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January 1, 2021 Our number one story of 2020 is no surprise. It’s COVID-19 and the state of New Mexico’s healthcare systems. The global pandemic changed absolutely everything about life in the last year. The Line opinion panelists discuss the state’s reaction to the virus outbreak and especially Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s controversial public health orders. They’ll also discuss the inequities the pandemic has brought to the surface and how New Mexico moves forward from COVID in 2021. (Note: our list of the top ten stories of 2020 is non-scientific and represents the thoughts of the New Mexico in Focus team, along with help and input from our panelists). 

Host: Gene Grant 

The Line Opinion Panel:     
Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal Capitol Bureau Chief  
Julie Ann Grimm, Santa Fe Reporter Editor & Publisher 
Jessica Onsurez, Carlsbad Current Argus New Director 
Andy Lyman, New Mexico Political Report