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October 30, 2019 In The News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Walls of stacked stone jut up from the canyon floor, some perfectly aligned with the seasonal movements of the sun and moon. Circular ceremonial subterranean rooms called kivas cut into the desert, surrounded by the remnants of what historians say was once a hub of indigenous civilization.

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October 30, 2019 In The News

Rep. Deb Haaland grew up a “military brat,” bouncing from base to base as the daughter of a U.S. Marine Corps officer. The New Mexico Democrat’s father, Maj. J.D.

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October 30, 2019 In The News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. House passed legislation Wednesday that would prevent the use of federal land for oil and gas development within a 10-mile radius of Chaco Canyon National Historical Park.

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October 15, 2019 In The News

Bill is Critical to Improving Immigrant Communities’ Access to Health Care

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October 14, 2019 In The News

Every year, on the second Monday of October, the federal government closes so the nation can celebrate Columbus Day, named for Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. And every year, on the second Monday of October, a growing number of Americans use the holiday to honor indigenous people instead. 

Some in Congress say it’s time for federal government to do this, too.

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October 14, 2019 In The News

When Grand Forks, North Dakota, replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in July, Courtney Davis Souvannasacd brought her son, Benjamin, with her to the City Council chambers to watch the vote.

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October 7, 2019 In The News

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems, decades after mining for Cold War weaponry ended on their reservation, a U.S. health official Monday.

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