Orange sediment laced with heavy metals is visible in the path of water coming out of the Natalie/Occidental Mine in southwestern Colorado. This mine is one of dozens on a proposed Superfund listing pending with the EPA. Several mines in the area have been leaching the tainted water for years — well before the Gold King Mine spill. Grace Hood/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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One Year After A Toxic River Spill, No Clear Plan To Clean Up Western Mines

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Angela Dominguez works for the Income Support Division in Portales, N.M. She's a whistleblower who spoke out about the practice of changing food stamps applications. Marisa DeMarco/KUNM hide caption

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New Mexico Defrauds The Poor Out Of Food Stamps, Whistleblowers Say

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Protesters help a fellow demonstrator who was affected by the smoke and pepper spray reportedly used by police to disperse the crowd outside Tuesday's rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Albuquerque, N.M. Russell Contreras/AP hide caption

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The New Mexico True campaign by the state's tourism department showcases activities and landmarks in New Mexico. New Mexico Tourism Department hide caption

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New Mexico's Truth: Stunning Vistas And Child Poverty?

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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, seen here speaking Monday, has apologized for her handling of complaints against her hotel room after a staff holiday party in Santa Fe. Russell Contreras/AP hide caption

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Residents who used to have to describe where their house was are now getting official home addresses. Carrie Jung/KJZZ hide caption

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Navigating Navajo Nation Soon To Be Easier For Amazon, Ambulances

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Nicholas Herrera sits in his studio, surrounded by his carvings. (Photos are courtesy of David Michael Kennedy, another El Rito artist, who was featured on NPR in 2011.) Courtesy of David Michael Kennedy hide caption

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Jesus In A Lowrider: El Rito's Santero Carves Saints In Modern Clothing

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Seven Decades Ago, A New, Enormous Kind Of Explosion

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Salt appears in white clumps in a newly sprouted chile field in Garfield, N.M. Mónica Ortiz Uribe/KJZZ hide caption

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For New Mexico's Chiles, The Enemy Isn't Just Drought But Salt, Too

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Thanks to unusually heavy monsoon rains, mesa land east of Ghost Ranch in New Mexico has erupted into vibrant green life — an unusual sight in this region. courtesy Harvey Day hide caption

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New Mexico's Northern Landscape Gets A New Burst Of Color

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A worker drives an electric cart past air monitoring equipment inside a storage room of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M., shown in this undated photo. Anonymous/AP hide caption

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