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Maggie Toulouse Oliver Ends Senate Campaign

on October 29, 2019 - 5:12pm

Maggie Toulouse Oliver

From the Campaign Office of Maggise Toulouse Oliver:


ALBUQUERQUE—New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver on Tuesday announced late this afternoon that she is ending her campaign for U.S. Senate.

She released the following statement:

“I’m a fighter. I’ve fought to protect New Mexico’s elections system from foreign interference; I’ve taken on corruption in state government; and I’ve twice stood up to President Trump when he demanded New Mexicans’ personal voter information. I’m not afraid of a tough fight.

“That’s why I decided to run for the U.S.

Sen. Tom Udall & Rep. Alan Lowenthal Statement Ahead Of Beverage Companies Plastics Announcement

on October 29, 2019 - 9:53am


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) released the following joint statement ahead of an announcement from The Coca-Cola Company, Keurig Dr Pepper and PepsiCo about a new sustainability initiative.

Udall and Lowenthal are drafting major legislation, to be introduced this fall, to tackle the plastic waste crisis.

“The environmental and health crisis caused by plastic pollution has captured the attention of people across the globe – who see with their own eyes the buildup of plastic in our oceans, rivers, and

SOS Releases Voter Turnout And Same Day Registration Numbers For Ongoing Regular Local Election

on October 29, 2019 - 8:23am
Maggie Toulouse Oliver
SANTA FE Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Monday provided an update on the number of New Mexico voters who have already cast their ballots for the regular local election currently happening throughout the state.
The update also includes a breakdown of the total number of voters who have utilized same day voter registration during this election, the first time voters in New Mexico were able to do so. The numbers can be found in a PDF attached to this release.

Udall, Heinrich: Homeland Security Improvement Act

on October 28, 2019 - 9:36am


New Senate legislation is a companion to House-passed bill that will create a DHS ombudsman to improve agency accountability and ensure better engagement with border communities

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Senators Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) have

introduced the Homeland Security Improvement Act to address some of the nation’s immigration challenges at the southwest border and improve

What If The U.S. Had Invaded Japan On Nov. 1, 1945?

on October 27, 2019 - 8:16am
Courtesy photo
Courtesy photo
Los Alamos
On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed Europe at Normandy in the D-Day landing. This successful operation hastened the collapse of Nazi Germany, and we rightly commemorate this day and celebrate the enormous contribution of our armed forces. 
But another date, November 1, 1945, should also be remembered for what did not take place as originally planned and for the lives that were not lost. This was the date the United States had chosen for the invasion of the Japanese Home Islands.

Bailey Tapped For Construction Industries Division

on October 27, 2019 - 7:59am
Clay Bailey
SANTA FE The new head of the state’s Construction Industries Division has 18 years of experience protecting the public from fires and explosions.
Clay Bailey takes over immediately as director of the Construction Industries Division, New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Superintendent Marguerite Salazar announced Tuesday. He moves to that position from the LP Gas Bureau, where he has been bureau chief and a certified arson and fire investigator.
The Construction Industries Division licenses contractors and certifies journeymen in the building trades;

NMG&F Votes To Rejoin Wolf Recovery Program

on October 27, 2019 - 7:27am
DW News:
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico State Game Commission has voted to rejoin the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program including becoming a signatory to the Cooperating Agencies MOU and engaging in on the ground management activities.
The state game commission voted in 2011 to leave the program during a change in leadership at the state level.
Southwest Program Director Bryan Bird of Defenders of Wildlife issued this statement:
“We commend the Game Commission for its vote to recommit to saving the Mexican gray wolf.

NM Delegation Hails $3 Million For UNM Program Focused On Improving Autonomous Technology

on October 27, 2019 - 7:20am
Congressional Delegation News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) have announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the University of New Mexico (UNM) $3,254,834 for its Cognitive Autonomy for Human CPS: Turning Novices into Experts program.
This program will help develop improvements to make autonomous technology more adaptable to real-life behavior while also preparing underrepresented students for future