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Conventions and Campaigns, Restaurant Reopenings and a New Normal for Fire Season

August 27, 2020

Reports of missing mail collection boxes around the country have prompted an Albuquerque-based software designer…

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NMiF: voter information

Voting and the U.S. Mail, La Jornada Controversy, Virtual Life During COVID

August 20, 2020

As the nation celebrates the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote, Secretary of…

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Our Land Gold King Mine Spill, Regeneron Science Talent Search, Online Indian Market, Back to School

August 14, 2020

In the August installment of Our Land, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus revisits the Gold King Mine spill…

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Governor MLG on COVID Crisis, Supreme Court Ruling on Fines, and Covering Pandemic in Carlsbad

August 6, 2020

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has been shepherding New Mexico through the COVID-19 crisis since the…

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Pandemic Parenting, New Faces of BLM, and Operation Legend

July 30, 2020

With the school year quickly approaching and coronavirus cases surging, New Mexico schools are going…

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Operation Legend Heads to ABQ, Painting for Peace, Surviving COVID, Finding Water

July 23, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick talks with artist and quilter…

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Native American Mascots, NMGOP on COVID-19 Response, “Herd Immunity” and Masks

July 17, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs talks to former U.S.…

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Our Land Anniversary & Gila River News, Voting Study, Mask Mandates and COVID Updates

July 9, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, host Gene Grant celebrates the third anniversary of…

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Women’s Right to Vote in New Mexico and Recap of COVID Conversations

July 2, 2020

New Mexico in Focus begins its 14th season with a look back at the effects…

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Front view of the Santa Fe Roundhouse.

Special Session Ends, Push for Early Childhood Wellness Begins, COVID and More Racial Reckoning

June 26, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Russell Contreras talks with Elizabeth Groginsky, the…

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Albuquerque’s Oñate Protests, Special Session, Mark Kennedy Shriver

June 18, 2020

Protests this week centered on a statue of Juan de Oñate in Albuquerque. The conquistador’s…

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Impact of Black Lives Matter Protests, Our Land Reveals Rio Grande Drying & Healthy Living During a Pandemic

June 11, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, as lawmakers and the governor ready for a…

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Black Lives Matter Protests, Primary Elections, and COVID-19 Updates

June 4, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, host Gene Grant talks with Albuquerque’s Mayor Tim…

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Economic Recovery Council, Acequia Traditions, & Primary Voting During COVID-19

May 28, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Matt Grubs talks with Christina Campos and…

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COVID-19 Testing, El Paso Area Outbreak, Federal Races in NM Primary, and George I. Sanchez’s Legacy

May 21, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Laura Paskus continues her series of interviews…

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COVID-19: Cities Clash With Lockdown, Navajo Nation Outbreak, The Line

May 13, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Laura Paskus continues her series of interviews…

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COVID-19: Testing NM Populations, Native Response & Resources, Primary Voting, Our Land

May 6, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs takes a close look…

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COVID-19: Vaccine Search, Changes at Hospitals, & Covering Southeastern NM

April 29, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick talks with researchers at the…

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NM’s Yazzie Martinez Draft Plan, Mapping Wildfires & Upending the West’s Water Narratives

May 19, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel reviews the state’s new…

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The Science of NM’s Extreme Winds, Wildfire Emergency & Coping with Climate Anxiety

May 12, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel takes on the issue…

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Reflecting on the Legacy of the Rio Grande Sun

May 5, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a reflection on a historic small-town paper, the…

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Wildfires Spreading, Attorney General’s Race & Public Lands Open to Oil and Gas Leases

April 28, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a wildfire state of emergency. Our Line Opinion…

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The Longest Season: An Our Land Wildfire Special

April 21, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, fire season has started early in our state.…

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Wildfire Danger, Latinx Voting Analysis & Early Election Preview

April 14, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel addresses the startling number…

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Assessing the Impact of Tax Rebate Checks, Recreational Cannabis Legalization & Spring Runoff Forecast

April 7, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, our Line Opinion panelists assess the fast-moving special…

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Nuclear Waste Storage Proposal, Reconciling Climate Change Through Faith & Sustaining Journalism in New Mexico

March 31, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a look behind the push to make New…

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Special Session Announcement, Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales & New Mexico’s New State Engineer

March 24, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the state legislature is heading back to the…

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NM Governor Approves Historic Budget, Executive Action on Hydrogen & Weather Modification

March 17, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, a Russian-American living here in New Mexico is…

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NM Infrastructure Priorities, Controversial Child Welfare Bill & Transparency in State Government

March 10, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, our state is wrestling with how to spend…

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GOP Convention Fallout, Local Response to Ukraine

March 3, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Ukrainian Americans here in New Mexico are rallying…

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Mask Mandate Ends, PNM Warns of Potential Blackouts & Understanding the End of the Regular Session

February 24, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Albuquerque’s ban on plastic bags is facing some…

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Legislative Session Concludes & Albuquerque’s Indian Boarding School History

February 17, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the 2022 Legislative Session wraps up on Thursday,…

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Hydrogen Bill Stalls, Voting Proposal Changes & Staffing Crisis at MDC

February 10, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Governor’s agenda takes a hit in the…

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Anti-Crime Initiatives, the Scientific Realities of Hydrogen & Education Equity

February 3, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, behind-the-scenes perspective on some of the key legislation…

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Voting Reform Proposals, the Governor’s Push for Hydrogen & Tax Laws Explained

January 27, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we take a critical look at two major…

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State of the State Address: Analyzing Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Proposed Investments & New Mexico’s 2022 Outlook

January 20, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Gene and the Line Opinion Panel dig into…

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