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May 24, 2016

A recent federal court hearing revealed that supervisors at the New Mexico Human Services Department were allegedly directing Department staff to falsify applications for emergency food assistance.

This has prompted outrage on the part of at least one New Mexico lawmaker.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

May 23, 2016

The downturn in global prices for oil and gas has hit New Mexico's general fund in a big way, as seen during the 2016 New Mexico Legislative Session, when projected declined rapidly, resulting in unexpected budget cuts.

Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with New Mexico State University Economics Professor, Dr. Jim Peach regarding future prospects for revenue growth and job creation.

May 20, 2016

New Mexico Democratic Senator Tom Udall met Wednesday with President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Justice Merrick Garland.

Following his get-together with the judge, he shared with reporters his thoughts on both the nominee and the Senate Majority's efforts to put-off consideration of him until after the Presidential election in November.

Tom Trowbridge was among the reporters taking-part.

May 19, 2016

May is National Bike Month and several New Mexico cities are observing it with special events and promotions to encourage two-wheeled travel

Tom Trowbridge speaks with the New Mexico Bicycle, Pedestrian & Equestrian Coordinator Rosa Kozub at the New Mexico Department of Transportation about the NMDOT's bicycle-safety efforts.

May 18, 2016

Two University of New Mexico School of Law Professors recently combined their expertise to write an Amicus Brief before the U.S. Supreme Court that has garnered national attention.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

May 17, 2016

New Mexico's Second District Congressman, Republican Steve Pearce shares his thoughts on his ambitious...and not yet completed...goal of flying across the globe.

As Tom Trowbridge reports, the former Air Force Pilot is on a mission on behalf of U.S. military veterans.

May 16, 2016

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas recently announced to state lawmakers his conclusions from the lengthy investigation involving 15 providers of Medicaid-funded behavioral health services who were accused in 2013 of fraudulent billing practices.  

Tom Trowbridge has details.

May 13, 2016

Friday's Dateline New Mexico: A panel of New Mexico economic development experts spoke to state lawmakers on the Legislative Finance Committee this week presenting them with a formula of sorts for economic growth.

Tom Trowbridge has the story.

May 11, 2016

The internal divisions created by Donald Trump's taking assumed coronation as the Republican Party's Presidential nominee is a topic of discussion today between Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

Tom Trowbridge sought the thoughts of New Mexico Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle about the high-profile schism.

May 10, 2016

The New Mexico Department of Tourism launched its now-familiar "New Mexico True" public awareness campaign some four years ago.

Tom Trowbridge discusses the Tourism agency's latest effort: expanding New Mexico True to the branding of products, with State Tourism Secretary Rebecca Latham.


May 9, 2016

The deadline to register to vote in the June 7th New Mexico primary election is Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

Tom Trowbridge spoke with State Elections Director Kari Fresquez about the deadline, plus New Mexico's new online voter registration option.

May 6, 2016

Some of New Mexico's highway bridges are ornately decorated with area-and-culturally appropriate artwork.

Tom Trowbridge discusses the New Mexico Bridge Art program with the New Mexico Department of Transportation's Landscape Architect William Hutchinson, who oversees the effort.

May 5, 2016

On Thursday's Dateline New Mexico, Tom Trowbridge discusses the brash "New Mexico Truth" public-awareness campaign that brings to light New Mexico's poor standing among states in key child-health indicators.

May 4, 2016

On today's Dateline New Mexico podcast, Tom Trowbridge gets the perspective of New Mexico State University Economics Professor Jim Peach on the current state of New Mexico's revenue picture.

May 3, 2016

The settlement of the long-running federal Aamodt water-rights case in northern New Mexico is now in the final settlement phase...and, as has been the case throughout the protracted lawsuit, more difficulties have emerged.

Tom Trowbridge speaks with Nambe State Representative Carl Trujillo--whose House District encompasses the affected Nambe-Pojoaque-Tesuque River Basin--and some of the problems.

Apr 30, 2016

There's an apparent struggle within the New Mexico Republican Party between two prominent party rivals competing for one of the state's two Republican National Committee posts in advance of July's Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Tom Trowbridge speaks with Albuquerque Journal Capitol Bureau Chief Dan Boyd--who broke the story about the inter-party conflict.

Apr 29, 2016

Earlier this week a small but high-profile group of New Mexico politicos from a variety of perspectives appeared on the nationally-broadcast public affairs program, "Democracy Now" with Amy Goodman.

Tom Trowbridge has the details.

Apr 27, 2016

In Washington, the Senate Republican Majority has held fast in its refusal to proceed with President Barack Obama's selection of Justice Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court.

New Mexico Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich is among his Senate minority colleagues outraged with this stance. Heinrich shared his thoughts on the matter with Tom Trowbridge.

Apr 27, 2016

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque is holding its annual American Indian Week: Pueblo Days celebration.

Tom Trowbridge spoke with Travis Suazo at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center for details on the event.

Apr 26, 2016

While decisions made by the United States Supreme Court and the Court's membership receive--deservedly--much news coverage, that's not the case for the New Mexico Supreme Court.

Tom Trowbridge spoke with New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels about the differing roles played by the two high courts.

Apr 25, 2016

Following-up on Friday's Dateline New Mexico podcast featuring comments from N.M. Republican Party spokesman Tucker Keene on the 2016 Presidential race, today Tom Trowbridge turns to N.M. Democratic Party Executive Director Joe Kabourek for his perspective.

Apr 22, 2016

In today's podcast, Tom Trowbridge shares the perspective of the New Mexico Republican Party through its Communications Director,Tucker Keene, on the 2016 Presidential campaign following Tuesday's New York primary.

Apr 21, 2016

Nearly eight years after flooding from Hurricane Dolly devastated the Village of Ruidoso's bridges and roadways, federal funding is finally on its way to the Village.

In today's broadcast, we hear from Ruidoso Mayor Tom Battin about the positive development.

Apr 20, 2016

New Mexico's Supreme Court has a new Chief Justice: Charles W. Daniels, who was sworn-in last week.

Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with Chief Justice Daniels, and as you'll hear in today's podcast, tells us about the multi-faceted responsibilities that go along with being New Mexico's top judge.

Apr 19, 2016

Following Monday's Dateline New Mexico Podcast featuring Public Service Company of New Mexico spokeswoman Ryan Baca explaining the reasoning behind the utility's proposed rate-hike now before the N.M. Public Regulation Commission, today we turn to one vocal opponent: Mariel Nanasi, Executive Director of the Santa Fe-based New Energy Economy.

Nanasi explains her opposition to both PNM's rate proposal, but also the energy policies behind it.

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