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Our lives now

Searchlight New Mexico photographer Don Usner documents the most essential stories in New Mexico. See more photos here.

The deadly loss of Navajo women

On the Navajo Nation, the coronavirus is leaving children motherless, families lost and traditions in peril. But Diné women fight on.

Then and Now: Portraits of Albuquerque Voters

Voters respond to what’s changed since 2016

New Mexicans go to the polls

Searchlight photographer Don J. Usner travelled the state during early voting to capture New Mexicans as they head to the polls.

Strangers in a foreign land

A massive marijuana bust in Farmington represents just a sliver of an ongoing operation on Navajo lands that has now drawn federal investigators

Is New Mexico Ready for Election Day?

Searchlight answers key questions about the 2020 voting process

High and dry

Low flowing Rio Grande leaves valley farmers in a lurch

From detention to deliverance

Teens who’ve been incarcerated need help to change their lives. The Adobe Program gives them the tools.

Intruders holding handmade signs with swastikas, racial slurs disrupt Democratic Party Zoom meeting

Grant County Democratic Party Zoom meeting interrupted by agitators holding handmade Trump signs with swastika, racial slurs

Cruel and Usual

Taos County jail accused of abuse and dysfunction

Spending unmasked

How NM overpaid $330,000 for face masks and the corrections department profited

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