September 4, 2015 – Heroin addiction is on the rise across the country, including here in New Mexico. But the issue is not a new one in many local communities. What can be done to improve access to treatment for … Continue reading Collaborating to Address Heroin Addiction and Treatment in NM

August 28, 2015 – Navajo farmers who live near the Animas River continue to deal with the lingering effects of a toxic wastewater spill triggered by a team working for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at an abandoned mining site in … Continue reading Navajo Nation Response to Animas River Spill

August 26, 2015 – Heroin addiction is a rising concern across the United States, including here in New Mexico. NMIF correspondent Stan Wilson sits down this week with Demian Rubalcaba from the Center for Family and Adolescent Research and drug policy analyst … Continue reading Personal Experience With Heroin And Opiates Drives Advocates To Help Others

August 19, 2015 – Students are headed back to class this week, but are college students ready to make tough financial decisions? NMiF correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down this week with Judy Ruiz from Kirtland Federal Credit Union and Shana Runck from Nusenda Credit Union to … Continue reading Preparing for a Financial Future

August 14, 2015 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cuba this week to officially open the American Embassy in Havana. Debate about the relationship between the United States and Cuba is far from over, but the historic change … Continue reading Local Cubans Share Childhood Memories

August 7, 2015 – Albuquerque Public Schools has a new leader. Dr. Luis Valentino came to New Mexico from California. His previous experience includes time working in the San Francisco Unified and Los Angeles Unified school districts. He was also a principal … Continue reading APS Superintendent Talks About Priorities and Community Connections

August 7, 2015 – There’s a lot happening right now on Civic Plaza, including weekly a weekly farmer’s market and ABQ Food Fridays, which features meals from local restaurants and craft beer. The annual Downtown Summerfest will also take place this … Continue reading Revitalizing Civic Plaza

July 31, 2015 – Economic recovery following the Great Recession has been slow in New Mexico. While neighboring states added jobs, New Mexico’s economy has remained mostly stagnant. Can state initiatives turn that trend around? Mark Lautman is an economic developer, … Continue reading Mark Lautman – The Jobs New Mexico Needs Now

July 31, 2015 – Albuquerque Business First publisher Ian Anderson is leaving New Mexico. Anderson sits down this week with Gene Grant to discuss his outlook for the state and what he learned in his years living in Albuquerque.

Communities across the country are debating whether hydraulic fracturing, which is commonly known as fracking, should be allowed. The state of New York created a formal ban on fracking last month banned fracking after a 7 year moratorium on fracking. Some cities … Continue reading Should Fracking Continue in New Mexico?