New Mexico leads the country in pecan production. The Trump Administration rolls back environmental protections for streams and wetlands. Also, we get a commentary on a new book that examines discrimination in elections.
Health officials are warning the state about the new strain of the coronavirus. Forest services officials want input from New Mexicans on how to move forward with strained resources, and New Mexico teaching candidates have a higher examination cost. Also, we get a commentary on an upcoming race in the Senior Olympics.
Some are proposing setting up a plan and state commission to address widespread disparities in public schools based on race, class, ability and more. KUNM's Bryce Dix reports that advocates say another commission is not needed. Also, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham says boosting the economy and education will bring more opportunity to the state, and a largely-forgotten case about discrimination in Texas schools is brought to life in a documentary.
New Mexico's Governor has an ambitious agenda for education this legislative session, there are concerns of funding for New Mexico's Ethics Commission, and we get a commentary on Guardianship issues in New Mexico.
New Mexico lawmakers prepare to start the 30-day legislative session today. A new pilot program is trying to make it easier for asylum seekers in the remain in Mexico program to find a lawyer. Also, the National Restaurant Association is looking to immigrants to fill workforce gaps left by young people.
New Mexico reaches $360,000 settlement with newspaper after court ruled former Governor Susana Martinez violated the state inspection of Public Records Act. New numbers show nearly 100,000 people were approved for citizenship in Texas in 2019. Also, area high school students explore the outdoors.
Homeless advocates want New Mexico's legislature to provide more funding for services. Also, we hear from the lead attorney for plaintiffs in the case that found New Mexico is not providing an adequate education to all students.
The U.S. Government's only underground nuclear waste repository in Southeastern New Mexico has taken in its first large shipment in six years. A national political group working to flip Republican-controlled legislatures says Texas is a number one priority. Also, we have a commentary on if people should go to jail if they can't pay a fine.
Federal border agency officials say that Black Hawk helicopters will start flights over part of the U.S.-Mexico border. Also, New Mexico Environmental officials say there are potential emissions violations by several oil and gas operators in the state. Also, a pair of Doña Ana County Commissioners present inspection findings of the county detention center.
Many El Paso residents want Texas to take the politics out of redistricting. Also, we hear from a local educator who recently addressed the board of Las Cruces Public Schools about paid parental leave.
James Jimenez, Executive Director with New Mexico Voices For Children shares thoughts on the state's Legislative Finance Committee's recommendations for the next fiscal year and how it may impact early childhood education and care.
5-G technology can make data networks 5 to 200 times faster, but cities are battling state and federal government over towers on public right-of-ways. Also, we get a commentary on words used in political coverage.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announces support for new so-called "red flag" legislation. Also, we hear why you don't have to make dramatic changes to feel better about your health. Also, a commentary on the continuing lawsuits against Las Cruces Public Schools.
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham sends budget recommendations to state lawmakers. Also, we hear a story from the American Homefront Project about the Department of Veterans Affairs offering couple retreats to veterans and their spouses.
When Texas lawmakers forced Planned Parenthood out of its health program for low income women, the state struggled to find healthcare providers to fill that service gap, leading to a rise in Crisis Prevention Centers-Christian operations that try to convince women not to get an abortion. Now, at least one of those centers now is offering contraception to women in an effort to prevent unwanted pregnancies.