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Sep 30, 2016

Today, a round-up of news items affecting New Mexico, beginning in Santa Fe, where Governor Susanna Martinez has called a special legislative session at noon.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Sep 29, 2016

New Mexico voters have among their presidential options this November the Party for Socialism and Liberation, led by Gloria La Riva for President and Dennis Banks for Vice-President.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Sep 28, 2016

The American Delta Party is fielding a Presidential ticket on the New Mexico general election ballot in November.

Tom Trowbridge spoke with American Delta Party Presidential candidate Rocky De La Fuente and has this report:

Sep 27, 2016

Following-up on yesterday's broadcast with Todd Johnson of the New Mexico for Donald Trump campaign, today Tom Trowbridge checks-in with Scott Forrester, who's in charge of the Hillary Clinton for New Mexico effort.

Sep 26, 2016

Over the next two days, Dateline New Mexico checks-in with the New Mexico campaigns for President.

Today, Tom Trowbridge speaks with Todd Johnson, State Director for Donald Trump for President

Sep 23, 2016

With New Mexico's state budget officially in the red at the close of the fiscal year that ended in June, and revenue forecasts coming in hundreds of millions of dollars lower than expected for the current year, the hunt for new and/or newly-available state revenues is on.

And, New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller has identified a couple of sources.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Sep 22, 2016

This week, the Obama administration launched a week-long blitz on the nation's  heroin and opioid addiction crisis by announcing new initiatives and calling on Congress to fully back the effort with more than one-billion dollars in funding.

Tom Trowbridge reports on New Mexico's approach to the addiction epidemic.

Sep 21, 2016

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, WIPP, in southeast New Mexico plans to re-open by the end of the year.

Tom Trowbridge has the second of two reports on the planned re-opening of the nation's only underground facility for weapons-related nuclear waste.

Sep 20, 2016

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southeastern New Mexico has been closed since February 2014 following an explosion and radiation release. The facility plans to re-open by the end of 2016.

Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with the U.S. Department of Energy's Carlsbad Field Office Manager Todd Shrader and has the first of two reports on WIPP's impending re-opening.

Sep 19, 2016

In Washington last week, Congressman Steve Pearce along with Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich met with Air Force Undersecretary Lisa Disbrow as part of their effort to urge the Air Force to move F-16 squadrons to Holloman Air Force Base. 

Tom Trowbridge has a roundup of other news items from New Mexico's Congressional Delegation.

Sep 16, 2016

Now that Summer 2016 is in the rear-view mirror, Tom Trowbridge checks-in with meteorologist Kerry Jones at the National Weather Service office in Albuquerque, who discusses past and future weather trends in the Land of Enchantment.

Sep 15, 2016

There's been an effort underway in New Mexico to shift the focus of juvenile correctional efforts towards a more rehabilitative mode--with the goal of placing juvenile offenders as rehabilitated youth or young adults back into society.

Following a model successful in Missouri, the Children, Youth and Families Department calls the program, "Cambiar New Mexico."

The approach drew the attention of members of a legislative panel this week.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Sep 14, 2016

New Mexico voters will weigh-in on a state Constitutional Amendment on the November general election ballot.

Tom Trowbridge reports the Amendment concerns the granting or denial of bail to criminal defendants.

Sep 13, 2016

On May 4, 2016 members of the Deaf Grassroots Movement gathered outside all 50 state capitol buildings, including the Roundhouse in Santa Fe.

Tom Trowbridge reports on the Movement and what it seeks to accomplish.

Sep 12, 2016

The New Mexico Department of Health is encouraging New Mexicans to get vaccinated against influenza--the "flu."

Health Department Epidemiologist Marisa Bargsten reminds us that we often underestimate the seriousness of the flu, saying it can lead to hospitalization--sometimes death--even among healthy, young people.

Sep 9, 2016

With New Mexico's state revenues in the red for both the past fiscal year and the current budget period, a proposal's been issued to increase the tax on alcohol to both reduce the tide of red ink and improve the public's health.

Tom Trowbridge reports

Sep 8, 2016

The New Mexico State Fair--the "Greatest Show in New Mexico"--begins its 2016 run in Albuquerque today and runs through September 18th--a week from Sunday.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Sep 7, 2016

The U.S. Justice Department's decision to end its use of private prisons last month came after officials conceded the facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the government.

Tom Trowbridge discusses the decision with New Mexico Corrections Secretary Greg Marcantel, who works closely with private prison contractors on the state level.

Sep 6, 2016

A so-called "swing" legislative district in the battle over partisan majority in the New Mexico State Senate this November is District 9.

There, incumbent Democrat John Sapien faces a challenge from Republican businessman, Diego Espinoza.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Sep 5, 2016

The New Mexico Attorney General's Office recently issued a safety advisory regarding the popular computer game, "Pokemon Go."

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Sep 2, 2016

Tomorrow marks the start of a longstanding celebration in New Mexico's Capital City: the three-century-plus old Santa Fe Fiesta.

Tom Trowbridge has the story.

Sep 1, 2016

A pilot project led by the New Mexico Department of Transportation seeks to reduce severe visibility problems due to dust storms along Interstate 10 near the New Mexico-Arizona border , as well as for use in other areas of the state.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

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