Psychedelic-assisted therapy comes to New Mexico 

By Annya Loya / New Mexico News Port Some New Mexicans living with severe depression, anxiety and similar conditions now have another treatment option: psychedelic drugs. Psychiatrists are now able to prescribe the anesthesia drug ketamine in small doses that researchers say have powerful therapeutic effects. Other drugs such as MDMA, also known as ecstasy,… Continue reading Psychedelic-assisted therapy comes to New Mexico 

Famous journalist visits UNM C&J department 

Dr. David Weiss (left) and presenter Alexander Heffner (right) in the UNM C&J department. By Annya Loya

PBS “The Open Mind” host, Alexander Heffner discussed the importance of open discussions regarding societal issues.

“I think my point is that we have to recognize the infrastructure necessary to preserve that free and open discussion,” Heffner said.

Asian business group helps members weather crime

By Aldo Jurado and Juan Baeza / New Mexico News Port “It’s been a tough past few weeks,” says Dipo Alam, an Indonesian American who owns three different restaurant concepts with locations all over New Mexico. One of his restaurants near Cottonwood Mall was burgled in February. Earlier this year, a location in Santa Fe… Continue reading Asian business group helps members weather crime

Reporter returns home, finds stories go deeper

Image provide by Stephanie Muñiz

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

Gas Siphoning Hits ABQ

NM Average gas prices in March. (American Automobile Association).

By Rayes Gallegos / New Mexico News Port The person who tried using a wrench to steal gas from a van parked in Albuquerque’s South Valley didn’t siphon any gas but successfully cracked the gas tank spilling toxic fuel all over a pre-school’s driveway. The van belonged to Cuidando Los Ninos, a nonprofit that helps… Continue reading Gas Siphoning Hits ABQ