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”


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

Education on mute

In Española and across NM, remote learning is a virtual struggle

Chaos and cannabis

A massive hemp empire is accused of growing illegal marijuana and sowing violence on the Navajo Nation

Empowering the public

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State of hope. State of mind.

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