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Saturday Springboard: Movie Industry on the Mend? + Drill, Baby, Drill + At-Risk Chickens

By Margaret Wright — After state budget cuts, the implementation of incentive caps and staffing upheavals, the New Mexico film industry is “on the mend”—or so says Variety magazine. Part of that recovery process could include efforts by state lawmakers sponsoring legislation to improve incentives for movie and TV productions. And the New Mexico Film Office … Continue reading »

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Saturday Springboard: Fracking + Groundhogs + Globetrotters + Guns

By Margaret Wright A marmot with powers of divination in Punxsutawney, Pa., has declared that winter will end early. The Harlem Globetrotters (the team actually originated in Chicago) make an appearance tonight at 7 p.m. at the Santa Ana Star Center. This fact sent me down a trivia rabbit hole: Magic Johnson played for the Globetrotters. Henry Kissinger and Pope John Paul were … Continue reading »

Roundhouse 2013: The Starting Line
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Roundhouse 2013: The Starting Line

By Marisa Demarco — The 2013 legislative session opens at noon today. Gov. Susana Martinez will deliver the State of the State address, maybe to a tough crowd. New Mexico In Depth talked with state politicians who consider Martinez’ tactics divisive. It’s part of In Depth’s series on the guv. Today also marks the beginning of a partnership between Local … Continue reading »

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Borderlands Year in Review: Vol. 1

By Margaret Wright — Straddling 2,000 miles from the tip of Texas to the coast of California, the U.S./Mexico border region is characterized by contrast and volatility. The borderlands are home to historic communities torn apart by horrifying violence, economic opportunities amidst grinding poverty, people banding together for change alongside bitter competition over resources. This … Continue reading »