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Tom Brown with Eastern Research Group and Rebecca Valdenada, who works in the New Mexico Department of Transportation, test wastewater at Belen High School.
Megan Myscofski
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KUNM
New Mexico’s state government is testing the wastewater in high schools for illegal substances. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham claims the approach will help the state narrow in on where to put resources. Critics say it’s a waste of state money that stigmatizes students.
KUNM News Update
In the upcoming fiscal year, New Mexico police will get bigger department budgets, recruitment and tenure bonuses, and an exemption to return to work while keeping their pensions.
Shelby Kleinhans
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Source New Mexico
In this year’s budget-focused session, both chambers of the 2024 New Mexico Legislature passed 17 bills related to crime, policing, prisons and public safety.
Let's Talk New Mexico
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This year’s legislative session has officially come to an end and when it comes to child welfare the session was uneventful. There were several pieces of legislation proposing many solutions, but little saw movement or were deemed not germane. On this week’s Let’s Talk New Mexico, we’ll discuss what’s next for child welfare in New Mexico.
University Showcase
On this episode University of New Mexico graduate Dr. Kwane Stewart talks about the organization he created, Project Street Vet. Stewart offers judgement-free veterinary care to the pets of people who are unhoused.