In their own words: Chimayó April 1, 2021 In their own words: Albuquerque March 24, 2021 Pine Ridge or Bust March 22, 2021 Busy signal March 11, 2021

Hitting Home: The story of five towns

Event: “Getting the Picture, Telling the story”


In their own words: Chimayó

What children say about online learning and a school year lost to COVID

In their own words: Albuquerque

What children say about online learning and a school year lost to COVID

Pine Ridge or Bust

Even as Dineh Benally’s illegal cannabis operations in the Navajo Nation are under ongoing investigation, he’s looking for more opportunities across Indian Country.

Busy signal

New Mexico’s unemployment office is struggling to answer millions of calls for help.

“The court has plans for you”

The system of adult guardianship is intended to protect vulnerable elders. Instead, it’s lining the pockets of lawyers and guardians.

Last Rights

Legalizing the decision to end one’s life

New Mexico’s nuclear rush

A massive nuclear waste site near Carlsbad is seemingly on a fast track. Can the company behind it be trusted?

Missing Income

New Mexico bungled payday for hundreds of Medicaid caregivers.

Rest in pieces

Santa Fe’s obelisk is gone. Here’s why we’re still so shattered.

Fields of green

COVID is pushing thousands of Chinese immigrant workers into the marijuana business—sometimes leading to exploitation and labor trafficking

Empowering the public

Searchlight New Mexico is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to investigative and public service journalism in the interest of the people of New Mexico. Our mission is to deliver high-impact investigative reporting to inspire New Mexicans to demand action on systemic problems that plague our state. We believe that great reporting can motivate all New Mexicans to confront racial and economic inequities, government corruption and negligence, and abuses of power.

LEARN MORE ABOUT US

Support investigative journalism

Dedicated to investigative reporting and innovative data journalism, your donations help make a difference.

HELP SUPPORT INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Support investigative journalism

Dedicated to investigative reporting and innovative data journalism, your donations help make a difference.

HELP SUPPORT INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

State of hope. State of mind.

Download Searchlight New Mexico 2020, and learn more about what Searchlight New Mexico is doing in the community.

Download Our 2019 Report