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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s September 2023 public health order didn’t only call for a ban on open and concealed carry of firearms. It also has several measures aimed at reducing illegal drug use in adults and young people.

With it, she suspended a system that evaluates whether a young person who is arrested is a danger to themselves and others, and should await their trial in detention. She says this could get more kids in treatment. Advocates disagree. 


People experiencing homelessness in Albuquerque and staying on public property are currently protected from having their things cleared by the city, with some exceptions. That is because of a court order that went into effect on November 1st.

But people experiencing homelessness and their advocates say that the city hasn’t followed the order.


They each made the transition from discouraged loan officer to government worker at pivotal times for the housing market and sat down with me for a StoryCorps-esque interview. This is part of a series on housing in Tucson

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