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Our Lives Now

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

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No defenses

Indian Country already has some of the highest rates of illness in the nation. Can it withstand COVID-19?

New Mexico is home to 19 pueblos, 3 Apache tribes and a large swath of the Navajo Nation. How will they cope with the outbreak of COVID-19?

The Big Uneasy

Two weeks in quarantine

After staff attended a conference in New Orleans, Searchlight New Mexico was notified of possible exposure to COVID-19. Christian Marquez has been under quarantine since.

Settling for more

Newly settled agreement establishes better road map for New Mexico’s foster children.

Distant relations

Foster parents, biological parents and kids face new challenges amid state’s response to COVID-19 outbreak

Bars behind?

Access to soap is a vital concern for inmates during the COVID-19 outbreak

On lockdown

Social distancing, recommended to limit the spread of COVID-19, is not an option in ICE detention facilities

Extraction Point

Young people in Farmington may not want to leave, but find few reasons to stay

Parole revoked

A series of comic mishaps ends in ouster of parole chief

Power switch

As New Mexico swaps coal for renewables, San Juan County struggles to chart a new future 

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