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Legislative Analysis & APD Leadership

March 25, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the clock struck midnight on legislation that would…

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Deb Haaland Makes History, Special Election Set and Legislature’s Race to the Finish

March 18, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion panel looks at all the…

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Our Land: PFAS on the Farm, Biden’s COVID Supply Manager, and Back to School Again

March 11, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion panel addresses Gov. Michelle Lujan…

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Correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with Dr. Anthony Fauci over videoconference.

Dr. Fauci Talks COVID in Indian Country, Legislative Roundup and Sen. Martin Heinrich

March 5, 2021

This week, New Mexico in Focus features the top medical aide to President Biden and…

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Haaland Hearing Reaction, Housing Crunch and School Decisions

February 26, 2021

This week, New Mexico in Focus features reaction to confirmation hearings for Interior Secretary-designate Deb Haaland. The New…

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Talking Tax Reform, Economics of Climate Change & Deb Haaland’s Nomination Fight

February 18, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus… The Line opinion panel looks at New Mexico’s…

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Reforming Redistricting in NM, Alcohol Legislation & Our Land: What’s in a Name?

February 11, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus… Now that the 2020 U.S. Census count is…

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COVID Impacts Learning and Lawmaking, the Ethics of Vaccination, and What the Biden Climate Plan Means for New Mexico

February 4, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus… The Line opinion panel looks at the mad…

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Lobbying During Pandemic, State of State Analysis, and Vaccine Progress

January 28, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus… NMiF producer Matt Grubs interviews New Mexico In…

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PFAS Discovered, Musicians Struggle and Lawmakers Meet During Pandemic

January 21, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus… PFAS, toxic man-made chemicals, are showing up in…

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Legislative Preview, Navajo Nation Fights COVID, Vaccination Rollout

January 14, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus… The Navajo Nation is one of the largest tribes in…

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Evictions, Our Land, & New Mexico on the National Stage

January 7, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus… The COVID pandemic has thrown many people into…

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Top 5 Stories of 2020 & Laura Ingalls Wilder Biographer Caroline Fraser

December 28, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus…   The Line opinion panelists wrap up our list of the…

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Top Stories of 2020 Part 1 & New Mexico’s Military Legacy

December 22, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… The Line opinion panelists begin our annual countdown…

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Vaccines, Broadband Access, Mysterious Bird Deaths

December 17, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… Of the nearly six thousand missing and murdered…

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COVID Stress and Mental Health, Rep. Deb Haaland, and Albuquerque’s Bosque

December 10, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland talks with correspondent Laura…

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Sen. Tom Udall’s New Chapter, Color-Coding Covid Control, and Political Gains for Women

December 3, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… Outgoing U.S. Sen. Tom Udall talks with correspondent…

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Tribal Leaders Battle COVID and Honoring Native American Heritage

November 24, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… honoring Native American Heritage month with a celebration…

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New Wrinkles for Special Session, PNM Merger Discussion & What’s in a Name?

December 2, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, lawmakers head back to the Roundhouse next week,…

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Busting Thanksgiving Myths, Reservation Dogs Composer and PFAS Update

November 24, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, November is a month dedicated to the contributions…

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Social Studies Curricula Changes, a New Approach to Water Management & Departures From the Governor’s Administration

November 18, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as COVID-19 cases continue to soar in New…

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Celebrating Joy Harjo, Our Lands Revisited, and UNM Football Player Teton Saltes Makes His Mark

November 11, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we celebrate Joy Harjo, a groundbreaking poet and…

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Election Night Reaction, Gun Ban at the State Capitol & Student Action on Fossil Fuels and Climate Change

November 4, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, historic turnout across New Mexico led to some…

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Potential PNM Merger Partner Avangrid’s Track Record, Film Set Tragedy & Downtown ABQ Stadium Opinions

October 27, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, customers are facing some potentially big changes when it comes…

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Good Neighbors, Redistricting Committee Approves Maps & Author William deBuys

October 21, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Citizen Redistricting Committee has wrapped up it’s work,…

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The Campaign Money Game, IATSE Strike Looms, and Our Land

October 14, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion panel breaks down the latest campaign…

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The Albuquerque Mayoral Forum, presented by the New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative

October 6, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as voting begins in local elections across the state, NMiF teams…

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Ballooning Safety, Albuquerque’s Race for Mayor and a Mystery for NM Schools

September 30, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta opens this month, the…

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Drought and Agriculture, a Native Voice in Fashion & Redistricting Progress

September 23, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales speaks with Native fashion model Quannah Chasinghorse (Han…

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Working the Fire Lines, Cannabis Industry Equality, and Policing Changes

September 15, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as the nation’s wildlands burn with increasing intensity, fires…

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Downwinders, Down Time for Virgin Galactic, and Our Land’s Dark Skies

September 8, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium has been trying for…

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Sunny Budget Forecast as Unemployment Boost Expires, and Afghanistan Perspectives

September 1, 2021

This week, New Mexico in Focus searches for perspective on the end of the war in Afghanistan…

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More Pandemic Pushback for MLG and Afghans Come to New Mexico

August 26, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, fleeing Taliban rule, Afghans who were able to…

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Mask Mandate Redux, Crime Trends, and Local Weathercasters Tackle Climate Change

August 18, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the nearly unrestrained rise in COVID-19 cases among unvaccinated…

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Delta Pinches Hospitals, CYFD Shakeup, and Climate Change & Extreme Weather

August 11, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Delta variant of the novel coronavirus is…

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Delta Blues, Toxins and Firefighters, Congressional Update

August 4, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus speaks with a former U.S. Air…

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