Chiles are the state treasure of New Mexico. Now their authenticity is protected by state law. Governor Susana Martinez signed legislation in April that could send anyone caught lying about selling the real thing to jail.
A higher than average runoff from the Rocky mountains to the Colorado River this spring will make water more plentiful than usual in states like Nevada, California and parts of Arizona. But the Rio Grande River is getting almost nothing from the melting snow.
Thousands of immigrants and refugees settling in Southern California are medical professionals like doctors, dentists and nurses. Many are working on getting credentials to practice the healing arts in the U.S.
For the fifth straight year, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning for Americans going to Mexico. But this warning is more strongly worded and suggests that in some parts of Mexico, Americans are being targeted.