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    Local government leaders advise unemployed workers to take advantage of safety net programs

    By Ludella Awad / NM News Port / Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller and New Mexico’s Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley used a public briefing to urge workers displaced by coronavirus closures to take action to receive unemployment assistance.  The Department of Workforce Solutions is expanding jobless benefits for an estimated 62,000 New Mexicans eligible to […]

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    Mayor Keller, ABQ leaders tighten emergency measures to halt spread of coronavirus

    By Ludella Awad / NM News Port /  As the coronavirus continues to spread across New Mexico, Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller declared an emergency and announced measures to protect public safety and health.  Keller reaffirmed the call for social distancing and urged residents to stay home while non-essential businesses and services remain closed. These directions […]

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    What a census undercount would mean for New Mexico

    By Devin Muzzey & Lauren McDonald / NM News Port  March 12 marked the official start of the 2020 U.S. Census. The data collected about our race, gender, and the number of people in each household will determine congressional redistricting and how much money every state, county, and community will receive over the next 10 […]

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    Census expands race and national origins question

    By Dalton Padilla / NM News Port  The 2020 U.S. Census began on March 12. For the first time, respondents have the option to identify their national origins. Although the Census Bureau says this latest addition to the census will provide more insights into the changing American population, it’s set off some controversy about the […]

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    U.S. Census Bureau assures protections in place for workers and data

    By Ludella Awad / NM News Port / Residents across the United States have started receiving official mail inviting them to participate in the 2020 Census. Meanwhile, census and community leaders are taking steps to put safeguards in place to protect citizen privacy, to assure census worker safety, and to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. […]

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    Interactive map: New Mexico COVID-19 cases

    by Celia Raney, New Mexico In Depth March 13, 2020   CoronaInNMGraphicInfogram This article first appeared on New Mexico In Depth and is republished here under a Creative Commons license.

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    UNM introduces free college for incoming freshman

    By Madison Spratto / New Mexico News Port As part of our Curious UNM project, our reporters are seeking questions about the University of New Mexico. These questions can look at any aspect of life on campus, from historical moments to current events. This story looks at the question, “Who benefits from the Lobo First-Year […]

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    Graduating college seniors urged to hunt for jobs

    By Eduardo Naranjo / NM News Port  As part of our Curious UNM project, our reporters are taking questions about the University of New Mexico. These questions can look at any aspect of life on campus, from historical moments to current events. This story by Eduardo Naranjo looks at the question of “How are UNM students […]

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