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Las Cruces, NM – The executive director for the state's Republican Party has resigned, suggesting a rift within party leadership.

Las Cruces, NM – The executive director for the state's Republican Party has resigned, suggesting a rift within the party's leadership.

Las Cruces, NM – Five candidates who want to be mayor of Las Cruces participated in an Advertising Federation forum which was billed as unconventional, yet turned out to be quite tame.

The discussion, which was moderated by conservative commentator Michael Swickard, didn't draw many distinctions between candidates. It did however, allow the challengers to create a general environment of anti-status quo sentiment.

Las Cruces, NM – The growing methamphetamine problem in New Mexico is going to be challenged even more with the help of a federal grant.

Bayard, NM – A new wastewater management treatment facility is in the works for the residents of Bayard, New Mexico and surrounding areas.

Las Cruces, NM – IMRT therapy, the most advanced technology available for cancer treatment, is now in use by the Southern New Mexico Cancer Treatment Center. John Senyszyn, an oncologist at the
Center, says the high-tech computer program minimizes side effects and damage to healthy tissue. However, it's about double the cost of normal treatment.

Las Cruces, NM – Greg Bloom talks with NMSU professor Dr. Neil Harvey about the WTO and how it relates to the border region. He also discusses his recent trip to Chiapas and his impression of the communities there.

Las Cruces, NM – Greg Bloom talks with Juan Melendez, a Florida death row inmate who was released in 2002. Melendez talks about his 18 years in prison.

Las Cruces, NM – With most of the November 3rd election coverage going to the mayoral race, KRWG 90.7 has teamed up with the Las Cruces Sun-News by hosting city council and municipal judge debates. These debates will be featured online and can be heard on demand. If you have a question for these candidates send it to election@krwgfm.org

Las Cruces, NM – With most of the November 3rd election coverage going to the mayoral race, KRWG 90.7 has teamed up with the Las Cruces Sun-News by hosting city council and municipal judge debates. These debates will be featured online and can be heard on demand. If you have a question for these candidates send it to election@krwgfm.org

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Commentary: It’s like sailing.

Reopening during the pandemic involves understanding water, wind, and sails, then tacking as accurately as we can toward port (protection) and starboard (profit) in turn.

Staying closed has had huge economic and social costs. Learning more about this virus helps governments chart reasonable courses – and citizens analyze risks and act prudently.

New Mexico's Budget And Tax System Need An Overhaul

Jul 2, 2020
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Commentary: On June 28, Grover Norquist and Paul Gessing had a commentary in the Las Cruces Sun News strongly recommending that the New Mexico legislature not raise taxes in their special session to cover the reduction in tax revenue due to the Coronavirus and falling oil prices.

On June 30 Governor Grisham signed a budget bill that vetoed $30 million in budget cuts for public school support, but reduced 2021 fiscal year appropriations by about $415 million dollars. Proposed salary increases for teachers were reduced from 4% to 1%. Taxes were not raised.

A world above and beyond the war zone

Jul 2, 2020
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Commentary: There were 18,500 of the B-24 planes on missions in World War II. The few that are left are in museums now except for one B-24 in the world that can still fly and Ralph Hackey, with his sons and grandson, went up in it five years ago when the plane came to Las Cruces. For $300, anyone could have a ride in it and feel its history.

In the co-pilot seat, Ralph flew over the Valley he has farmed since coming back from the war. His sons Don and Jim and his grandson Luke joined him on the flight, not only to experience the last plane of its kind but to appreciate the fact that their dad and grandfather was one of the B-24 bomber pilots flying over Germany who made it back home from the war. They live because Ralph survived.

This Independence Day Is A Time For Reflection

Jul 2, 2020

  Commentary: Independence Day approaches amidst tough news about the spread of COVID-19 in New Mexico and across the U.S.

 

Meanwhile, there are continuing protests over white supremacy and its roots in our institutions; and some of these demonstrators – citizens, human beings - are still being answered with tear gas and pepper spray by officers sworn to protect them.

Luján, House Democrats Unveil Climate Action Plan to Create Green Jobs and Support National Labs

Jun 30, 2020

Commentary: Today, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) joined the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis to unveil a comprehensive Climate Crisis Action Plan to address climate change and put the nation on a path toward net-zero carbon pollution by 2050 or sooner. The climate action framework includes vital provisions to build a clean energy economy and a healthy, just America.

As a member of the Select Committee, Assistant Speaker Luján secured measures to support our National Laboratories that are on the front line of developing cutting-edge technologies and protecting our nation. Specifically, the framework empowers the Department of Energy to prioritize addressing climate change, maintaining America’s leadership in clean energy innovation, and engaging in environmental justice communities.

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