Community Issues

Nurses speak at Roundhouse in support of bill expanding nursing programs

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Thursday, the state legislature is hearing from nurses as lawmakers figure out how to solve the state’s nursing shortage. “We are woefully lacking in being able to immediately spin up and be able to graduate hundreds of more students. Yes, it does take resources, lots of resources,” said

Survey shows New Mexico needs about $5B to fix roads

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico would need about $5 billion to fix roads in critical need of improvement according to the latest study by A National Transportation Research Nonprofit (TRIP). Every year the nonprofit looks at road and bridge conditions, congestion, and traffic fatalities and calculates the cost to drivers.

National Poverty in America Awareness Month: Measuring Poverty

America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers There were 37.3 million people in poverty in 2020, according to the official poverty measure. In contrast, there were 29.8 million people in poverty that same year, according to the Supplemental Poverty Measure. While these measures may seem at odds with each other, they each

New Mexico Girl Scouts set to begin cookie sales next week

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Starting Jan. 28th, Girl Scout cookies will be available in New Mexico and, this year, there’s even a new cookie. The new cookie is called Adventurefuls. It is described as a brownie-inspired cookie with caramel flavored creme and a hint of sea salt.

Indigenous woman to lead Smithsonian American Indian museum

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Indigenous New Mexico woman has been named to lead the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Cynthia Chavez Lamar is an enrolled member at San Felipe Pueblo and an accomplished curator, author and scholar whose research has focused on Southwest Native art.

State workers, National Guard asked to fill school gap

SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced a statewide initiative on Wednesday, Jan. 19 that will provide support for schools by encouraging state workers and National Guard members to volunteer to become licensed pre-K teachers or childcare workers in an effort to keep doors open for in-person learning