Deb Haaland: “Chaco Protections Are A Millenia In the Making”

CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, N.M. (AP) — A few big rigs carried oilfield equipment on a winding road near Chaco Culture National Historical Park, cutting through desert badlands and sage. Mobile homes and traditional Navajo dwellings dotted the landscape, with a smattering of natural gas wells visible in the distance. This swath of northwestern […]

Deb Haaland Seeks To Rid US of Derogatory Place Names

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Friday formally declared “squaw” a derogatory term and said she is taking steps to remove it from federal government use and to replace other derogatory place names. Haaland is ordering a federal panel tasked with naming geographic places to implement procedures to remove what she […]

Heinrich, Lujan and Other NM Lawmakers Urge Deb Haaland to Protect Chaco Canyon

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are putting more pressure on U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland to take administrative action to prohibit oil and gas development outside the boundaries of Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The lawmakers in a letter sent this week wrote that while there have been numerous short-term […]

Biden Expands Bears Ears Monument After Recommendations From Deb Haaland

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Joe Biden will expand two sprawling national monuments in Utah that have been at the center of long-running public lands tug-of-war between presidential administrations, the state’s governor said Thursday. Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican, released a statement expressing disappointment in the administration’s decision to […]

Reversing Trump Move, Deb Haaland Brings Land Office Back to D.C.

By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is moving the national headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management, which oversees 245 million acres in Western states, back to the nation’s capital after two years in Colorado. The land management agency lost nearly 300 employees to retirement or resignation after President […]

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Deb Haaland: Style Icon

US Representative, Secretary of Interior, and now fashion icon: Is there anything that Secretary of Interior Deb Haaland can’t do? Haaland made headlines on June 24 after being featured on Instyle Magazine’s cover adorning traditional Pueblo garments. Haaland, who is also the first indigenous woman to hold the position of Secretary of Interior and the first indigenous […]

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Here’s How To Watch The Debate For Democrats Running To Replace Deb Haaland

The Democratic Party of New Mexico hosted one final debate Sunday afternoon among the candidates vying for the party’s nomination in the special election to fill the Congressional seat left vacant when Deb Haaland became Secretary of Interior. Members of the party’s State Central Committee will choose the nominee through online voting Tuesday. If no […]