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The Your New Mexico Government project is a collaboration between KUNM and New Mexico PBS with support from the Thornburg Foundation. It includes a podcast during the legislative session. YNMG is focused on covering issues of good government, including transparency and accountability. The project includes regular news coverage throughout the year as well as an annual YNMG podcast during the state legislative session.
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    Blake Thornberry
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    New Mexico’s top environment official says the federal government is going to move forward with addressing high levels of ozone in parts of the Permian Basin by the end of this year, ramping up air quality regulations in the highly productive and profitable oil and gas region. The state is ill-equipped to take on the additional work, according to State Environment Secretary James Kenney, which could mean losing its permitting power to the U.S. government.
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    Let’s Talk New Mexico 2/9 8am: Albuquerque has continued to set new homicide records, while legislative reports also show other violent and property crimes around the state are well above the national average. On the next episode of “Let’s Talk New Mexico” we’ll discuss public safety and what law enforcement and city and state government can do right now to curtail crime.