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Native Women Have Waited Too Long for Justice

on February 8, 2013 - 11:19pm
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U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON –In a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. Thursday urged the Senate to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) with tribal provisions to protect Native American women from domestic abuse.
 
To watch Udall’s speech, click here.
 
Since VAWA’s passage, domestic violence has decreased by over 50 percent. Yet, one in three Native women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime, and Native women are victims of domestic violence at a disproportionately higher rate.
 
The VAWA provisions would help tribal courts prosecute domestic

NM House of Representatives Highlights

on February 8, 2013 - 9:49am

Floor of the New Mexico House of Representatives. Courtesy photo

LEGISLATIVE News:

      On The Floor

  • House Bill 308 Space Flight Informed Consent as amended passed the House with unanimous consent. HB308 limits the liability of space flight entities, while also requiring space flight entities to maintain a baseline level of liability insurance. It is the mirror of Senate Bill 240, which has been introduced in the House and is currently being heard in the House Business & Industry Committee. House Bill 308 will now go to the Senate.
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LA Federated Republican Women Attend Governor's Tea

on February 8, 2013 - 8:12am
Lt. Gov. John Sanchez addresses members of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women and others at the annual Governor's Tea Feb. 1 at the Governor's Mansion. Courtesy photo
 
LAFRW News:
 
Ten members and guests of the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women met women from across the state at a visit to the New Mexico Legislature Friday, Feb. 1.
 
The day began with Secretary of State Dianna Duran welcoming the women at a coffee in Capitol North.
 
Several women visited the Secretary of State's office and Lt. Gov.

New Mexico Aviation Industry Lands at State Capitol

on February 7, 2013 - 10:03am

NMDTAD News:

SANTA FE - Show your love for aviation at the State Capitol Building on Valentine’s Day and see how it affects jobs, tourism, revenue and mobility for the citizens of New Mexico.

The New Mexico Airport Managers Association, in conjunction with the New Mexico Department of Transportation Aviation Division, will host Aviation Day at The Roundhouse 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb.14 in the West Wing.

Those on hand with displays will include The New Mexico Aviation Aerospace Association, Balloon Fiesta, EMS Services, Recreational Aviation Foundation, Air Care Alliance, Aircraft Owners and

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Udall, Heinrich & Luján: Protect Río Grande del Norte

on February 7, 2013 - 9:49am

CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION News:

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Rep. Ben Ray Luján, have reintroduced legislation in the Senate and House to protect the Río Grande del Norte in Northern New Mexico, an area comprised of more than 240,000 acres of BLM-managed lands in Taos and Rio Arriba Counties.

 
Since 2009, the three lawmakers and former Sen. Jeff Bingaman have worked -- with the support of the local communities - to pass legislation to designate the culturally and recreationally significant lands as a National Conservation Area.
 
"Some of Northern New Mexico's most

Postal Service Plans to Cut Saturday Delivery

on February 7, 2013 - 9:48am

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON,
D.C.—U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District released the following statement today following the U.S. Postal Service's announcement that it plans to stop delivering letters and other first-class mail on Saturdays, beginning in August.

"Post offices are a staple of our rural communities and six-day service is a necessary service for New Mexicans to communicate, pay bills, and receive important documents.

The U.S.

Regional Coalition of LANL Communities Meets Feb. 15

on February 7, 2013 - 9:47am

COALITION News:

The next meeting of the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities is schedule for 9-11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at the Santa Fe Community Foundation, 501 Halona St., in Santa Fe.

The Coalition is comprised of Los Alamos County, City of Espanola, City of Santa Fe, County of Santa Fe, Town of Taos, County of Taos and the Pueblo of Ohkay Owingeh.

The Coalition proactively addresses issues of the neighboring cities, counties and pueblos directly affected by Los Alamos National Laboratory site activities.

By working together, the governments are better poised to define the public

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