New Mexico

The Sundance Film Institute says four Native American filmmakers will be on the Mescalero Apache reservation in Southern New Mexico this week. The visit is the first stage of development for Native writers and directors hoping to release independent films in the coming years.
May 20, 2013
West Nile virus cases in the Southwest are up from previous years, according to new 2012 statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control.
May 16, 2013
Without rare earth elements, a lot of technology relied upon on every day doesn't work: cell phones, computer hard drives, radar systems, lasers and hybrid vehicle batteries.
May 16, 2013
New Mexico's application for federal grant money is in, but there's still a question of whether or not the health insurance exchange will be run by the state, the federal government, or both.
May 15, 2013
In what is thought to be the first housing program of its kind brought to a tribal community, the Pueblo of Zuni in western New Mexico has broken ground on a series of homes financed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
May 09, 2013
Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Health Care Act is expected to bring in much-needed dollars to the chronically underfunded Indian Health Service. But for the first time ever the IHS will be competing for non-Indian patients in order to survive.
May 03, 2013
New Mexico is currently experiencing the worst drought in the country according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.
May 02, 2013
Around 25,000 Native Americans in New Mexico will become eligible for Medicaid when the Affordable Care Act goes into effect next year. The change translates to more money for the Indian Health Service. But Medicaid expansion will also force Native health providers to deal with something they’ve never faced before: competition from non-tribal health programs.
April 20, 2013
The New Mexico umpire who allegedly threatened to eject high school baseball players for speaking Spanish has resigned.
April 18, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy says its wants to send 3 million gallons of radioactive tank waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to a storage site in New Mexico. That’s 3 million gallons out of a total of 56 million gallons of some of the most toxic stuff on earth.
April 04, 2013


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