This week on New Mexico in Focus, panelists discuss the first five entries on its annual countdown of the year's biggest stories. Politicians made the list for a variety of reasons.

KNME's one hour public affairs show New Mexico in Focus airs Fridays at 7 p.m. And Sundays at 6:30 a.m. On Channel 5.1. The show can also be seen on KNME's Digital Channel 9.1 on Saturdays at 5 p.m.

Also this week, panelists sit down with Republican congressional candidate Janice Arnold Jones to get her take on how best to win over voters in New Mexico's 1st Congressional District.

• Janice Arnold Jones, Republican 1st Congressional District candidate

Guest Panelists
• Rob Nikolewski, Capitol Report New Mexico
• Laura Pakus, freelance journalist 

• Matt Grubs, NMIF producer

• Gene Grant

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