New Mexico News: Wednesday’s Five Facts

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[1] Governor requests federal disaster declaration for wildfires – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is pushing for a presidential disaster declaration to start the process of wildland recovery. The usually does not happen until after the fire damage is fully assessed, sometimes weeks or months after the fact. Lujan Grisham is asking for it now. She believes President Biden will sign it, alluding to the fact that one of these fires started as a prescribed burn on federal land.

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