New Mexico Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mick Rich

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Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mick Rich

Fred Martino interviews Mick Rich, the New Mexico Republican seeking a U.S. Senate seat in 2018.  The seat is currently held by Senator Martin Heinrich. 

This interview includes Rich's comments on federal spending, the GOP tax law, immigration, government regulations, and President Trump's proposals on trade policy.

UNM Regents Vote For Tuition Hike And Pay Raises

9 hours ago


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Regents at New Mexico's flagship university have approved a tuition hike and pay raises for faculty and staff.

University of New Mexico regents voted following a budget summit Thursday to increase tuition by 2.5 percent. Students will pay $7 more per credit hour for upper-division and some graduate courses, and fees will increase 2.39 percent.

Lawmakers Call For Task Force On School Safety

9 hours ago


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Some of New Mexico's most influential lawmakers on Thursday proposed creating a task force to explore the challenges of school violence and classroom security after hearing from top law enforcement officers and administrators from a district where two students were shot and killed in December.

Officials gathered at the State Capitol for a hearing before the Legislative Finance Committee on school safety strategies.

District 2 Republican Candidate Profile: Monty Newman

10 hours ago
Monty Newman
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In the upcoming weeks, KRWG will be profiling candidates running for the republican nomination for New Mexico’s Congressional District 2 race, the seat currently held by republican Steve Pearce. This week, Edmundo Resendez profiles former Hobbs Mayor Monty Newman. 

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Man May Have Jumped To Death By Accident From Train Near Las Cruces

Mar 22, 2018

Doña Ana County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating the death of a 26-year-old man who they suspect accidentally jumped to his death from a moving train.

   According to an initial investigation, the man appears to have died from blunt force trauma to the head, likely from a rock. Detectives believe he tried to jump from the train and misjudged the landing.

I-25 both north & southbound lanes at mile post 37 were closed this afternoon due to a brush fire. 

The roadway has now reopened.

The blaze was caused by a vehicle fire.

Borderplex Invited to Help Name El Paso’s New Soccer Team

Mar 22, 2018

Today the Name the Team Contest begins for the El Paso United Soccer League (USL) team which will debut in 2019.  Beginning now and through April 5, 2018, fans can login to or to enter their ideas for the name of El Paso’s new USL Team.

Consumer Safety Advisory Regarding New Mexico Facebook User Data

Mar 22, 2018

Albuquerque, NM - Attorney General Hector Balderas, as New Mexico’s chief law enforcement officer, has issued a Consumer Safety Advisory intended to protect all users of Facebook in the aftermath of the revelation that Facebook gave away the personal information of some 50 million subscribers to a political campaign.

A collaboration between New Mexico State University’s Graduate School, University Research Council and Graduate Student Council has created a new event to highlight the research and creative activities of students, faculty and staff. The first-ever Research Week at NMSU will be held April 2-6. 

After six weeks of intensive, nonstop work (and fun) building a robot named Woodrow Flora, the FRC Team 1164 – Project NEO robotics team from Las Cruces packed up their robot and “put it into the bag” on February 20 as required while they continue to prepare for the upcoming FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC). Project NEO will compete against teams from Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and Arkansas, as well as four teams from Mexico. The El Paso Regional Competition is Friday, March 30, through Saturday, March 31, from 8 a.m.


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Heinrich Meets With NM Students Calling For Action On Gun Violence

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  Commentary: Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met with high school students from Aztec and Santa Fe who traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the March for Our Lives rally to end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools.

Larry Kudlow may not have much to do

10 hours ago

Commentary: The announcement that President Trump’s pick of Larry Kudlow as his new Assistant for Economic Policy, inspired a torrent of articles critical of Kudlow’s lack of prognosticating prowess.

Kudlow is best known as a TV pundit and host of CNBS’s Kudlow Report. In that role, he had a lot of air time to fill and some of that fill took the form of predictions about the future of the economy. Many of these forecasts in retrospect turned out to be woefully wrong.

New Mexicans Celebrate Rio Grande del Norte National Monument’s Fifth Anniversary

23 hours ago

Commentary: Over the next week, the diverse communities of northern New Mexico will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. Since its designation on March 25, 2013, the local business community has touted Rio Grande del Norte as instrumental in protecting the land and heritage of surrounding communities, as well as providing a significant boost for tourism and the local economy.  Average annual visitation to Rio Grande del Norte since its designation has been 180,400 people, an increase of 45 percent.


Groups file lawsuit against New Mexico border wall waiver

Mar 22, 2018

Commentary: Conservation groups sued the Trump administration today to challenge its waiver ignoring 25 laws to speed construction of 20 miles of border wall in eastern New Mexico, an area that’s home

CPC Introduces Debt-Free College Act

Mar 22, 2018
Rep. Raul M. Grijalva

Commentary: Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), joined outside organizations, activists, and other CPC leaders in applauding the introduction of the Debt-Free College Act. The act was cosponsored by 23 Members of the CPC in the House and its Senate companion bill was introduced by Senator Schatz cosponsored by Senators Warren, Gillibrand, Booker, Harris, Merkley, Blumenthal, Baldwin, and Brown.

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