Texas House leaders have put a roster of health care bills at the top of their priority for this year's legislative session, but they don't include Medicaid expansion. Also, a commentary on Doña Ana County considering a contract with a nonprofit that aims to increase dog adoptions.
Voting rights groups in Texas are asking corporations in the state to apply pressure against Republican bills that would restrict voter access. Also, military leaders have been directed to meet with their units to talk about what extremism is and how to respond to it.
A new study is showing that children may be an important factor in helping the country reach COVID-19 herd immunity. Also, we hear how COVID-19 has impacted the small town of HIllsboro, New Mexico. Mónica Ortiz Uribe with the El Paso Times reports on how the community has endured the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on K-12 students, and falling behind in academics is only part of the issue, and Las Cruces Public Schools prepare to welcome back students and staff today.
A new dental school of medicine is ready to serve the borderland. Joining us to share more about this is Dr. Richard C. Black, Dean of the Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso.
This week's vote to legalize adult-use marijuana in New Mexico comes after years of failures. Also in this newscast, we learn more on how one elite Army Corps group is working to prevent sexual assault and harassment. This report from the American Homefront Project.
New Mexico Lawmakers approve the legalization of marijuana in a special session. We get an update on border wall construction. Over $11 billion in federal funding is on the way to Texas school districts through the American Rescue Plan which could help address teen mental health. Also, a commentary on the need for the NCAA to update it's rules.
New Mexico lawmakers approve a bill that legalizes the recreational use of marijuana in a special session. Also, a new study says sexual assault and harassment in the U.S. military is causing troops to leave prematurely impacting readiness.
Plans are underway for this year's Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. LULAC is calling on the Texas Rangers to play a role in helping migrant children coming across the border. Also, a commentary on being impatient with pandemic restrictions.
The State of New Mexico sues the Nuclear Regulatory Commission over plans for a nuclear waste facility in the southeastern part of the state, enhanced security measures will not be in place in Santa Fe during the special legislative session, and NMSU is launching a new center to foster economic development on the border.
A sweeping Republican voting bill is making its way through the Texas Legislature. Also, we learn more about studies that show Hispanic adults are more likely to be diagnosed with colon cancer in later stages than white adults.
New Mexico lawmakers are going to be called into a special session on Tuesday. Walt Rubel with the Southern New Mexico Journalism Collaborative who covers the legislature talks about legalizing adult-use cannabis in the state, one of the issues being addressed.