Megan Myscofski

Megan Myscofski

Megan Myscofski is a reporter with KUNM's Poverty and Public Health Project. She previously worked as a Business and Economics Reporter at Arizona Public Media, where she also reported, produced and hosted a narrative podcast, Tapped, on the cost of drought in Arizona. Before that, she was a reporter and host at Montana Public Radio and an intern on the podcast "Threshold". Her first audio journalism internship was in Essen, Germany as a high school exchange student.

The bond between a father and his son is moving Truchas forward

By: - September 27, 2023

TRUCHAS — David Trujillo, Sr. stood in front of the fire station he used to lead and gestured to the peaks over Truchas, a town of under 300 people that sits on a jagged piece of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains over 8,000 feet above sea level. “See those peaks up there? Years ago, I […]

Pipeline headed to Eastern N.M. after decades of work

By: - September 20, 2023

PORTALES – As the late July sun was setting on a football field in Eastern New Mexico, several local high school teams were spread out across the grass, running drills ahead of practice matches.  This is a very typical scene across the country in late summer. What was different in Portales, a town of about […]

New Mexico and Ohkay Owingeh governors sign Indian Water Rights Settlement

By: - September 5, 2023

Ohkay Owingeh and the state engineer will next bring the settlement to the state’s congressional delegation to advocate for the Rio Chama to be federally approved and funded. (Photo courtesy BLM)

‘Mansion tax’ will be on the ballot in Santa Fe this November

By: - August 25, 2023

Santa Fe voters will decide in November whether to instate a “mansion tax” or extra tax on buyers of houses over $1 million. Dozens of residents turned out ahead of a city council vote on the proposal Tuesday, and most voiced frustration with the high cost of housing in the city. The Santa Fe City […]

Oil company agrees to pay fine and take on projects to reduce air pollution

By: - August 11, 2023

An oil company with wells in both New Mexico and Texas has agreed to pay a $5.5 million penalty to the U.S. and New Mexico in a settlement over violations to the Clean Air Act and New Mexico state law. The company is also on the hook for $4.6 million in projects to reduce air […]

UNM grant will help underserved communities get water funding

By: - July 26, 2023

Millions of dollars are coming to New Mexico for water projects through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, but not everyone who needs it has the knowledge or time required to apply. The University of New Mexico announced it will receive $4 million to help underserved communities in the state navigate the process. […]

After long wait, money starts to roll out for former employees of shuttered power plant

By: - July 21, 2023

The New Mexico Legislature made changes this year to the state’s Energy Transition Act in an effort to speed up funding and job training opportunities for former employees of the San Juan Generating Station and coal mine in Farmington. Some of the $20 million available has begun rolling out this month and officials say they’re […]

Sign about food stamp benefits

New Mexico ups SNAP benefits for one month for nearly 8,000 residents

By: - July 5, 2023

New Mexico gave adults over 60 years old and adults with disabilities extra Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits in June. That comes a few months after the federal government ended its pandemic expansion of the program. Karmela Martinez heads the Income Support Division at the New Mexico Human Services Department. She said her […]

Emergency Rental Assistance Program wraps up in New Mexico

By: - June 22, 2023

Chanel Smith is 60 years old, and she loves having people over, especially her grandchildren. Her table’s already set for guests in her one-bedroom apartment in Albuquerque. “They are so spoiled. I wouldn’t trade them for nothing in the world,” she said. “Those are my babies.” She moved here about two years ago, after having […]

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has said a state cannot bar a resident from traveling to another state to obtain an abortion because there is a constitutional right to interstate travel. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Priorities outlined for state funded reproductive health clinic in Las Cruces 

By: - May 3, 2023

EL PASO, Texas – Stephanie Murillo is a staff midwife at Luna Tierra Casa de Partos, a birthing center in El Paso, and in late April, she gave a tour of the facility to about twenty people, many of whom work with reproductive healthcare in New Mexico.  “This is the living room–comedor–and kitchen, and it’s […]

Governor signs bill protecting abortion and gender-affirming care providers

By: - April 6, 2023

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law today to safeguard women’s and trans healthcare workers and patients from other states seeking to obtain medical information. The new law, Senate Bill 13, comes as Republican-led states, including neighboring Texas and Arizona, write and pass legislation to ban abortion and gender-affirming care.  “If we don’t […]

A pile of trees with some snow are washed up next to the Mimbres River. There's a dry clearing where the river normally runs.

A new law aims to strengthen rural water systems

By: - March 21, 2023

Anita LaRan has sat on the board of her water system in Mora County that connects dozens of homes to clean water since 2008. A few hours south in San Ysidro, Ramón Lucero used to help run the system in the community where he raised his family and now works with people in the same […]