Community Issues

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.

10-digit dialing begins Sunday for New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Soon you’ll have to start using ten digits instead of seven digits when you make a local phone call in New Mexico. It’s all part of a nationwide plan to roll out a new and easy to remember number to access mental health services.

Fight For Our Lives shuts down permanently

After three years of civic engagement initiatives dedicated to education, justice and service in Albuquerque, Fight for Our Lives, a student-led organization established to propel social justice causes, announced their self-decided shutdown on Oct. 2.

Rio Rancho Walgreens ranked No. 1 in the country

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A Walgreens in Rio Rancho has just been named the best in the country. The study, done by SingleCare’s Best of the Best Pharmacy Awards, recognizes the top 25 of the nation’s top pharmacists, techs and teams.

New Mexico honors Indigenous Peoples’ Day

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the City of Albuquerque are among the New Mexico institutions observing the statewide Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  The IPCC will be hosting a public celebration from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature dance performances from five different Indigenous groups, starting at

Hundreds of Afghan refugees expected to resettle in major New Mexico cities

“When they come to your neighborhood, just please welcome them and talk to them because they are going to be a part of our community too,” Mohammad Ismail, an Albuquerque resident and Afghan refugee, said. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Resettlement efforts are officially underway for hundreds of Afghan refugees headed to New