Morgan’s Recent Stories
Health May 19Outbreak on edge of Navajo Nation overwhelms rural hospital
While much of New Mexico is showing signs of emerging from the initial wave of the pandemic, stubbornly high rates of infection and death persist in the state's northwest corner — including in the Navajo Nation that extends into Arizona…
Health May 14Virus tests hospitals in pockets of U.S. as some states reopen
Coronavirus outbreaks are testing the public health networks in pockets of the U.S., while some states prepare to lift lockdown measures, seeing signs of progress.
Health May 09Small tribes seal borders, push testing to keep out virus
Small Native American pueblos across New Mexico are embracing extraordinary isolation measures that turn away outsiders as well as near-universal testing to try to insulate themselves from a contagion with frightening echoes of the past.
Politics Feb 13New Mexico bid for recreational pot falls short
The vote illustrates the difficulties of using the legislative process and not a ballot initiative to fully legalizing marijuana.
Nation Sep 27Joe Wilson, skeptic on Iraq War intelligence, dies at age 69
Wilson died of organ failure in Santa Fe, said his former wife, Valerie Plame, whose identity as a CIA operative was exposed days after Wilson's criticism of U.S. intelligence that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was attempting to purchase uranium.
Nation Sep 13Fugitive priest sentenced to 30 years in New Mexico sexual abuse case
A former Roman Catholic priest who fled the country decades ago was sentenced Friday in New Mexico to 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans' cemetery and military…
Politics Aug 07Texas governor says ‘no red flags’ seen in El Paso gunman
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's first calls for action after a gunman in El Paso killed 22 people include cracking down on internet sites used by violent extremists and confronting racism. But the Republican didn't suggest any major gun-control measures.
Nation Aug 04Sister: El Paso shooting victim, 25, ‘gave her life’ for son
A 25-year-old woman who was shot while apparently shielding her 2-month-old son was among the 20 people killed when a gunman opened fire in a crowded El Paso shopping area, her sister said.
Nation Apr 14Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US
An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to “sanctuary cities” to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor by placing them in locations that make it easier to…
Nation Mar 12New Mexico weighs pot legalization and America’s first government-run shops
The idea for state-run pot shops comes from a trio of GOP state senators who broke with local Republican Party orthodoxy to embrace legal marijuana with a decidedly big-government approach that would have the state directly oversee most sales —…