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Heinrich Celebrates National Park Service Anniversary

on August 26, 2015 - 2:53pm

Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Martin Heinrich, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, released the following statement on the 99th anniversary of the National Park Service Aug. 25.

"Our national parks not only celebrate some of the most beautiful natural places in our country, they are also part of the fabric of our democracy.

Los Alamos County Sheriff Attends NMSA Conference

on August 26, 2015 - 11:38am

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero, left, with National Sheriffs Association President Sheriff Danny Glick in Ruidoso. Courtesy photo

LACSO News:

Last week Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero attended the New Mexico Sheriffs Association Conference in Ruidoso.

Members had several meetings concerning upcoming legislation, advanced training and issues regarding the Office of the Sheriff. There were VIP’s in attendance including the National Sheriffs Association President Sheriff Danny Glick, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas and a surprise appearance by Gov. Susana Martinez.

Ray McGovern On Putin, Russia & Ukraine Aug. 28

on August 26, 2015 - 11:25am

Ray McGovern

CIR News:

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations presents the lecture by Ray McGovern, 'Nyet Means Nyet' - A Redline on Ukraine, 5-7 p.m., Friday at The Forum, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael's Dr. in Sana Fe.

McGovern came from his native Bronx to Washington in the early 1960s as an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then served as a CIA analyst for 27 years, from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush.

Heinrich Makes Tickets Available To New Mexicans To Watch Simulcast Of Pope Francis Address To Congress

on August 26, 2015 - 10:46am

Pope Francis during the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II April 27, 2014. Couresy/wikipedia.com

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. is encouraging New Mexicans interested in attending the outdoor simulcast of Pope Francis addressing a Joint Session of Congress Thursday, Sept. 24, to contact his Washington, D.C. office for tickets.

Pope Francis will be the first Pope to address a joint meeting of Congress. Heinrich will be allotted 200 tickets for the simulcast on the West Front grounds of the U.S. Capitol.

“This will be a very special moment

Udall, Heinrich Press Senate Leadership To Begin Bipartisan Budget Negotiations

on August 25, 2015 - 4:53pm
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined the full Senate Democratic Caucus to urge Senate Republican leadership to schedule bipartisan budget negotiations immediately to prevent another budget crisis when the current fiscal year ends this fall.
 
The call was made in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signed by all 46 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus. 
 
In the letter, Udall and Heinrich stressed their deep concern that, with less than two months left in the fiscal year, Leader McConnell has yet to schedule

Governor Orders Immediate School Personnel Background Check Policy & District Compliance Review For All 89 School Districts

on August 25, 2015 - 4:43pm

Gov. Susana Martinez

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez is ordering compliance investigators with the State Public Education Department and individuals from the Department of Public Safety to conduct an immediate review of background check policies for each school district in the state and undertake a thorough compliance review to ensure school districts are requiring personnel to receive timely criminal background checks.

“Jason Martinez should have never been hired at Albuquerque Public Schools; he has no business being around children.

Cost Of Nukes

on August 25, 2015 - 11:21am

Nuclear power plant cost-effectiveness measure - interactive tool roots discussions about the cost of nuclear energy in hard evidence. Courtesy/commons.wikimedia.com

HSNW News:

Despite the ever-changing landscape of energy economics, subject to the influence of new technologies and geopolitics, a new tool promises to root discussions about the cost of nuclear energy in hard evidence rather than speculation.

Over the last two years, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has developed the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Cost Calculator, an online interface that provides a nuanced look at the economic

Luján And DeGette Call For Oversight Hearing On Spill

on August 25, 2015 - 11:12am
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Representatives Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico and Diana DeGette of Colorado have called for an oversight hearing on the Gold King Mine spill that released 3 million gallons of wastewater into the Animas and San Juan Rivers. 
 
Both members serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. DeGette is Ranking Member on the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.
 
The lawmakers sent a letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy requesting the hearing.
 
“The EPA’s Office of

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