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.
One of the projects being proposed in the upcoming General Obligation Bond election for Doña Ana Community College is a $3.9 million creative media building aiming to partners students with the film, gaming, and creative media industries. Anthony Moreno talked with DACC President President Mónica Torres and Columnist D. Dowd Muska, two people with different perspectives on how this proposed facility may impact the film industry in Doña Ana County and New Mexico.
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.
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.
Many high school students don’t take an interest in elections until they turn 18. But some civic-minded students from Las Cruces Public Schools recently took active roles in local government by moderating a mayoral forum. Michael Hernandez reports.
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.
With Las Cruces municipal elections about five weeks away, voter registration agents are working to sign up new voters in time for Election Day. Michael Hernandez spoke with students at New Mexico State University who are helping peers exercise their civic rights
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.
The candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for President are getting ready for another debate in October. Michael Hernandez attended a watch party at the most recent debate, where he heard various views about the direction of the party.
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.