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Blazing Heat in NM

June 18, 2021 – The Line opinion panel takes up a topic on everyone’s sweat-soaked brow this week: the unseasonably hot late-spring temperatures. Climate change and megafires to the west have combined to turn mid-June into a miserable slog for much of the state. With record-setting temperatures and prolonged drought conditions becoming the new normal, the question comes up as July 4th approaches: should fireworks be banned for personal use? 

Host: Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel: 
Dede Feldman, former state senator  
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican  
TJ Trout, radio host, KKOB 

For More Information: 

Heat in Santa Fe ties records, and more is in the forecast – Santa Fe New Mexican 

Heat wave enveloping West will shatter records, spark wildfires – Axios 

An eighth of the US population is sweltering under a record-breaking heat dome. Climate change is making it worse – CNN 

With fire all around us, stay informed – Santa Fe New Mexican 

New Mexico Fire Information