This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments on if the Trump Administration's actions to end DACA were legal. New Mexico Congressman Ben Ray Luján shares thoughts on what's at stake with the DACA program and why he supported legislation passed in the House to help Dreamers living in the United States. Also, we get a commentary on a newly-elected Las Cruces school board member's statements suggesting children should take a test to be able to enter Kindergarten.
Industry officials in New Mexico say the state is on pace to another record in oil production. A San Antonio ordinance on paid sick leave is now in the hands of a county district judge. Also, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, Dreamer Samuel Bejarano, and Las Cruces City Councilor-elect and organizer Johana Bencomo share thoughts on the DACA program as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on if the Trump Administration's action of ending the program was legal.
A new program will help to house homeless youth in Northern New Mexico. Also, there's hope that a new law will reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths in New Mexico. KUNM's May Ortega reports that the law requires patients who are getting prescriptions for 5 days or more of opioids to be given the overdose-reversing medication naloxone as well. Support for KUNM's Public Health New Mexico Project comes from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and from KUNM listeners.
The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). We hear from a DACA recipient. Also, as the U.S. and China keep working toward a trade deal, small businesses are feeling the sting from tariffs imposed on Chinese goods by President Trump.
U.S. Attorney General William Barr is in New Mexico today to announce the arrests of 300 fugitives suspected of violent crimes. Also, KUNM's Hannah Colton talked with one young activist who wants New Mexico to re-focus efforts on renewable energy.
Tech startups and government innovators will be gathering in New Mexico next week for the 2019 Hyperspace Challenge. Also, we learn about research that examines the health impacts that uranium mining on Navajo Land in the 1940's has had. KUNM's Marisa DeMarco talks with Dr. Loretta Christensen who shares more on a study that says babies are being born with radioactive metal in their bodies.
News of a live webcast celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Smokey Bear wildfire prevention campaign. Also, Amnesty International says the Trump administration's Remain in Mexico Policy is a "disgrace."
It's election day and polls are open. Las Cruces Police say an investigation is underway into an officer-involved shooting in that left one man dead. Also, we hear about a study that points to signs that fast food may be causing higher rates of teen depression.
The U.S. House approved legislation that would prohibit oil and gas development on federal land surrounding Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Attorneys are condemning a new government program that fast tracks the deportation process for asylum-seeking migrants. Also, we get a commentary on President Trump's announcement on American soldiers remaining in Syria.
More news in a major education lawsuit in New Mexico. Also, after a mass shooting, people and resources pour in to help victims and survivors. We learn how this process and infrastructure is growing larger and more sophisticated.
A coalition travels to D.C. to lobby for protections for the Gila River, District one candidates for Las Cruces City Council address minimum wage, and a new report says that Texas has seen a significant increase in the number of children without health insurance.
Nora Chavez of the Baca Family Historical Project talks about cerebral cavernous malformations and how many New Mexicans might have them ahead of a Las Cruces conference tomorrow; commentary from Algernon D'Ammassa on the recent push to implement stricter laws that would punish political protesters.