- ‘State of chaos’: New Mexico’s child welfare crisis is worse, monitors say
Experts are calling for reforms in New Mexico’s child welfare system. Ed Williams from Searchlight New Mexico reports.
- Albuquerque becomes comedy central
What’s so funny about Albuquerque? Plenty, if you caught any of the 50 comedy acts during Funny Fiesta. Joe Thompson checked it out.
- Dancing the night away
Duke City Swings emerged after the pandemic did away with a longtime community dance venue. Allison Carpenter found it takes some fancy footwork to bring back dance for a vibrant community.
- ABQ combines rap and chess to bring crowd downtown
Rap and chess is not your usual combination — but it brought out a family friendly crowd to downtown ABQ this month. Soroi Jones was there with her camera.
- Governor’s gun order draws fire locally, nationally
Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s public health emergency order sparked intense controversy at home and in Washington DC.
- New COVID vaccine now available for New Mexicans
It’s fall and that means cold and flu season — and COVID. Health officials are advising another round of vaccine boosters to stay ahead of the virus. Barbara Ramirez reports.
- UNM offers Navajo-based wellness program
UNM has started a wellness initiative based in Navajo teachings that is helping students foster their sense of community.
- Hundreds of police killings. Two prosecutions. No jail time.
Over the last decade in New Mexico, there have been more than 350 police shootings. Only two officers have been charged with a crime. Joshua Bowling from Searchlight New Mexico takes a look at why.
- It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month
El Centro de la Raza at the University of New Mexico helps students connect to their heritage as well as their studies. Barbara Ramirez has the story for Hispanic Heritage Month.
- Film industry spending more in rural NM
Alex Villalongja / NM News Port Despite a rocky few years, New Mexico’s film industry continues to grow, offering higher average wages for film workers, and achieving a large increase in spending outside the ABQ-SF metro area. That’s the big … Read more
- Evicted Basement Films finds a new home
Where do you go if you’ve been kicked out of your home and you have 10,000 reels of film? Joe Thompson reports on the eviction and relocation of Basement Films in Albuquerque.
- New Mexico rated 3rd worst state for Uber drivers
Uber Driver and economist explain why the gig economy functions this way in New Mexico and how it compares to other states.
- State Fair beckons many back again
By Skye McMillon/ NM News Port The New Mexico State Fair is back for its 85th year. The fair is among the biggest annual events in the state, attracting some 500,000 attendees, ranking it among the top five state fairs … Read more
- Former governor Richardson dies at 75
Bill Richardson, a former New Mexico governor, passed at age 75 this past Saturday.
- Opioid medication saves mothers and babies. In New Mexico, few get it
Vanessa G. Sánchez investigates why medication for opioid addiction that is life-saving for pregnant women and babies is rarely prescribed.
- Researchers say oil and gas activity leading to more geohazards
The petrochemical industry has deformed the landscape in the Permian Basin.
- Tenants with nowhere to turn
Low-income renters face poor housing conditions, including leaks, heat, mold, and roaches, with no help.
- Study: climate change brings risks for kids
Children are at greater risk to pollutants and various deleterious effects caused by climate change, including behavioral health risks, a new report found.
- Turning guns into plowshares
Amidst a backdrop of trauma and loss in an at-risk school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, students take a creative approach to address gun violence’s impact on their lives. Collaborating with a non-profit organization, the students repurpose surrendered firearms into art and tools, aiming to raise awareness about gun violence’s consequences in their community.
- New Mexico monsoon outlook looks ‘bleak’
After a HOT July, with very little rain, the picture looks the same for August. Unless storms ramp up, expect a drying Rio Grande through Albuquerque
- NM governor gets low grades (at home) on climate change
When Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham took office, she promised to cut greenhouse gases and embrace clean energy – a radical objective, considering that the state relies on the oil and gas industry revenue.
Four years later, oil and gas exert enormous influence and Lujan Grisham has been named in a lawsuit, accused of failing to protect citizens’ rights to a clean environment.
Foster youth — in particular, teenagers with serious mental health conditions — are routinely placed in dangerous situations while in state custody.
- Working and homeless: local man seeks a buck and some sympathy
By Tenzin Tsering
A shopping trip in Four Hills can lead to uncomfortable encounters with the down and out, but this time a touch of humanity was found just outside the parking lot.
- Spanish colonial art draws visitors to Las Trampas
By Mariah Baca
A road trip on the scenic high road to Taos delivers you to the San Jose de Gracia church in Las Trampas, one of the best-preserved Spanish colonial churches in New Mexico.
- Listen and wonder: UNM audio students hit play
By Gillian Barkhurst, Addison Fulton and Viola Murphy
Three UNM students take their podcast assignments into some strange, but entertaining, dimensions!
- IPCC capitalizes on Gathering of Nations
By Miyawni Curtis
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center often schedules special events around the Gathering of Nations and this year even the Center’s gas station got in on the action.
- UNM’s Jerrick Reed II drafted
By Brody Foster
UNM footballer Jerrick Reed goes pro. He’ll be trading the sunny desert for the soggy Pacific Northwest.
- For drag performers the show must go on
By Sara Atencio-Gonzales
Despite attacks by conservative politicians and efforts to restrict or ban their performances nationwide, drag performers in Albuquerque continue to pursue their art.
- A photo finish for spring 2023
By Syaire Riley
The end of the school year can look different for each student, teacher, and faculty member of UNM. See what it looks like through moments captured around campus in the final weeks.
- Cakes sweeten Mother’s Day
As the second Sunday of May fast approaches, so with it does Mother’s Day. Anyone at a loss on what to give their mother on this special day needs to look no further than these recipes.