Marissa Armas, KOAT.com

Marissa Armas

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Past:
  • 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:

Complaint: Man shoots at officers, leads police on lengthy chase

A lengthy car chase on Sept. 11, led a man to allegedly shooting at New Mexico State Police officers. → Read More

Navajo Nation sees new clusters of COVID-19 cases, president reissues weekend lockdown

After weeks of seeing little to no COVID-19 cases, new clusters are showing up around the Navajo Nation. → Read More

New Mexicans share impact of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"And she did amazing things at a time when being a mother was not something that was acceptable in the legal field." → Read More

Many questions remain after family of late Navajo soldier meet with Fort Hood officials

Tuesday, family members of Pvt. Chee met at the National Guard in Albuquerque to discuss updates in the investigation into his death. → Read More

Silva Lanes 'hanging on by fingernails' as they prepare for limited reopening

Under Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's recent public health order, bowling alleys can reopen, but only for league play. → Read More

Fauci praises Navajo Nation for COVID-19 response, says nation can be model for US

Dr. Anthony Fauci said the Navajo Nation can serve as an example to the rest of the United States and that the nation's people should be proud for how they've handled the pandemic. → Read More

NMPED sees 126 COVID-19 cases as schools reopen

Of the eight new cases reported Friday, one was in Chaves County, five in Roosevelt County, one in Lea County and one in Torrance County. → Read More

COVID-19 impacting citizenship process, fee to increase in coming weeks

An attorney with the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center, said that normally it takes about nine months to get citizenship, but because of the pandemic, it's now taking almost a year. → Read More

NM lawmakers prepare bill to ban hair discrimination in workplaces, schools

House Majority Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton said she wants to normalize different hairstyles and textures in the workplace and believes a bill like this is long overdue. → Read More

Thousands of migratory birds mysteriously dying, scientists unsure why

Hundreds and thousands of migratory birds are mysteriously dying in New Mexico, and researchers aren't sure why. → Read More

Latinos in NM seeing highest COVID-19 cases

New data from the New Mexico State Health Department shows that over the past week, Hispanics and Latinos are seeing the most new cases and hospitalizations in every region in our state — except the northwest area. → Read More

Operation Lady Justice: New federal task force to focus on missing and murdered indigenous women

Within Operation Lady Justice, there's now a division dedicated to helping solve cold cases. The Bureau of Indian Affairs opened seven of these offices around the country, including one in New Mexico. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine trials to start at Navajo Nation

President Jonathan Nez said they have a partnership with Indian Health Services and other local facilities that will allow them to offer the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Navajo citizens. → Read More

How to properly celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month-- a time to pay homage to Hispanic Americans who are helping shape this country. → Read More

Navajo leaders demand answers into deaths of Navajo soldiers at Fort Hood

"I think that there is some type of hush-hush culture there. It is time for the soldiers and the families who have lost loved ones to hold leadership accountable." → Read More

Navajo Nation sees no cases on Tuesday, very few throughout the week

At the worst of it, the Navajo Nation had the highest COVID-19 infection rate in the country, but now, their cases are on the decline. → Read More

CYFD staff to administer Narcan to parents found overdosing

New Mexico's Children, Youth & Families Department is now giving out Narcan to parents or guardians they may encounter who are overdosed on drugs while investigating a child's well being. → Read More

Nearly 5,700 New Mexicans called crisis hotline in August

The hardships related to COVID-19 have taken a toll on some residents' mental health. And each month, the calls to the state's crisis line continue to go up. → Read More

With no crowd, Burning of Zozobra still a success

An empty field with no calls to see old man gloom go up in flames, but that didn't stop the show from going on. → Read More

How Zozobra helps Santa Fe's kids

Cooking with Kids is just one of several local organizations that gets grant money from the Santa Fe Kiwanis Club through the proceeds that come from the annual Zozobra event. → Read More