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New Mexico

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A review of internal records and interviews with a dozen current and former health department staff show what expertise it possesses has long been muzzled or ignored.
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Lawmakers concerned about New Mexico’s worst-in-the-nation rate of alcohol-related deaths are focused on revising how the state taxes alcohol.
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COVID-19 ravaged Indigenous tribes in New Mexico. State and federal data reveal how a long legacy of uranium exposure may have made them uniquely vulnerable.
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A generation ago, the state's legislature set alcohol taxes at a few pennies per drink and hasn’t changed them since.
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Over 73,000 residents who could benefit from treatment to reduce their alcohol consumption are not getting it, more than people addicted to all other substances combined.
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Stereotypes about alcohol and Native people are hiding a crisis that’s bigger than any single group.
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As violence in New Mexico spikes, state leaders overlook alcohol’s integral role.
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In New Mexico’s war on DWI, the relentless focus on drunk drivers misses the bigger problem of addiction.
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Alcohol hasn’t received the attention it deserves. Here are tools to report on it, whether your beat is health, crime, business, or politics.
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When it comes to drinking, how much is too much?

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