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Heinrich Introduces Legislation To Help Address Crisis Of Missing And Murdered Native American Women

on October 14, 2017 - 4:05pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined in introducing legislation led by U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and cosponsored by Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Al Franken (D-Minn.) to combat the epidemic of murdered and missing Native women and girls. 
 
Native women are murdered at ten times the national average, and 84 percent of Native women have experienced violence in their lifetime. The bill, Savanna’s Act, is named in honor of Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, who was tragically killed in August. 
 
“All people,

Persons Prosecuted For Commercial Exploitation Of Children Nearly Doubled Between 2004 And 2013

on October 14, 2017 - 6:18am
OJP News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The annual number of persons prosecuted for commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) cases filed in U.S. district court nearly doubled between 2004 and 2013, increasing from 1,405 to 2,776 cases, the Bureau of Justice Statistics announced Thursday.
 
During the period, a CSEC crime was the most serious offense or lead charge for 37,105 suspects referred to U.S. attorneys for investigation.

New Mexico Delegation Announces New Funding To Combat Opioid & Substance Abuse Crisis In NM

on October 14, 2017 - 6:08am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thursday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has awarded $1,173,835 in grants to New Mexico for efforts to combat opioid and substance abuse in the state.
 
The grants include $580,247 for the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) to expand and improve identification of and support for individuals who survive drug overdoses; $298,594 for the city of Santa Fe to implement the Santa Fe Opioid Overdose Outreach

Fatality Reported In U.S. 84/285 multivehicle Crash

on October 14, 2017 - 5:49am

Staff Report

A woman has died in the multivehicle crash Friday afternoon near Buffalo Thunder on U.S. 84/285. Several others involved in the collision were injured and transported to area hospitals, according to news reports.

The crash caused U.S. 84/285 to be shut down in both directions for hours and commuters from Los Alamos, Española and Santa Fe were directed onto frontage roads.

The accident occurred at about 3:30 p.m.

Alert: Traffic Remains At Standstill In Pojoaque

on October 13, 2017 - 9:47pm

Staff Report

Los Alamos residents are reporting that traffic is at a standstill on U.S. 84/285 near Buffalo Thunder following a multiple vehicle accident late this afternoon.

One couple told the Los Alamos Daily Post that it took them 4 hours to travel from Los Alamos to Santa Fe.

A woman said it took her an extra 45 minutes to get from Los Alamos to Pojoaque at “rush hour” today after work, but traffic from her apartment looks like it is still backed up for miles almost 2.5 hours later. It is still bumper-to-bumper southbound on all side roads and the main highway through Pojoaque.

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