Southwest Residents Skip Cancer Screenings Despite Risk

By: September 27, 2017 5:22 pm
Southwest Residents Skip Cancer Screenings Despite Risk

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Ninety-five percent of people responding to a nationwide survey say they take at least one preventive measure to avoid cancer. However, residents of the Southwest show less concern about getting cancer, the second leading cause of death. Three-quarters of respondents to a Mayo Clinic health survey say […]

Albuquerque Groups Work to “Give Peace a Chance”

By: September 21, 2017 5:11 pm
Albuquerque Groups Work to “Give Peace a Chance”

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Thursday is the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, and groups in New Mexico are taking part. A forum tonight by the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice is just one of the activities of Campaign Nonviolence Week. Campaign Nonviolence advocates for people across the globe to […]

New Mexico Tops Mississippi for Highest Child Poverty Rate

New Mexico Tops Mississippi for Highest Child Poverty Rate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More than one-third of New Mexico’s children younger than age five are living in poverty – more than any other state in the nation – according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report shows that child poverty declined in 28 states and rose in […]

Report: NM’s Chihuahuan Desert Rivers at Risk from Oil, Gas Development

By: September 20, 2017 4:29 pm
Report: NM’s Chihuahuan Desert Rivers at Risk from Oil, Gas Development

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A new report, Too Wild to Drill, from The Wilderness Society says the damage and destruction that would be caused from extractive industries allowed on Chihuahuan Desert Rivers near Carlsbad Caverns would put southeast New Mexico’s future at risk. The area is one of 15 identified in […]

Will Federal Immigration Crackdown Benefit NM’s Private Prisons?

By: September 18, 2017 4:25 pm
Will Federal Immigration Crackdown Benefit NM’s Private Prisons?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The prison population is declining in most states – but not in New Mexico, and that’s creating problems for elected officials. A privately run for-profit prison in Torrance County announced it would close at the end of this week because it doesn’t have enough inmates. At the […]

NM Opioid Crisis Gets National Spotlight

By: August 9, 2017 12:07 pm
New Mexico is making progress but still ranks in the top 10 U.S. states for numbers of fatal opioid overdoses. (Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. – The opioid addiction problems New Mexico has battled for years finally are getting some attention from the White House. President Trump was briefed on the issue Tuesday after a drug commission he appointed urgently recommended that he declare the opioid crisis a national emergency. Three years […]