Feb 23 - 29, 2012 
From Toilet to Tap

Environment

From Toilet to Tap

Rio Rancho plans to pour effluent into the aquifer

By Christie Chisholm

Rio Rancho’s waste is being wasted. The same is true for most cities, which treat their sewage well enough to be used for gray water purposes but then send it downriver. Due to the plight of the desert and a rapidly growing population, Rio Rancho no longer wants to send off its sewage.

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Toxicology Report

The Drugs Are Winning

We’re using more than ever

By Samara Alpern

New Mexico is the longtime world heavyweight and still national champion in deaths by drug overdose. But lawmakers passed a landmark memorial that could put a dent in the yearly death toll.

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Making Sausage

Citizens Really United

Activists prompt New Mexico to take a stand

By Marisa Demarco

A megaphone made of cash. That’s what Stephen Colbert sought when he created his super PAC in a satirical dismantling of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision.

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
Funny because it happens to someone else.

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Letters

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