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Wildfire Emergency

Firefighters working on a fire that is burning dried grass approaching trees.

4.29.2022 – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has called for a state of emergency over wildfires burning around New Mexico. The Governor and state forest officials are asking for more resources from the federal government, including more personnel to help handle the early start to fire season. The Line Opinion Panel discusses our current predicament, and…

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Fighting More Than Fire

Silhouettes of firefighters against a bright orange flame.

4.22.2022 – As the nation’s wildlands burn with increasing intensity, fires are taking a bigger toll on the men and women who battle them. Long considered seasonal workers, many firefighters don’t have full-time benefits and make surprisingly low wages. Environmental producer Laura Paskus speaks with firefighters about their challenges and about possible solutions. Correspondent: Laura…

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