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Photo Essay: Seeing Red


Calling in reinforcements

Measures to prevent suicides at Taos Gorge Bridge

A chill in the air

The problem of teen suicide

Death Highway

A massive oil boom in the Permian Basin has turned rural roads into deadly highways

Locking down revenue

Small towns profit from incarcerating migrants

Empowering the public

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