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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. View the entire series.

Critical connections

Home visiting finds new ways to serve families — at a distance

Pay up or lockup

Housing shortage kept cash-poor parolees behind bars

‘An anything-goes situation’

Nursing homes profit from pandemic with no risk of accountability

Growing pains

Anthony, New Mexico puts big plans on hold during the coronavirus pandemic

“Screaming for help”

Imprisoned migrants seeking better prison conditions describe an attack by pepper-spraying guards

Busted

The Carlsbad region was poised to send $3 billion to New Mexico coffers, thanks to one of the biggest oil booms in history. Then came COVID.

Bordering on desperation

In Gallup, surrounded by the Navajo Nation, a pandemic crosses paths with homelessness, hate and healers

When history deals a bad hand

The scrappy city of Las Vegas gambled on its Wild West history to draw tourists and keep the economy afloat. With the coronavirus, all bets are off.

Planting hope amid a plague

Older generations on the Navajo Nation have passed down stories of scourges, resilience — and survival. New generations are bringing the tales to life.

Empowering the public

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State of hope. State of mind.

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