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U.S. Sen. Tom Udall To Cosponsor Bernie Sanders’ Medicare For All Legislation

on September 13, 2017 - 4:33am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has announced that he will sign on as an original cosponsor to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All legislation, which would ensure every American would have access to comprehensive health insurance regardless of income or employment status.
 
Udall supported similar proposals sponsored by Rep. John Conyers when he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2003, 2005, and 2007. Udall made the following statement:
 
“I believe that health care is a human right, and that all New Mexicans – and

New Mexico Sports Hall Of Fame: Public Voting

on September 13, 2017 - 3:37am
NMSHOF News:
 
For the fourth year, there will be a "Public Voting" sponsored by ESPN 101.7 THE TEAM during the entire month of September.
 
Here is an opportunity to create excitement for your candidate. People can vote twice - once at www.nmshof.com and on the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame Facebook page, which will have a photo of your candidate. Each "like" counts as a vote. 
 
Here are the direct links to share with people in your area:
 
Website: VOTING FORM
Facebook: Candidate Page
 
Unfortunately, we will only induct 7-9 individuals this year.

SFCC Hosts College Night Oct. 4

on September 13, 2017 - 3:33am
SFCC News:
 
Start planning your academic future! Meet with college representatives from across the state and the country and pick up information on financial aid, support services and academic programs 6-8 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 4 at SFCC's William C. Witter Fitness Education Center, 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
 
College Night is free and no registration is required. For more than 20 years, SFCC has proudly hosted this event as part of its ongoing commitment to the community.
 
High school and prospective college students, their families and community members get firsthand information

Northern New Mexico College’s High School Equivalency Program Ranked Best In Nation

on September 12, 2017 - 5:30pm

NNMC High School Equivalency Program staff Geri Irving, Robin Duran, Patrick Bendegue, Shari Jobe and Miquella Espinoza. Courtesy/NNMC 

NNMC News:

Española – Northern New Mexico College’s High School Equivalency Program (HEP) has been ranked the best in the nation for 2016, according to a newly released report by the Department of Education.

Northern’s HEP achieved a 96 percent graduation rate, the highest among the 43 High School Equivalency Programs operating nation-wide. The national average for graduation from HEP is 68 percent.

The program also has excelled with 96 percent of

IRS Reminder: Quarterly Estimated Tax Payment Due Sept. 15; Disaster Victims Have More Time

on September 12, 2017 - 3:29pm
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers who need to make quarterly estimated tax payments that their next payment is due Friday, Sept. 15.
 
Most often, self-employed people, including those involved in the sharing economy, need to pay their taxes quarterly. Similarly, investors and retirees, as well as others with a substantial amount of income that is not subject to withholding, often need to make these payments.
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State Auditor Uncovers Likely Fraud, Embezzlement

on September 12, 2017 - 3:19pm

State Auditor Tim Keller

STATE News:

  • Keller identifies hundreds of checks worth more than $475,000 written to vendors were cashed into a former employee’s personal bank account

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, State Auditor Tim Keller released the results of an investigation into La Promesa Early Learning Center, a state charter school in Albuquerque.

The Risk Review found about half a million dollars were diverted from the School into a former employee’s personal bank account between June 2010 and July 2016. Office of the State Auditor (OSA) subpoenas of bank records uncovered that the former

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Delivers Opening Statement At Joint Economic Committee Hearing On E-Commerce

on September 12, 2017 - 1:48pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, delivered the following statement at Sept. 12 hearing entitled “The Dynamic Gains from Free Digital Trade for the U.S. Economy.” Ranking Member Heinrich highlighted in his opening remarks how e-commerce is crucial to growing and democratizing the economy.
 
Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
 
Thank you, Vice Chairman Lee, and thank you to our panel for being here today.
 
E-commerce touches industries across all sectors

National Debt Crosses Historic Milestone

on September 12, 2017 - 12:55pm
FTD News:
 
Our nation has experienced a historic fiscal milestone as gross national debt eclipsed the $20 trillion mark for the first time in history. The following is a statement from the Campaign to Fix the Debt's Co-Chairs Judd Gregg and Edward Rendell:
 
President Trump spent much of the campaign warning about our $20 trillion debt; we have now officially hit that frightening milestone. The United States now holds more gross debt than at any time in history, and our debt held by the public is a larger share of the economy than at any time since just after World War II.
 
With

Letter To The Editor: Death Toll Of 9/11

on September 12, 2017 - 12:48pm
By Dr. T. DOUGLAS REILLY
Los Alamos
 
On Monday the USA remembered the 16th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and the failed attempt to attack another DC building that resulted in the plane crash near Shanksville, Penn.
 
The combined death toll from these four events was 2995. Please consider the further death toll from these attacks:
 
The Afghanistan and Iraq Wars were, and still are being, fought as a response to the events of 9/11. The combined toll at present of military people from the USA, Iraq and Afghanistan, and coalition forces

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