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The American Civil Liberties Union released a collection of testimonials Thursday alleging racial profiling and questionable behavior by border law enforcement in west Texas and southern New Mexico.
A third of the Navajo Nation is now covered with sand dunes -- the result of climate change. Roads, corrals, entire homes have been buried in sand, creating what President Obama calls “climate change refugees.”
An ex-Los Angeles police officer wanted for murder is being held in an El Paso County jail after being arrested across the border in Mexico. His arrest was a result of a months-long bi-national investigation.
New Mexico's attorney general and a district attorney will prosecute two officers who reportedly beat a man detained at the Las Cruces Police Department. The incident happened in December and was captured on a surveillance video.
This man-made wetland is now under construction on the Rio Grande. The wetland will be the first on the Rio Grande to use treated wastewater to restore habitat. This comes as Congress is considering a bipartisan bill to extend funding for the construction of mad-made wetlands.
Juárez muralist Maclovio Macias' latest inspiration came from marching 200 miles alongside mothers whose daughters disappeared during the recent wave of drug violence.
Federal bank regulators have scheduled a workshop on border banking challenges in Nogales, Ariz. next month. The workshop comes amidst growing concerns by Arizona border businesses about access to banking services.
Thousands of visitors drive the scenic switchbacks through Oak Creek Canyon every day. Once travelers descend below the canyon’s rim cellphones become useless. There’s no signal. So if someone has an accident or spots a wildfire, there’s no 911 access for several miles. That’s exactly what happened one year ago on May 20.
The Navajo Nation banned alcohol from its reservation more than a century ago. But that hasn’t stopped people from drinking and in more recent years, doing drugs. The lack of jobs makes bootlegging and dealing meth, marijuana and cocaine all the more appealing. More substance abuse has led to a surge in violent crimes. And the tribe’s police officers say they’re overwhelmed.
A Paris auction house is planning another sale of Hopi sacred items on June 1. The Arizona tribe is demanding their return.
Navajo Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice Herb Yazzie, who has come under fire for disqualifying a presidential candidate who refused to prove he spoke Navajo fluently, announced his retirement Wednesday.
In an unprecedented move Shelly, asked Begaye to sign an agreement. The two leaders had decided in advance to create a list of projects that Shelly’s administration began and Begaye would commit to continuing, Shelly said.
Native Americans have some of the highest substance abuse rates compared to other racial or ethnic groups. Alcohol and meth are the drugs of choice. But many tribal police have been overwhelmed by a new crop of heroin. Black tar heroin is cheap, addictive and destructive.
On May 12 the Navajo Nation will finally inaugurate a new president. And many wonder how Russell Begaye will do in his new office.
Former Juárez police chief, Julian Leyzaola, was shot three times while waiting in a parking lot. He was hospitalized and in stable condition Friday afternoon.

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