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Medical marijuana cards on hold for non-New Mexico residents

Sep 18, 2019

  SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials have refused to issue medical marijuana identification cards to out-of-state residents despite a recent judge order.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the state Department of Health asked a judge to reconsider a ruling that New Mexico must allow nonresidents to participate in its medical cannabis program.

The Bulletin On The Radio

Sep 18, 2019

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Office of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday announced the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship, a new program that will, in conjunction with existing state and federal scholarship and grant infrastructure, provide for 100 percent of undergraduate tuition and fees at New Mexico institutions of higher education for eligible in-state resident students.  Here is a statement from the Governor’s office:

Speaking at the 2019 New Mexico Higher Education Summit at Central New Mexico Community College, Gov. Lujan Grisham announced plans for the new scholarship program that would impact an estimated 55,000 New Mexico students across the state’s 29 public institutions of higher education for the fall 2020 semester, a population that includes recent high school graduates, students who have earned a high school diploma equivalent such as a GED and returning adult learners. 

Silver City Report

Sep 18, 2019


Groups Sue Over Stormwater Pollution Downstream Of Los Alamos Lab

Sep 18, 2019

 

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over storm water contamination downstream of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The groups claim the runoff contains heavy metals, byproducts from decaying radioactive elements and manmade chemicals known as PCBs. They say some of the pollutants are more than 10,000 times public safety limits and should be considered a threat to public health.

Michael Hernandez

A glass of pinot noir pairs well with meat, cheese, and for local voting rights advocates– politics.

Members of the nonpartisan group Indivisible Las Cruces gathered at Amaro Winery to watch round three of the Democratic primary debates.

Ahead of the forum, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is gaining support with Democratic voters but she and other candidates are less popular with voters overall.

NMSU-Darren Phillips

New Mexico State University’s Graduate School saw an 18 percent increase in new students for the fall 2019 semester and the first overall enrollment gains for the grad school in the past decade. In all, 2,621 students were enrolled in the NMSU Graduate School this semester. The increase played an important role in stabilizing the university’s overall enrollment this year.

Las Cruces Bank Customers Targeted in Multiple Incidents

Sep 17, 2019

Police in Las Cruces and Carlsbad are warning bank customers to be aware of their surroundings after several incidents of patrons leaving a bank and being targeted by unknown persons who appear to be traveling in a gold Honda Accord.

Martinez Says Trump Can Win New Mexico In 2020

Sep 17, 2019
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  SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says she believes Donald Trump could win New Mexico in 2020.

Speaking with Fox News on Tuesday, Martinez described turnout as "huge" at Trump's rally in Rio Rancho the previous night. She noted that the presence of Hispanics who applauded the president's hardline stance on border security.

Report: New Mexico needs to boost mental health services

Sep 17, 2019

  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Independent federal investigators say there's a need for mental health services in New Mexico, but many counties in the sparsely populated state lack licensed providers who can serve patients who rely on government assistance.

A report released Monday by the U.S. Health and Human Services Department's inspector general details the challenges for Medicaid patients when it comes to accessing behavioral health care.

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Commentary: Today, Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced the Trump administration will transfer over 560 acres of public lands to the Army to build roughly 70 miles of border barriers. The acreage includes public and desert lands in Arizona, California and New Mexico, including areas immediately south of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona and Otay Mountain Wilderness in California. 

The land transfer is a result of Trump’s national emergency declaration and waiving of virtually all environmental and cultural protection laws at the border for wall construction. Trump will use $3.6 billion of the military’s budget for these portions of the wall-- cutting over 125 projects that benefit military families and readiness. The Sierra Club, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC)’s challenge of Trump’s national emergency declaration will be heard by the 9th Circuit Court on November 18th. A ruling in favor of the groups could shut down Trump’s national emergency declaration and halt the fund transfers. 

 

    Commentary: Wednesday evening, Albuquerque city council voted 6-0 in favor of passing resolution R-19-187 “Declaring a Climate Emergency”. Numerous citizens gave testimony to their concerns about the growing climate crisis and the federal government’s inaction concerning the issue. Residents of all ages showed up in support of declaring a climate emergency, particularly a younger cohort who presented a powerful argument for action to secure a sustainable future. 

The Value Of Play For Adults

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Photo by: Nathan J. Fish

Commentary:    Commentary: It is commonly accepted, if not always understood, that play is essential for child development; but what about adults?

Joan Moriarity has no board certification, but in her role as “game guru” at the Snakes & Lattes Board Game Café in Toronto, she is something of a play therapist for adults, because play is also necessary for grown human beings.

 


Change In A Harsh Climate

Sep 17, 2019

Commentary: Every past climate change over the last 2,000 years affected only half the globe. This climate change, this one we are in now, is world-wide.  Either we keep treating this global warming like a hot potato or we work on what we can do where we live, city or country.

For instance, science says if those who raise cattle added 1% seaweed into the cattle’s diet, the methane gas released into the atmosphere by cattle would be cut in half.

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