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.

Roberta Ramo helped pave the way for Title IX

Nancy Lopez in Golf Tournament

By Skye McMillon

As Women’s History Month comes to an end, one thing that continues is the historic change in women’s sports thanks to Title IX and thanks to influential women like Albuquerque lawyer Roberta Cooper Ramo.

Who paid for Solomon Pena’s campaign

Solomon Pena was booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center early Tuesday morning. Police say he orchestrated a string of drive-by shootings at local politicians’ homes after losing the election for the state House of Representatives.

By Joshua Bowling/Searchlight NM

Before he was accused of orchestrating the shootings at elected officials’ homes, he was able to court an influential New Mexico conservative.

Clemency for Leonard Peltier demanded decades after his incarceration

A demonstrator holds up a sign offering more information about incarcerated Indigenous activist Leonard Peltier at a rally organized by The Red Nation in front of the Pete V. Domenici Courthouse in downtown Albuquerque on the evening of Monday, Feb. 6, 2023 (Photo by Shelby Wyatt for Source NM)

By Maddie Pukite/Source NM

People in Albuquerque joined others across the country demanding the release of Leonard Peltier from federal prison.

“He was meant to be made an example of, to show people this is what happens if you speak out”

UNM reels from violence on campus

Zimmerman Library. Photo by cmh2315fl, Creative Commons.

By Joey Wagner

Most college campuses are relatively safe, but UNM students are anxious about violence after a recent shooting outside the dorms.