Six vacant federal judge posts in Arizona are now one step closer to being filled. The Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C. heard testimony on Tuesday on six nominees to the federal district court bench in Arizona.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Texas can move forward on a water lawsuit against New Mexico. The state of Texas alleges New Mexico is not delivering its share of Rio Grande water under a 1938 compact.
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Board are investigating the crash of a small plane, which was attempting to take off from a private airstrip on a ranch near Wikieup.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited southern New Mexico on Friday to tour land within a proposed national monument. She later attended a public meeting where locals were divided on how much land should be included in the proposed monument.