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MIT grapples with early leader's stance on Native Americans

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – As the third president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Francis Amasa Walker helped usher the school into national prominence in the late 1800s. But anot...

U.S. nuclear repository completes key mining project in southern N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE – After seven years of mining, federal officials say work to carve out the eighth disposal area at the U.S. government’s underground nuclear waste repository is complete. Manage...

Airman convicted of kidnapping, killing Farmington woman in 2020

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Sasha Krause loved words. She loved learning and translating them into different languages. She loved reading them in nursery rhymes and assembling them into poetry. She w...

New Mexico pledges support for tribal adoptions in state law

SANTA FE – In her first prepared speech Tuesday, the new leader of New Mexico’s child protection department pledged to restore the agency’s credibility after a series of scandals under her p...

Official: Same-day registration unavailable on Election Day

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico officials say voters who show up at polling places to register to vote on Nov. 2 for municipal elections will be out of luck. This year, New Mexico began allowing vo...

New Mexico professor against vax, mask mandates fired

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – A New Mexico State University professor who publicly opposed campus vaccine and mask mandates will no longer be teaching there. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports Davi...

Gallup physicians, nurses call for action at town hall

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) – When local educator Lindsey Mingus’ water broke in the middle of the night while she was pregnant with her second child, she drove herself to Rehoboth McKinley Christian ...

New Mexico governor settles harassment claim for $150K

SANTA FE – The final price tag for a settlement reached by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and a former campaign spokesman to settle accusations of harassment is now $150,000. The la...

Guard unit to support resettlement operations for Afghans

BELEN, N.M. – A New Mexico Army National Guard unit is deploying within the United States to support resettlement operations for Afghan refugees. A departure ceremony was held Friday for th...

Free lunches earn business access to New Mexico lawmakers

SANTA FE – Companies clamoring for contracts on internet services and student testing are buying legislators free lunches at meetings about education policy. It’s a legal and a frequent prac...

Navajo leaders seek hearing on oil and gas drilling dispute

ALBUQUERQUE – Top officials with the largest Native American tribe in the United States are renewing a request for congressional leaders to hold a field hearing before deciding on federal le...

Advocates want interpreters for more languages in New Mexico

SANTA FE – An advocacy group for disadvantaged communities in New Mexico says more language translation and interpreter services are needed for people who don’t speak Spanish or English. The...