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The news we're following on today's rundown: Facebook turns over Russia-linked ads to Congress; how Senate Republicans’ new health-care bill could hurt the fight against the opioid epidemic; and Texas food banks prepare to serve the long-term needs of Harvey victims.

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The Wilderness Society is warning that the Chihuahuan Desert Rivers near Carlsbad Caverns may be opened to more oil and gas drilling by the Bureau of Land Management. (nps.gov)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A new report, Too Wild to Drill, from The Wilderness Society says the damage and destruction that would be caused from extractive industries allowed on Chihuahuan Desert Rivers near Carlsbad Caverns would put southeast New Mexico's future at risk. The area is one of 15 id

For the first time, New Mexico has the most children younger than age five living in poverty, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (pns)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More than one-third of New Mexico's children younger than age five are living in poverty – more than any other state in the nation – according to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report shows that child poverty declined in 28 states and rose in none, b

The annual New Mexico State Fair, which opens Thursday, is the first in the country to offer a quiet space for autistic children and others with special needs. (visitalbuquerque.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The annual New Mexico State Fair is a great way to spend time with family – unless children easily suffer from sensory overload. This year, fair officials are trying something new to include everyone who wants to attend. When the State Fair opens Thursday, it will

New Mexico's 8,000 DREAMers face an uncertain future now that the DACA program is being rescinded by the Trump Administration. (americasvoice.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – More than 8,000 young, undocumented immigrants in New Mexico will lose protections from deportation unless the president and Congress can make a deal to protect them. Following through on a campaign promise, President Donald Trump on Tuesday terminated DACA – the De

A highly anticipated announcement last week did not shed any light on whether New Mexico’s Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument will be altered by the U.S. Interior Department.  (Northwest Progressive Institute)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Days after a highly anticipated report was delivered to President Donald Trump on the future of 27 national monuments, New Mexico politicians and conservation groups already are threatening lawsuits, even though the report remains shrouded in secrecy. After delivering the

The annual Indian Market comes to Santa Fe this weekend as lawmakers attempt to bolster federal laws to curb the flow of fake merchandise posing as Native American art. (Pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. - More than 100,000 people will descend on Santa Fe for the annual Indian Market this weekend, and many may not realize lawmakers are working to make sure they buy genuine Native American art - not fakes or imports. New Mexico's U.S. senators held hearings on the spread of bogus Nati

The international border crossing at Santa Teresa, N.M., is a gateway for products that could be affected by changes to NAFTA. (Border Industrial Association)

SANTA TERESA, N.M. -- The first round of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement start on August 16 in Washington, D.C., and some are worried that significant changes to NAFTA could put New Mexico's improving economy in jeopardy. President Trump had called the agreement the w

Environmental groups say they've waited three years for an update on a jet-fuel spill at Kirtland Air Force Base, and they were put off again this week. (Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The cancellation of this week's meeting to update the public on progress at Kirtland Air Force Base on cleaning up a decades-old jet fuel leak has angered local environmental groups. Kirtland has said the meeting was canceled to allow the air base staff more time to review two m

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