Fred Martino interviews Dona Ana County Chief Deputy Clerk Scott Krahling. They discuss a variety of efforts designed to increase voter participation, including online registration and an Election Advisory Committee.
This episode of Newsmakers features a variety of field reports, including: A look at how new U.S. citizens can boost local economies; a feature on the owners of the Pepper Pot restaurant in Hatch, N.M.; and Dona Ana County discusses forming a Detention Center Advisory Committee.
This episode of Newsmakers includes the following field reports and more: Dona Ana County Community College demonstrates a "use of force" simulator being used to train area law enforcement officers; students at UTEP build a soccer field for a shelter in El Paso; and "Living Here" takes us to the Our Lady of Guadalupe Festival held by Tortugas Pueblo.
New Mexico Incentives: Economic Development or Lost Opportunity? Simon Thompson investigates the New Mexico Economic Development Department's incentives designed to create jobs and attract new investment.
Field reports include: A proposal to increase New Mexico's alcohol excise is aimed at reducing abuse and an education town hall is held in Las Cruces. Simon Thompson interviews departing Las Cruces city councilor Nathan Small about Election 2015 and his decision not to run for re-election.
Voice of the Public is a program that brings you what Las Cruces voters expect from city government on issues affecting their community. Fred Martino is joined by the Las Cruces Sun News’ Walt Rubel and Diana Alba Soular.
This episode of Newsmakers includes: A report on the proposed diversion of the Gila River; an interview with Craig Fenske of Common Cause New Mexico about a proposal for public campaign financing in Las Cruces; and a mini-documentary on NMSU researcher Clyde Tombaugh, who discovered Pluto.
On this edition of Newsmakers: Questions are raised about New Mexico's public art program; a controversy over the new Spaceport Visitor's Center will be resolved with a public vote in September; and a local restaurant makes the National Register of Historic Places.
Field reports include: Hopes are raised for a proposal to create an enforcement mechanism for the Las Cruces minimum wage law; a profile of a Deming museum that offers free admission to a wealth of area history; and we'll examine why southern New Mexico spelling bee champs are competing for Texas.