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Oct 31, 2016

Today's Dateline New Mexico: With voting at New Mexico's numerous polling places set one week from tomorrow across the state, the federal Justice Department has announced its efforts to deter election fraud and discrimination at the polls.

Tom Trowbridge reports on the DOJ's New Mexico Election Day program.

Oct 28, 2016

On Tuesday, TV's most-watched historical series, American Experience on PBS will broadcast a chilling Korean War documentary titled, "The Battle of Chosin." The program features Santa Fe journalist, author and historian Hampton Sides.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Oct 27, 2016

New Mexico officials, led by Attorney General Hector Balderas are building the state's lawsuit against the federal government over damages caused by last summer's Gold King Mine spill in Colorado.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Oct 26, 2016

Today's Dateline New Mexico: The politics of reinstating capital punishment in New Mexico.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Oct 25, 2016

Dateline New Mexico continues with the second of two reports on the candidates for New Mexico Secretary of State.

Today, Tom Trowbridge features Democrat and Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver.

Oct 24, 2016

Today's Dateline New Mexico: Tom Trowbridge begins the first of two reports on the candidates for New Mexico Secretary of State in 2016, beginning with Republican State Representative Nora Espinoza.

Tomorrow's Dateline report will feature Democrat, Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver.

Oct 21, 2016

The issue of the theft, trafficking and export of federally-protected Native American cultural items was the topic of a field hearing before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. The hearing took place in Albuquerque at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Tuesday. It drew testimony from a number of exports, including New Mexico Native American leaders.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Oct 20, 2016

With impending management changes at both of New Mexico's national laboratories, a coalition of local governments and tribes is concerned about the future of tax revenues generated by new lab leadership.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Oct 19, 2016

The two candidates for New Mexico Secretary of State sparred Sunday in Albuquerque during their only scheduled debate.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Oct 18, 2016

A "swing" legislative race this fall that could determine the partisan majority of the New Mexico House of Representatives is in District 23, which in encompasses parts of Albuquerque, Corrales and Rio Rancho.

The race features two-term incumbent Republican Paul Pacheco, a retired Albuquerque Police officer versus Democratic challenger Daymon Ely, an attorney and former Sandoval County Commissioner.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Oct 17, 2016

A roundtable discussion of campaign finance reform led by Senator Tom Udall drew an overflow crowd to a downtown Santa Fe bookstore last week.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Oct 14, 2016

There's a new report out showing the importance of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program--SNAP--for children across the country, but especially on kids in New Mexico.

But now there are new concerns about the administration of the program, given budget adjustments made to the State Human Services Department during the special legislative session that ended last week.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Oct 13, 2016

A recently published poll by the Albuquerque Journal showed more than 60-percent of New Mexicans in favor of legalizing cannabis for recreational use as is the case in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon, Washington and the District of Columbia.

Tom Trowbridge reports the poll numbers come at the same time an economic study commissioned by the cannabis firm Ultra-Health, LLC shows the potential for positive returns for revenue-strapped New Mexico.

Oct 12, 2016

Republican Congressman Steve Pearce has represented New Mexico's expansive second district in two separate stints: from 2002 through 2009 and was elected again in 2010 and re-elected the past two election cycles.

Tom Trowbridge spoke with the Congressman about his re-election effort.

Oct 11, 2016

The New Mexico Legislature adjourned its special session last week with agreement on a budget.  But the Democrat-controlled State Senate made sure GOP Governor Susana Martinez's proposed anti-crime bills went nowhere.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Oct 10, 2016

Monday, October 10th is Columbus Day, a federal holiday. But as Tom Trowbridge reports, the day  is also being observed as "Indigenous Peoples Day" in the City of Santa Fe.

Oct 7, 2016

The New Mexico Legislature's once-hoped for quick session dragged on Wednesday...with a long-delayed House floor session that saw debate on the budget.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

NOTE: A final report on the special session will air Tuesday (after the Monday holiday) and details actions taken by the House and Senate prior to Thursday afternoon's adjournment.

Oct 6, 2016

The Libertarian Presidential ticket led by former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson polled well in a recent Albuquerque Journal poll conducted by respected Research & Polling of Albuquerque.

Tom Trowbridge spoke with Johnson about the strong showing along with other issues in the Libertarian's long-shot bid.

Oct 5, 2016

Partisan differences at the New Mexico Legislature's special session became even more pronounced Monday with the release by House Republicans of their proposed fix to New Mexico's 600-million dollar budget hole from last year.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Oct 4, 2016

Governor Susanna Martinez called lawmakers into special session on Friday to consider fixes to New Mexico's budget crisis and to adopt an anti-crime package.

As Tom Trowbridge reports, differences between the Democrat-controlled State Senate and the Republican-majority House of Representatives quickly emerged.

Oct 3, 2016

The 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta took flight over the weekend.

Tom Trowbridge reports.