This week on New Mexico in Focus, New Mexico voters had their say at the polls this week. The Line opinion panel breaks down all the big winners and losers from Tuesday’s Primary Election. They also assess some of the key races for the upcoming General Election now that the races are set. 

The panelists also discuss the lingering threat of flooding in parts of the state, in the wake of this summer’s devastating wildfire season.  

Senior Producer Lou DiVizio also discusses the outcome of this week’s Primary Election, with Mario Jimenez of Common Cause New Mexico. The two talk about the impact of new election changes like same day voter registration and expanded use of absentee ballots. They also discuss the influence of money in this year’s midterm elections. 

Our Land Correspondent Laura Paskus explores the harsh realities of shrinking water supplies here in Central New Mexico. Jason Casuga from the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District explains why we’re just days away from the water available to farmers going dry and what the MRGCD is doing to mitigate the ongoing drought.  

NMiF Segments
Common Cause NM Assesses Primary Election  Correspondent
Lou DiVizio 

Mario Jimenez , campaign director, Common Cause New Mexico 

‘Bleak’ Outlook for Middle Rio Grande Water Supply 
Laura Paskus 

Jason M. Casuga, CEO/chief engineer, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District 

The Line opinion panel
Dede Feldman, former New Mexico State Senator 
Dan Foley, founder, Everybody Votes NM 
Dave Mulryan, president, Mulryan-Nash Advertising 

Gene Grant 

New Mexico in Focus is the New Mexico PBS prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues, and people that are shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest. NMiF takes a multi-layered look at social, political, economic health, education, and art issues, and explores them in-depth with a critical eye to give them context beyond the "news of the moment." 

The program debuts Friday nights at 7 p.m. on NMPBS 5.1(KNME-HD) and appears online at New Mexico in Focus. The show rebroadcasts on NMPBS 5.1 (KNME-HD) Sundays at 7 a.m. and on NMPBS 5.4 on Saturdays at 5 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.

The producer of New Mexico in Focus is Matt Grubs, with Kathy Wimmer, associate producer. The NM PBS Public Affairs executive producer is Kevin McDonald. 

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