Cannabis bust on Indigenous land highlights legal divide

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal raid on a small household marijuana garden on tribal land in northern New Mexico is sowing confusion and resentment about U.S. drug enforcement priorities on Native American lands, as more states roll out legal marketplaces for recreational pot.

Las Cruces City Council Calls For National Immigration Reform

New Mexico’s immigrant families have the full support of the Las Cruces City Council, following a unanimous vote encouraging the creation of a better pathway to United States citizenship. Councilor Johana Bencomo says the resolution, which calls on Congress to develop comprehensive immigration reform, is a way to welcome essential immigrant workers into the community and […]

New Mexico GOP leaders concerned about US vaccine mandate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico already has among the highest U.S. unemployment rates and the state’s Republican legislative leaders fear President Joe Biden’s plan to require vaccinations or COVID-19 testing for large employers could cause more damage to job market.

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.