February 21, 2020 – More than a third of New Mexico is public land meant for diverse users – whether hikers, hunters, horseback riders or mountain bikers. On this month’s episode of Our Land, correspondent Laura Paskus takes us to … Continue reading Our Land: Public Lands from Mountains to Monuments – New Mexico’s Public Lands

February 21, 2020 – Correspondent Gwyneth Doland travels to the Roundhouse to get a feel for how lawmakers think the session went. The focus in the last days of the session was on money, and how much of it is … Continue reading Your NM Government: Legislative Session Overview

By Laura Paskus The presence of toxic “forever” chemicals in the City of Clovis’s water wells raises concerns about where the contamination is coming from—and what state regulators can do about it. In a letter customers received over the weekend, … Continue reading State Grapples with Nonexistent PFAS Limits as Utility Says Positive Tests Date to 2019

February 14, 2020 – Correspondent Antonia Gonzales also traveled to the Roundhouse to speak with tribal leaders on American Indian Day, February 7th. The day was focused on environmental protection for the next generation. The leaders talked about creating opportunities … Continue reading American Indian Day at the Roundhouse

February 14, 2020 – New Mexico’s public pension fund is $7 billion in the hole. If lawmakers do nothing it won’t be able to pay out all the money it has promised. This legislative session Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham and state … Continue reading Your NM Government: Reforming the State’s Public Employment Pension Program

February 7, 2020 – Senior producer Matt Grubs sits down with Tierna Unruh-Enos, who this week began a podcast called The Mesa, about the unsolved murders of women buried on Albuquerque’s West Mesa. The deaths of 11 women, one of … Continue reading “The Mesa” Podcast Reexamines the West Mesa Murders

February 7, 2020 – The state House passed its version of the budget this week, but good government groups say lawmakers didn’t allocate enough money for the new state Ethics Commission. The independent oversight board got only $900,000 of the … Continue reading Your NM Government: Good Government at the Legislature

   January 31, 2020 – This week at the Roundhouse we talked to lawmakers about a proposal to allow police to take guns away from people if a judge determines they pose a threat of immediate danger to themselves … Continue reading Your NM Government: Extreme Risk Firearm Protection Order Law

January 31, 2020 – With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, New Mexico in Focus turns its attention to sports betting at Native casinos. A 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision opened the door for previously banned commercial sports betting, … Continue reading Sports Betting at New Mexico’s Tribal Casinos

January 24, 2020 – NMiF senior producer Matt Grubs speaks with Kathleen Sabo of New Mexico Ethics Watch. The group authored a recent report on the influence of lobbyists on the nation’s only true citizen legislature. New Mexico has long … Continue reading New Mexico Ethics Watch Keeps Eye on Lobbyist Activity