Alice Fordham, KUNM

Alice Fordham, KUNM

Alice Fordham joined the news team in 2022 after a career as an international correspondent, reporting for NPR from the Middle East and later Latin America and Europe. She also worked as a podcast producer for The Economist among other outlets, and tries to meld a love of sound and storytelling with solid reporting on the community. She grew up in the U.K. and has a small jar of Marmite in her kitchen for emergencies.

Edgewood passes ordinance restricting abortion access, despite legal concerns

By: - April 28, 2023

The town of Edgewood early Wednesday morning passed an ordinance restricting the ability of abortion facilities to operate, despite concerns the move could embroil the town in legal battles. Edgewood is following the cities of Clovis, Hobbs and Eunice, as well as Roosevelt and Lea Counties, in passing ordinances that cite federal law to restrict access […]

City of Eunice sues governor and attorney general over abortion rule

By: - April 18, 2023

Officials from the city of Eunice announced Monday they are suing Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Attorney General Raúl Torrez, after the city passed an ordinance restricting access to abortion. At a press conference held in Washington DC, outside the Supreme Court of the United States, Mayor of Eunice Billy Hobbs, announced the legal action. […]

State Supreme Court suspends ordinances restricting abortion access

By: - April 4, 2023

The New Mexico Supreme Court has ordered a suspension of ordinances in Eastern New Mexico that restrict access to abortion, in response to a request by Attorney General Raúl Torrez. The court has agreed to hear the argument made by Torrez in an extraordinary writ filed in January that several counties and cities acted unlawfully when they […]

Whole Woman’s Health opens clinic in Albuquerque

By: - March 24, 2023

Whole Woman’s Health today opens a clinic in Albuquerque, nine months after the Supreme Court decision that removed the federal right to an abortion and forced the closure of four of its facilities in Texas. The opening comes just after a state legislative session in which bills were passed to shore up protections for abortion […]

Bill to study expanded access to affordable health care headed to governor’s desk

By: - March 20, 2023

A bill that would study a program to expand access to affordable health care passed the Senate. House Bill 400, known as Medicaid Forward, could allow New Mexicans of any income level to buy coverage with Medicaid. Bill sponsor Senator Leo Jaramillo (D-Los Alamos) called the bill a historic opportunity to continue New Mexico’s leadership […]

Candidates seem to move into middle ground in CD2 debate

By: - October 23, 2022

Republican incumbent Rep. Yvette Herrell and Democratic challenger Gabe Vasquez came together to debate issues concerning voters on Friday on KOB TV in the tightest of the state’s three Congressional races. Following redistricting, the 2nd Congressional District includes parts of Albuquerque as well as the whole of the border with Mexico and many communities that […]

In the redrawn 2nd Congressional District, a fierce fight is underway

By: - October 5, 2022

The sun is setting in Truth or Consequences, and in the brightly colored courtyard of the Pelican Spa, complete with pelican mural, a few dozen members of the Democratic Party are gathered to meet candidates including Gabe Vasquez, who is running in the state’s 2nd Congressional District. He bounds up the mic. “Buenas tardes, T or […]