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Top Stories of 2021 (#3 & #2)

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December 31, 2021The Line opinion panel unveils the third biggest story of the 2021. Climate change continues to impact all aspects of life in New Mexico, from warming temperatures, to longer fire season and a lingering drought. The Line panelists discuss how the state is responding to the impacts of climate change now and moving forward. And, coming in at number two on our top stories of the year is education during a pandemic. Students returned to in-person learning in 2021, but it was anything but smooth sailing in classrooms across the state. The panelists discuss the ongoing learning loss and what the state can do to try and bridge that gap moving forward.

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:

Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and FutureNew Mexico PBS

Ski resorts rely more on snowmaking amid climate change and drought – Santa Fe New Mexican

How many more warnings are needed before we seriously tackle climate change – Chicago Sun Times

New Mexico schools varying thresholds when deciding to go remote after COVID breakoutsNewsweek

APS planning on how to keep schools open during latest COVID surgeKRQE TV

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