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Heinrich Announces Youth Climate Change Challenge

on October 10, 2019 - 1:44pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) announced the Youth Climate Change Challenge. He is inviting New Mexico students from grades K-12 to submit drawings, paintings, poetry, and short essays about what the climate crisis means for them.
 
Senator Heinrich will visit the classrooms of the first-place winners.
 
“When I meet with students in New Mexico calling for climate action, I am always impressed with their depth of knowledge on climate science, their observations of how climate change is already impacting their daily

Call For Letters Of Interest To Fill Unexpired Term For Former New Mexico State Sen. Carlos Cisneros

on October 9, 2019 - 3:52pm

Los Alamos County:

The Los Alamos County Council is seeking Letters of Interest from those interested in filling the unexpired term of State Senator Carlos Cisneros, who passed away recently.

The Council, together with the Commissions of Santa Fe, Rio Arriba, and Taos Counties, has the responsibility of providing the Governor with the name of a recommended individual for the position.

The Council plans to take action on this matter at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at its Council meeting in Council Chambers.

Letters of interest should include the individual’s name, address, job/organization if

Governor Appoints Members To New Mexico Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force

on October 9, 2019 - 2:51pm

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham today completed appointments to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force.

The task force, established by the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force Act, will collaborate with tribal governments, tribal law enforcement and the U.S. Department of Justice to determine the scope of the problem, identify barriers and create partnerships to improve processes for reporting and investigating cases.

The task force must report its findings and recommendations to the Governor, the legislative council service library, and the

RSF: Hong Kong Mask Ban Endangers Journalists

on October 9, 2019 - 8:33am
Courtesy photo
RSF News:
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) denounces Hong-Kong’s face-covering prohibition implemented last Saturday, which threatens journalists’ right to protect themselves while reporting.
 
The prohibition on face-covering using a colonial-era Emergency Regulations Ordinance was proclaimed and came into force on Saturday, October 5 despite widespread criticism. According to the Hong Kong Journalists Association (HKJA), journalists that carry a protective mask are at risk of being arrested, detained and prosecuted under the law, although they may invoke professional

Colgan: Making Dreams Into Reality

on October 9, 2019 - 7:14am
By MELANIE COLGAN
School Board Candidate Dist. 4
Barranca and North Mesa Communities 
 
A couple of weeks ago, I attended a School Board meeting where Board President Ellen Ben-Naim asked everyone present to dream of what we want our schools to look like in the next three to five years.
 
Many excellent ideas were mentioned … higher salaries for teachers and instructional assistants, world class facilities, all students, teachers, staff, and parents looking forward to go to school every single day.
 
I added a few dreams of my own … increased communication between every student,

Northern New Mexico College Mill Levy Supports Trades Education And Economic Development

on October 8, 2019 - 8:36am
NNMC News:
 
ESPANOLA — Northern New Mexico College is asking voters in Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties to vote Nov. 5 on a Mill Levy ballot initiative to bring new trades education programs to the region and revitalize its El Rito Campus.
 
If passed, the Northern New Mexico College Mill Levy would provide $2.4 Million annually to establish and sustain associate degree programs in trades, including plumbing/pipefitting and electrical at its El Rito and Española campuses.
 
With the initiative, the College aims to create a skilled local workforce to meet employer needs and to

Udall Chairs Indian Affairs Field Hearing On The Legacy Of Uranium Mining In New Mexico And Indian Country

on October 8, 2019 - 8:20am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, center, chairing an official Indian Affairs Committee oversight field hearing Monday in Albuquerque. He was joined by U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján and Deb Haaland of New Mexico. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, chaired an official Indian Affairs Committee oversight field hearing Monday entitled “America’s Nuclear Past: Examining the Effects of Radiation on Indian Country” at the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute (SIPI) in Albuquerque.
 
Udall was

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