NMPolitics.net has invested a lot to bring you contextual and investigative stories on important topics this year.
Here are the deep-dive projects we’ve published in 2017:
• A story about a single mom in Las Cruces who turns tragedy into comedy — whether it’s sharing about how the father of her two daughters and her ex-husband both ended up in prison or roasting U.S. President Donald Trump. The article was part of our award-winning series about multi-ethnic families in New Mexico.
• A six-part series examining Spaceport America’s future. A decade after the state and voters in Doña Ana and Sierra counties approved public funding to build the facility, we took a comprehensive look at its economic impact, transparency problems and other aspects of the project. We asked the state attorney general to investigate the transparency issues we discovered.
• We joined the State of Change project, a collaboration among several New Mexico new organizations supported by High Country News and the Solutions Journalism Network. The news organizations examined the challenge of building resilient rural communities in New Mexico — and what some are doing right. We contributed an in-depth article on efforts to build a stronger economy in downtown Truth or Consequences and published the entire series.
• This week, we are publishing a project we’ve been working on all year with the Las Cruces Sun-News and KWRG News: an investigation of southern New Mexico’s struggling behavioral health system that also explores solutions.
Digging deeper than the daily news is essential to improving our state, which is why I’m passionate about in-depth journalism. But this work requires a great deal of time and other resources. We need your help.
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I’m really grateful for your support, which helps me spend my time doing work I love. As I’ve written before, I’m passionate about building a better New Mexico for my daughter and all our children. I believe quality journalism can help.