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Searchlight New Mexico is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization dedicated to investigative reporting and innovative data journalism.

In a landscape of shrinking media resources, our mission is to focus high-impact journalism on topics of local, regional and national interest in order to allow the public to see into the remote recesses of government and to expose abuses of power.

We believe great reporting empowers people to demand honest, effective public policy and to seek appropriate remedies.

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April has covered the environment and science in the Southwest for 12 of the past 16 years. Before joining Searchlight New Mexico in April 2019, she freelanced for various magazines and news outlets, including Popular Science, Outside, the Guardian, Scientific American, Science magazine, Nature and bioGraphic. She’s a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grantee and has been an editor at Discover magazine and Cosmos in Australia. She also once worked as E&E’s Southwest reporter and as a producer at Radio High Country News. Reese has a master’s degree in environmental studies from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She lives in Santa Fe with her two spoiled cats, Asha and Cali. 

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