February 1, 2019 – If New Mexico legalizes, regulates—and taxes—recreational cannabis, will it bring in enough revenue to solve our recurring budget problems? Will the taxes be low enough to stamp out the black market for pot? As a legalization … Continue reading The Finances of Legalizing Cannabis
January 25, 2019 – Will New Mexico become the 11th state to legalize marijuana? A majority of New Mexicans support the idea and so, potentially, does the new Democratic governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham. This week Gwyneth Doland sits down with … Continue reading Should NM Legalize Cannabis?
January 25, 2019 – Wilhelmina Yazzie (Navajo) lives in Gallup and wanted better academic support for her son. She was one of the parents listed in a combined lawsuit that argued that the state’s public education system is not meeting … Continue reading EXCERPT FROM: Parent In Education Lawsuit Shares What She Wants To See Change
January 17, 2019 – There are several gun laws that will be proposed in the legislative session in January. One of these involves Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO). Sometimes called “red flag laws,” they’re a bit like restraining orders on … Continue reading Proposed Gun Bill: Extreme Risk Protection Order
The Governor’s State of the State Address is scheduled to take place January 15 at 12pm. You can view the livestream as well as the annotated speech below.
The League of Women Voters hold an informational forum about the upcoming APS School Bond and Mill Levy Special Mail-In Election. The forum was held at the KANW studios in Albuquerque on January 8, 2019. Ballots in this election are … Continue reading APS Mail-In Election Forum
January 4, 2019- Youth sports are one way for student athletes to prepare for college athletics. But what’s the cost for families? And are elite programs worth it? Author Rick Eckstein visited New Mexico earlier this year and sat down … Continue reading Rick Eckstein Revisited: How College Athletics Are Hurting Girls Sports
January 4, 2019 – Treaties between Native American tribes and the U.S. government have been broken repeatedly since they were signed. This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales looks at the history of treaties and why they … Continue reading Importance of Treaties Between American Indian Tribes And The U.S. Government (Revisited)
January 4, 2019 – Is practicing empathy and active listening just as important as practicing medicine? That’s the idea behind the research of UNM Professor and Chair of the Family and Community Medicine Department, Dr. David Rakel. He sits down … Continue reading Dr. David Rakel And The Healing Power Of The Compassionate Connection