New Mexico

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New Mexico archbishop uses ‘Social Gospel’ to fight poverty

ALBUQUERQUE – When Pope Francis appointed a new archbishop of New Mexico’s largest diocese last year, some anti-poverty advocates expressed optimism given his previous work on immigration reform...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Faith

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'Right to die' bill in New Mexico heads to Senate committee

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal that would allow terminally ill patients in New Mexico to end their lives with help from doctors faces its first test in the state Senate. The...

DATE: March 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Feds propose wolf releases in southwestern New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — Federal wildlife managers want to release two packs of Mexican gray wolves in wilderness areas near the Arizona-New Mexico border this year in an effort to bolster a struggling...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Feds seek to dismiss New Mexico’s claims over Gold King Mine spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Attorneys with the U.S. Justice Department are asking a federal judge to dismiss claims by New Mexico and the Navajo Nation that stem from the 2015 Gold King Mine waste spill...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: State nation world

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Ancient Chaco Canyon inhabitants relied on imported food

ALBUQUERQUE – Salty soils and dry conditions throughout northwestern New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon would have made it difficult to grow enough corn to sustain the multitudes of people who resided at...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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New Mexico’s Udall fights for tribes

The Four Corners region is a distinct community whose citizens regularly cross state and reservation borders on their way to work, shop or play. Southwest Colorado residents frequently travel to...

DATE: Jan. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

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New Mexico’s DAPL is dead

The Piñon Pipeline, touted as the Southwest’s version of the Dakota Access Pipeline, has perished, even before the real battle over it began. In mid-December, the project’s proponents formally...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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U.S., Mexico wildlife officials draft jaguar recovery plan

ALBUQUERQUE – A team of wildlife officials in the United States and Mexico on Monday released details of a proposed recovery plan for the endangered jaguar, prompting criticism from environmental...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Water pipeline for remote Navajo towns moves ahead

A $1.13 billion construction project to provide treated water to remote areas of the Navajo Nation, Jicarilla-Apache Nation, and city of Gallup continues to make progress. The Navajo-Gallup Water...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Supreme Court wants feds’ view on mine spill lawsuit

DENVER – The U.S. Supreme Court asked the Justice Department on Monday to weigh in on New Mexico’s lawsuit against Colorado over a mine waste spill that polluted rivers in both states and in Utah....

DATE: Nov. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: State nation world

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When truancy laws don’t work

Española Valley High School Principal Tom Graves thinks the laws don’t work. Last academic year, under a previous principal, the high school’s student body had a truancy rate of nearly 43 percent,...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Book updates guide to New Mexico mountains

The enthusiasm that Cortez author Liesl Ungnade has for the New Mexico backcountry is contagious. Her new book, “Guide to the New Mexico Mountains,” ignites an urge to head out and climb a peak,...

DATE: June 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Living