The clock has run down on Governor Susana Martinez's window to sign bills approved by lawmakers during New Mexico's 2015 60-day legislative session. One of the bills she didn't act on by the 12PM Friday deadline was a measure to extend the Solar Tax Credit, which has helped thousands of New Mexico families and business owners install solar panels to generate their own electricity. KSFR's Kate Powell talked to Sanders Moore of Environment New Mexico about what the tax credit extension would have done for New Mexico's environment and economy.
In Taos, two old adobe structures that were targeted for demolition have a new lease on life as they are now going to be preserved. KSFR’s Taos Correspondent Melody Romancito has the story. Listen Here
There is a potentially critical battle coming up in Iraq, as Iraqi ground forces with American and allied air support go after the Islamic State terrorist group on their home turf, the western Iraqi province of al-Anbar. In this case, University of New Mexico Professor of National Security Affairs Emile Nakhleh told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, the Iraqi ground forces will be a very different mix from those which just ousted I-S from the city of Tikrit.
On the latest edition of The Sporting Life, host Dan DeFrancesco looks askance at new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred's campaign to run baseball games on a schedule as tight as a German train's. Listen Here
When Governor Susana Martinez appointed Tourism Secretary Monique Jacobson to be the new head of the Children Youth and Families Department, eyebrows were raised at Jacobson’s lack of background in child protective services. However, during her Senate confirmation hearings, the Taos native and former corporate marketing executive, managed not only to change minds, but to create excitement in a department plagued by crises. I asked Jacobson about the hearings and about the challenges that lay ahead.
Poor Zimbabwe: At 91, President Robert Mugabe can't last much longer, but a possible successor, likely to be at least as supportive of thuggery and corruption, is his second wife Grace. Former US diplomat turned analyst and author Todd Moss told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, the news may be even worse than that for Zimbabwe. For the At Noon excerpt of this interview, Click Here.
On the heels of Tax Day, Congress discusses balancing the budget by raising taxes. But who should foot the bigger bill? That's the question on Martha Burk's mind in this week's edition of Equal Time. Listen Here
Thursday marked the 73rd Anniversary of the surrender by U-S and Philippine troops to Japanese forces on the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines, a sad occasion that carries with it history and an especially large toll on New Mexico.
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As the ceremony continued, Lt Governor Sanchez read Governor Martinez’s proclamation honoring the Bataan death march and its survivors. Following the reading, the white flag of surrender was lowered and replaced on the staff by the American flag.
Today is the 73rd Anniversary of the surrender of Bataan in the Philippines by U-S troops to Japanese forces. As Tom Trowbridge reports, it’s an occasion with deep meaning for many New Mexicans. Listen Here
It seems not a day passes without some bad news for PNM’s proposed plan to replace the two units with more coal-fired generation and a mix of natural gas, nuclear and solar power. KSFR's Zelie Pollon reports. Listen Here
The first quarter returns on Santa Fe's home sales was just released, and according to Barbara Blackwell, President of the Santa Fe Association of REALTORS, the numbers in Santa Fe are just as unpredictable as usual. Listen Here
On Monday the Albuquerque City Council voted 6-3 to withdraw its support of the stipulated agreement pending before the NM Public Regulation Commission regarding energy development in the four corners region. Yesterday we spoke with New Energy Economy's Mariel Nanasi; today PRC commissioner Valerie Espinoza speaks out on yet another entity that changed its mind about PNM's plan. Listen Here