Latino Listening Project

June 12, 2019

Sami Edge of Idaho Education News and Nicole Foy of the Idaho Statesman are teaming up to investigate the reasons why academic achievement for Idaho's Latino students has fallen behind their white peers for decades, as well as proven solutions for closing that gap. The project is centered around the input of Latino students and families and supported by fellowships from the Education Writers Association and the American Press Institute.  

Jeremiah Valencia: How a teen and his suspected killer slipped through the cracks

January 29, 2018

Police found the body of 13-year-old Jeremiah Valencia in January 2018. They think the boy was tortured and beaten by his mother's boyfriend, a fugitive with a long history of domestic abuse charges.


I followed every step of the case, covering the boy's funeral, investigating his disappearance from the education system and reporting on missteps by parole officers that allowed his suspected killer to stay out of jail. 


My coverage earned a  first-place news writing award from the New Mexico Press Association.   

Santa Fe clinic steps to the plate in opioid war

August 26, 2017

New Mexico has had one of the nation's highest rates of opioid abuse for decades. Medication-assisted treatment programs have proven an effective way to help people, especially pregnant women, combat addiction issues. But a dearth of providers means that many New Mexicans, especially in rural counties, might not have access to that treatment. (Photo by Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican)

The dangerous 'walk of shame'

August 04, 2018

Inmates at the Santa Fe County jail are routinely released from jail with no transport, miles from town, on the side of a busy highway. Jail officials say they offer transportation for those who ask for it but most walkers say they've never been given any transport option from the jail, except for their own two feet.  (Photo by Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican)

Voter fraud is not a persistent problem

August 20, 2016

As a fellow for News21 I analyzed voting crimes in multiple states and found that in the five states where politicians have been the most outspoken about the threat of voter fraud, very few cases have actually been prosecuted.


This story was published by ProPublica, The Washington Post and other outlets around the country.

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