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Otero County Election Saga, Police Shooting Lawsuit in Chaves County & Acequias Facing Wildfires and Floods

June 23, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, the Line Opinion Panel reacts to the recent…

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President Biden Pledges Support, Secretary of State Sues Otero County & Wildfire’s Impact on Wildlife

June 16, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, our Line Opinion Panelists react to President Biden’s…

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Primary Election Analysis, ‘Bleak’ Outlook for Middle Rio Grande Water Supply & Assessing the State of Democracy in NM

June 9, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, New Mexico voters had their say at the…

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Preventing School Violence, PFAS Contamination in New Mexico & Interstate Highway Proposal

June 2, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The Line Opinion Panel offers ideas for action…

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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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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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Uncontrolled COVID and Lawmaking Plans

November 19, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… Correspondent Megan Kamerick interviews Dr. Tracie Collins, UNM’s…

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Election Conflicts, Uncontrolled COVID-19, APD Failures

November 12, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… Correspondent Russell Contreras talks to Rachel Kleinfeld, a…

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Election Recap and Money in Politics

November 5, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… NMiF producer Matt Grubs talks with Kathleen Sabo,…

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Election Preps and Unchecked COVID Spread

October 29, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… NMiF producer Matt Grubs talks with reporters across…

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COVID Updates, Senate Debate Highlights, Handling Absentee Ballots, and Facing Death

October 23, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… Correspondent Megan Kamerick interviews end-of-life planner Gail Rubin,…

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NM’s COVID-19 Spike, an In-Depth Look at Monuments, Statues and Conquistadors

October 15, 2020

This week on New Mexico in Focus… Correspondent Russell Contreras speaks with Vanessa Fonseca-Chávez, a New Mexico…

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New Mexico’s Top Political Races, COVID Updates, and a Drying Rio Grande, plus Our Land: Urban Forests

October 8, 2020

This week, New Mexico in Focus previews conversations with Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small and…

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