An expert report found that New Mexico’s child welfare system has housed foster kids in homeless shelters and other inappropriate settings.
The feds are paying millions to detain migrants in an ‘inhumane’ facility that leaks when it rains and ‘smells like feces’
Fallout from a nuclear past
From Los Alamos to the Trinity Test site, the human toll of “nuclear colonization” looms large
Seeds of healing
Mora schoolchildren affected by this year’s wildfire go to the forest to learn about resilience.
It’s been one year since New Mexico took control of two private prisons, a shift that could cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Was the move worth it?
Searching on their own
A Navajo-led search and rescue group looks for missing and murdered Indigenous people — going where no one else will
The fire and flood next time
Few communities have solid backup plans to protect from disastrous flames and flooding
Will jail oversight be dimmed?
A proposal to alter the civilian oversight board that guides the Metropolitan Detention Center, New Mexico’s largest jail, is a tough sell for reform advocates.
Along the U.S.-Mexico border, Border Patrol agents use high-speed chases to catch suspects. Migrants, U.S. citizens and random bystanders have all died during these pursuits.
These Foster Kids Need Mental Health Care. New Mexico Is Putting Them in Homeless Shelters.
Youth crisis shelters aren’t set up to deal with foster youth who need intensive mental health treatment. When teens try to harm themselves or others, staff resort to calling 911.