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KUNM News Update
 Workforce panelists speak at the broadband conference on May 24, 2023. From left to right: Lenelle Sernam, Tamara Rosenberg, Kim Sekaquaptewa, Kris Swedin, Sarita Nair and Shara Montoya.
Megan Gleason
Source NM
While much of the discussion at the New Mexico Broadband Summit was about the upcoming opportunities the state will have to increase internet access and the millions in federal dollars soon to be headed toward these projects, there is a looming concern that workforce issues some local communities are facing will soon be a statewide problem.
Let's Talk New Mexico
 On April 17, 2023 a press conference was held outside of the Supreme Court of the United States announcing a lawsuit filed by the City of Eunice, New Mexico against Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the Attorney General of New Mexico. Speaking at the podium is Mark Lee Dickson with Right To Life of East Texas.
Mark Story
Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade last year, more people are coming to New Mexico for abortions and lawmakers passed a bill to ensure access. But counties and local governments have passed ordinances to restrict abortion and at least one is suing to overturn that state law. On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico we get an update on all this.
Mountain West News Bureau Water Series
Drone-captured view of the Rio Grande near Fort Craig, New Mexico, on August 22, 2022. ©Mitch Tobin Usage rights are granted for editorial and nonprofit purposes only. No commercial or re-sale rights are granted without permission of the photographer. https://waterdesk.org/multimedia/license
Mitch Tobin
The Water Desk
For decades, many tribal communities have lacked clean, affordable drinking water. And that impacts everything from childhood health to economic development. This series from the Mountain West News Bureau explores those issues – and potential solutions – along the Rio Grande and beyond. It's supported by The Water Desk, an initiative from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism.
Mountain West News Bureau