October 26, 2018 – The oil boom in southern New Mexico means more jobs in Carlsbad, but longtime residents and new arrivals are all finding it tough to find a place to live. The cost of both homes and rentals … Continue reading Oil Boom In Carlsbad Squeezes Local Housing Market

October 26, 2018 – New Mexico in Focus takes a closer look at electing judges to the New Mexico Court of Appeals. Six of the ten judicial positions are on the ballot this election, and four of those are contested … Continue reading Electing Judges To The New Mexico Court Of Appeals

October 19, 2018 – The oil and gas boom in southern New Mexico has brought significant new revenue to the state. It’s also created lots of new, often high paying, jobs in Carlsbad. But some local businesses are struggling to … Continue reading The Cost Of Housing Is Rising In Carlsbad Amid Oil Boom

October 12, 2018 – This election, voters are being asked to approve the proposed Constitutional Amendment 2, which would create an independent statewide ethics commission. But what exactly will the commission do? Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with three experts … Continue reading Ethics Commission Amendment On The Ballot

October 12, 2018 — Clean air and water are important to everyone, no matter where they live or what their political views might be. Here in New Mexico, we have challenges with drought, climate change, public lands, and even energy … Continue reading Our Land: Midterm Elections And The Environment

October 5, 2018 – The U.S. Constitution outlines how the country will choose a president every four years through the Electoral College. Some argue that states like New Mexico, which has relatively few votes and isn’t seen as a battleground … Continue reading Should We Move To A Popular Vote For President?

October 5, 2018 – In advance of the November election, voters and special interest groups have been pouring money into the state, sending donations and spending money on races that don’t usually attract attention. Where is this money coming from … Continue reading Campaign Finance

September 28, 2018 – Christine Sierra has blazed many trails in her life. She was among the first Mexican-American women to get a doctorate in political science and helped build the field of Latino/Latina political studies. Sierra joined the University … Continue reading Political Science Trailblazer & Activist Christine Sierra

September 21, 2018 – Host Gene Grant sits down with New Mexico Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski to talk about the latest news from the Public Education Department. They discuss teacher and student evaluations, other education priorities and the politics around our education … Continue reading Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski On Department Of Education

September 14, 2018 – If you’ve ever white-knuckled it through a canyon or overpass, hoping you don’t encounter deer or elk on the highway, you’re not alone. Our highways and roads get us where we need to go, but they … Continue reading Making Crossings Safe For Wildlife And Drivers