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The U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality among wealthy nations. Even worse, New Mexico has nearly double the national rate of pregnancy-related deaths. Experts stress they are overwhelmingly preventable, but the numbers are going up.
Families gathered in Albuquerque on Sunday for the second annual Missing in New Mexico Day. Nearly 200 Native Americans are missing from the state and the Navajo Nation, according to an FBI list last updated in November. The event provides face-to-face conversations with law enforcement and information about resources like search and rescue teams.
New Mexico would underwrite development of a strategic new source of water by buying treated water that originates from the used, salty byproducts of oil and natural gas drilling, and help preserve its freshwater aquifers in the process, under a proposal from the state's Democratic governor.
New Mexico officials are setting up "justice stations" in the northwestern part of the state including on the Navajo Nation, in order to help people access state courts without traveling as far.
New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence unveils new mural to call attention to the public health crisis.
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