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Marissa Armas

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  • wbaltv.com
  • WCVB-TV Boston
  • wdsu
  • WTAE-TV Pittsburgh
  • WMUR TV
  • KOCO-5 Oklahoma City
  • MyNBC5 (WPTZ)
  • WLWT.com
  • KMBC
  • WESH 2 News
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Recent articles by Marissa:

Local businesses continue to struggle as gov. pauses reopening

Several New Mexico businesses hoping to get the green light from the governor to open have to stay closed for longer. → Read More

Navajo Nation implements new restrictions ahead of July Fourth weekend

In light of the fourth of July weekend, Navajo Nation officials are implementing new restrictions to try and keep the virus from spreading. → Read More

Rudolfo Anaya's work brought sense of belonging for many New Mexicans, Chicanos

Rudolfo Anaya was a teacher of literature whose words left an imprint on New Mexicans and Chicanos a like. → Read More

Survey: Latino families facing extreme hardships during COVID-19 pandemic

A statewide survey found that many Latino parents, including undocumented immigrants, are experiencing extreme layoffs and loss of income since the pandemic hit the state. → Read More

ABQ business owners say COVID-19 related ordinances will hurt them

Three of the items on Monday's special meeting agenda include a paid sick leave ordinance, a premium pay ordinance, and an ordinance that would require businesses to provide PPE to employees. → Read More

Hybrid model safest option for students to go back to school

Education was a big focus in Gov. Lujan Grisham’s press conference Thursday. → Read More

APS officials discuss re-entry plan for fall 2020, teachers 'overwhelmed' by hybrid model

"It's logistically mind-boggling and to plan twice, to plan in-person and online, it's a lot of work, so the question is where is the support for the kind of work we're being asked to do?" → Read More

COVID-19 cases skyrocketing in NM prisons

"Although this is really upsetting news it isn't surprising news." → Read More

Controversial Oñate sculpture features friends of artists, including former ABQ city clerk

KOAT found out that many of the faces on these sculptures represent family members and friends of the artists, and one of those faces is a depiction of a former Albuquerque city clerk. → Read More

Acoma Pueblo Gov: Atrocities caused by Juan de Oñate left lasting impact

For the Acoma people, the history of Juan de Oñate comes with a lot of pain. → Read More

New Mexicans grapple with history of Juan de Oñate statue

Crowds erupted on Tuesday as the statue was cut down and removed with a crane, after direction from Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller. → Read More

'Defund Police:' ABQ council president discusses police reform proposal

After weeks of nationwide protests calling to "defund the police" and dismantle systemic racism, Albuquerque city council leaders are now unveiling their police reform proposal. → Read More

NAACP calling on BCSO to enforce body cams, racial training

The Albuquerque NAACP sent a letter to Bernalillo County Sheriff Manny Gonzalez hoping to discuss the use of body cameras, funding for them, and even implementing implicit bias training for officers. → Read More

ABQ police union: "Defund Police" movement is "infuriating"

"It infuriates me. Defund the police should not be part of the conversation. If they want reform, if they want additional training, that's increased funding." → Read More

“Defund Police:” What does it mean and where does ABQ stand

In light of George Floyd's death, there is now a movement asking cities to "defund police." → Read More

Albuquerque bookstores selling out of books on race, white supremacy

Nationally, sales for books on race are soaring, specifically books on racism and dismantling white supremacy. → Read More

APD enforces several use-of-force policies, but accountability issues remain

While APD does enforce six of the #8CantWait policies, some believe holding officers accountable is just as critical. → Read More

New Mexicans reflect on George Floyd memorial service

Thursday hundreds around the country tuned in to watch George Floyd's memorial service, including many in New Mexico. → Read More

As protests continue to grow, APD working to de-escalate violence

The department has several different teams who are out there looking for intel on these protests, and in preparing for them they also want to make sure they have more resources than needed in case a situation escalates. → Read More

Why the city of Albuquerque isn't imposing a curfew on protestors

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller says they're evaluating the protests every day, especially as the protests continue to grow, but he says imposing a curfew could cause more harm than good. → Read More