New Mexico Lawmakers Review New Nuclear Storage Proposal – Associated Press
New Mexico state lawmakers are being briefed on a proposal to temporarily store tons of spent fuel from U.S. commercial nuclear reactors, along with concerns about safety and potentially adverse economic impacts.
Abortion rights advocates in New Mexico are reacting to reports that the Trump Administration will end federal funding for family planning clinics that provide abortions or refer patients to other abortion providers.
A new concert series taking place at Dialogue Brewing in Albuquerque features contemporary classical music selections that become increasingly dense as the weeks go by. Likewise, the surrounding artwork escalates week by week in visual complexity. The Discourse series, which evolves over three consecutive Tuesday nights beginning May 22, is a collaboration between artists from Santa Fe's Meow Wolf and musicians of Albuquerque's Chatter.
Congress boosted the budget for the battle against the opioid epidemic this year, and a chunk of it—$100 million—is slated for treatment and prevention in rural communities. But something about how lawmakers chose to prioritize that money caught a New Mexico health official by surprise: the funding is focused on counties that are mostly white.
Let's Talk New Mexico 5/17 8a: Call now 277-5866. People in the U.S. owe more money on student loans than they do on credit cards. And that student loan debt can follow you around for decades. How are you or your kids deciding whether to borrow money for college? Are you a recent graduate with student loan debt? What does that mean for you right now? Have you been making payments on a student loan? How's that going? We'd like to hear from you. Email email@example.com, tweet #LetsTalkNM or call in live during the show.
The federal government is distributing grant money to counties to fight opioid addiction. But Española and the surrounding area might not get any of it, even though communities there have struggled for years with some of the highest overdose death rates in the country.
When patients are faced with bias and racism, they can end up receiving poor treatment or get a wrong diagnosis. But over the years, more and more medical schools have introduced cultural competency training to try to address these issues. At the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, students have been learning how to treat diverse patients for more than a decade.
Earlier this week, President Donald Trump asked Congress to claw back $7 billion in federal funding for children’s health insurance coverage. But Washington, D.C.,’s decisions probably won’t have an immediate impact here.
In 1838, the U.S. Government relocated thousands of Cherokee people from their homeland in the southeastern U.S. west to the newly designated Indian Territory. During this brutal removal to present-day Oklahoma one-third of the evacuees died. Cherokee actress DeLanna Studi has retraced this journey along the infamous Trail of Tears and documented it in her one-person show, And So We Walked, which she brings to the Lensic Center in Santa Fe on May 23.
New Mexico Authorities Ask For Tech Company's User Practices – The Associated Press
The New Mexico Attorney General's Office says it has sent a letter to a data sharing company, asking for information on user practices as prosecutors investigate how technology is used to distribute child pornography.
Let’s Talk New Mexico 5/10 8a: About one in four New Mexicans has an EBT card in their wallet that they use to buy food. We’re continuing the conversation this week about food assistance and new work requirements that Congress is considering in the 2018 Farm Bill.
HPV, or human papilloma virus, is the most commonly contracted sexually transmitted infection but little is known about the way it works. As Public Health New Mexico’s Sarah Trujillo reports, local researchers won two grants to study the virus and design new ways to measure and treat infections.
Colorado State University Invites Native American Teens Back- Associated Press
Colorado State University is inviting two Native American teenagers pulled from a campus tour by police back to the school, saying it will pick up the tab for them to travel back there for a VIP tour with their family.
Only a small handful of lockups around the country let new moms who are behind bars breastfeed their infants. But the Bernalillo County jail—the biggest in the state—rolled out a policy that allows female inmates to feed their babies, or to pump milk for them.
Let's Talk New Mexico 5/3 8a: Having a baby is a dangerous prospect for many women in New Mexico. Many hospitals aren’t prepared to deal with life-threatening complications related to pregnancy and childbirth, and not all women have access to quality prenatal care. Women of color are especially at risk. How can we ensure that all new and expectant mothers in our state get the care they need?