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New Mexico is Reaping a Bounty of Pecans as Other States Struggle

from The New York Times

LAS CRUCES, N.M. On the edge of this parched southern New Mexico city, Phillip Arnold surveyed his rows of neatly pruned pecan trees with a satisfied smile.
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Nuclear Waste Solution Seen in Desert Salt Beds

from New York Times

CARLSBAD, N.M. Half a mile beneath the desert surface, in thick salt beds left behind by seas that dried up hundreds of millions of years ago, the Department of Energy is carving out rooms as long as football fields and cramming them floor to ceiling with barrels and boxes of nuclear waste.
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On the front lines of behavioral health care

from American Psychological Association

Mental health professionals are scarce in Doa Ana County, N.M., a federally designated health professional shortage area. "The most recent estimate is that there are 100 psychiatrists for 2 million people" in the state, says Christina Vento, PsyD, training director in New Mexico State University's psychopharmacology program. The New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners estimates that 720 psychologists are practicing statewide. "There is a huge unmet need," Vento adds.
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Nudged to the Produce Aisle by a Look in the Mirror

from The New York Times

Samuel Pulido walked into his local grocery store on a sweltering day, greeted by cool air and the fantasy-world ambience of the modern supermarket.
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Getting your chili pepper fix in Las Cruces, N.M.

from Washington Post

Green chili strips, chili soup, chili lasagna, chili margaritas and chili-tinis pepper the menus. Chili ristras, chili wreaths, chili earrings, chili trail mix, chili brittle and chili chocolate spice up the markets. There's even the Chile Pepper Institute, where I learn which pepper recently snatched the "world's hottest" title from the 1,001,304 SHU (Scoville heat unit) Bhut Jolokia.
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