Our lives now

Searchlight photographer Don J. Usner is traveling around New Mexico, documenting life as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. Each day, look for a new image.

Searchlight honored for series on New Mexico’s children

Searchlight New Mexico is the 2018 recipient of a major award from a statewide child-advocacy nonprofit.

New Mexico Voices for Children awards ‘Raising New Mexico’ project.

A conversation about treatment foster care

Searchlight New Mexico reporter Ed Williams speaks with Radio Cafe's Mary-Charlotte Domandi about his investigation into New Mexico's treatment foster care system.

Ed Williams speaks with Radio Cafe's Mary-Charlotte Domandi about his investigation into NM's treatment foster care system.

Chalk, books and metal detectors: A conversation about the ‘prisonization’ of schools

It's a given that every act of deadly school violence – be it at Columbine High School in 1999, Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, or Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in February – is followed by a demand for more police, more security, more metal detectors.

UNM Law Professor Maryam Ahranjani proposes a sensible national response to the Parkland, Fla., mass shooting.

The trouble with No. 49

What role do rankings play when they don’t tell the whole story?

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The family of Rob Dean has asked that donations in his honor be made to Searchlight.

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The family of Rob Dean has asked that donations in his honor be made to Searchlight.

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