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Luján Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

on January 19, 2013 - 7:23am

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Courtesy/bio.org

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

Washington, D.C.
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District released the following statement Friday in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"On Monday, our nation will pause to reflect on the life and legacy of a remarkable man whose compassion and enduring pursuit of justice and equality impacted the lives of so many and whose message continue to resonate to this very day.

"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Submit Beef Recipe for Chance to Win $25,000

on January 18, 2013 - 8:49am

NMBC News:

Cooks, start your ovens ... the New Mexico Beef Council is calling for home cooks throughout New Mexico to submit their favorite recipes to the 2013 National Beef Cook-Off for a chance to win $25,000 and a trip to the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show in Washington, D.C. in November, 2013.

New Mexico home cooks can submit their best beef recipes through April 15, online at www.beefcookoff.org.

This is the  30th National Beef Cook-Off® competion and this   year’s contest theme is “Making the Most of MyPlate,” which encourages delicious, healthy recipes from a variety of food

Panel Analyzes Reaction to Gov.'s State of State Address

on January 18, 2013 - 7:33am

Speaker of the House Ken Martinez

NM PBS News:

This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, the Line opinion panel will analyze reaction to Gov. Susana Martinez’s State of the State Address.

Then, the group digs into education proposals as it asks where lawmakers can get the most policy bang for their buck.

NMIF gauges the Democratic response to the governor’s agenda with two “IN FOCUS” segments. Newly elected Speaker of the House Ken Martinez sits down together with Senate Majority Floor Leader Michael Sanchez to talk about the upcoming session.

Rep.

Luján Brings $1 Million to Northern New Mexicans

on January 18, 2013 - 7:33am

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

SANTA FE - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District announced Thursday that he brought more than $1 million to Northern New Mexico during the last year as a result of his commitment to constituent services.

In total, Luján brought back just over $1,078,000 to New Mexicans through casework in 2012, assisting residents with Social Security benefits, veterans' services, and other federal programs and helping thousands of constituents navigate the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Social Security Administration and other federal agencies.

"I have

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Former New Mexico State University Student Sentenced to Prison for Making False Bomb Threats

on January 18, 2013 - 7:31am

FBI News:

ALBUQUERQUE—Thursday morning, Jan. 17, a federal judge in Las Cruces, New Mexico sentenced Daud Anwar, 30, of Albuquerque to 24 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for his conviction for making false bomb threats.

Anwar’s sentence was announced by U.S. Attorney Kenneth J. Gonzales and Carol K.O. Lee, Special Agent in Charge of the Albuquerque Division of the FBI.

SAC Carol K.O. Lee

On March 21, 2012, Anwar was charged with using electronic communication devices on March 3, 2011, to falsely claim that buildings on the New Mexico State

Bandelier's First Fee Free Day of 2013 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

on January 17, 2013 - 4:23pm

BANDELIER News:

On Monday, Jan. 21, visitors may enjoy Bandelier as well as other national parks and monuments throughout the United States free of charge. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is the first of eleven days throughout 2013 when all National Park Service sites will open their gates to visitors without charging entrance fees.

If you are planning a trip in 2013 that includes multiple national parks and monuments, you may consider buying the $80 annual America the Beautiful pass that provides entrance to all national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, and many other

NNSA, Maryland Partner to Improve Radiological/NuclearSecurity, Emergency Preparedness and Response

on January 17, 2013 - 10:36am

NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the State of Maryland today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) intended to strengthen efforts to prevent, mitigate and respond to radiological/nuclear threats and incidents in Maryland.

NNSA Administrator Thomas D’Agostino and Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the MOU, providing a strategic framework for areas of ongoing collaboration between NNSA and the State of Maryland.

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley

“This agreement represents the

Luján Writes Napolitano on REAL ID Implementation

on January 17, 2013 - 8:56am

Secretary Janet Napolitano

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL NEWS:

WASHINGTON D.C.U.S.Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano Wednesday urging the department to provide New Mexico with policy options that respect the state's need to ensure that drivers carry insurance and comply with the REAL ID Act.

Below is the text of the letter:

January 16, 2013

Secretary Janet Napolitano
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, D.C. 20528


Secretary Napolitano,

I appreciated working with you and your staff in the days and

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