The terrible emptiness of “Oppenheimer”

Bernice Gutierrez was eight days old when a light 10,000 times hotter than the surface of the sun cracked open the predawn sky. No one in south-central New Mexico knew where it came from, or that the tiniest units of matter could be split to unleash such energy. Nor could they know that when the…

At New Mexico’s biggest jail for children, toilets and staff are lacking — but strip searches are common.

Update: 08/16/2023 Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday removed Albino Garcia, founder and executive director of the grassroots organization La Plazita Institute, from his seat on the statewide Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. Garcia said he received the notice, in the form of a one-page letter, as he was making the drive from Albuquerque to Taos…


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