As COVID-19 sweeps through the Navajo Nation, a hospital is accused of endangering lives
In late January and early February, American public health experts warned about a possible COVID-19 epidemic, one that would almost certainly require a massive supply of hospital masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. At the same time, at least two major New Mexico hospitals were throwing those very items into the trash. “The hospital […]
New Mexico’s phone system for unemployment benefits is hanging up on thousands of callers
A Navajo girl was exploited and sex trafficked in urban and rural New Mexico. Why did so many fail to help her?
The problem of teen suicide
In 2017, the most recent year for which data are available, 99 New Mexican youths between 10 and 24 took their own lives. It was the highest number in one year since the late 1990s. Roughly half were by firearm, making the state’s youth-suicide-by-firearm rate among the five highest in the country, according to the […]