New Mexico Highlands University was awarded a $2.9 million U.S. Department of Education grant to support students pursuing science, technology, math, and engineering. Gil Gallegos, a professor of computer science and engineering, tells KSFR how the money will be spent.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:16pm MDT

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory announced plans to re-package 60 barrels of radioactive waste next spring. The containers have been under surveillance since 2014, when one barrel ruptured and forced the shut-down of a waste isolation plant south of Carlsbad, NM.

Jenna Marshall reached out to the Los Alamos Study Group to ask about the significance of the re-package, and future implications for the national lab. As of air time, there was no response from the Department of Energy.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 2:06pm MDT

Top-of-the-hour local news for Friday, December 2.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:26pm MDT