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NMID’s first articles publish next week

You’ve been waiting months for New Mexico In Depth to begin publishing articles. The wait is over.

Starting Sunday, NMID and several newspapers will publish a six-part series that examines what Gov. Susana Martinez has done during her first two years in office and what’s in store for the rest of her term.

New Mexico In Depth and staff at the Santa Fe New Mexican and Las Cruces Sun-News, NMID’s partners on the project, have been working for months on the series with the goal of running it before the legislative session that starts Jan. 15.

The first article profiles Martinez halfway through her term. Other articles will look at important topics, including Martinez’s decision whether or not to expand Medicaid, her record on economic development and support for Spaceport America, her push to repeal the 2003 law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain New Mexico driver’s licenses, her decision to create a state-based health exchange, and her efforts to find common ground with state lawmakers on the issue of limiting social promotion.

New Mexico In Depth will publish the articles on our website. The Sun-News and New Mexican will publish them as well. So will five other newspapers that are part of the Sun-News chain: The Alamogordo Daily News, Carlsbad Current-ArgusDeming Headlight, Farmington Daily Times and Silver City Sun-News.

We’re excited to finally begin publishing articles after months of work setting up NMID and preparing this series. Look for the first article Sunday!

This post has been updated to include the Current-Argus and Daily Times among the newspapers that will publish this series.

About Heath Haussamen, New Mexico In Depth

Heath Haussamen, New Mexico In Depth's deputy director, ran the nationally recognized political news website NMPolitics.net for almost seven years before helping start NMID. He is a former award-winning newspaper reporter who worked for the Las Cruces Sun-News and Santa Fe New Mexican.