By Aldo Jurado / NM News Port Stephanie Muñiz grew up in New Mexico, went to college at NMSU, and launched a career as a local television reporter in Yakima, Washington. Now she’s home again — a reporter for KOAT Action 7 News. In this audio report, Muñiz tells me how being a reporter in… Continue reading Reporter returns home, finds stories go deeper
By Michaela Helean / New Mexico News Port New Mexicans will no longer have to pay state gross receipts tax on products such as pads and tampons starting in July, when the bipartisan “Tampon Tax” cut goes into effect. The tax cut was part of a package of economic relief measures passed by the state… Continue reading Goodbye Tampon Tax
By Juan Baeza / New Mexico News Port Three Albuquerque-based Ukrainian women asked the UNM community for donations for Ukrainian victims of the Russian invasion at a forum March 24. Byrum Lindsey, a retired UNM professor of Russian language and literature, hosted the forum at Dane Smith Hall, where a little more than 100 people… Continue reading Ukrainian women ask to be heard
A majority of New Mexicans who suffer from homelessness also experience substance abuse and generational poverty. News Port’s Junko Featherston introduces an Albuquerque local who can vouch for the challenges and harsh conditions facing people experiencing homelessness.
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
Social media is keeping UNM students informed about the Russian war in Ukraine. Jeanette Kastrup gathered these impressions for NM News Port.
A new student club at the University of New Mexico is giving disabled students a space to share their experiences with ableism and accessibility issues. News Port’s Madeline Pukite reports on
At a young age, Cindy Nava came to the United States from Mexico as an undocumented immigrant. News Port’s Annya Loya spoke with Nava about her fears and struggles growing up and how they became the drive behind Nava’s advocacy for children today.
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