The American Rescue Plan may reduce hunger, but threats to food security are increasing, more from Roz Brown with the Texas News Services. Also, a commentary on Spaceport America's business plan changing over the years.
An east coast author's interest in New Mexico books over the years has turned into an award-winning book collection. We hear from 2020 Ticknor Book Collecting Prize winner, Maida Tilchen as she shares more about why New Mexico has fascinated her so much.
Over 100 experts and scientists have sent a letter to President Biden asking for Gray Wolf protections to be restored. Also, we hear how the Muslim community in Texas is compensating for a lack of direct representation in the state legislature.
Delano Lewis, former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa was recently named Visiting Senior Fellow for Global Affairs at NMSU. The Las Cruces-area resident talked with Fred Martino about the importance of international experiences for students.
Texas Governor Greg Abbot is prohibiting government agencies in the state from requiring people to wear masks starting this Friday. El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser responded to the order at a recent press conference. Also, commentator Peter Goodman takes a moment to give thanks.
Conservation groups are praising President Biden's nomination to lead the Bureau of Land Management. Also, at the end of June, adult-use cannabis will be legal in New Mexico with sales expected next Spring. We hear from an advocate of the new law who says allowing residents to grow cannabis at home is a key provision.
UTEP worked out an agreement to allow Mexican parents with current travel documents to cross the border for commencement, but many families still had to divide their celebrations across the Rio Grande.
The U.S. Government has been flying migrants seeking asylum to different border cities like El Paso before expelling people to Mexico, and this is putting a strain on migrant shelters there. KERA's Mallory Falk reports from Juárez where there's no clear end in sight.
The ACLU and Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana has launched a campaign to urge the Biden Administration to bring home deported veterans. Also, a commentary on states across the country loosening pandemic restrictions.
A new survey shows 49% of Texans say it's difficult for them and their family to afford medical care. Also, UNM has announced that it may require students to get vaccinated before returning to campus. Right now, that's not the case at NMSU.