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New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham giving her 2022 State of the State Address.

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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Budget

2022 Budget Proposals, Hospitals Warn of Longer Waits & Faith and Climate Change

January 14, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, state leaders share their 2022 budget plans ahead…

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Responding to Omicron Spread, Lawmaker Transparency and New Mexico’s Changing Drought

January 6, 2022

This week on New Mexico in Focus, lawmakers return to the Roundhouse in just a…

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Top Ten Stories of 2021 Part 2 & Environmental Musings

December 27, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we wrap up our countdown of the top…

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Top Ten Stories of 2021 Part 1 & Food Insecurity Innovation

December 20, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, we bring back an annual tradition on the…

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Redistricting Decisions, Hospitals at the Brink, and Fentanyl’s Impact on Crime

December 16, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, The New Mexico Legislature is hard at work…

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Zoë Rossman and Laura Paskus sit down for an interview

Special Session Begins, PNM Merger Struck Down & Urban Wildlife

December 9, 2021

This week on New Mexico in Focus, state lawmakers are back inside the Roundhouse this…

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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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Joy Harjo

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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A Soccer Stadium Rendering

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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Pictures of Quannah Chasinghorse getting ready for the Met Gala

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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COVID and Labor Day, Climate Change, and Political and Racial Tensions

September 3, 2020

Dr. David Scrase, cabinet secretary for the Human Services Department, knows that as the Labor…

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A sign reading "Come in, we're open" with a sticky-note reading "Kind of" placed before "Open".

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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A group of children wading into a gold-tinted river.

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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Composite of portrait of Michelle Lujan Grisham, a CG illustration of a coronavirus, and red text reading "CORONAVIRUS".

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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Front view of the Santa Fe Roundhouse.

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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A person sits in the middle of a street as cops in riot gear, batons, and on horseback approach them.

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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A hand holds up a sign reading "BLACK LIVES MATTER!"

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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A nurse holds up a vial reading "COVID-19 TEST".

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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