Melanie Stansbury, a Democrat, Cruises in New Mexico House Race

Ms. Stansbury won a landslide victory in a special election to fill the seat vacated by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland. The result is likely to hearten national Democrats worried about the 2022 midterms.

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Why a New Mexico House Race Is a Crucial Test of the G.O.P. Focus on Crime

In a special election to replace Deb Haaland, Democrats are bolstering their nominee, taking no chances that a law-and-order argument against her will cost them what should be a safe House seat.

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The Mountain Bike Cure: Exercise, Fresh Air and Fellowship

Thanks to more trails, better bikes and a rise of high-school interest, mountain biking has experienced a meteoric rise of popularity in the past decade. The pandemic added fuel to the fire.

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Severe Drought, Worsened by Climate Change, Ravages the American West

Heat and shifting weather patterns have intensified wildfires and sharply reduced water supplies across the Southwest, the Pacific Coast and North Dakota.

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What $630,000 Buys You in Oregon Maine and New Mexico

A one-bedroom condo with city and mountain views in Portland, a circa-1800 house in Waldo and a pueblo-style home with a guesthouse in Albuquerque.

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Barry Goldsmith, Who Escaped, Dropped Out and Came Back, Dies at 82

Mr. Goldsmith survived the Holocaust, immigrated to the United States and built a successful career as an architect, before abandoning his life for a commune — and then coming home. He died of complications of Covid-19.

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Why New Mexico’s 1680 Pueblo Revolt Is Echoing in 2020 Protests

Indigenous groups in the Southwest are imbuing their activism this year with commemorations of the 340-year-old Pueblo Revolt, one of Spain’s bloodiest defeats in its colonial empire.

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A Nostalgic (if Isolating) Road Trip Along Route 66

Driven by an early fascination with the American West, a photographer set off to travel part of America’s most celebrated highway.

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Mountain Time Is the Best Time Zone in America

Not that it needs to prove anything.

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A Timely Case on Police Violence at the Supreme Court

The justices will hear arguments in October over whether excessive force claims against the police are barred when the people they shoot get away.

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New Mexico Takes Down Statue of Its Conquistador

The agitation against honoring Juan de Oñate reflects a tension that has long festered between Native Americans and Hispanics over Spain’s conquest of New Mexico more than four centuries ago.

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Teenager Finds $135,000 in Cash in a Bag and Returns It

Jose Nuñez Romaniz, a criminal justice student, turned over the money to officials and was invited to apply for an entry-level job at the Albuquerque Police Department.

#albuquerque-nm, #altruism, #automated-teller-machines, #good-samaritans, #nunez-romaniz-jose, #wells-fargocompany

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The Navajo Nation Is Facing the Coronavirus, Too

Coronavirus in the Navajo Nation exposes underlying vulnerabilities.

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