New Mexico

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The Navajo Nation is not letting go of a fight against what it says are illegal hemp farms cultivated through immigrant labor.

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A sliver of water runs under the bridge here as sand bars and thickets of willow come closer to choking off the Rio Grande as it flows through New Mexico.


Associated Press | Matt York

  A growing number of cities across the U.S. are creating committees and task force panels aimed at racial healing. From Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Clemson, South Carolina, towns and municipalities are forming committees to discuss the future of debated monuments and address systemic racism in police departments and other agencies and institutions.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has awarded more than $45 million to a Phoenix-based contractor to construct water-pumping plants on the Navajo Nation.


The brother of a U.S. Air Force airman charged with murder has entered a plea agreement in a separate but related case.