Las Cruces, NM – The State Government decided to withhold money from the City of Sunland Park intended for developement projects. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda reports the Mayor of Sunland Park views this as retaliation stemming from a democratic decision by the City Council.
Las Cruces, NM – The Governor ordered inspectors from the State Environment Department to search through waste coming in to the Camino Real landfill in search of hazardous material. As Marco Grajeda reports the Department Manager for the landfill is confident they are only being used as an example to other landfills.
By Host Greg Bloom, Cultural Correspondent Emily Guerra, Producer Michael Olson
Las Cruces, NM – New Mexico State University Economics Professor Chris Ericson talks with Vision about urban growth and its environmental impacts on the border region. El Tratado De La Mesilla Committee Chair Chris Alexander speaks with Emily Guerra about the Gadsden Purchase and its effects on the border region 150 years after its ratification.
Las Cruces, NM – In February 2003, the Center on Hunger and Poverty at Brandeis University published a report in which researchers found that several factors contribute to the problem of the elderly in the U.S. not getting adequate nutrition. The high cost of health care, a lack of resources, social isolation and the inability to acquire, prepare or eat food without assistance are some of the factors. Bob Mitchell has this third part of a series on hunger in Dona Ana County.
Las Cruces, NM – A variety of social services exists throughout Dona Ana County for people who need food, but oftentimes, the person in need of food cannot physically make it to these agencies. What happens then? Bob Mitchell examines that question in this fourth part of a series on hunger in Dona Ana County.
Las Cruces, NM – Hunger is a problem that gets attention over the holidays, but that exists all year long. In this first part of a series on hunger in Dona Ana County, Bob Mitchell looks at the hungry - and the poor.
Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County has 38 colonias - more colonias than any other county in New Mexico. Besides not having water or wastewater systems, paved and lighted roadways, adequate housing, adequate transportation and parks, many of the residents also don't have enough to eat. In this final segment of a series about hunger in Dona Ana County, Bob Mitchell reports on a man who frequently volunteers his time to take food to the residents of colonias.
Boston, MA – NEW MEXICO'S DELEGATION AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN BOSTON IS GETTING A-LIST TREATMENT. THANKS TO CONVENTION CHAIR GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON THE NEW MEXICO DELEGATION IS SEATED BETWEEN SENATOR KERRY'S HOMESTATE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND SENATOR EDWARD'S NORTH CAROLINA. KRWG'S MICHAEL OLSON BRINGS US A SERIES OF DELEGATE DIARAIES THAT WILL FOLLOW THE EXPERIENCE OF TWO FIRST TIME DELEGATES. THIS SECOND INSTALLMENT COMES FROM EMMA JOHNSON-ORTIZ
Boston, MA – NEW MEXICO'S DELEGATION AT THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN BOSTON IS GETTING A-LIST TREATMENT. THANKS TO CONVENTION CHAIR GOVERNOR BILL RICHARDSON THE NEW MEXICO DELEGATION IS SEATED BETWEEN SENATOR KERRY'S HOMESTATE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND SENATOR EDWARD'S STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA. KRWG'S MICHAEL OLSON BRINGS US A SERIES OF DELEGATE DIARAIES THAT WILL FOLLOW THE EXPERIENCE OF TWO FIRST TIME DELEGATES. THIS FIRST INSTALLMENT COMES FROM NEW MEXICO'S YOUNGEST DELEGATE JOSHUA DAVIS.
Las Cruces, NM – As television's role has grown in political campaigns political observers say image can often trump substance. This appears to be especially true in New Mexico. KRWG's Michael Olson highlights the difficulty of a non-partisan organization to get straight answers from people seeking political office.
Las Cruces, NM – After recent concerns related to the safety of top secret data at Los Alamos National Labs, a watchdog organization, Project on Government Oversight, is asking for a complete change in Administration. Reporter Marco Grajeda has the story.
Las Cruces, NM – Dona Ana County Sheriff's investigators helped capture a man wanted in Green Bay, Wisconsin for the rape and attempted murder of a woman. And as Marco Grajeda reports the murder in Wisconsin may have a connection with an unsolved murder case in Las Cruces.
Las Cruces, NM – The evaluation of County Manager Brian Haines' contract has led one commissioner to accuse Haines of favoritism and non transparent behavior. And as Marco Grajeda reports his accusations have produced no tangible political results.
Las Cruces, NM – Debate in the U.S. Senate over a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage has members from the Land Of Enchantment on opposing sides. Senior Senator Pete Domenici (R) says the outlook for the nation is bleak without a clear definition of marriage being solely for one man and one woman. Junior Senator Jeff Bingaman (D) says it is inappropriate to deal with this contentious issue at the federal level.