Is New Mexico seeing a flu shot shortage?

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Some states around the U.S. are seeing a flu shot shortage. COVID-19 uncertainty combined with the annual concerns the flu season brings is driving more people to go out and get the vaccine, which is causing the high demand in those states, but a spokesperson with the New Mexico Department of Health said […]

College voters poised to impact 2020 election

Biden leads overwhelmingly among national student population As the 2020 general election approaches, the role college voters might play is taking shape. Early polling indicates young voters are highly engaged and that college students strongly favor Democratic nominee Joe Biden, making them a potentially pivotal group.

4 Investigates: State prison system cuts funds to help newly released inmates

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — State legislators and community advocates are questioning funding cuts by the New Mexico Department of Corrections that reduce services for newly released inmates.  Lawmakers have long argued that investing in rehabilitative services for this population decreases the chances they re-offend and increases their ability to thrive after they’ve paid their debts to society.

Journalism in the Crosshairs

This is a critical moment. The confluence of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the impending election, and widespread social unrest makes community connection and the news media more important than ever. But the dialogue between representatives of the press and everyday New Mexicans is lacking. A virtual town hall presented by Searchlight New Mexico will endeavor […]

Torres Small, Herrell meet in 1st debate in close House race

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Rep. Xochitl Torres Small and Republican challenger Yvette Herrell finally have met in a debate in southern New Mexico’s closely watched U.S. House race. Torres Small stressed “bipartisanship” during the KOAT-TV/Albuquerque Journal-sponsored debate Sunday while Herrell tried to link the Democrat to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Presidential race heats up in New Mexico

KOAT political expert says Hispanics will decide if state goes red or blue ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Will New Mexico go red or blue in November and will we see any of the candidates come here? “These candidates in the closing weeks are going to focus on those states they think are competitive,” KOAT political expert Brian Sanderoff […]