Wed. 6/13 10a: As part of the state's PrideFest 2012, the New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus presents its annual Pride Concert at Albuquerque's Hiland Theatre on June 22 and 23 and in Santa Fe at the James A. Little Theater on June 24. Host Spencer Beckwith speaks with the Artistic Director of the New Mexico Gay Men's Chorus, Aaron Howe.
Saying that his country is "not violating any international law," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today defended his country's sale of weapons to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. He said Russia is not supplying anything that "can be used in battles with peaceful demonstrators."
And, Reuters reports, he "accused the United States of supplying rebels with weapons to fight against the government" — a charge the U.S. has rejected many times.
Governor Susana Martinez said in a letter Tuesday that restrictions on fireworks are needed because of the state's drought and high winds. The state also is fighting two raging wildfires caused by lightning.
State law allows local jurisdictions the power to restrict the use of fireworks and to ban certain fireworks during droughts. However, local officials must hold a public hearing and issue a proclamation for a ban at least 20 days before a holiday for which fireworks can be sold.
KUNM Call In Show 6/14 8a: The New Mexico Supreme Court recently ruled that a woman in a same-sex relationship has parental rights and can sue for custody of a child she raised with her partner. What does the ruling mean for New Mexico families? We'd like to hear from you! You can email firstname.lastname@example.org, leave comments online, or call in live during the show!
Wholesale prices fell 1 percent in May from April thanks to an 8.9 percent plunge in the price of gasoline, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The overall decrease is the largest in one month since July 2009.
Excluding the energy and sectors, prices at the wholesale level ticked up 0.2 percent.
The Santa Fe Board of County Commissioners has voted to ban certain fireworks in parts of Santa Fe County. The recent vote means unincorporated portions of Santa Fe County cannot sale or use missile-type rockets, helicopters, aerial spinners, stick-type rockets and ground audible devices.
In addition, all fireworks within the wildlands in Santa Fe County are banned as July 4th approaches. The move comes as the county continues to suffer from severe drought conditions.
A legislative committee reports that New Mexico's revenue outlook is better than expected.
The Legislative Finance Committee says that revenues are on a path to be about $205 million or 3.7 percent higher than what was forecast in December.
The latest revenue tracking report is based on actual collections through March. The current fiscal year ends this month and the LFC expects about $5.7 billion to flow into the state's general budget account.