Nina Davuluri (Dah-voo-LOO'-ree) is striking a chord with many people as the first Indian-American Miss America.
The nation already has its fair share of Indian-American governors, CEOs, scientists, actors and other high achievers. But many observers say that Davuluri's victory resonates because it shows the promise of America.
Amardeep Singh is an English professor at Lehigh University. He says that Miss America is a symbol of national identity. So when an Indian woman wins, it shows him that America is willing to accept and celebrate an Indian version of beauty.
Singh also notes that Davuluri is among a generation of Indians born in America to immigrant parents. He says they are confident that America will accept them and their culture.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.