New Mexico

Irving Shaggy
Hundreds of Navajo farmers lost their crops last season because a Colorado mine spill shut down the San Juan River. The federal government says the water’s ok. But the Navajo canal remains closed. And the question of whether to turn the water on has divided the community.
April 20, 2016
Lisa Teller
In the tiny community of Birdsprings, Arizona, there’s a Navajo mother who wants to bring her baby girl home. But she can’t. Her daughter is hooked up to a machine in Phoenix. She needs a small intestine transplant. But the doctors say she can’t have one because her family doesn’t have running water.
April 19, 2016
uranium mine
The federal government is cleaning up a long legacy of uranium mining on the Navajo Nation. Many Navajo people have died of kidney failure and cancer — conditions linked to uranium contamination. And new research from the CDC shows uranium in babies born today.
April 18, 2016
Advocates have filed an administrative complaint against Homeland Security.
April 07, 2016
New Mexico's governor Susana Martinez announced on Monday that the state is ready to launch multiple infrastructure projects with funds from a $74 million dollar settlement with the Department of Energy.
April 05, 2016
A federal judge has cleared the way for the Navajo Nation to seek potentially millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters. The tribe sued the clothing chain over the use of the “Navajo” name.
April 01, 2016
For the first time in its history, the National Border Patrol Council has endorsed a presidential candidate during primary season.
March 30, 2016
Several public libraries on the border in Arizona and Texas have received 3D printers that are transforming those libraries, making them a magnet for learning new industrial technologies.
March 30, 2016
mine spill
Just in time for boating season, EPA officials said Thursday the Animas and San Juan Rivers are safe for recreation. That’s after the agency accidentally released 3 million gallons of mine waste last summer.
March 25, 2016
Lake Powell
The Colorado River and other Western river levels are expected to drop as much as 27 percent during the 21st century. That’s according to a climate change report released on World Water Day (March 22) by the Interior Department.
March 24, 2016

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