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KUNM News Update
Mayor Tim Keller, City Councilors Nichole Rogers and Tammy Fiebelkorn, and Go Forth Program Manager Stefenie Griggs announce an electric vehicle car-sharing program with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the PAH! Hiland Plaza.
Roberto E. Rosales
City Desk ABQ
Members of Albuquerque’s Public Service Company of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment Clean Cities Coalition and Sol Housing celebrated the launch of an Affordable Mobility Platform, the first electric vehicle car share program in the state.
Local News
Focus on homelessness
Registered Nurse Oakley Blasdel with Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless talks to Westside Emergency Housing Center resident Tammy Lee Rosencrantce during a regular visit to the shelter.
Megan Myscofski
Homelessness in older adults is increasing at a fast clip across the country.In Albuquerque, much of that population is in one place: the city’s main shelter on the Westside. That facility, however, is not set up to care for older folks or people with disabilities.
Let's Talk New Mexico
Jewell Thomas with her daughter, Angela Jemmott. Jemmott and her brothers pay $4,000 a month for home health aides who are not covered under Thomas’ long-term care insurance policy.
Bryan Meltz
The New York Times
A recent series by KFF Health News and the New York Times found that roughly 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day until 2030. Most expect to live into their 80s and 90s as the price tag for long-term care explodes, outpacing inflation and reaching a half-trillion dollars a year. On the next Let’s Talk New Mexico we’ll speak with one of the reporters who published this series, and we’ll hear from state officials and others on resources available here.