Conceptual Redistricting Maps Emerge From Citizens Board - By Morgan Lee Associated Press A citizens advisory committee to the New Mexico Legislature on political redistricting endorsed a set of conceptual maps Thursday to circulate for public comment.
As overdose deaths in New Mexico have surged during the pandemic , recent research shows a searing gap in treatment available for Opioid Use Disorder at the state’s hospitals. One of the study ’s authors, Dr. Eileen Barrett, Director of Continuing Medical Education at the University of New Mexico, spoke with KUNM about the status of opioid use and treatment in the state.
Earlier this month , KUNM reported about an online portal, Districtr , where New Mexicans can draw and submit their own maps to the Citizen Redistricting Committee, or CRC, for consideration. Kathleen Burke, project coordinator of Fair Districts for New Mexico , spoke with KUNM about the importance of newly-released 2020 Census data now available on the portal.
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Let’s Talk New Mexico 9/16 8am: Property crime has dropped in New Mexico during the pandemic but violence has taken hold, dominating the news headlines recently: Albuquerque setting a new record for homicides , Santa Fe road rage killings , attacks on police officers, and perhaps most tragic – a child killed at school over bullying. While violent crime has not increased as much across the nation it feels like a lot in New Mexico, and how we choose to react to violence is a local decision.
(This program airs Saturday 9/18, but you can stream the interviews now) Sat. 9/18 12p: Carol Boss talks with Diana Gomez with Progress Texas, the first progressive Texas activist Carol has had on Women's Focus. She was on the ground in Austin when the Supreme Court allowed the state's Senate Bill 8 - the most extreme abortion restriction in the U.S.- to go into effect on September 1 at midnight. She describes the scenes in packed abortion clinics all the way up until midnight and speaks...