Native Americans

Amber Alert suspect trying to clear his name

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Police are still looking for two teenage girls who were last seen in Santo Domingo Saturday. Authorities issued an overnight Amber Alert for 14-year-old Zuriah Castillo and 16-year-old Jaylynn Miller after they were allegedly abducted by 37-year-old Andres Pinto. However, Pinto told KOB 4 he’s innocent.

Senate confirms Haaland to lead Interior

The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to lead the Interior Department, making her the nation’s first Native American Cabinet secretary. The Senate voted 51-40 to confirm Haaland. Nine members missed the vote.