Car prices speed past young buyers

Photo of dealership row on Lomas Blvd. Albuquerque, New Mexico. Photo by Jovien Avila and Jack Boggs/ NM News Port

If you’re looking for a new or used car the chances are the price is higher than manufactures suggested retail price.

Lawmakers say alcohol on 2023 session agenda

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO - JUNE 26, 2022: The alcohol department at a grocery store Albuquerque, NM on June 26, 2022. CREDIT: Adria Malcolm for New Mexico In Depth

New Mexico leads the nation in alcohol related deaths. A possible solution is raising the tax on alcohol by the percentage of its price rather than by the volume.

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Blind Drunk: Paying The Tab

New Mexico State Capitol. Image by Marjorie Childress for New Mexico In Depth.

Scientists say policies can help the state cut excess drinking, but lawmakers listen to alcohol interests instead.

Blind Drunk: Poisonous Myths

Public safety officers help an intoxicated man who had fallen asleep outside the Sports Page Lounge in Gallup, N.M. CREDIT: Ted Alcorn for New Mexico In Depth.

Stereotypes about alcohol and Native people are hiding a crisis that’s bigger than any single group.

Blind Drunk: A Missing Ingredient

Dr. Larissa Lindsey of UNM’s Addiction and Substance Abuse Program, known as ASAP, at her home in Tijeras, N.M. CREDIT: Adria Malcolm for New Mexico In Depth

As violence in New Mexico spikes, state leaders overlook alcohol’s integral role.