Community Issues

Resources to help families with food this Thanksgiving

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — With lines out the door at many grocery stores in New Mexico, many people are looking for cheaper and free alternatives to get food on the table this Thanksgiving. “We see communities who are having 35-40% of their children who could be at risk for hunger during this

New Mexico mayor puts barricades around hotel holding COVID-19 patients

Mayor, residents at odds over handling of situation SOCORRO, N.M. — Socorro Mayor Dr. Ravi Bhasker had police place barricades outside the Days Inn on Monday. While Bhasker tells me police are not preventing people from coming and going, the whole situation has both Bhasker and some residents very upset.

Longtime KOAT anchor Johnny Morris dies

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A longtime member of the Action 7 News family, Johnny Morris, has passed away. Many welcomed Johnny into their homes when he began at KOAT in the 1970s. In 1979 he teamed up with Mary Lynn Roper on the news desk becoming New Mexico’s first male and female

Hannah Colton, KUNM News Director And Reporter, Dies At 29

“The KUNM community is heartbroken to say that News Director Hannah Colton died earlier this week at age 29.  She has been a brilliant news leader during the pandemic, guiding the team and editing stories about the virus, the calls to stop racist policing and the 2020 election.

Public Banking A Way Up and Out During Economic Hardship

Wake Up Call’s MK Mendoza speaks with two leading representatives from the non-profit Alliance for Local Prosperity about how public banking statewide could literally turn things around for New Mexico as we find out way out of economic hardship.

Concerns about voter intimidation loom in election run-up

Albuquerque resident Eleanor Chavez was driving by the 98th and Central early voting site on Saturday, Oct. 17 when she passed a caravan of flag-waving Trump supporters who drove through the parking lot. Hours later, she went back and saw a man with a Trump flag on the back of