Needs improvement

Faced with a crisis, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has made child well-being a priority. And during the 54th New Mexico Legislature, which wrapped on March 16 at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe, some lawmakers followed suit — albeit with baby steps.

Answering the call

Lonnie Briseño is a deacon in the Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces and organizer of Project Oak Tree, a three-year-old effort that unites faith-based organizations to aid migrants in southern New Mexico.

Partners and crime

By the time Leroy Fresquez Jr. killed his girlfriend, Jasmine Gaytan, they had been together for eight years. Her murder is the type that is all too common in New Mexico. Advocates have for years been urging the state to adopt a law that would prevent gun ownership by domestic abusers.