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Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero Endorses Jeff Apodaca For Governor Of New Mexico

on September 14, 2017 - 11:20am
By Sheriff Marco V. Lucero
Los Alamos County
 
As the Sheriff of Los Alamos County, I would like to express my strong support of Jeff Apodaca in his bid to be the next Governor of New Mexico.  
 
I grew up with Jeff and have known him, his values, and his character since we were 12 years old. Together we attended junior high through our college days at the University of New Mexico. Jeff was presented with some very difficult circumstances while he was young, and his unwavering faith and strength helped him overcome cancer. This is a true testament to his character.
 
Mr.

SFCC Presents LAUNCH! Sept. 28

on September 14, 2017 - 8:51am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery presents LAUNCH!, an exhibition by the Sculpture Union art club of SFCC.
 
This inaugural event features selections from each of the group’s members.The exhibit opens with a public reception from 5-7 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 28. The exhibition continues through Nov. 1.
 
The exhibition includes sculpture in diverse media and conceptual approaches from SFCC sculpture students includingJanet Abrams, Colin Barker, Faye Bates, David Burling, Charlie Carruthers, Cary Cluett, Dason Culver, Monique DeNys, Rose Driscoll, Lisa

Office Of Justice Programs Awards More Than $28.3 Million To National Center For Missing And Exploited Children

on September 14, 2017 - 8:36am
OJP News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Office of Justice Programs’ Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announced the award of more than $28.3 million in funding to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to support efforts to prevent child abduction and sexual exploitation.
 
OJJDP has partnered with NCMEC for more than 30 years to respond to incidents of child abductions and to bring children home safely.

Luján Amendment Providing $2 Million For Peer Support Programs Included In 2018 Federal Spending Bill

on September 14, 2017 - 7:57am
Congressman Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. ―  An amendment authored by Congressman Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) providing funding for Peer Support programs was approved for inclusion in the 2018 federal spending bill.
 
The amendment provides $2 million in dedicated funding for Peer Support Paraprofessionals as part of the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program (B-HWET). The BHWET Program helps create greater access to behavioral health services by establishing partnerships with community organizations.
 
Peer support specialists are individuals

SFCC Equivalency/GED Registration Open

on September 14, 2017 - 7:42am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces that registration for classes to prepare for the High School Equivalency/GED tests is open now. Classes begin Oct. 16 in Spanish and English. Call 505.428.1356 for more information.
 
New students must fill out and submit an orientation packet. Packets are available now at the Adult Education office on the SFCC campus, 6401 Richards Avenue in Room 502, between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 5 p.m. Fridays. New students must attend an orientation session. The sessions are scheduled for 10 a.m.

Udall Proposes Amendments To Benefit New Mexico & Nation In Major Defense Bill

on September 13, 2017 - 2:53pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

  • Measures would strengthen mission & safety of NM’s labs, help military families, and modernize government IT systems & save taxpayers money

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced that he is proposing several amendments to a major defense policy bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), to benefit New Mexico’s national labs and military families, modernize outdated and wasteful government IT systems and save taxpayers money.

The bill, which sets defense policy for the nation, is being debated on the

IRS: Don’t Take The Bait, Step 10

on September 13, 2017 - 12:37pm
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry reminds tax professionals that if they experience a breach or theft of taxpayer data they should immediately contact the IRS to help protect clients.
 
The IRS can take some steps to lessen the impact of tax-related identity theft on clients, but a quick response by tax practitioners discovering a problem can help avert problems. Generally, criminals work quickly to convert the stolen data into fraudulent tax returns to claim refunds.
 
Encouraging tax practitioners to report data thefts is the final news release in

Pete Domenici Has Died

on September 13, 2017 - 12:01pm

Staff Report

Former New Mexico U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici died this morning at the age of 85 at University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. He had recently undergone abdominal surgery and had been in intensive care.

Domenici represented New Mexico in the United States Senate from 1972 until 2008, making him the longest serving U.S. Senator from New Mexico. During his career, Domenici who was a Republican, rose in the ranks of the Senate to eventually serve as chairman or ranking minority member of the budget committee, depending on which party controlled the Senate.

He also rose to be

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