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Thirsty Illegal Pot Crops Threaten Forests, Boost Fire Danger (TEXT, PHOTOS, and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Illegal marijuana plantations, New Mexico, national forests, public lands, water, fire danger, drug cartels, environment, law, ethics, society, humans )

- 1903 days ago -
As New Mexico heads toward a potentially devastating fire season, there's a threat to to the state's public lands that may come as a surprise. People are illegally growing marijuana, hiding the plants deep within national forests and public lands.
Winter Storm Rolls Through NM (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: environment, Americans, New Mexico, good news, weather, snow )

- 1933 days ago -
The snow touched a lot of areas of the state, including the metro, and more on the way. Due to winter weather, Santa Fe schools closed for the day and schools across the metro were delayed. Also some roads were too icy and dangerous for buses to head out.
NM Girl Sings In Super Bowl Ad (TEXT and 2 VIDEOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: New Mexico, Coca Cola commercial, Super Bowl, Americans, society, culture )

- 1934 days ago -
Two of the biggest ads featured in Sunday's Super Bowl have quite the New Mexico connection, including one that's stirred up controversy online for its version of "America the Beautiful."
Omaree Varela or Baby Brianna. Which Is the Real Susana Martinez? (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: children, politics, ethics, abuse, Gov. Susana Martinez, New Mexico, society, crime )

- 1958 days ago -
Remember when candidate Susana Martinez ran all those TV ads about Baby Brianna? A lot of people said those ads helped her win, and they were sure she would be serious about tackling New Mexico's child abuse crisis.
Push for Pot Legalization in NM Begins
Society & Culture  (tags: Legalization of Marijuana, Colorado, New Mexico, society, culture, rights, politics, freedoms )

- 1966 days ago -
Just two days into Colorado's pot experiment, there's a new push to legalize marijuana here. One New Mexico state senator says he wants to do what Colorado did -- let the voters decide.
Former Veterinarian Arrested After Being Indicted on 52 Counts of Animal Cruelty (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: dogs, Santa Fe, New Mexico, animal abuse, animal hoarding, Debra Clopton, for veterinarian, ethics, society, sadness, safety, death )

- 2019 days ago -
A former veterinarian charged in one of the largest animal cruelty cases Santa Fe detectives have investigated, was arrested again. Debra Clopton spent Friday night in jail, after a grand jury indicted her on more than 50 counts this week.
Do "Kid Cages" Really Protect Children From Wolves?
Society & Culture  (tags: children, wolves, New Mexico, society, safety, humans, culture, environment, education )

- 2032 days ago -
In rural Reserve, New Mexico, children wait for school buses inside boxy, wood-and-mesh structures that look like chicken coops. The "kid cages" are meant as protection from wolves. But are they even necessary?
New Mexico Will Spend Millions on Flood Damage (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: flood damage, New Mexico, disaster, cost, weather, environment, humans, government, sadness, safety, news )

- 2070 days ago -
The damage is endless and touches all four corners of the state. Homes and roads are destroyed, some still blocked by thick mud and rocks. So, how much will fixing all of this cost?
Flood Threat Eases in New Mexico; 1 Dead
Society & Culture  (tags: climate-change, environment, New Mexico, humans, death, sadness, safety, world, news )

- 2076 days ago -
The body of a motorist who was swept away during severe flooding in New Mexico was found Saturday, even as the torrential downpours that swamped much of the state began, finally, to let up.
New Mexico Cleans Up After Widespread Flooding (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: climate-change, environment, emergency, New Mexico, humans, death, sadness, safety, world, news, government )

- 2076 days ago -
The massive flooding prompted Gov. Susana Martinez to issue a state of emergency, opening up recovery funding after rivers overflowed because of heavy rains and caused millions of dollars in damage.
Flooding Throughout New Mexico
Society & Culture  (tags: New Mexico, weather, rain, flooding, safety, humans, animals, society, environment )

- 2078 days ago -
The latest updates throughout New Mexico as rain causes problems throughout the state.
Latest Animal Killing Contest Proves Decisive Action Needed - ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: animal killing contests, Gunhawk Firearms, Americans, New Mexico, society, sadness, violence, ethics, environment, humans, news )

- 2085 days ago -
These killing contest are the ugliest expression of our society's relationship with animals, exploiting lack of protections for certain beings for a celebration of the act of killing.
Burning of Zozobra
Society & Culture  (tags: New Mexico, Fiesta, Zozobra, culture, tradition, news, interesting, family )

- 2085 days ago -
Zozobra is a hideous but harmless fifty-foot bogeyman marionette. He is a toothless, empty-headed facade. He has no guts and doesn't have a leg to stand on. He is full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. He never wins.
Lesbian Suffering From Brain Cancer Asks New Mexico Court To Let Her Marry
Society & Culture  (tags: gayrights, family, ethics, freedoms, New Mexico, rights, society, culture, government, law, children, sadness, news )

- 2099 days ago -
A New Mexico lesbian suffering from a life-threatening form of brain cancer has asked a state court to let her legally marry her partner of 21 years. Jen Roper and Angelique Neuman filed their emergency request with New Mexico's Second Judicial...
Santa Fe County Ordered To Issue Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples
Society & Culture  (tags: gayrights, freedoms, family, ethics, New Mexico, Santa Fe County, rights, society, culture, law, government, goodnews )

- 2099 days ago -
A New Mexico district judge has ordered Santa Fe County to issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples. According to the AP, Judge Sarah Singleton ruled in a lawsuit filed by two Santa Fe men that they can legally marry in the state.

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