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PAC 8 Television Schedule July 31 Through Aug. 6

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 Television schedule for July 31 through Aug. 6:

Friday, July 31, 2020

  • 6 a.m. — Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10 a.m. — The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11 a.m. — County Council Meeting Replay 07-28-20
  • 3 p.m. — Democracy Now!
  • 4 p.m. — Rising Up with Somali
  • 5 p.m. — PAC PAGES – Los Alamos County News Updates
  • 6 p.m. — LAHS Graduation 2020 
  • 12 a.m. — Free Speech TV

Saturday, August 1, 2020 

  • Free Speech TV

Sunday, August 2, 2020

6 a.m. — FSTV

5 p.m. — The Prophetic Word

5:30 p.m. — Key to the Kingdom

6 p.m. — Drawing Men to Christ

7 p.m. — United Church

8 p.m. — La Verdad Internacional

8:30 p.m. — Inside Arts – Karen


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State Applies For Federal Restaurant Assistance To Help New Mexico Eateries Increase Revenue During Pandemic

Human Services Secretary David Scrase

STATE News:

SANTA FE –The New Mexico Human Services Department has applied for federal approval to implement the Restaurant Meals Plan (RMP) as a means of continuing state assistance to businesses that have been impacted by the economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Restaurant Meals Plan is an addition to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and would grant New Mexico families and individuals who qualify for SNAP greater access to meals by allowing them to purchase prepared meals from participating New Mexico restaurants.


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Luján, Neguse, Levin, Malinowski Urge Inclusion Of Local Funding In Senate Coronavirus Relief Package

CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO), Andy Levin (D-MI) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), issued a joint statement Tuesday urging Senate Republicans to include funds for local governments in their coronavirus relief package.

In April, the group of lawmakers introduced the Coronavirus Community Relief Act, legislation to ensure smaller cities and counties originally left out of the CARES Act are provided adequate relief to weather the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lawmakers


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Workers In New Mexico Who Have Left Employment Due To Safety Concerns May Apply For Unemployment Benefits

NMDWS News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Several restaurants across New Mexico have continued dine-in services, which is in direct violation of the state Public Health Order and in doing so have endangered workers and customers.

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) encourages employees of those establishments who have left employment due to safety concerns to apply for unemployment benefits.  

The New Mexico Environment Department has suspended food service permits and is pursuing enforcement and possible legal action at the following establishments:

  • Pizza Inn – one location

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Scenes From Roundhouse Rally Against Business Closures

Maria Martinez and Stephen Garrett of the group Torrance County Citizens for Change speak to law enforcement officers Sunday outside the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe. Martinez and Garrett gathered with others members of Torrance County Citizens for Change said they don’t agree with the governor’s public health mandate and in particular are speaking out against the closure of businesses during the pandemic. The group is calling on businesses to join them in ‘refusing to shut down, refusing to social distance, refusing to force customers to wear masks, refusing to except fines and refusing


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Something Exciting Is Happening At The Blue Window!

Exciting things are happening at the Blue Window! An expansion of the patio in front of the Blue Window and down the alley on the east side will increase socially distanced patio dining. Work on the expansion will continue through the weekend. Courtesy photo
Wasted space beside the Blue Window will be converted to a covered patio dining area. The space will provide at least 10 additional tables – all properly spaced for these trying times. Courtesy photo
Canopy covers have been erected to keep dining patrons out of the rain and sun at the Blue Window. Soon new fencing will be assembled to delineate

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McQuiston: Preventing The Risk Of Distracted Driving

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
Los Alamos

Distracted driving is something that some of us forget to think twice about.

Consider your daily commute or your weekly trip to the grocery store. These are routes you have taken so often and are comfortable with. You probably change the station on the radio or take a drink of your coffee.

In the split second, you are performing these tasks, you are taking your eyes off the road and hands off of the wheel, creating the potential for an accident.

According to the CDC, nine people are killed and thousands injured every day in driver distracted related crashes


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New Mexico Environment Dept. Leads Majority Of State Rapid Responses To Businesses With Positive COVID-19 Cases

NMED News:

SANTA FE — New Mexico Environment Department Cabinet Secretary James Kenney joined Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham during Thursday’s press conference to share data and resources related to rapid responses.

The Environment Department is conducting more than 80 percent of the state’s rapid responses.

“Our Occupational Health and Safety Bureau has always ensured safe work conditions for employees,” Secretary Kenney said. “The Bureau’s role in rapid responses today is no different, and we continue to work harder than ever to protect New Mexicans in the workplace.” 

Rapid responses


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