Critical connections

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

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Pay up or lockup

Housing shortage kept cash-poor parolees behind bars

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‘An anything-goes situation’

Nursing homes profit from pandemic with no risk of accountability

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Growing pains

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

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“Screaming for help”

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

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Bordering on desperation

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

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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.

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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.

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“We’re sitting ducks”

As coronavirus swept through a halfway house, state officials reported nothing

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