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.
Rachel Mabe's work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Oprah Magazine, among other publications. She received a grant from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project to support a story about foreign teachers in American classrooms for the fall 2020 issue of Oxford American Magazine. Originally from Miami, she moved to New Mexico from Pittsburgh where she completed a graduate degree in nonfiction & journalism. She also has a master's degree in folklore and American studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor's degree from Bryn Mawr College.
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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.
Designated hot spot
Nursing home for COVID-19 patients to be run by firm with history of safety violations and lawsuits
When no place is home
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Taking it to the streets
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