New Mexico Official Pulls Plug On New Oil, Gas Drilling On State Land Near Chaco

By Robert Nott, -

State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard has put a halt to new oil and gas leasing on some 73,000 acres of state trust land near the Chaco Culture National Historic Park in Northwest New [...]

Private Prison In New Mexico Demands More Prisoners

By Steven Rosenfeld, -

By Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet - The nation’s second-largest private prison corporation is holding New Mexico politicians hostage by threatening to close unless the state or federal authorities [...]

Nuclear Accident In New Mexico Ranks Among Costliest In US History

By Ralph Vartabedian, -

By Ralph Vartabedian for Los Angeles Times - When a drum containing radioactive waste blew up in an underground nuclear dump in New Mexico two years ago, the Energy Department rushed to quell [...]

Trump’s Albuquerque Rally Erupts In Violence

By David Martosko, -

By David Martosko for The Daily Mail - Donald Trump has hit out at [community members] who protested a rally in Albuquerque last night which turned violent when demonstrators trying to disrupt [...]

Albuquerque Agrees To Overhaul Troubled Police Force

By Mark Berman, -

Albuquerque has agreed to overhaul its police department, following a lengthy Justice Department investigation that found systemic problems involving reckless officers and excessive uses of [...]

1974 New Mexico Campaign Warned Of Surveillance State

By Peter Katel, -

Back when digital metadata – digital anything – was purely theoretical, along with smartphones, the Web, and computers smaller than refrigerators, when Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were still in [...]

The Man Behind A New Mexico County’s Fracking Ban

By Ernie Atencio, -

On a raw, bright winter day, John Olívas and his wife, Pam, hold court at the Hatchas Café in Mora, New Mexico. They seem to know everybody who comes in, chatting as they stamp snow off their [...]