KUNM Call In Show 8/30 8a: Should New Mexico expand Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act? The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the federal government cannot force states to expand the program that provides healthcare to the poor. Gov. Susana Martinez's administration says the decision has not been made, yet. We'll hear from a community advocate and a physician. We'd like to hear from you, too! Email email@example.com, post your comments online, or call in live during the show.
A Curry County Commissioner wants to know why county officials said a report about a jail assault was just being started when it appeared to have been nearly complete.
Commissioner Robert Sandoval says he believes there's been a "huge cover-up" surrounding the report of the June 27 assault.
County Attorney Steve Doerr had claimed the report was ordered after the county was threatened with a lawsuit two days after inmate Jaime Perez was assaulted by another inmate. He claimed it was therefore protected by attorney-client privilege.
Federal authorities say they are looking for possible victims of a New Mexico man who authorities say talked about raping and cooking children and is charged in a massive child porn investigation.
Richard Dates is scheduled Monday to appear for a preliminary hearing in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque. The 67-year-old was charged last week with possessing child pornography in a case that began in Massachusetts with the arrest of a Sheraton hotel manager.
Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., checked out the Republican Convention stage in Tampa on Sunday. The backdrop is in honor of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, who died over the weekend.
Minutes ago in the Tampa Convention Center, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky used a sit-down with USA Today and Gannett correspondents to restate one key argument Republicans have been making and will continue to make through Election Day:
I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'd like to thank my colleagues Viviana Hurtado and Jacki Lyden for sitting in for me while I was away. Like it or not, the final phase of this year's election season is upon us. The economy is so central to this year's presidential contest and reeling(ph) political discussions up and down the ticket that we're going to ask NPR's Marilyn Geewax to set the stage by reminding us about what the key indicators on the economy are telling us and how those compare to four years ago.