Public Safety

Los Alamos CAP Cadets Participate In Roundhouse Ceremony Honoring WW II Members

CAP Cadets from left, C/A1C Hannah Morgan, C/CMSgt Caleb Britton, C/SMSgt JD Downing and C/Amn Caleb Booton. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos CAP Color Guard. Courtesy photo

CAP News:

Los Alamos Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets participated in a ceremony honoring the contributions of New Mexico’s World War II CAP members. The ceremony took place at the State Capitol Feb. 25. The ceremony was part of the Legislature’s annual Military Appreciation Day.

Los Alamos CAP cadets served as a color guard during the ceremony.

Members of the World War II CAP was awarded a Congressional Gold


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House Unanimously Passes Bill Closing New Mexico’s Child Pornography Loophole

Rep. Randal Crowder, Rep. Javier Martinez, New Mexico Attorney General’s Office Special Prosecutions Director Clara Moran and Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes following Friday’s House passage of HB 440. Courtesy/Rep. Maestas Barnes

STATE News:

SANTA FE—Friday night, the New Mexico House of Representatives unanimously passed HB 440 on a vote of 64-0. This morning, Attorney General Hector Balderas released the following statement in response:

“This bipartisan legislation is key to shutting down the black-market child pornography industry in New Mexico that destroys


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New Mexico Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation To Make Health Care Prices And Quality Transparent

By FRED NATHAN, Executive Director
Think New Mexico

The New Mexico Senate unanimously (26-0) passed the Senate Judiciary Committee Substitute Thursday for Senate Bills 323 and 474. The bill will make hospital prices and quality transparent on a public website no later than Jan. 1, 2018.

The bill amends the existing Health Information System Act to allow the release of hospital-specific quality and cost information. Much of this data has been collected from hospitals for the last two decades, but the Department of Health has been barred from releasing it in a way that identifies specific


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Luján Voices Concerns With New Mexico’s Behavioral Health System In Hearing With HHS Secretary

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

  • Luján Secures Commitment from Secretary to Work Together on Critical Issue Facing New Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District participated in an Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) budget for Fiscal Year 2016. 

During the hearing, he voiced his concerns with the quality of and access to behavioral health care services in New Mexico. Below is a transcript of Luján’s exchange with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

Luján: I appreciate that Madam Secretary.


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Application Period Open For FBI Special Agent Jobs

FBI News:

A position as an FBI Special Agent is not just a job, it’s a calling, and ultimately a life-changing experience.

The FBI started taking applications for the position of Special Agent March 2, 2015, and will continue through March 16, 2015. For details on the Special Agent application, visit: www.FBIjobs.gov.

All FBI employees must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete FBI background investigation, drug test and polygraph. The FBI is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity and inclusion.

“The FBI needs talented and motivated Special Agents who


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