Reports include: Concerns over a lack of enforcement for the new minimum wage law in Las Cruces; NMSU students help an historic La Mesa restaurant get state recognition, and the National Register of Historic Places could be the next step; and a look at the dwindling groundwater supply in southern New Mexico.
This episode of Newsmakers includes field reports on the incentives being used to attract new business and grow existing firms in New Mexico. Also: Simon Thompson interviews Davin Lopez, President/CEO of the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance.
Field reports include: A look at compulsory voting policies following low voter turnout levels; an update on plans to create new rules to protect homeowners from arroyos in Las Cruces; and the Dona Ana County Commission considers a gross receipts tax increase.
Fred Martino discusses the 2015 New Mexico legislative session with Paul Gessing, President of the Rio Grande Foundation. Next week, we discuss the session with Common Cause New Mexico, continuing our efforts to bring you the most diverse mix of viewpoints in the state.
Field reports include: A program to teach bike repair to prisoners at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility; a profile of a charter school in Sunland Park that focuses on health career preparation; and a profile of the NMSU Therapeutic Riding Program.
Field reports include: A look at the expanded use of body cameras coming to the Las Cruces Police Department in 2015; plans are underway to pave important roads in the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument; and New Mexico State University film students get real-life experience to prepare for a career.
This program includes the following field reports: A look at a National Education Association lawsuit against the New Mexico Public Education Department; some parents are refusing to allow their children to take some New Mexico standardized tests; a profile of the Mesquite Learning Center in Las Cruces.
Field reports on this episode include: A look at efforts to increase economic development in Las Cruces; the Las Cruces Police department will not issue police reports for accidents on private property; efforts to reduce the severity of wildfires in Ruidoso.
Field reports include: An update on the debate over how to implement the new minimum wage law in Las Cruces; controversy over enforcement of New Mexico environmental regulations...some say it is leading to water pollution; and a court ruling may help terminally ill New Mexicans get the right to die with the help of a doctor.
The only broadcast debate between the candidates in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District will air Thursday at 7pm on KRWG-TV and KRWG Radio. Incumbent Republican Steve Pearce and his Democratic challenger Rocky Lara squared off at KRWG Wednesday.
Field reports include: The dangers of building near arroyos-a closer look at a cautionary tale from Dona Ana County; the challenges for medical marijuana dispensaries; and a profile of Las Cruces arts educator Irene Oliver Lewis.
Field reports include: A plan to protect property owners in Las Cruces by ensuring homes are not built in the path of floods; concerns over the New Mexico medical marijuana program; and voters in Dona Ana County will decide on a tax increase to support public transit.
This week on Newsmakers: A look at the difficulties faced by veterans seeking care from the VA; challenges for the U.S. Mexico Border Health Commission; and the impact of the annual Border Book Festival.
On this episode of Newsmakers: Controversy regarding a proposed zoning change near Tortugas Mountain; an in-depth look at Sol y Tierra growers; and a proposal for a healthy food zone near Centennial High School in Las Cruces.