Government

Human rights panel to hear Navajo uranium contamination case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group representing Navajo communities is presenting its case to an international human rights body, saying U.S. regulators violated the rights of tribal members when they cleared the way for uranium mining in western New Mexico years ago.

Tech Company connected to ex-NM house member files federal suit

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The company at the center of the fraud case against former House Representative Sheryl Williams Stapleton claims they are an innocent victim. The owner of Robotics has filed a federal suit to get almost a half-million dollars the feds have seized.

Advisory panel endorses redistricting maps for New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An advisory panel on political redistricting has advanced three proposals for overhauling district boundaries in New Mexico’s Democrat-dominated House of Representatives, with special deference to Native American communities.

APS leaders expected to testify in Williams Stapleton corruption trial

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More than a dozen APS leaders are expected to testify in the corruption trial of former state Rep. Sheryl Williams Stapleton.  A witness list filed with the Second Judicial District Court showed 58 potential witnesses, including APS Superintendent Scott Elder and nearly 20 other current and former APS employees

Ex-chairwoman of Grant County GOP dies in small plane crash

SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Silver City woman who died in the crash of a small plane in Gila National Forest. New Mexico State Police say 74-year-old Linda Pecotte was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday’s crash south of Reserve.

Teachers in Texas are told they must teach ‘opposing’ views of the Holocaust

A Texas school district has once again become the center of controversy after an administrator reportedly instructed teachers to provide students with “opposing” views of the Holocaust. Gina Peddy, the executive director of curriculum and instruction for the Carroll Independent School District in Southlake, Texas, is alleged to have made the