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    NM Governor delivers State of the State speech to open the 2020 legislature

    New Mexico’s 32nd Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her second State of the State speech Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Thanks to our partner New Mexico PBS for providing a live feed of the speech and post-speech analysis. Watch the speech live: NM PBS and partners provide post speech analysis: Local journalists have arranged to track the speech […]

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    News Port at five years

    The year of 2019 marks five years since the inception of the New Mexico News Port – and it hasn’t been easy. The News Port has survived the pains of a small start-up in a resource-poor environment to become a fixture in the UNM journalism program. The idea for the News Port sprang from a […]

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    Now at ABQ Museum: Henson’s ‘Imagination’

    By Nicolas Maxwell-Parra & Micah Turman / NM News Port / “Imagination Unlimited,” a travelling exhibit depicting the legacy of Jim Henson, the man who brought the world such children’s programs as Sesame Street and the Muppets, is now open at the Albuquerque Museum.  This is not the first time Henson and the Muppets have […]

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    Confronting drug addiction with treatment instead of criminalization 

    By Bella Davis and Eduardo Naranjo / News Port For decades, the primary approach to confronting drug addiction in New Mexico has been criminalization. That’s starting to change, reflecting a rehabilitation model spearheaded by state legislators and community organizations.  Non-violent and largely low-level drug offenses account for the incarceration of almost a half-million people nationally, […]

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    New report shows homeless population increasing in Albuquerque, local agencies expand homeless help

    According to a recent report, the homeless population is increasing in Albuquerque and several new initiatives hope to address the problem by building a new shelter, housing area, and better outreach on the streets.   In November, Albuquerque city residents voted to fund a $14 million centralized homeless shelter that will house 300 people and be […]

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    Local food banks serve a growing demand

    By Kevin Clark  and Jesus Mata / News Port There are more than 100 food pantries in Albuquerque, and now one of those is based at the University of New Mexico.  The new and permanent Lobo Food Pantry opened at the Advisement and Enrichment Center, and joins the previously existing UNM mobile food pantry that […]

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    Climate communications aim to bridge partisan gap

    By Sevia Gonzales and Joe Rull / News Port Climate change has become a central issue on the American political stage, and studies show that the politicization of climate science has grown in recent years, which may be limiting the progress of bipartisan efforts to tackle environmental issues with policy. The research suggests that this […]

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    Ballooning group aims to increase competition participation

    By Bryce Dix and Isaac Fason / News Port   Because of hot air balloon clubs like Top Gun, which aims to get people into piloting balloons rather than just marveling at them, there’s plenty of action beyond the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta,  Top Gun Vice President  Will Fitzpatrick, speaking at a recent competition, said […]

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