A new poll has good news for El Paso-area Congressman Beto O'Rourke in his bid to unseat Republican Senator Ted Cruz, and with wildfire season in New Mexico off to an early start we try to learn more about how wildlife may be impacted.
A federal judge says New Mexico is failing its citizens most in need, possessing marijuana in small amounts will not longer be a criminal offense, Texas officials heard testimony recently about NAFTA, and a local community arts awards program celebrates 31 years.
A new report says that an increase in minimum wage could make a big difference for many Americans. Also, Spaceport America's anchor tenant Virgin Galactic gave an update about its operations to members of the Mesilla Valley business community.
Will growing political tensions between the U.S. and Russia affect how the countries work together in space? Also, the U.S. government is rushing through a border wall project in NM, which is one of the presidential campaign promises of Donald Trump...However, we hear that the wall that the government is delivering is not a new wall, but one that has been going up for the past decade.
A federal judge has ordered the US Fish and Wildlife Dept. to revise a management rule on the endangered Mexican Gray Wolf. Also, commentator Peter Goodman shares thoughts on the significance of attorney-client privilege as it relates to the investigation of President Trump's lawyer.
KUNM In Albuquerque reports that the administration of Gov. Martinez stopped a report on gun violence from being presented to the NM legislature, and we hear from Laura Gomez, author of "Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race." Gomez shares thoughts on the history of racism against Mexican Americans and Latinos.
Intelligence experts say that they are concerned about universities hosting a group that they say serves as an intellegence collective for the Chinese government, and a new study says that a study of middle-aged women who were highly fit decreased their risk for dementia by 88 percent compared to those who were moderately fit.
There's a debate on whether the national conversation about border security matches the reality on the ground, and the recent firing of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs has raised concern about efforts to privatize veteran health care. Commentator Walt Rubel of the Las Cruces Sun-News shares thoughts on the Trump Administration's move to increase defense spending while cutting federal government programs.
In New Mexico computer science courses are not mandated by the state. Many public schools in metropolitan areas offer these courses, but few rural schools do. KRWG takes a look at how one rural school district has turned to the New Mexico Supercomputing challenge to offer computer science education.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Las Cruces on Tuesday to speak to border state sheriffs about increasing immigration enforcement, and The Trump administration is making it harder for lawful permanent residents to become citizens while enlisted in the military, we hear from a first-generation future soldier who plans to naturalize while in the U.S. Army.
A voting rights group is furious with the Texas Attorney General regarding letters to sent school districts accusing districts for "illegal electioneering" by registering students to vote. Commentator Peter Goodman weighs in on the seperation of church and state.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visits Las Cruces, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has attracted controversy for her stance on school vouchers...we hear more on a recent visit by Devos to North Texas, and writer Dagoberto Gilb talks about his inspiration before a visit to Las Cruces.
Many are concerned with the Trump administration's plans to send the military to the border, Texas business people are focused on the renegotiation of NAFTA, a group of Somali men who were part of a federal complaint alleging abuses at a detention center have been deported, and researchers are exploring archeological sites in Mexico that highlight the past and current indigenous communities.
NMSU's Board of Regents announce the five finalists for the school's next chancellor and recent studies show that moderate consumption of coffee may reduce the odds of colon cancer developing or recurring.
A community group filed a complaint against the El Paso Independent School District regarding plans to build a new bus hub in a low-income neighborhood and President Trump's new proclamation sending National Guard troops to the border is getting mixed reaction.
A new analysis shows that Hurricane Harvey caused heavy damage among immigrant communities and commentator Peter Goodman weighs in on a new state law dealing with secrecy for customers at Spaceport America.
NMSU's Board of Regents moves closer to selecting a new chancellor, New Mexico has joined other states in a lawsuit trying to stop the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census, and a new "Do Not Resuscitate" law goes into effect in Texas.
A Democratic candidate for New Mexico Governor is seeks to disqualify a rival candidate with a lawsuit, a coalition of environmental groups has filed a federal lawsuit to close a new loophole in the Clean Air Act, and we hear from Las Cruces Sun-News Editorial Page Editor Walt Rubel about one local cause he's involved with.