A new report says that immigration detention centers have failed to protect people from COVID-19. Fort Bliss updated the public on an investigation into a missing soldier. Also, we hear about how New Mexico is preparing for possible protests on the state capital leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
The pandemic could impact the future workforce as fewer people are going to college. A new collaborative in Texas is working to address that issue. Also, we hear a commentary calling on new leadership in the Republican party after last week's insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
New Mexico U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich was at the U.S. Capital when the insurrection took place last week. He told Fred Martino that he alerted colleagues to seek shelter after looking outside to see the violent mob.
New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham says now is the time to ask voters to pull money from the state's Land Grant Permanent Fund for early-childhood education programs. Also, we hear how rural voters across the West feel about last week's insurrection.
Deported Marine Corps Veteran Michael Evans is interviewed by his friend Army Veteran Nick Paz. This is the first part of this interview featured on KRWG News. It was conducted as part of the StoryCorps Military Voices Initiative.
The New Mexico Department of Health announced a new call center to help with vaccination efforts against COVID-19. Also, a commentary that questions allowing a lame duck President to carry out executions.
A new report is recommending changes to tax policy in New Mexico. Also, asylum seekers who are stuck in shelters or camps in Mexico are hoping that a new administration will bring an end to their ordeal. We meet a family in Ciudad Juárez.
A new survey says that over half of all childcare providers in Texas are losing money every day they are open and early education advocates are pressing Congress to provide some relief. Also, a commentary on appreciating our family pets.
The family of Asia Graham, a Fort Bliss soldier who died on New Year's Eve, is raising questions about her death. They say that Graham reported sexual assault charges to the Army months before she died. Also, Texas state lawmakers will have a new computer tool to help redistricting efforts.
Fort Bliss releases details on the recent death of a soldier on post. Also, a conversation mental health during the pandemic. KUNM’s Megan Kamerick talked with Ryan Williamson about his decision to seek therapy for the first time. Clinical psychologist Dr. Gerald Chavez also joined in the conversation that was featured on New Mexico PBS.