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Jewish Council For Public Affairs Joins Forces With Dreamers, Latino Organizations, And Jewish Activists For Passage Of Dream Act

on January 21, 2018 - 7:10am
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), on behalf of a broad coalition of 25 national Jewish organizations, sent a letter Thursday urging Congress to ensure that a clean Dream Act was included in the must-pass spending bill that Congress.
This latest action comes as part of a week of critical advocacy surrounding the Dream Act, in which JCPA is playing a leading role.

JCPA’s Tammy Gilden spoke at an historic Latino-Jewish press conference on Capitol Hill with 140 Dreamers, joined by organized the Rep.

Morocco: Beacon Of Hope For Christianity In Middle East

on January 21, 2018 - 6:56am
The Franciscan Church in Essaouira, Morocco was once a lively center of faith and community. Today, it is crumbling and not accessible to the public. Courtesy/High Atlas Foundation 
High Atlas Foundation
Throughout history, Christianity has played a central role in the Middle East and North Africa. Distinct sites from both the ancient and modern times demonstrate Christianity’s unique and vast place in the region. Tragically, Christianity’s cultural and contemporary position in the region is persistently under attack.  
According to the World Watchlist Report (2017), the

Most Of Bandelier Closed During Government Shutdown

on January 20, 2018 - 7:35am

Most of Bandelier National Monument is closed to visitor use due to the current situation with the budget of the federal government. Courtesy/NPS


As of today, Saturday, Jan. 20, most of Bandelier National Monument will be closed to visitor use due to the current situation with the budget of the federal government.

The closure is necessary for visitor safety and preservation of the fragile archeological and natural resources. The closure will last until the budget situation allows for park staff to return to duty.

DEA Speeds Up Application Process For Research On Schedule I Drugs

on January 20, 2018 - 6:16am
DEA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Drug Enforcement Administration is streamlining the application process for researchers who study or wish to study Schedule I substances not currently approved for medical use. Schedule I drugs are defined as drugs, substances, or chemicals with no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse, such as ecstasy or LSD.
By taking the process online, both existing and new researchers can submit their applications through a dedicated web portal (, improving efficiency and security.

Luján Statement Opposes Short-Term Spending Bill

on January 20, 2018 - 5:37am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) Thursday issued the following statement on the Republican short-term spending bill offered in the House:
“Republican leaders, who control both Houses of Congress and the Executive Branch, have needlessly wasted months instead of passing a bill to fund basic government services – everything from providing Social Security payments and veterans’ benefits to disaster assistance and defense spending.
Democrats have been working in a bipartisan way to reach an agreement and meet our fiscal

Heinrich Votes Against Expanding Warrantless Government Surveillance

on January 20, 2018 - 5:35am
Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Thursday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after voting against renewing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FISA) for six years:
“Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was originally intended to collect the communications of foreign targets, which is without controversy.

New Mexico Women In Film PSA Screening With Tewa Women United Today

on January 20, 2018 - 5:27am
NNMC News:
Northern New Mexico College will host New Mexico Women in Film (NMWIF) as they screen their 2017 Public Service Announcement on behalf of Tewa Women United from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Center for the Arts.
Every year NMWIF works with a non-profit organization to produce a PSA, and in 2017 the group worked with Tewa Women United on a film that explores the “correlation between violence against women and violence against mother Earth,” as was the vision of NMWIF board member Leslie Fleming-Mitchell.
The event will feature the premiere screening of the NMWIF

Communication Seven: Vulnerabilities Stemming From Electronic Communication

on January 20, 2018 - 4:50am

Futures Institute
Student Intern

Throughout this series of articles, we have explored the new efficiency of translation through the use of mechanical translators and how they have changed the world of translation. We also analyzed the growing use of electronic communication.

Electronic communication has allowed individuals to communicate throughout their community, throughout their state, throughout their country, and even throughout the world with the click of a few buttons.