Las Cruces, NM – When Shirley Baca ran against incumbent Congressman Joe Skeen in 1996, Baca lost. She ran against him again two years later. She lost again, but got more votes the second time around. Shirley Baca now serves on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, but her memories of running against Skeen are still quite fresh.
Las Cruces, NM – Rates of domestic violence are known to rise around the holidays. The New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence is expecting to get more calls and reports as a result of a media campaign it's initiating with the Department of Children, Youth and Families.
Las Cruces, NM – Her father by the way is Missouri Congressman Dick Gephardt. He is a Democrat running for president. Chrissy is an advocate for mental health. She spoke to April Padilla and her social policy class at New Mexico State University. April was pleased that Chrissy has taken on a significant role in the Gephardt for President Campaign.
Las Cruces, NM – The shower will be easier to see than last years', with a waning moon that night. NMSU astronomer Kurt Anderson talks about the best places to view the shower and exactly where it will be in the night sky.
Las Cruces, NM – First term Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) was once viewed as the Democratic candidate to beat. When candidates started to report their fundraising this election Edwards claimed the blue ribbon in the race for cash. Now he is a distant third in campaign cash and ahead in the polls only in his native state of South Carolina. With campaign cash going out faster than it is coming in, it seems that Edwards is spending as much time trying to rationalize how he is still a contender for the nomination as he is fundraising.
Las Cruces, NM – Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is serving as a board member for LEAP, an acronym for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. The executive director of the organization is Jack Cole who says the war on drugs has actually increased drug addiction, crime, disease, and death. Cole discusses how the organization wants to change that by creating alternative public policies.
Las Cruces, NM – The fate of Memorial Medical Center, area economic development, and the proposed convention center rests in the hands of Las Cruces City Council. KRWG's Katie Goetz reports on the two candidates vying for the council's district two seat.