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Rapid Snow Burst Causes Multiple Car Pileup In Iowa

on December 10, 2019 - 8:50am

A multiple car pileup Monday on I-80 westbound near Des Moines, Iowa after a burst of snow rapidly caused dangerous driving conditions. Courtesy/Iowa DOT

New Report Finds 13.8 Percent Of Working Adults Suffered Food Insecurity In 2016-2018 In New Mexico

on December 9, 2019 - 3:20pm

HFA News:

More than 25 percent of all children in New Mexico lived in households that couldn’t always afford enough food from 2016-2018, according to a new report by Hunger Free America, based on an analysis of federal data.

That means 121,719 children in the state lived in households that did not always know where their next meal was coming from during the three-year time period.

The total number of food insecure individuals in New Mexico from 2016-2018 was 374,105 (18.3 percent of the state population), making it the most food insecure state in the country.

The report, titled “The

LANL Director Thom Mason Speaks At Military Order Of The World Wars Pearl Harbor Commemoration Dinner

on December 9, 2019 - 8:54am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason, left, receives a certificate of appreciation from Cmdr. Gregg Giesler following his presentation on ‘Leveraging our scientific base against national security threats’ during the Military Order of The World Wars annual Pearl Harbor Commemoration Dinner Sunday at the Los Alamos Research Park. An Act of Congress chartered the Military Order of the World Wars in 1919 as a national patriotic organization. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Following his presentation Sunday, LANL Director Thom Mason, left, answers questions from members of

RSF Urges Prime Minister To Repeal Law That Sanctions Reporters For Taking Photos Outside Courtrooms

on December 9, 2019 - 8:10am
Andrew Michael Holness, center, has been prime minister of Jamaica since March 3, 2016. Courtesy/RSF
RSF News:
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Prime Minister of Jamaica to repeal a proposed amendment to Jamaica’s Criminal Justice and Administration Act, which would introduce draconian penalties for attempting to take a photograph of a criminal defendant outside a courtroom or sketch a prisoner in court.
Letter to Prime Minister Andrew Michael Holness:
November 22, 2019 
Prime Minister Andrew Holness
Office of the Prime Minister
Devon Road
St Andrew
Dear Prime

NMDOT Hosts Statewide Car Seat Safety Clinics

on December 8, 2019 - 10:37am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Department of Transportation and Safer New Mexico Now will host a car seat fitting station 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the second Friday of every month at Fire Station No. 20, 7520 Corona Ave. NE in Albuquerque.
This free educational event provides parents and caregivers the opportunity to receive hands-on instruction from nationally-certified child passenger safety technicians.
Technicians will educate parents on the proper selection, installation and use of car seats and booster seats. Technicians also can determine if a seat is recalled,

New Mexico Human Services Department Reaches Settlement With Five Behavioral Health Providers

on December 8, 2019 - 8:16am
HSD News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) has reached a settlement agreement/addendum with the remaining five behavioral health organizations who filed lawsuits against HSD claiming that they had been damaged when the Martinez administration froze Medicaid payments in 2013.
The five behavioral health providers included in the settlement agreement/addendum:
  • Santa Maria El Mirador (formerly Easter Seals El Mirador);
  • Border Area Mental Health Services;
  • Southwest Counseling Center, Inc.;
  • Southern New Mexico Human Development, Inc.; and
  • Families and Youth, Inc.