Voice of the Public: KRWG's Financial Confidential

Jul 19, 2018

Time now for KRWG's Financial Confidential - Financial Advice with Bryce on 90.7 FM and! Listen to the following hour as Dr. Bryce Jorgensen and Edmundo Resendez discuss financial issues that impact us all. 

Nick Schnebelen calls in to the Dusty Banks to discuss his his new trio and tour as well as his past work in the internationally renowned band Trampled Under Foot. He'll even give some details on his upcoming album Crazy All By Myself slated for release in March 2019.

All that plus plenty of incredible music in this segment from Dry River Blues!

Driver Sought in Hit-and-Run Las Cruces Crash that Injured Pedestrian

Jul 19, 2018

Las Cruces police continue to investigate a hit-and-run crash that occurred Saturday evening and hope a reward of up to $1,000 will help lead to the identification of the driver of the vehicle.

NM Lawmakers To Hear From Early Childhood Education Experts

Jul 19, 2018


SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Key New Mexico lawmakers are scheduled to listen to early childhood education experts as advocates push to expand pre-Kindergarten classes through the state.

Lawmakers who help to set spending priorities for New Mexico each year will team up with the National Conference of State Legislatures and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation at a special legislative hearing on Thursday in Santa Fe. State lawmakers are seeking to chart ways to boost early childhood education programs and strengthen the safety net for children.

New Mexico Education Commissioner Abstains From Pledge

Jul 19, 2018

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A member of a state education panel that oversees New Mexico's charter schools is abstaining from standing or saying the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that Commissioner Carmie Lynn Toulouse declined to participate in the reciting of the pledge at the start of a meeting Wednesday in Santa Fe.

Jean Guerrero Interview - Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir

Jul 19, 2018

Emmy-winning journalist and KPBS Fronteras reporter and KRWG contributor, Jean Guerrero is the author of Crux: A Cross-Border Memoir. Edmundo Resendez spoke to Guerrero about the memoir’s complex exploration of immigration and borders through a family history that crosses back and forth between Mexico and the United States. 

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New Mexico stops taking fees from nonunion state workers

Jul 18, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has stopped deducting union fees from the paychecks of more than 1,800 nonunion state workers following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month.

The Albuquerque Journal reports State Personnel Director Justin Najaka told employees in a memo earlier this month that the agency would immediately cease the payroll deductions.

Commentary:  The University of Texas at El Paso continues its commitment to access and excellence in education with the launch of a new partnership with one of the leading research institutions in Juárez, Mexico.

On July 18, the director of Universidad Tecnológica de Ciudad Juárez, Guillermo Álvarez Terrazas, joined UTEP President Diana Natalicio on the UTEP campus to sign and formally announce the creation of this joint initiative.

Sen. Jeff Steinborn

The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering a proposal from Holtec International to build a temporary nuclear waste storage facility near Hobbs in Lea County in southeastern New Mexico.

El Paso Man Charged With Conspiracy

Jul 18, 2018

ALBUQUERQUE – A U.S. Magistrate Judge sitting in Las Cruces, N.M., today found probable cause to support a criminal complaint charging Jose Alberto Garcia, 19, of El Paso, Texas, with conspiring to transport illegal aliens within the United States.  During today’s proceedings, Garcia was ordered detained pending trial, which has yet to be scheduled


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Preserving The First Amendment In Las Cruces

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Commentary: In a column four months ago, I wrote that the people running the downtown Farmer’s Market had been “very helpful” with a group I was working with to raise funds for homeless students in the Las Cruces school district.

In the more than 16 years that I have been writing this weekly column, I have never penned a sentence that was as wrong. I confused the people running the market with the woman who was in charge of collecting rent for the walkway leading to the Farmer’s Market. She was not only helpful, but took a real interest in what we were doing.

The owners of Dragonfly Restaurant, where we eventually set up shop after being shooed off the Farmer’s Market, were more than helpful, as were those at the Wal-Mart on Rinconada, where we also had a table.

The people running the Farmer’s Market were the opposite of helpful.

And so, I wasn’t really surprised last week when the market’s inflexible rules crashed headlong into the First Amendment.

Goodman: Republicans Must Challenge Trump

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Commentary: Unless Republicans in Congress challenge Donald Trump’s conduct, Democrats winning back the House might now be a matter of national security.

U.S. intelligence services unanimously say Russia interfered in our 2016 elections and plans the same for 2018. Twelve Russian military officers are under indictment; and the 29-page indictment is incredibly specific on what they did.

Monday, Trump stood beside Vladimir Putin and made clear he believed Putin’s denial of any interference. Remarkably, Trump said he couldn’t “see any reason why” Russia would interfere in our election. A huge outcry (even from Republicans) forced a fatuous cleanup effort, but Trump added that it could actually be others. Trump’s handpicked Director of Intelligence, Dan Coats, commented that the intelligence conclusion is “extremely clear” and that the Russian interference is “persistent,” “pervasive,” and “meant to undermine American democracy.”

Rep. Brian Egolf

  Commentary: District Court Judge Sarah Singleton issued a ruling that the Martinez Administration is failing to provide New Mexico students with a sufficient education and violating the students’ constitutional rights.  State Representatives issued the following statements in response:

“When our children can’t access the high-quality education they need, there are ripple effects across New Mexico,” said Speaker of the House Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe).  “This can be a turning point for New Mexico’s educational system.  When we invest in our children’s success, we will also find it easier to boost economic development and improve public safety.  I am committed to working with our next Governor to forge a new path, where every child in New Mexico has access to a great education, regardless of zip code.”

Stephanie Ly-AFT NM President / aft photo

Commentary: Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten and AFT New Mexico President Stephanie Ly on the New Mexico court ruling that the state is failing to adequately fund its public schools:

AFT President Randi Weingarten says: “For too long, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and her administration have abandoned their responsibility to kids and public schools. This ruling confirms what parents and educators know—that New Mexico children are deprived of the essential resources, including qualified teachers and support staff, they need. This deprivation is especially severe for those at risk and in need of additional supports—English language learners, Native American students and those in poverty. The ruling also calls out the governor’s obsession with testing over teaching.

  Commentary: A state court ruled today that New Mexico’s education system violates the state constitution because it fails to provide students a sufficient public education.


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