New Mexico's Democratic attorney general has filed a complaint in state district court, accusing Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran of embezzlement, money laundering and other campaign-finance violations. Attorney General Hector Balderas' office filed the 64-count complaint in Santa Fe late Friday afternoon. According to the document, the attorney general's investigators say they uncovered behavior that included the transferring of large amounts of cash from Duran's personal and...
This week Blue Cross Blue Shield announced it will be pulling out of the state health insurance exchange in January. President Kurt Shipley says the company lost over $19 million in New Mexico this year and is leaving, because state officials denied its request for a 51 percent rate increase.
Sat. 8/29, 9am: On this Saturday's The Children's Hour, we'll learn about this weekend's MakerFaire. Some makers make experiences, and Julia tells us about kids at Burning Man helping to make an entire town in the middle of nowhere. Plus we'll remember heroes of Hurricane Katrina. Great music, a family events calendar, and the KUNM Kids Birthday Club, all on The Children's Hour this week.
KUNM Call In Show
KUNM Call In Show 8/27 8a: Advocates around the state are working to help new moms who want to breastfeed make it happen. They’re embarking on campaigns to normalize breastfeeding and inform women of their rights at work. Are hospitals helping women start the process? Are New Mexico employers offering their workers clean, private spaces to pump milk? Did you or anyone you know ever face disapproval or judgment for nursing in public? Are businesses friendly to breastfeeding moms?
Public Health New Mexico
It’s been nearly two weeks since the Gold King Mine spill caused the shut down of San Juan River irrigation to farms on the Navajo Nation. Emergency stopgap measures aren’t quite panning out.