Bad Energy

The Energy Transition Act was supposed to get New Mexico away from coal, but PNM is using it to line its pockets.

New accusations in Farmington foster care abuse case

New Mexico foster care agency covered up child abuse, lawsuit claims | by Ed Williams

New Mexico’s affordable housing crisis has solutions

New Mexico’s affordable housing crisis has solutions, according to UNM law professor and advocate Serge Martinez | by Annabella Farmer

Motel of last resort

Amid a housing crisis, a Motel 6 in Albuquerque offers shelter for those in dire need. | by Luciana Perez Uribe Guinassi and Don J. Usner

Growing pains

The Cannabis Regulation Act could benefit big companies while leaving acequia communities dry | by Annabella Farmer

Scenes from a pandemic

It's been a year and a half of struggle and resilience in the Southwest. Searchlight's photographer documented it all. | by Don J. Usner

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Eviction Epidemic

The coronavirus has thrust thousands of New Mexicans into economic turmoil and housing insecurity. But despite the fact that evictions pose a known threat to public health, landlords across New Mexico have continued to file evictions throughout the pandemic.

Motel of last resort

Amid a housing crisis, a Motel 6 in Albuquerque offers shelter for those in dire need. | by Luciana Perez Uribe Guinassi and Don J. Usner

Illegal notice

In Albuquerque, the eviction moratorium did little to stop landlords from trying to force hundreds of people from their homes | by Dillon Bergin, Ike Swetlitz, and Luciana Perez Uribe Guinassi

Locked out

Searchlight New Mexico spent months investigating why state and federal bans failed to stop thousands of evictions during the pandemic | by Kate Schimel and Dillon Bergin

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New Mexico paid millions to a Utah company to text, email and phone “disengaged” students. Was it the right call? | by Alicia Inez Guzmán

Blalock steps down

CYFD Cabinet secretary Brian Blalock replaced by former New Mexico Supreme Court Justice amid growing transparency concerns | by Ed Williams

Questions of fairness

CYFD employees asked questions about a major software upgrade. Instead of getting answers, they say they got fired

Powerful ties

New Mexico attorney general accused of violating state ethics laws in negotiating utility merger

Pandemic lessons

What we learned from covering the pandemic's heavy toll on New Mexico’s small towns

Education in the rearview mirror

How Navajo students overcame the pandemic school year

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