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Recent articles by Brandon:

Presidential race heats up in New Mexico

KOAT political expert says Hispanics will decide if state goes red or blue → Read More

Protesters refuse to let act of violence deter movement

Demonstrations continue night after driver nearly runs over protesters → Read More

Local actress opens up about pandemic, social justice movement impact on film

Only on 7 interview with Albuquerque's Monique Candelaria → Read More

Governor says latest COVID-19 trends troubling

Rapid response teams see sharp increase after weeks of downward trend → Read More

No bail for man accused in violent crime spree

Judge says Dakota Briscoe will remain behind bars until trial → Read More

Dr. Fauci to join Navajo Nation townhall

Online meeting topics include possible COVID-19 vaccination trial → Read More

Online successes and struggles shared

Overcoming a $40 million deficit while costs go up.That's just part of what the state's largest school district is dealing with right now.KOAT spoke one-on-one with the leader of Albuquerque Public Schools about navigating the COVID re-entry maze.“Everybody understands that this is really, really hard and you have to put the effort in, and they are,” APS Interim Superintendent Scott Elder… → Read More

APS continues its COVID adjustments

For Albuquerque Public Schools, the last six months have been an ever-changing puzzle.And as far as school districts go, the one with the most pieces.APS is more than double the size of any other district in the state, meaning it was going to take the biggest financial hit.But what the board anticipated after state legislators held a special session in June, that number was different than the… → Read More

Questions surround youth sports in New Mexico

Unaffiliated groups gather in defiance of governor's order → Read More

DEA conducting mulitple operations in New Mexico

Operations target source, distribution and abuse of illegal drugs → Read More

APS board provides update on re-entry plan

The Albuquerque Public Schools Board provided an update Wednesday on the district’s re-entry plan.KOAT learned that budget issues still play a big role in how well the district will be able to effectively and safely bring students back to the classroom.“We did receive the final adjustment from the PED (Public Education Department) last week and discovered that an additional adjustment had been… → Read More

Hope for the homeless in the time of COVID-19

Steelbridge providing spiritual, professional skills for those in need → Read More

Peace and justice rally held in downtown Albuquerque

Event called for continued change, expanded diversity → Read More

"Guns to Gardens Buyback" is Saturday in Santa Fe

People can exchange unwanted guns for groceries, gift cards → Read More

Coronavirus poses threat to emotional health as well

Behavioral health cases on the rise during pandemic → Read More

State sticking with slow and steady approach

By the numbers, the state is gaining some positive momentum when it comes to COVID-19.Hospitalizations are way down and the seven day rolling average of new cases is the lowest since mid-March.State officials say all this is a direct result of our behavior.“We don't get the best numbers we've had in four to six months unless people are staying home. They're wearing their masks, they're not going… → Read More

Power outages continue across metro Albuquerque

PNM says crews will likely work through the night again → Read More

UNM students adjust to college during pandemic

University tracking COVID-19 cases, screening students → Read More

State hopes holiday weekend doesn't lead to spike in COVID-19 cases

It is certainly a weekend filled with temptation and state officials are worried we could see a spike in COVID-19 cases like we did after Memorial Day and July 4th.But people KOAT spoke with said you can have fun and still minimize the risk to your family and friends.“I think if we keep safe, keep our distance that we can keep the numbers down and we can somehow get somewhere,” Alejandra Castro… → Read More

Rio Rancho delays bringing students back to classroom

School district officials say state reentry update forced changes → Read More