UNM delivers tips on critical thinking

By Hope Munoz / NM News Port / Critical thinking is an essential skill for engaging with popular science and several simple steps can help students determine valuable information from junk, according to a recent workshop. The Engineering Student Success Center (ESS) held a Zoom meeting and in-person event this semester to help students at the… Continue reading UNM delivers tips on critical thinking

Rent Spikes by 27% in Albuquerque’s South Broadway Communities

By Aldo Jurado / NM News Port The cost of renting a house or apartment went up across the country last year, but it hit particularly hard in low-income communities such as Albuquerque’s South Broadway and Barelas neighborhoods.  The average cost of renting an apartment or house in Albuquerque went up 27% last year, according… Continue reading Rent Spikes by 27% in Albuquerque’s South Broadway Communities

The core debate

White tents at Area G stand on the hill near White Rock on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022. Nadav Soroker / Searchlight NM

A multi-billion-dollar project to make plutonium cores at Los Alamos National Laboratory may be unsafe, unnecessary and ill-conceived. But proponents say the mission is a must.

By Annabella Farmer / Searchlight New Mexico

Volunteer Substitute Teachers Needed

By Brigid Driscoll / NM News Port ALBUQUERQUE—Nearly 1,000 New Mexicans have registered to serve as substitute teachers since Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the Supporting Teachers and Families Initiative Jan. 19.  The Public Education Department issued new licenses to almost 500 volunteers in the program’s first three weeks. Lujan Grisham encouraged National Guard members… Continue reading Volunteer Substitute Teachers Needed

The Future is… Here?

By Michaela Helean / New Mexico News Port New Mexico car dealers will be required to offer low-emission and zero-emission vehicles with the production year of 2026 and onward if two proposals from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller succeed this year. The democratic politicians are coordinating an effort very similar to… Continue reading The Future is… Here?

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Pandemic Threatens Navajo Healing Ceremonies 

By Taylor A. Gibson / NM News Port One unexpected result of the pandemic has been to limit the Traditional Navajo healing ceremonies that keep Navajo culture, tradition and language alive. Medicine men and women usually conduct ceremonies in a sacred space, typically in their own homes or at the homes of their patients. ​​… Continue reading Pandemic Threatens Navajo Healing Ceremonies