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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – JUNE 26, 2022: A man shops in the alcohol department at a grocery store in Albuquerque.
Drinking kills New Mexicans at a far higher rate than anywhere else in the nation, and the crisis is escalating.
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New Mexico In Depth
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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The alcohol department at a grocery store Albuquerque on June 26, 2022.
When it comes to drinking, how much is too much?
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Illustration by Shelby Criswell
Reducing New Mexico’s extraordinary alcohol death rate will require a whole-of-society approach.
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New Mexico State Capitol.
Scientists say policies can help the state cut excess drinking, but lawmakers listen to alcohol interests instead.
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Steve Harbin sits at his dining room table at his home in Albuquerque.
Alcohol dependence is New Mexico’s biggest untreated substance use problem. Doctors can do more to treat it.
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The McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge in 2018.
Before the overturn of Roe v. Wade, Southern Texas was already an abortion desert.
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Dialysis clinic, with patient waiting by van.
Thomas Alba attended his thrice-weekly dialysis sessions for more than a decade before receiving what physicians term an "involuntary discharge."
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The courthouse in Starkville, Mississippi.
A growing population of unhoused Mississippians are caught in limbo between the legally accepted definition of homelessness and stable housing.
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Tampa Bay Times reporters Eli Murray and Corey Johnson take soil samples near the Gopher Resource factory in January 2021 in Tam
More than 150 sites could be contaminated, and a new reporting project will conduct targeted environmental testing to see whether they present a risk to surrounding communities.
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Illustration by Carolyn Ramos for Voice of San Diego
An average of more than five Marines per year died by suicide at Camp Pendleton. At least 20 took their lives in the barracks ­– and another four during training exercises.
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