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It’s apparent society is more than excited to be going back to the times before the pandemic– drinks and laughs are now being shared at bars, music is flowing from concert venues, and awkward first dates are making their return debut to restaurants across the country. But, the story is completely different for those who experienced loss during one of the darkest times in modern history.

Community Matters - July 2021

Jul 19, 2021

Guest Leroy "Buster" Silva, founder of Family+Indigenize+Thrive discusses Indigenous wellness practices.

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Food insecurity has been a persistent struggle that COVID-19 only worsened and shined a light on. Now, the pandemic seems to be in the rearview mirror for many, but the issues of hunger are still persisting for many New Mexicans. 

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Energy watchdogs from across New Mexico have filed formal complaints against NM Attorney General Hector Balderas and an associate law firm– claiming potential fraud and corruption involving business arrangements between the two amongst the proposed Avangrid/PNM merger.

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Southern New Mexicans will hold their 12th candlelight vigil in Tularosa Saturday commemorating the 76th anniversary of the Trinity Test, and remembering the suffering and deaths they believe it caused. The test was history's first detonation of a nuclear device.

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In this week's update on the happenings of New Mexico's political world, Bryce Dix sat down with New Mexico Political Report's Andy Lyman to talk about the swaths of Republicans announcing their candidacy for next year’s gubernatorial election for governor of New Mexico. 

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In June, several whistleblowers at Fort Bliss military base came forward about the living conditions of migrant children. They allege unsafe conditions, panic attacks, and even children suffering from depression. Reporter Taylor Velazquez spoke with Bernardo Rafael Cruz from the ACLU of Texas, who’s been inside the facility, to talk about the notorious abuse. 

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One hundred students at the Santa Fe Community College who also have children to raise will receive $400 to $500 dollars a month this fall to help them do just that. KSFR’s Dennis Carroll talks with Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber about the National Mayors Guaranteed Income program, its goal of lifting struggling Americans out of poverty, and how it will be put to use in Santa Fe.

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In this week's update on New Mexico's political world, Bryce Dix sat down with New Mexico Political Report's Andy Lyman to chat about the GOP's call for an "extraordinary" session that aims to pass legislation to limit Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham's emergency powers.

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When the pandemic forced schools and childcare centers to shut down, more than five million American mothers gave up their jobs.  Currently, The New York Times reports that 1.3 million of these women are still out of work.

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This year is the 75th anniversary of the Trinity Test in southern New Mexico. It was the first detonation of a nuclear device—the unleashing of the unholy might of the tiny atom. To mark the occasion, reporter Dennis Carroll, in an ongoing series of reports, examines what we have learned about the changing attitudes, the shroud of secrecy, claims of bad science and the apparent utter disregard for Trinity’s neighbors that now surround the test and its aftermath decades later.

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