New Mexico

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  • Seeking shelter

    After suffering one of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks in the country, this New Mexico town on the edge of Navajo Nation is reaching a breaking point as the federal eviction moratorium is set to expire.

  • A broken system

    From medical health privacy laws to a maze of siloed information systems, a true accounting of COVID-19’s impact on Indian Country is impossible to know.

  • Crossings to bear

    For years, drought and poverty have taken a harsh toll on this border town’s agriculture and migrant workers. Then came the coronavirus.

  • Records without a trace

    Records show CYFD destroyed communications on COVID response, other official documents. Employees who complained were fired.

  • Back to the well

    Oil and gas funds everything from campaigns to government functions in New Mexico, complicating the state’s transition away from fossil fuels.

New Mexico In Depth


KUNM Albuquerque

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