Department of Homeland Security says this past October, the number of unaccompanied minors from Central America attempting to enter the U.S. illegally almost doubled compared to the same month in 2014. Many cite gang violence as a motive for leaving.
December 10, 2015
mine spill
Western senators introduced legislation this week that would force companies to clean up — or at least set aside money to clean up — abandoned, inactive mines.
November 06, 2015
The Border Enforcement Accountability, Oversight and Community Engagement Act prioritizes complaints by the public against U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which includes Border Patrol and officers at the nation's ports of entry.
September 22, 2015
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The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday a proposed $940 million landmark settlement with Native American tribes over contract shortfalls.
September 17, 2015
Erin Brockovich spoke to a crowd gathered at Shiprock High School about taking a stand. She said all it takes is one person.
September 09, 2015
Electric Reliability Council of Texas
Arizona is nation’s largest producer of solar energy per capita, in large part due to the state’s renewable energy mandate that forces utilities to buy solar and wind energy. But the state that leads the nation in wind power — Texas — is now flirting with the notion of eliminating its mandate, one that analysts say has paved the way for Texas to embrace wind power.
July 10, 2015
The United States and Mexico are preparing to launch a program that would speed up commercial border crossings by allowing customs agents from both countries to conduct pre-inspections on foreign soil.
June 05, 2015
We know that too much salt is bad for your diet. It's also bad for growing crops. Salty soil is a common problem for farmers in the arid West. It only gets worse during a drought when there's not enough water to flush the salts out. In New Mexico one crop that's suffering is the state's beloved chile pepper.
June 01, 2015
An ex-Los Angeles police officer wanted for murder is being held in an El Paso County jail after being arrested across the border in Mexico. His arrest was a result of a months-long bi-national investigation.
May 27, 2015
Twenty-two young Native American women will compete for the Miss Indian World title this week in Albuquerque. Similar to Miss America the winner will represent all indigenous people throughout North America. But it’s not your typical pageant.
April 22, 2015


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