Who Profits From Border Security?
border / Business / News

Who Profits From Border Security?

By Michelle Garcia via New America Media Lea en español — The fate of millions of immigrants is tied to immigration reform. But there are also numerous military contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers whose fortunes could be significantly affected by the bill. Contained within the 1,000-page and counting immigration reform bill before the Congress is an … Continue reading

Roundhouse 2013: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems?
Business / Legislature / News / Politics

Roundhouse 2013: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems?

The Minimum Wage Battle — Rep. Phillip Archuleta worked for the Department of Workforce Solutions for 20 years. His job was to handle cases where people weren’t getting paid their due, he said. “Anything to do with wage theft.” The Democrat from Las Cruces said during those two decades, he encountered folks who were working … Continue reading

Council Compass: uPUBLIC, Downtown Action, Urban Renewal
Business / Council Compass

Council Compass: uPUBLIC, Downtown Action, Urban Renewal

By Carolyn Carlson — Even after whittling down the agenda, city councilors heard about a variety of issues from the public at its Wednesday, Feb. 20 meeting. Citizens raised problems with uPUBLIC (the city’s public access TV provider), fired back at police shootings and pushed for adequate funding for Downtown city services. Citizen Cable Several … Continue reading

The Past and Future of Coal at San Juan
Business / Environment / Health / News

The Past and Future of Coal at San Juan

By Erin Rose — Pollution from a Four Corners-area power plant has bothered its neighbors for years. They point to widespread respiratory effects and haze at nearby wilderness areas—not to mention associated public health costs. An agreement reached on Friday, Feb. 15 could reduce the San Juan Generating Station’s environmental impact. PNM, the state’s largest … Continue reading

The San Juan Power Plant Compromise
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The San Juan Power Plant Compromise

By Erin Rose — A tentative settlement may finally end PNM’s years-long battle with the Environmental Protection Agency over pollution from the San Juan Generating Station. The power plant, 15 miles west of Farmington, N.M., is facing strict EPA emissions controls and the installation of pollution reduction measures. PNM and the New Mexico Environment Department challenged those … Continue reading