New Mexico

Mexico is weighing economic retaliation against the U.S. to counter what Mexicans say is an anti-Mexico American administration. One idea under consideration is a boycott of U.S. corn. Mexico is the number one export market for U.S. corn. And U.S. corn producers are in Mexico City right now lobbying against the idea.
April 21, 2017
Smith
An iconic Navajo activist and matriarch has died. Katherine Smith was best known for standing up to the federal government in the 1970s when it forced thousands of Navajo people to move off their land. She died March 29.
April 03, 2017
Katherine Smith
A Navajo icon died March 29. Katherine Smith is most famous for standing up to the federal government when it forced thousands of Navajo people to move.
April 03, 2017
The Wallow Fire burns in the distance.
A wet winter means fire season is expected to start later than usual in Arizona’s mountains. But southern Arizona is a different story.
March 30, 2017
The federal government has extended its deadline to April 4 for pitches from businesses who want to help build the wall along the border.
March 29, 2017
NGS
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke wants to give tribes more sovereignty when it comes to regulating industries such as coal. He spoke to reporters Wednesday after the Trump administration lifted a moratorium on federal coal leases.
March 29, 2017
NGS
Despite President Trump’s efforts to bring back coal, a coal fired power plant and coal mine on the Navajo Nation face closures. Hundreds of Navajo people who have worked in the coal industry for generations are worried about their futures.
March 29, 2017
Firefighter
The U.S. Forest Service is hiring temporary firefighters for the upcoming season. Many in the agency were concerned whether those hires would be limited this year.
March 27, 2017
Rebecca
More than a third of the Navajo reservation doesn’t have running water. And some who do, worry it’s not safe enough to drink. Saint Michael’s school for kids with special needs in northeastern Arizona is one such place. The utility that provides the water said it can only afford to reach the minimal drinking water standards and the school said those standards aren’t good enough.
March 16, 2017
Yellowman
Seven archaeology groups in the Southwest have asked the new Interior secretary to support the Bears Ears national monument designation. Utah lawmakers are calling for an elimination of the monument.
March 08, 2017

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