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    Lawmakers may be more accessible via social media

    Celia Raney / New Mexico In Depth When the legislative session comes to an end today, lawmakers will disperse throughout the state. But communicating with them doesn’t end when legislative leaders gavel the session to a close. All legislators have contact information like a phone number or email address listed on the state’s legislative website, […]

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    Eleven thousand census workers needed in New Mexico

    By Dalton Padilla / New Mexico News Port The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for workers from all cultures to help ensure accurate data is recorded in the 2020 count. This is especially important in New Mexico, which has fallen short in the past in counting all of its residents.  Veronica Arzate de Reyes, a […]

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    Census goes digital in 2020

    By Devin Muzzey / New Mexico News Port The U.S. Census Bureau is debuting an electronic version of the census for people to fill out online for 2020. This will be the first time the census will offer this option.  The census is an official tabulation of the U.S. population, used to collect various details […]

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    Officials say coronavirus not a threat on UNM campus

    By Joe Rull / New Mexico News Port As part of our Curious UNM project, our reporters are seeking questions from the UNM community about the university. These questions can look at any aspect of life on campus, from historical moments to current events. This story by Joe Rull looks at the question of “What […]

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    Teacher shortage deeper, more complex than vacancies suggest

    By Sylvia Ulloa / New Mexico In Depth  For the first time in three years, the number of classrooms missing a teacher fell in New Mexico rather than increased. It was so hopeful a sign Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham bragged about the 13% drop in teacher vacancies in her State of the State speech. It’s […]


    Introducing Curious UNM

    This spring, student reporters in the UNM C&J department are bringing back Curious New Mexico. This project started in 2014, inspired by the WBEZ Curious City project in Chicago. Community members asked us questions like what is the oldest building in the state and are there dead bodies and giant catfish in Elephant Butte, and […]

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    NM Governor delivers State of the State speech to open the 2020 legislature

    New Mexico’s 32nd Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham delivers her second State of the State speech Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Thanks to our partner New Mexico PBS for providing a live feed of the speech and post-speech analysis. Watch the speech live: NM PBS and partners provide post speech analysis: Local journalists have arranged to track the speech […]

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    News Port at five years

    The year of 2019 marks five years since the inception of the New Mexico News Port – and it hasn’t been easy. The News Port has survived the pains of a small start-up in a resource-poor environment to become a fixture in the UNM journalism program. The idea for the News Port sprang from a […]

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