The week in review: PED’s continued silence, climate change and reaction to the violence in Charlottesville

Here’s what you might have missed this week from NM Political Report. Leaked climate report paints dry picture of U.S. Southwest, by Laura Paskus

Albuquerque responds to violence at Virginia white supremacist rally, by Laura Paskus

Doña Ana County Republican Party chairman resigns after social media rant, by Andy Lyman

By not answering media questions, PED leaves public in the dark, by Andy Lyman and Laura Paskus

New Mexico’s reserves among lowest in the nation, by Matthew Reichbach

New numbers from the state on revenue, reserves by Laura Paskus

Augustin Plains Ranch order released, meetings scheduled on controversial water project, by Laura Paskus

Some stories from our news partners:
Trump has broad power to block climate change report, by Andy Revkin, ProPublica

Schools fail lead tests while many states don’t require testing at all, by Elissa Nuñez and Amy Molloy, Center for Public Integrity

Deadline looms on Zinke’s National Monument recommendations, by Roz Brown, Public News Service – NM

A new generation of white supremacists emerges in Charlottesville, by A.C. Thompson, ProPublica, and Karim Hajj, special to ProPublica

 

 
Opinion pieces
Trump needs to go, by Rep. Daymon Ely

Carruthers Should Stay At NMSU, by Rep. Bill McCamley

NMSU regents should keep Garrey Carruthers at the helm in troubled times, by Sen. John Arthur Smith, Sen. Steven P. Neville and Sen. Mary Kay Papen

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The week in review: Education, judge rules on vetoes and drought persists

We know how tough it is to keep up with all the news every week, especially in recent months. Here’s a list of the stories that appeared on NM Political Report this week that you can catch up on this weekend—before the news cycle starts all over again next week. This week, we highlighted education stories:

Education plan could result in closure, takeover of some schools by Andy Lyman: A dive into an education plan the federal government approved and how it could lead to school closures or the conversion of public schools to charter schools. Judge rules ten Martinez vetoes invalid, says they will become law by Matthew Reichbach: Gov. Susana Martinez saw another court setback with the judge’s ruling that she failed to validly veto ten bills, paving the way for them to become law. Confusion over DOI Secretary’s decision on land transfer by Laura Paskus: After an announcement by the U.S. Interior Department, some reported a land transfer to open up a wilderness area was going forward.

The week in review: Our stories from this week

We know how tough it is to keep up with all the news every week, especially in current times. Here’s a list of the stories that appeared on NM Political Report this week that you can catch up on this weekend—before the news cycle starts again next week. Rural residents continue decade-long battle against San Augustin Ranch water project by Laura Paskus: A plan to pump water in southwestern New Mexico and ship it to urban areas is not popular with residents of the area. Zinke ‘horses around’ on trip, New Mexicans wait for decisions by Laura Paskus: A recap of Ryan Zinke’s trip to New Mexico, where he avoided public interactions. What does Utah have to do with NM’s national monuments?