The National Education Association of New Mexico says that in New Mexico, funds for education have been dwindling ever since 2008. Among the budget cuts that have surfaced over the last few days of the special legislative session is a call that would cut higher education funding including cuts to UNM's budget. On Friday, the NEA of New Mexico presented a petition to the Governor's office.The petition calls for no further cuts to public and higher education, while lawmakers work to resolve the state budget crisis. KSFR spoke with NEA representative Charles Goodmacher at the Roundhouse.





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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 1:24pm MDT

In mid-August the Department of Justice announced it was ending the federal government's relationship with private prisons including Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) which has run the Cibola County Correctional Facility in Milan, New Mexico.

KSFR has reported on this issue extensively, including the fact that the prison closure would create 256 layoffs in Grants county where the unemployment rate is nine percent. Today, Ellen Berkovitch speaks to Marcela Diaz of Somos Un Pueblo Unido about explicitly whom this facility in Milan has imprisoned, and Santa Fe's role in having avoided becoming home to this private prison in 1999.

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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 12:59pm MDT

Native Food Sovereignty was on the table at a recent event at Museum Hill. KSFR's Dennis Carrol has the story.


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Category:KSFR News -- posted at: 10:00am MDT