Primary Season

Albuquerque voters will be able to choose two new members of Congress in 2012. Senator Jeff Bingaman (D) retired after five terms in office. Representative Martin Heinrich (D) left his seat in the 1st Congressional District to run for the open senate seat. That means his U.S House seat will be a race to watch.Continue reading “Primary Season”

A Different Kind Of Border State

New Mexico has flown under the radar for years in the national immigration debate. Maybe it’s the state’s small population of about 2 million residents. It might also be the unique demographics – about 44% of New Mexicans identify as Hispanic or Latino. State and local leaders, especially in northern New Mexico, have adopted policiesContinue reading “A Different Kind Of Border State”

Iraqi Refugees In New Mexico

Albuquerque has a small but growing population of Iraqi residents. Many of them have been resettled in New Mexico as refugees. They have to overcome differences in language and culture, but many are also finding it difficult to start over after leaving behind careers and wealth in Iraq. Iraqi Refugees Face Unique Challenges In NewContinue reading “Iraqi Refugees In New Mexico”