The Trump Administration is making it harder for migrants to gain asylum in the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled that most migrants fleeing domestic or gang violence no longer qualify for protection. However, aslyum seekers here in the borderlands already faced long odds.
Las Cruces Public Schools cancels afternoon bus service for K-3 Plus classes, and we learn more about Young Women United, a New Mexico-based women’s organization that leads policy change and builds community.
A new forecast says in the next 10 years The Permian Basin will continue to dominate the U.S. oil supply. Educators in Texas have raised concerns about school safety as well as student and teacher evaluations, and a Las Cruces organization is holding a fundraiser for a local cat adoption center.
Lawmakers in New Mexico meet to discuss how to boost early childhood education programs, The State of New Mexico has stopped deducting union fees from the paychecks of nonunion state workers after a recent Supreme Court ruling, and a former Santa Fe resident is making waves in the publishing world.
A bill in Congress would address some neglected maintenance at national parks across the country, and a number of elected officials and analysts have raised series questions about President Trump's repudiation of evidence that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. That's just one of the issues commentator Peter Goodman is concerned about.
Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently resigned, but conservationists are also concerned about current EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler who was Pruitt's Deputy. Also, Republicans have taken some heat over last week's hearing involving an FBI Agent. Commentator Walt Rubel shares his thoughts on the hearing.
Several migrants told New Mexico lawmakers at a legislative hearing that they were denied medication and adequate treatment while detained at two federal immigration faciliaties, a federal judge has temporarily blocked the government from immediately deporting migrant families after they've been reunited, and across the country many are working with the US Government to reunite parents and children separated at the US-Mexico border. We learn more about the process, as thousands more face a court-ordered deadline for reunification by the end of this month.
With a new memo, victims of domestic or gang violence will find it harder to get their day in immigration court. President Trump's Supreme Court nominee has reproductive-rights advocates in the state getting ready for a fight, and Individuals and small businesses can learn about health insurance and plans on New Mexico's health exchange.
A new report from the Center of American Progress says New Mexico could boost voter turnout by 57,000 people and in Texas....2 million. Also, soccer teams have found opportunities to grow their brands in the United States.
Organizers often make sacrifices professionally and personally to lead movements. To learn more about this we talked with Johana Bencomo, Director of Organizing with New Mexico CAFé, a faith-based community organizing group in Las Cruces.
Republican Congressman and a candidate for Governor of New Mexico, Steve Pearce has signed Grover Norquist's pledge not to raise any net tax if elected. Pearce's opponenet in the race for Governor and Democratic Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham says that if elected she will change New Mexico's reputation as the nation's heroin capital. Also, we hear how member-owned cooperatives and community networks are springing up around the country and how they are making net neutrality a core value.
New Mexico's draft water plan says state needs to prepare for dry times and on the Tuesday Health Watch egg lovers may have some redemption....as a new study says an daily egg may actually lower rates of heart disease and risk of stroke.
UNM ranks among the top schools for vehicle thefts, mental health advocates in Texas say a "red flag law" could help reduce the state's rise in teen suicides, and the images of over 100 horses found dead, drowned in thick mud surrounding a dried up watering hole on the Navajo Nation have prompted many people to take action.
Apprehensions of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border fell sharply last month. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has sent letters to 67 Rio Grande Valley landowners requesting permission to survey their land as a possible border wall site. Music is essential in part two of an interview about a new book, "Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration."
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sent letters to 11 Texas cities warning them their plastic bag bans cannot be enforced due to a Texas Supreme Court ruling, but at least one city may try to keep a limited ban in place. A unique photography exhibit is on display this summer at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.
A variety of groups are calling for change after New Mexico placed last in the nation on the annual KidsCount ranking for child well-being. Peter Goodman has thoughts about efforts by Las Cruces in recent years to make the city friendly to bicyclists.
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro has a book coming out later this year, and we hear how about lifestyle changes after artificial devices like stents, valves, and grafts are installed.