Austin Fisher

Austin Fisher

Austin Fisher is a reporter for Source New Mexico, which first published this report.

Advocates: Supreme Court ruling is a victory for welfare of Native American children

By: - June 16, 2023

Native people in New Mexico and legal experts applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Thursday leaving intact the civil rights law called the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), which they see as a victory for the welfare of Native American children by bolstering their connections to tribes and their land. The case centers on […]

Official expresses concern that pandemic will drag on until the world is vaccinated

By: - January 10, 2022

How patent law and corporate profits keep variants crawling the globe Eight months after the Biden administration said it supports lifting international patent rules on COVID-19 vaccines, it still has not delivered a patent waiver, even as the omicron variant spreads faster than any previous strain of the deadly virus. While 61% of U.S. residents […]

OSHA to ramp up workplace heat checks as global warming progresses

By: - September 27, 2021

Federal workplace safety regulators say they are taking steps toward protecting workers from heat-related illness. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Sept. 24 announced that it will finally establish a federal workplace heat standard. The agency also promised an expansion of heat inspections and enforcement of rules protecting against heat hazards. Between 2016 and […]