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What Do You Want to Read?

By Jeff Proctor April 19, 2024

I’m still trying to figure out exactly how to use this space, and I could use some help from readers. So, contrary to the more positioned portions of my nature,…

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Food Waste and Justice

By Laura Paskus April 12, 2024

We all see it, and we all do it. In Albuquerque alone, people waste more than 112,000 tons of food each year. Nationally, 40 percent of all food in the…

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No Replacement for Hard Data

By Lou DiVizio April 5, 2024

“We have a lot of public safety issues that in my view still require immediate and dramatic attention.” That quote from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham during my interview with her…

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Understanding the State Land Commissioner’s Oil & Gas Holdout

By Lou DiVizio March 29, 2024

If you aren’t completely familiar with the ins and outs of the New Mexico State Land Office, you have company. It plays a significant role in state revenue by generating…

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Four Years of COVID — and Counting

By Jeff Proctor March 25, 2024

March 11 snuck up on me a bit this year. The date has been seared into my brain since 2020, when what we used to call the novel coronavirus swept…