New Mexico

The Biden administration's nominee for secretary of interior, Democratic Rep. Deb Haaland, from New Mexico, speaks at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, Dec. 19, 2020.

Deb Haaland, Biden’s interior secretary nominee, says she’ll be ‘fierce for our planet’

Biden administration

Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico, President Biden’s nominee for secretary of the interior, is the first Native American to lead the department. She plans to bring a strong conservation, climate action and tribal rights record to the agenda.

A woman stands in front of a banner reading "End Family Detention"

As Trump eyes more family detention, experts say it puts kids at risk

Dead cactus on the ground.

Trump’s wall will harm wildlife along the US southern border, say environmental experts

Through a hole in a metallic border wall, two Border Patrol agents visible.

Guatemalan boy, 8, is second migrant child to die in US custody

A woman with long dark hair stands outside with mountains in the background.

Native American Congresswoman-elect Deb Haaland is ready to get to work

In this close-up photo, a logo patch is shown on the uniform of a US Border Patrol agent.

Girl dies after being detained by US Border Patrol

A 7-year-old girl from Guatemala died of dehydration and shock hours after she was taken into US Border Patrol custody

Georgia O'Keeffe and one of her skull paintings in 1931.

American Icons: Georgia O’Keeffe’s skull paintings

American Icons

How Georgia O’Keeffe found her inspiration in the deserts of New Mexico.

Ilhan Omar clasps her husband’s mother's face in her hands as she smiles

These are the women who made history in this year’s midterm elections

Women & Gender

It’s a record. After the midterm results are tallied, more than 100 members of Congress are expected to be women.

Woman at podium wipes away tears, while man stands next to her

Former detainees tell New Mexico legislators about abuses in immigration detention as county seeks to renew contracts


It is rare for legislators at the state level to take action to limit the federal immigration agency. At a recent hearing, advocates asked New Mexico to do just that.

a navajo woman in new mexico

On the 150th anniversary of the Navajo Treaty, young Navajo grapple with their traumatic history

On June 1, 1868, the Navajo Nation treaty was signed and almost immediately, the Navajo at Fort Sumner began the long journey home.