News Coverage

September 5, 2017 - Youth Today
The future of nearly 800,000 young people is under threat as President Donald Trump phases out the program giving work permits and deportation relief to Dreamers, young immigrants brought to the United States as children. No new applications will be accepted, the administration announced today. Young people will lose their DACA status as soon as their permits, which are granted for two years, expire. Some youth-led organizations shifted into high gear to protest, and some youth-serving organizations have rallied to the defense of young immigrants
September 5, 2017 - Santa Fe New Mexican
Several hundred people, many of them high school and college students, rallied Tuesday in Santa Fe to send a message to President Donald Trump on behalf of young immigrants who now might be deported. The Dreamers, they said, are here to stay. But exactly how they will make their words come true was anybody’s guess.
August 27, 2017 - Santa Fe New Mexican
New Mexico is among the states that have seen the steepest reductions in higher education spending since the national recession, a new report says, investing nearly a third less per student in the last fiscal year than it did in 2008. The report, by the Washington, D.C.-based Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonprofit research institute, shows a nationwide trend of declining public funding for colleges and universities as tuition rates steadily rise, placing a heavier burden on students to help fund school operations.
August 18, 2017 - Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Barcelona Elementary third-grader Kristalee Jaramillo hopes to one day become a businesswoman. Her friend, Anya Tucker, is aiming for a career in teaching. On Friday, the two girls and their classmates at the Title I school were pushed to follow those “big, gutsy dreams.”
July 10, 2017 - Farmington Daily Times
FARMINGTON — An Albuquerque-based nonprofit organization is planning a family game night and nonprofit resource fair here to provide a family-friendly atmosphere in which residents can connect with agencies that could help provide them support. The Southwest Women’s Law Center is presenting the event Friday at the Farmington Civic Center as part of a $400,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, according to law clerk Jaclyn Page.
July 8, 2017 - Santa Fe New Mexican
Hallelujah! The most promising and hopeful talk at the fifth annual Kids Count Conference, celebrating 30 years of New Mexico Voices for Children, was given by Ray Rivera, editor of The New Mexican and founder of Searchlight New Mexico, a “nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to investigative reporting and innovative data journalism.” My news, like most folks because of my mistrust of “corporate media,” had mostly been coming from email, National Public Radio, radio talk show personalities and of course, Saturday Night Live.
July 7, 2017 - Public News Service - NM
Senate GOP leaders won't return to Washington, D. C., until Monday to renew debate on the replacement for Obamacare. That hasn't stopped opponents of the proposed bill from protesting, in New Mexico and cities across the country, this week. In Albuquerque on Thursday, Bill Jordan with New Mexico Voices for Children – the group's senior policy advisor and government relations officer – joined Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., at an outdoor news conference at the University of New Mexico.
June 26, 2017 - KOB TV
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico is on the bottom of another important list after the annual Kids Count report was released earlier this month. The report ranked New Mexico 49th in the U.S. when it comes to overall child well-being.
June 22, 2017 - Albuquerque Journal
New Mexicans are a tenacious and hard-working bunch. Those who are out of work spend longer looking for a new job than anyone else in the nation, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Weeks – even months – after workers in other states have found new jobs, New Mexicans are still hitting the pavement in search of a paycheck. Part of the reason it takes so long to find a job here is that New Mexico has the (second-)highest unemployment rate in the nation.
June 21, 2017 - Quay County Sun
A national study of family and child well-being has found that New Mexico ranks second to last behind Mississippi, and Curry and Roosevelt County are not faring much better than the average. Local health-care and poverty experts say this is nothing new, and the high amount of poverty in the state has been on the increase for several years.
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