From the Fronteras Desk, a report from the Government Accountability Office finds that the Army Corps of Engineers' contract-awarding process allowed for the accelerated construction of the border wall. Also, Las Cruces City Councilor Johanna Bencomo is advocating for a guaranteed basic income.
According to a state water specialist, over 70% of New Mexico’s snowpack will be gone by the end of the century. New Mexico Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury addressed how regular drought conditions have been exasperated by climate change at a recent Water Summit.
KRWG host Emily Guerra speaks with non-profit organization “End of Life Options New Mexico” Board Member, MaryKay Brady about the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Act in effect in New Mexico June 18, 2021.
A Silver City author has written a new book about childhood malnutrition. Also, some families are being released into the U.S. by immigration officials and they're not all from Central America. Houston Public Media introduces us to some Haitian families staying at a new Houston shelter.
With schools and community centers reopening, blood drives that are usually held at these places have yet to reopen. Texas Governor Greg Abbott says that he will solicit donations for a border wall. Also, Las Cruces Public Schools has finalized the hiring process for the district's vacant board position.
Conservationists are calling for Castner Range to be declared a national monument. Also, the Las Cruces City Council presented a plan for over $24 million dollars in American Rescue Plan Act funding on Monday.
It's been a month since fully-vaccinated New Mexicans were allowed to stop wearing face masks in most public spaces and businesses got a choice as to whether to require them of all customers. KUNM's Nash Jones reports that reaction to the flexibility is different and confusing for both businesses and their customers.
Houston Public Media is reporting that despite a heavy number of COVID-19 cases, a small number of ICE facilities in Texas are getting COVID-19 vaccines. Also, it was two years ago this month, that Mexico began deploying national guard members to the border. KTEP's Angela Kocherga examines the impact the move has had.
An increase in people visiting public lands during the pandemic led to gridlock in some locations, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Also, a commentary sharing thoughts on athletes being required to attend press conferences.
New research looking at data from Texas Police Stops in 2020 found that officers are more likely to stop Latinos than any other race. Also, a commentary on if a President should be subject to incarceration if convicted of a crime.
Renters will need to a written statement to their landlord to receive additional protections once the federal eviction moratorium ends on June 30th. Also, over $42 million will be distributed in Doña Ana County under the American Rescue Plan Act. County Commissioners will vote on the spending recommendations on June 22.
Nearly a third of low-income immigrant families with children say that someone in their family has avoided public benefits because of immigration-related concerns. Also, the Las Cruces City Council is limiting where legal fireworks can be used following a declaration of extreme drought.
A new study says that policies restricting access to comprehensive reproductive health care are costly to women and states' economies. Also, Texans living with HIV are worried they may lose access to life-saving medication because the state's medication program is facing a major deficit.
During the pandemic, protections against evictions has helped keep many renters in their homes, but what are state lawmakers doing to address affordable housing in New Mexico. Democratic State Representative Angelica Rubio shared more about her efforts to address the issue with KRWG News.
A North Texas high school valedictorian used her graduation speech this week to make a statement for all women. Also, we hear from a Montagnard Veteran to bring awareness of the plight of indigenous people in Vietnam who assisted U.S. Special Forces during the Vietnam War.
By one measure, political violence in Mexico has exceeded what was seen three years ago. KJZZ's Murphy Woodhouse reports from the Fronteras Desk in Hermosillo. Also, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to decide if evidence involving non-native suspects collected by tribal police should be valid. The Mountain West News Bureau's Savanna Maher reports.
A new report from a conservation group in Texas has listed some recommendations for how to protect one of the state's most pristine regions from energy sprawl. Marfa Public Radio's Travis Bubenik has more. Also, a commentary on a local nonprofit deciding not to move forward with a contract with Doña Ana County to care for homeless dogs.
The Texas Legislature says that the electric grid is about to get an overhaul to prepare for winter weather, but state regulators will have the responsibility to implement new laws. Also, Ralph Ramos has been named the new Superintendent for the Las Cruces Public Schools.