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New Mexico Delegation: $12.5 Million Grant To Improve Safety On Permian Basin Transportation Corridor

on November 17, 2019 - 5:36am
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 United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) a $12,500,000 grant.
 
NMDOT will use the funds to repair and add safety enhancements along a section of US Highway 285 between Loving and the Texas border.

Udall Amendment In NASA Bill Combats Space Junk

on November 17, 2019 - 5:32am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has announced the passage of two Udall-authored amendments and two additional Udall-cosponsored amendments to the NASA Reauthorization Act of 2019.
 
The Committee accepted all four amendments on a unanimous voice vote and voted to advance the NASA reauthorization bill to the Senate floor.
 
“Outer space is both a strategic national security priority and an economic engine for communities in New Mexico and across the

Los Alamos 2019 Regular Local Election Results Official

on November 16, 2019 - 12:07pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas, left, swears in members of the Canvass Board Thursday morning for the first ever Regular Local Election. Canvass Board members from left, Danielle Gardner, Cameron Counters, JoAnn Johnson, David Schiferl and Lee Weinland. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Gathered Thursday morning for the Regular Local Election Canvassing, from left, County Clerk Naomi Maestas, County Elections Manager Gloria Maestas, Chief Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz and Senior Deputy Clerk Francella Montoya. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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Marco Serna Releases Health Care Position Paper

on November 15, 2019 - 7:30am
Third Congressional District candidate Marco Serna
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Third Congressional District candidate Marco Serna has released his position statement on Health Care.
 
While highlighting the fact that the country has come a long way since 1912 when Theodore Roosevelt first proposed the idea of national health insurance, and in 2010 Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act, Serna said, “I believe everyone can agree that much still has to be done to ensure health care is provided to all Americans”.
 
“If for no other reason, we have allowed our country to be put at an

Los Alamos County Council To Hear Animal Shelter Recommendations Tuesday Nov. 26

on November 14, 2019 - 4:34pm
Los Alamos County Council will hear Councilor James Robinson's recommendations for the animal shelter Nov. 26. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

To improve and enhance the Los Alamos County Animal Shelter, Animal Shelter Ad-Hoc Committee Liaison James Robinson is offering several recommendations.
 
His suggestions are:

In the short term, or within a year, increase the shelter staff by two full time employees who will solely work in shelter operations and animal welfare.

DPNM Hosts Pre-Primary Training For Candidates

on November 14, 2019 - 1:02pm
DPNM News:
 
SANTA FE The Democratic Party of New Mexico hosted a training Wednesday for Congressional and Statewide Candidates focused on ward, county and state-level pre-primary conventions that will help determine which candidates are on the ballot for New Mexico’s June 2 Primary Election.
 
The training covered topics such as how delegates are selected and candidates’ roles with regard to the conventions. The day was focused on ensuring that candidates understand the convention process and have access to resources to help them run the most successful campaign.
 
“We want to make

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, Senate Democrats Introduce Violence Against Women Act

on November 14, 2019 - 7:28am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and all Democratic senators in introducing the Senate companion to the House-passed Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.
 
The bill, which would reauthorize VAWA through 2024, preserves advancements made in previous reauthorizations and includes a number of additional improvements to the current law. 
 
"All people, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic background should have the same

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