That will be at 7 p.m. at Fort Marcy Park against the same team from Trinidad, Colorado.

A chance of a thunderstorm will linger with us for the next several days. Highs today around 60, warming up to the 70s by Thursday.
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