Coronavirus in New Mexico


Our lives now

Searchlight photographer Don J. Usner is traveling around New Mexico, documenting life as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds. Each day, look for a new image. View the entire series.

Not Even Remotely

Once the Wild West, Las Vegas is now the wired West as parents and kids cope with a life lived online.

The deadly loss of Navajo women

On the Navajo Nation, the coronavirus is leaving children motherless, families lost and traditions in peril. But Diné women fight on.

From detention to deliverance

Teens who’ve been incarcerated need help to change their lives. The Adobe Program gives them the tools.

Spending unmasked

How NM overpaid $330,000 for face masks and the corrections department profited

Education on mute

In Española and across NM, remote learning is a virtual struggle

Wired for success

How Navajo Technical University prepared for an unprecedented school year

The working sick

At a Santa Fe rehab, masks were optional — but showing up at work with COVID-19 symptoms was mandatory

Governing with moxie

How Michelle Lujan Grisham got on Joe Biden’s shortlist

Navajo elders: Alone, without food, in despair

A Navajo reporter checks in on elderly people on the reservation. Hunger and neglect is what she finds.

Critical connections

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

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