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Election 2019: Las Cruces City Council District 4 Forum

Oct 17, 2019

Election 2019: Las Cruces City Council District 2 Forum

Oct 17, 2019

Election 2019: Las Cruces City Council District 1 Forum

Oct 17, 2019

Election 2019: Las Cruces City Council District 1 Forum with moderators Fred Martino from KRWG and Eileen Van Wie from the League of Women Voters of Southern New Mexico. The show features two candidates running for District 1 of Las Cruces and they are: Kasandra A. Gandara and Shelly A. Nichols-Shaw.




The ten candidates for Las Cruces Mayor recently met for a televised forum at KRWG Public Media.

They addressed the contention by some in the community that the city needs to be more business-friendly.


Hatch Trustee Candidate Peter Atencio

Oct 14, 2019


  Fred Martino speaks with Doña Ana County clerk  Amanda López Askin about ranked choice voting, the new voting procedure being used in the Las Cruces Municipal Election. 

Election 2019: Las Cruces Mayoral Forum

Oct 10, 2019
Michael Hernandez

Until they can vote, teenagers don’t have much say in the election process. 

That changed for a night as government students from five Las Cruces high schools questioned candidates running for Las Cruces mayor.

Oñate High School officials estimated nearly 300 people attended the forum, which featured nine out of 10 candidates in the race. The nonpartisan event marked efforts by Las Cruces Public Schools and civic groups to educate voters ahead of November’s municipal elections.

Michael Hernandez

The right to vote is a liberty many take for granted—especially young people.

While turnout rates among voters 18 to 29 increased more than any other age group in the 2018 midterms, the 36 percent participation rate was still the lowest among all ages.

To boost those numbers, members of student government at New Mexico State University signed up new voters as part of National Voter Registration Day. The nationwide campaign prompted more than 800,000 people to register in 2018.

Michael Hernandez

A glass of pinot noir pairs well with meat, cheese, and for local voting rights advocates– politics.

Members of the nonpartisan group Indivisible Las Cruces gathered at Amaro Winery to watch round three of the Democratic primary debates.

Ahead of the forum, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll found that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is gaining support with Democratic voters but she and other candidates are less popular with voters overall.

Michael Hernandez

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima said the "character and the involvement of the community” convinced him to seek a fourth term.

The mayor announced his bid for re-election at a Tuesday press conference downtown. Miyagishima, whose campaign slogan is “Building a Great City,” said he has many tasks left to accomplish as mayor.

Among his top priorities is developing the site of some 100 acres of land on Lohman Avenue that was once the City’s landfill.