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BJS Releases Source And Use Of Firearms Involved In Crimes: Survey Of Prison Inmates, 2016

on January 14, 2019 - 6:58am
DOJ News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Source and Use of Firearms Involved in Crimes: Survey of Prison Inmates, 2016, which presents statistics that describe firearm possession of state and federal prisoners who were serving a sentence in 2016.
 
This report describes:
  • Firearm possession during the crime for which prisoners were serving time and by type of offense
  • How the firearm was used during the crime
  • Type of firearms possessed
  • Methods, sources and processes of obtaining firearms
 
Findings are based on BJS’s 2016 Survey

Congress Introduces Bill To Expand Chiropractic Access To Military Retirees, National Guard And Reserves

on January 14, 2019 - 6:56am
ACA News:
 
ARLINGTON, VA The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) has announced that Congress yesterday introduced bipartisan legislation that would expand access to chiropractic services to military retirees as well as members of the National Guard and Reserve through the Department of Defense TRICARE health program.
 
The legislation--S. 30, introduced by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and H.R. 344, introduced by Rep.

HSD Deputy Secretary Appointments Announced

on January 14, 2019 - 6:55am
HSD News:
 
SANTA FE New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) Secretary-Designate David R. Scrase, M.D. announced the appointment of his two Deputy Secretaries who will join his team to serve the hundreds of thousands of people who rely on the services provided by HSD.
 
“Angela Medrano and Russell Toal will join me in my effort to serve the people of New Mexico with energy, intelligence, imagination and love,” Secretary-Designate Scrase said. “Their knowledge and experience with HSD will help jump start our work to focus on measuring current performance and strategically focus on

County Board Of Public Utilities Meets Wednesday

on January 14, 2019 - 6:53am

New Speakers, Free Transportation Announced For ‘Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day’ At State Legislature

on January 14, 2019 - 6:53am
AA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter has announced new, additional details regarding its “Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day” event at the State Capitol during the upcoming legislative session.
 
The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter will host legislators, caregivers, and people diagnosed with the disease, along with concerned members of the community, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the Rotunda of the State Capitol Building, aka “The Roundhouse.”
 
A Press Conference, beginning at 10 a.m., will feature remarks from distinguished members of the

Sierra Club Statement On Gov. Lujan Grisham's Proposed Budget

on January 14, 2019 - 6:53am
SIERRA CLUB News:
 
In response New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's release of her state budget recommendation Thursday, Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter Chair David Coss issued the following statement:
 
"By increasing funding for the Environment Department and Oil Conservation Division and allocating funding to the Office of Outdoor Recreation, Gov. Lujan Grisham is sending a clear signal to the Legislature that her administration prioritizes our families' drinking water, air quality and climate."
 
"New Mexicans support clean air and water, and protecting the health of our

New Year, New Goals, New Family Member!

on January 14, 2019 - 6:52am
ASSE News:
 
ASSE Student Exchange Program, a highly respected, non-profit, public-benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Scandinavia, France, Germany, Italy, Thailand, China, South Korea, and the former Soviet Republics.
 
Students are already awaiting word on who their host families will be for the 2019-2020 academic school year. If your goal was to try something new for the new-year, this will fulfill that! Host families provide room, board, and guidance for a teenager(s) living thousands of miles from home.

New Mexico & Arizona 2019 Book Awards Officially Opens For Entries Jan. 25

on January 14, 2019 - 6:52am
NMBC News:
 
The 13th Annual New Mexico & Arizona Book Awards will be open for entries starting Friday, Jan. 25, 2019.
 
The Awards celebrate the best books published, authored, or about New Mexico and Arizona. The winners of the 2019 Best Books in the NM & AZ Book Awards were New Mexico Historical Chronology by Don Bullis, published by Rio Grande Books and Paul Pletka: Imagined Wests by Amy Scott and published by University of Oklahoma Press.
 
Over 1,000 books were entered in 56 categories: children’s, Young adult, cooking, travel, romance, art, sci-fi, novels, covers, business,
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Senators Urge Extension On Comment Period For Oil And Gas Development In Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

on January 14, 2019 - 6:52am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Michael F. Bennet (D-Colo.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), wrote to U.S. Department of the Interior Acting Secretary David Bernhardt urging him to extend the public comment period for a draft Environmental Impact Statement on potential oil and gas development in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
 
The letter follows the Trump administration’s decision to rush through the environmental review process in an attempt to rapidly begin exploration without fully considering the

A Gift That Keeps Giving: Consider The Life-Saving Gift Of Blood This January

on January 14, 2019 - 6:51am
By SHARON RADCLIFFE
Chief Nursing Office
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Los Alamos Medical Center

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood – but only about 10 percent of those who are eligible to give actually make a blood donation each year.

Donated blood is a necessary part of helping patients cope with a wide variety of conditions, including burns, trauma, heart surgery, cancer, organ transplants and more. And a little goes a long way, as a one-time blood donation can save the lives of up to three people.

It’s one of the best ways to give back to others and help improve the health of our community.

SFCC Announces Dean’s List For Fall 2018

on January 14, 2019 - 6:50am
SFCC News:
 
Congratulations to these Santa Fe Community College students on the Dean’s List who maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher during the fall 2018 semester.
 
For a full list of names, click here.

​Four Shillings Short Returning To Teatro Paraguas

on January 14, 2019 - 6:50am

World Futures: Some Definitions Or Lack There Of Part 1

on January 14, 2019 - 6:50am
By ANDY ANDREWS
World Futures Institute
 
Welcome to 2019 and another year on planet Earth. It is the annual time period when we look forward to either new opportunities or suffer the pessimism of not seeing any.
 
Where are we going as a planet (our life supporting environment) or as humanity (the order of our existence and how we work together)? For example, I believe that we all need energy to lead our lives and sustain humanity. But from where does it come? This question has led to many heated (flaming?) debates influenced by individual perspective – where you are and what you need.

Three Community Museums To Continue Borderlands Of Southern Colorado Speaker Series

on January 14, 2019 - 6:47am
MUSEUM News:
 
PUEBLO, Colo. El Pueblo History Museum, Fort Garland Museum and Trinidad History Museum, three Community Museums of History Colorado, will host scholars, artists, writers, and activists from around the world for a Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series in the spring of 2019.
 
Each lecture will expand the understanding of the topics in the Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit that opened at El Pueblo History Museum in May 2018, and the exhibits opening at Trinidad History Museum in May 2019 and Fort Garland Museum in June 2019.
 
Topics for the series will

New Farm Bill Activity Halted Due To Shutdown

on January 14, 2019 - 6:46am
Anna Johnson
 
CRA News:
 
LYONS, Nebr.A partial government shutdown has been in effect for 20 days after lawmakers in Washington, D.C., failed to pass funding bills.
 
Anna Johnson, policy manager of the Center for Rural Affairs, says the timing and length of this shutdown is cause for concern, and the new Congress should pass a bill to reopen the government, immediately.
 
“Legislators spent the better part of 2018 negotiating a new farm bill,” she said. “While not perfect, it offers a great deal of certainty for farmers, ranchers, and rural communities for the next five years.”

BJS Releases Victims Of Identity Theft Report

on January 14, 2019 - 6:46am
DOJ News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics has released Victims of Identity Theft, 2016, which details the number, percentage and demographic characteristics of victims who experienced one or more incidents of identity theft during a 12-month period. It focuses on the most recent incident and describes:
  • how victims discovered the crime
  • financial losses and other consequences of identity theft, including the amount of time victims spent resolving associated problems
  • reporting of the incident to credit card companies, credit bureaus and law

Cuban Lovelorn Crickets, Not A Sonic Weapon, Made U.S. Diplomats Ill: Study

on January 14, 2019 - 6:42am
HSNW News:
 
In late 2016, U.S. diplomats in Havana began to report ear pain, dizziness, confusion – and some showed symptoms of mysterious brain injury.
 
The diplomats said that their symptoms occurred after they repeatedly heard a high-frequency noise. The State Department withdrew half its embassy staff, and several studies concluded that the high-frequency noise was generated by a sonic weapon. A new study argues that the high-frequency noise was created by local crickets.

 

In late 2016, U.S.

Sen. Cisco McSorley To Depart Senate For Role In Lujan Grisham Administration

on January 14, 2019 - 6:40am
Sen. Cisco McSorley
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has announced the appointment of Sen. Cisco McSorley (D-Bernalillo) as director of the Probation and Parole Division within the New Mexico Corrections Department.
 
Sen. McSorley has been a member of the New Mexico Legislature since 1984, serving 12 years in the House of Representatives and 22 years in the Senate, under six different administrations. He currently sits on the Senate Conservation and Judiciary Committees, and serves as Co-Chair of the Tobacco Settlement Revenue Oversight Interim Committee.
 

American Statistical Association Endorses Post-Election Audits Principles

on January 14, 2019 - 6:39am
ASA News:
 
The American Statistical Association Board of Directors announces its endorsement of Principles and Best Practices for Post-Election Tabulation Audits.
 
The December 2018 document--which updates a 2008 document with the latest statistical research and best practices--"is meant to provide guidance to relevant legislative bodies, state and local election administrators and vendors..." because a "healthy democracy requires widespread trust in elections... [and] people need to be sure that the official election outcomes match the will of the voters."
 
Imagine someone counted

Award-Winning Irish Poet To Visit Albuquerque

on January 14, 2019 - 6:38am
Annemarie Ní Churreáin
 
TEATRO PARAGUAS News:
 
As part of an international book tour, Irish poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin will visit New Mexico in February 2019 to deliver a series of readings from her much-acclaimed debut collection Bloodroot (Doire Press 2017) Sunday, Feb. 24, at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie. Information at teatroparaguas.org or call 505.424.1601.
 
Shortlisted for The Shine Strong Award for best first collection in Ireland and for the 2018 Julie Suk Award in the U.S.A, Bloodroot explores the theme of landscape in the context of the author’s own ancestry, looking

Daily Postcard: Flock Of Doves Hunker Down In Tree

on January 14, 2019 - 6:37am
Daily Postcard: A flock of white-winged doves hunker down in a tree Sunday at a residence on Barranca Mesa to wait out the storm. They also keep an eye on seed from a backyard bird feeder ... but when the Steller jays are eating, no one else dares try. Photo by Ken Hanson

Canceled: Youth Resiliency Committee Meeting Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 8:50pm

Youth Resiliency Committee News:

The Youth Resiliency Committee meeting scheduled for Monday, Jan. 14 has been canceled due to the snow storm.

The committee will meet again Monday, Feb. 11.

Betty Ehart Senior Center On 2-Hour Delay Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 5:45pm

BESC News:

Betty Ehart Senior Center has announced it is on a 2-hour delay Monday, Jan. 14.

Heavy Snow Collapses Roof & Traps Cars At Sonic

on January 13, 2019 - 4:23pm

Los Alamos police and firefighters on the scene this afternoon of a couple of vehicles trapped under the roof that collapsed from the weight of heavy snow at Sonic on Trinity Drive. First responders told the Los Alamos Daily Post that no injuries have been reported. Sonic is closed until further notice. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

First responders jack up the collapsed roof at Sonic to open the doors of the vehicles pinned beneath and extract the occupants safely. Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com

Scene this afternoon of the collapsed roof at Sonic.

Los Alamos Public Schools On 2-Hour Delay Monday

on January 13, 2019 - 4:20pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools announces it is on a 2-hour delay for Monday Jan. 14.

  • School buses will arrive two hours later than the usual pickup time, depending upon road conditions.
  • School start times:
    • High School - 9:50 a.m.
    • Mid School - 10:00 a.m.
    • Elementary schools - 10:20 a.m.

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