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Navajo man no longer faces death penalty in officer killing

Navajo man no longer faces death penalty in officer killing

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Federal prosecutors will not pursue the death penalty in a case of a Navajo man accused of killing a tribal police officer. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Officer Houston Largo was killed in March 2017 during a traffic stop north of Thoreau. Authorities charged Kirby Cleveland, […]

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Activists laud Native American women’s election to US House

Activists laud Native American women’s election to US House

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As a girl, Debra Haaland remembers joining her grandmother as she chopped wood and fetched water for her home in tiny Mesita, a Native American community situated in New Mexico’s high desert. Haaland, an enrolled Laguna Pueblo member, is certain it was these early experiences and […]

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Rio Grande ruling challenged as drought persists

Rio Grande ruling challenged as drought persists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are challenging a court ruling over whether water from the Rio Grande is properly accounted for and being used in beneficial ways as it flows through New Mexico’s most populated region. They say the state’s top water manager needs to do more to reduce use […]

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Utah man arrested in New Mexico for alleged officer assault

Utah man arrested in New Mexico for alleged officer assault

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The FBI has arrested a Utah man who allegedly assaulted a federal officer in Laguna, New Mexico. They say 20-year-old Brad Porter Halverson of Morgan was taken into custody Tuesday at a hospital in Albuquerque. FBI officials say federal officers confronted Halverson after he allegedly shot […]

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