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National Efforts Fighting NM Wildfires, Primary Election Preview & Missing and Murdered Investigations in The Navajo Nation

May 26, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel dives into the key…

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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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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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Masks are Back, Albuquerque’s Soccer Pitch, Native Boarding Schools

July 29, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, extended coverage of the federal government’s effort to…

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Restaurant Dynamics, Covering PFAS Contamination & Drunk Driving Liability

July 22, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion roundtable offers reactions and insight…

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Branson Blasts Off, Dow Enters Gov Race and Education on the Navajo Nation

July 15, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the state is aflutter with news of the first…

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Photographing the Border, Reflecting on New Mexican Colonialism, Protecting Forests Against Wildfires

July 7, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, an inside look at the faces and stories…

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What’s Next for Legal Cannabis, CYFD Troubles and Historical Astronomy

June 30, 2021

This week, New Mexico in Focus continues its in-depth look at the state’s newly legal recreational cannabis…

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Pandemic Reopening, New Cannabis Law and Living on ‘Chile Street’

June 23, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion panel assembles virtually to discuss the…

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Stansbury Takes Office, PFAS Accountability, and Blazing Spring Heat

June 16, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, after testifying at a congressional hearing on PFAS last…

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Future of our Forests, Growers’ Markets Adapt to COVID-19 and the Truth about UFOs

June 9, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Our Land returns to mark the ten-year anniversary…

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CD-1 Blowout, Vax Sweepstakes & ABQ’s Home for Life

June 3, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion panel talks takeaways from the special…

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The Public’s Money, Native Mental Health and Rio Grande Monitoring Cuts

May 27, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line opinion panel looks at recent outcomes for…

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Tribes Sue Over Water Rule, Ben Ray Lujan

May 19, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, Sen. Ben Ray Lujan joins the program from…

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