Native American population jumps to largest size in modern history

The number of people who identify as Native American or Alaska Native alone grew by 27.1% to 3.7 million people over the last decade, according to the U.S. Census. Why it matter: The spike in the number of people who solely identify as Native American or Alaska Native mirrors the steady rise of the population sinceContinue reading “Native American population jumps to largest size in modern history”

California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West

Flames racing through rugged terrain in Northern California destroyed multiple homes Saturday as the state’s largest wildfire intensified and numerous other blazes battered the U.S. West. The Dixie fire, which started July 14, had already leveled over a dozen houses and other structures when it tore through the tiny community of Indian Falls after dark.Continue reading “California’s largest fire torches homes as blazes lash West”

Democrat Melanie Stansbury Wins New Mexico Special Election

Stansbury defeated her Republican opponent to fill the U.S. House seat previously held by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. Democrat Melanie Stansbury has won election to Congress for New Mexico to fill a vacant seat previously held by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. Stanbury prevailed Tuesday in a four-way race after campaigning in support of major initiativesContinue reading “Democrat Melanie Stansbury Wins New Mexico Special Election”

New Mexico Gov. Grisham used taxpayer funds to buy groceries, alcohol

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she regrets discretionary spending of taxpayer money that included $6,500 on groceries and alcohol. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that the Democratic governor over a six-month period in 2020 spent almost $13,500 from a taxpayer-funded expense account. Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, over a six-month period in 2020 spentContinue reading “New Mexico Gov. Grisham used taxpayer funds to buy groceries, alcohol”

New Mexico GOP Leader Questions Black Nominee

“Can You Represent Other Cultures?” During questioning of the first Black female nominated to lead New Mexico’s Department of Veteran Services, the Republican leader in the State Senate questioned whether the nominee’s “culture” would allow her to lead a state cabinet agency and serve non-Black residents of the state. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s nominee forContinue reading “New Mexico GOP Leader Questions Black Nominee”

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