November 29, 2019 – University of New Mexico football fans have been watching the ups and downs of the Lobos this season, including the suicide of player Nahje Flowers and the recent announcement that Coach Bob Davie won’t return. All … Continue reading UNM Football Player Tackles Life Awareness

November 29, 2019 – While she is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, Joy Harjo has long ties to New Mexico. She graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts and earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the … Continue reading U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo

November 22, 2019 – Native Americans have long been cultivators of the surrounding landscape for sustenance. Recent movements across the country and in New Mexico seek to return to Indigenous food systems and best practices for not only individual health … Continue reading Decolonizing Our Diets: Plant Based Wellness & ItalityNM

November 22, 2019 – The U.S. Census count is underway here in New Mexico and the results of that count will impact the redrawing of political boundaries for the next decade. A new report published on New Mexico in Depth … Continue reading New Report Explores Upcoming State Redistricting Process

November 15, 2019 – The Energy Transition Act signed into law this year by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham requires all local utilities to get half of their electricity from renewable sources by 2030. That’s prompting a shakeup among rural electric … Continue reading Kevin Robinson-Avila on the Energy Transition Act

Nov. 8, 2019 – Supporters of an oft-changing plan to use water from the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico have asked the federal government for more time to determine the best use of that river. Tens of millions of … Continue reading Gila River Update

November 8, 2019 – New Mexico in Focus takes a hard look at crime’s effect on young people with Albuquerque filmmaker John Acosta, whose documentary Growing Up in the Real Breaking Bad aims to raise awareness about youth violence. NMiF … Continue reading The Effect of Violence on Youth

November 8, 2019 – Thomas Saenz is the national president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and its general counsel. Saenz has been a key figure in the Martínez/Yazzie v. State of New Mexico lawsuit, the … Continue reading MALDEF National President Thomas Saenz

November 1, 2019 – When the City of Albuquerque revamped its zoning rules a few years ago, it was praised for getting rid of a complicated system that residents had complained about for years. The new system was supposed to … Continue reading Neighborhoods Push Back on New Zoning Rules in Albuquerque

October 25, 2019 – New Mexico in Focus previews its upcoming interview with MALDEF President Thomas Saenz. Acting as general counsel for the group, Saenz has been deeply involved in the Yazzie/Martinez v. State of New Mexico lawsuit. In an … Continue reading MALDEF President Thomas Saenz Preview