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DOE Secretary On Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action

on July 15, 2015 - 2:03pm
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz
DOE News:
Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz issued the following statement on the Joint Comprehensive Plant of Action:
"Today’s announcement between the P5+1 and Iran is a historic accomplishment. Building on the Lausanne framework, it will ensure that Iran’s nuclear program isand will remaina peaceful one, or that the international community will have more than enough time to respond if Iran’s program proves otherwise.
This deal will extend the time it would take for Iran to produce enough fissile material for a first nuclear explosive device to a

United States Is First Country To Reach Pluto

on July 14, 2015 - 2:53pm

Despite traveling at the speed of light (186,000 miles per second), it took four and a half hours for this photo to reach Earth as it crossed the 3 billion miles between here and Pluto. Courtesy/The White House



This morning, the United States became the first country to reach Pluto -- and the first country to explore the entire classical solar system: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.

NASA's New Horizons interplanetary probe has been making its way to Pluto since Jan.

National Treasure Sees First Phase Of Renovation

on July 13, 2015 - 10:31am
A 1915 image of the Palace by one of its earlier renovators, Jesse Nusbaum. Palace of the Governors/Photo Archives 013045
NMHM News:
SANTA FE — Workers are getting ready to apply new stucco, repair roofs, improve heating and cooling, change the landscaping and more at the Palace of the Governors, a 400-year-old National Treasure in the heart of historic Santa Fe.
Begun in 1609–1610 as the seat of Spain’s North American colony, the Pueblo Revival building became the flagship of the state’s museum system in 1909. In recent years it has drawn preservationists’ fears, most critically because of

NSA Presidential Straw Poll Results Announced

on July 11, 2015 - 9:03am
NSA News:
ALEXANDRIA, VA  Several candidates for president spoke last week at the the National Sheriffs' Association's (NSA) 75th Anniversary Conference and Presidential Forum in Baltimore, Md. 
NSA members voted in the first-ever straw poll, giving top support to Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson.
“Presidential candidates had a fantastic opportunity at our presidential forum to talk directly to those who are protecting Americansand the law enforcement community was enthusiastic to hear from the candidates,” said NSA Executive Director and CEO Jonathan

Udall: Stakes High As Senate Works To Reform No Child Left Behind

on July 11, 2015 - 8:56am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall


Thursday, as the Senate debated reform of the nation's controversial No Child Left Behind education law, Sen. Tom Udall highlighted the impact the Senate's bill, called the Every Child Achieves Act, and could have on New Mexico students.

In a speech on the Senate floor, Udall urged the Senate to improve the law and ensure it supports New Mexico students and teachers, as well as all students across the country that deserve a fair shot at success. See Udall's speech at

Udall has already worked to include several provisions

Heinrich Introduces Bill To Scale Up Solar Projects

on July 11, 2015 - 8:47am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Thursday July 9, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. introduced S. 1723, the Promoting Renewable Energy with Shared Solar (PRESS) Act, a bill to boost access to renewable energy through community solar projects.
"This bill is a great opportunity to put solar energy within the reach of more families in New Mexico and around the country," Heinrich said.

Luján To Attend Dedication Ceremony Of Ben Luján Memorial Highway 84/285 Sunday

on July 10, 2015 - 7:18pm

Ben Luján


SANTA FE – Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District will attend a ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 12 on Gunbarrel Road in Española, dedicating U.S. Highway 84/285 as the “Ben Luján Memorial Highway.” 

Ben Luján served in public office for more than 40 years, including 38 years as State Representative from District 46 in Santa Fe County and 12 years as Speaker of the House of Representatives. 

Rep. Ben Ray Luján

In honor of his distinguished service on behalf of the people of New Mexico, the highway is being named in his honor at the unanimous request of the

Three New Mexico Cities Among Top Five U.S. Metro Areas For Export Growth

on July 10, 2015 - 9:45am

  • Las Cruces and Farmington Top Two, Set Records; Santa Fe in Top Five

SANTA FE — Today, Gov.  Susana Martinez announced that Las Cruces, Farmington and Santa Fe rank among the top five metropolitan areas in the nation for export growth.

Las Cruces and Farmington – which rank No. 1 and No. 2 in the nation, respectively – also shattered records for export growth, with more of their businesses exporting more products than ever before. Santa Fe ranks No. 5. The report was released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

“I’ve always said that if we provide an environment that is