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Top Stories of 2021 (#1)

December 31, 2021 Our top story of 2021 is no surprise as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact the lives of New Mexicans in countless ways. The Line opinion panelists discuss the state’s response to the pandemic from ongoing indoor mask mandates, to the rollout of vaccination efforts and the addition of vaccine mandates for many workplaces and even public events like the State Fair.

Host: Gene Grant

Line Opinion Panelists:
Julie Ann Grimm, editor and publisher, Santa Fe Reporter
Algernon D’Ammassa, reporter, Las Cruces Sun News
Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal Capitol Bureau
Jessica Onsurez, news director, Carlsbad Current Argus

For More Information:

Military deploys medical team to New Mexico to help treat COVID-19 patientsSanta Fe New Mexican

Booster mandates are a tough call for states, businesses – Pennsylvania Capital-Star

New Mexico hospitals brace for more COVID-19 patients in December, urge residents to get vaccinatedLas Cruces Sun News