Trump pulls out of Paris Climate Accords for ‘better deal’

By: June 1, 2017 3:31 pm
Trump pulls out of Paris Climate Accords for ‘better deal’

WASHINGTON–  President Trump on Thursday announced the US will pull out of all agreements 200 other countries agreed to in the Paris Climate Accords, saying he can negotiate a more fair deal for the US. However, the president of France saying the deal cannot be renegotiated. Trump made the announcement […]

Nevada Passes Modest Measures to Curb Prosecutorial Misconduct

Nevada Passes Modest Measures to Curb Prosecutorial Misconduct

Two Nevada laws designed to counter bad behavior by state prosecutors, or at least give some defendants the ability to undo troubling plea agreements, passed last week, although one was substantially gutted under pressure from prosecutors and police. The legislative debate over both laws mentioned the case of Fred Steese, […]

Analysis of Trump Budget: “Fake Math,” Deep Cuts to Food Stamps

Despite White House claims to the contrary, new analysis finds the budget for federal safety-net programs at a historic low. (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

Even a 25-percent cut to SNAP – enough to leave thousands more in Virginia hungry – can’t make the White House budget math add up, according to a new analysis. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says President Donald Trump’s first budget would slash the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program […]

NM Pre-K Good; Advocates Say Funding Could Make It Better

The State Preschool Yearbook shows how well - or not - early-childhood education is being provided across the country. (Flickr/Creative Commons)

SANTA FE, N.M. – The annual State of Preschool yearbook was released by the National Institute of Early Education Research this week, and it shows varying quality and quantity of pre-kindergarten education between the states in 2016. Steve Barnett is the director of the Institute at Rutgers University, and he […]

Zika-Carrying Mosquitoes Back in NM: What You Can Do

Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes, including the kind that bear the dangerous Zika virus. (Wikimedia/Creative Commons)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Health says a species of mosquitoes that can transmit the Zika virus has been identified in Doña Ana County. It’s the first time this season – and the second year in a row – that these specific species have been found […]

EPA Head’s Kentucky Visit Faces Opposition

By: May 31, 2017 3:13 pm
EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says his "Back to Basics" agenda calls for returning power to states and creating policies that enhance economic growth.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, brings his “Back to Basics” tour to his native Kentucky today, but not everyone plans to welcome him home with open arms. As Pruitt meets with the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers in Lexington, hundreds of people from around the […]