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A non-native man pleaded guilty Jan. 12 in a federal court to assaulting a Native American woman on a New Mexico reservation. Up until recently tribal police were defenseless against non-native perpetrators.
January 12, 2016
Many Native American businesses face unique cultural and regulatory obstacles. One group is trying to bridge the gap between entrepreneurial and native cultures and has had some success, but their federal funding just ran out.
January 04, 2016
At least 100 workers at a Mexican border factory in Ciudad Juárez are on strike protesting low wages and a hostile workplace. The factory packages printer ink for the American company Lexmark.
December 11, 2015
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
Brockovich
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

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