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NM Justice System Failing Due To Inadequate Funding

on January 22, 2017 - 12:35pm
NM SUPREME COURT News:
 
SANTA FE  Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles W. Daniels told lawmakers Thursday that a lack of funding has damaged New Mexico’s justice system and potentially could cause the dismissal of criminal cases if courts are unable to provide speedy trials as constitutionally required.
 
“I wish I could tell you that New Mexico is providing the functioning justice system promised in the constitution that created ground rules of our government, but I can’t,” Daniels said in a State of the Judiciary speech to a joint session of the Legislature.

Los Alamos Women Brave Storm To March In Santa Fe

on January 22, 2017 - 12:08pm

Los Alamos women brave the storm to get to Saturday's Women’s March on Washington in Santa Fe. Photo by Jeff Bloch

Los Alamos Folks At ‘Women’s March On Washington’

on January 22, 2017 - 11:46am

Judith F. Stauber of Los Alamos with U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján at Saturday’s ‘Women’s March on Washington’. Courtesy photo

Front row from left, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham with Mickey Wright of Jemez Springs at Saturday's march in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo 

 

Many marchers wore shirts or hats with slogans. Photo by Rebecca Shankland
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

The day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions of people across the U.S. and around the world marched in support of equality for women.

New Mexico Museum Of Art Hosts British Museum’s 'Lines Of Thought' International Debut

on January 22, 2017 - 9:10am
Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452–1519), The Virgin and Christ Child with a Cat, about 1478–81, pen and brown ink over stylus underdrawing. Collection of the British Museum (1856,0621.1) © The Trustees of the British Museum.
 
NMMA News:
 
SANTA FE ― In late May 2017, Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now: from the British Museum makes its international debut at the New Mexico Museum of Art, the first, and one of only two United States venues to host the exhibition.
 
With works from a list that reads like a “who's who" of international artists through the centuries, the
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Udall Statement On Inauguration Of Donald Trump

on January 22, 2017 - 9:09am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall 
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall attended the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. He issued the following statement:
 
"The peaceful transition of power is a hallmark of our democracy. Since George Washington, each United States president has peacefully turned the office over to the next. I don't agree with much of what Donald Trump stands for, but our nation is bigger than any one person. I am a proud American, and I felt it was important to attend today's inaugural ceremony.
 
"President Trump made many

New Mexico Celebrates School Choice Week

on January 22, 2017 - 8:33am

EDUCATION News:
  • The Land of Enchantment plays key role in National School Choice Week, Gov. Martinez issues proclamation.

SANTA FE –– National School Choice Week begins today in New Mexico and across the country. There are 190 events planned in the Land of Enchantment to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 21,392 events nationwide.

The events in New Mexico, which are independently planned and independently funded, include everything from information sessions and open houses at schools to rallies, policy discussions, and movie screenings organized by community groups.

Seafloor Valleys Found Below West Antarctic Glaciers

on January 22, 2017 - 8:32am
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Glaciologists have uncovered large valleys in the ocean floor beneath some of the massive glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica.
 
Carved by earlier advances of ice during colder periods, the troughs enable warm, salty water to reach the undersides of glaciers, fueling their increasingly rapid retreat.
 
“These oceanic features are several hundreds to a thousand meters deeper than what we thought before,” said Romain Millan, a graduate student in Earth system science at UCI and lead author of the new study.

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