State Budget Choking UNM Sustainability Goals

UNM waste bundled for recycling. Photo: NM News Port

By Gabriela Garcia-Huff, Brianna Mortensen, Jaden Torres / NM News Port / The University of New Mexico Office of Sustainability set a goal in 2009 to decrease the university’s carbon emissions by 80 percent before the year 2030, according to the Climate Action Plan. However, with stagnant funding from the state and the regular traffic… Continue reading State Budget Choking UNM Sustainability Goals

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Democrats take back the NM House

By Vanessa Espinoza and Natalie Baca / NM News Port According to election data from the NM Secretary of State, the Democratic party has taken control of the NM House of Representatives. The Democrats had held control of the chamber for more than 60 years — then lost their majority in 2014 — and now… Continue reading Democrats take back the NM House

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‘Stronger Together on Education’ – Anne Holton visits Albuquerque

  By Monique Rinaldi / NM News Port Anne Holton, wife of Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, discussed school reforms with Albuquerque educators and parents Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Thomas Bell Community Center. On the campaign trail, Holton says, her job is to listen to teachers, parents and students from around the country… Continue reading ‘Stronger Together on Education’ – Anne Holton visits Albuquerque

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NM 3rd Congressional District candidates offer contrasting views in broadcast debate

Preparing to debate on NMPBS: Ben Ray Luhan (L) and Michael Romero (R). Photo by Kevin Maestas / NM News Port

News Port partner New Mexico PBS is partnering with public media stations in New Mexico (KRWG, KENW, KANW and KUNM) to present “NMPBS Candidate Conversations” in some of the key 2016 races. In this video that aired on NMPBS on October 13th, the candidates in the 3rd Congressional District race, incumbent Democrat Ben Ray Lujan… Continue reading NM 3rd Congressional District candidates offer contrasting views in broadcast debate

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Incubator spawns social entrepreneurs

  Comments 494 olumn_text] By Logan Rader / NM News Port In one of Albuquerque’s poorest zip codes, a new innovation incubator is boosting nonprofit startups to take on social problems. SINC, short for Social Impact and Nonprofit Community, is Albuquerque’s first incubator for social entrepreneurs. “We are essentially a lean startup mechanism for non-profits,” said… Continue reading Incubator spawns social entrepreneurs

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MACCS leader uses innovative teaching to grow media arts

Glenna Voigt recently was honored by the New Mexico Technology Council as one of six women featured in their 8th annual Women in Technology Celebration. Photo by Jake Schwanitz / NM News Port

  By Jake Schwanitz / NM News Port One New Mexico charter school is taking advantage of a booming industry that has made an impact across the state. Students at the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School in Albuquerque focus on careers in digital media and film, and their leader recently was recognized for her work.… Continue reading MACCS leader uses innovative teaching to grow media arts

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