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New Mexico Receives Nearly $2.5 Million In Federal Disaster Assistance For Tres Lagunas Fire

on April 5, 2015 - 7:49am

STATE News:

DENTON, Texas – The state of New Mexico has been awarded nearly $2.5 million in federal disaster assistance in the aftermath of the Tres Lagunas Fire that happened in late May, early June 2013.

The funding, which is made possible by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Fire Management Assistance Grant Program, serves as reimbursement for firefighting costs incurred while fighting the fire.

In 2013, the Tres Lagunas Fire threatened hundreds of homes, as well as roads and bridges, and burned thousands of acres of land in San Miguel County.

FBI: Defendant Prosecuted Under Federal ‘Worst of the Worst’ Anti-Violence Initiative

on April 4, 2015 - 12:10pm

FBI News:

Federal Jury Finds Albuquerque Man Guilty of Violating the Hobbs Act

ALBUQUERQUE—A federal jury sitting in Santa Fe, returned a verdict Thursday finding David Savoy Thomas guilty of four counts of violating the Hobbs Act by robbing and attempting to rob commercial businesses involved in interstate commerce after a three-day trial.

The guilty verdict was announced by U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez, Special Agent in Charge Carol K.O. Lee of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, and Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden, Jr.

Thomas, 55, of Albuquerque, N.M., was charged with four counts of

Udall Issues Statement Regarding Diplomatic Framework Of Iran’s Nuclear Program

on April 4, 2015 - 10:26am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall issued the following statement Friday on the diplomatic framework reached by the United States, five other world powers and Iran on a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action regarding Iran’s nuclear program:

"The goal of the framework presented yesterday — accomplished through an intensive diplomatic effort by multiple countries — is to reduce Iran's nuclear capability while providing for extensive verification measures to preclude nuclear weapons development.

WIPP Technical Assessment Team Issues Final Report

on April 3, 2015 - 5:14pm

WIPP News:

This week the Department of Energy’s Technical Assessment Team (TAT) visited Carlsbad and met with federal and contractor staff at WIPP and the Mayor’s Nuclear Task Force to provide a briefing and answer questions on their final report that was released March 26.

The TAT, which was established shortly after the Feb.

Gov. Susana Martinez, Firefighters Urge New Mexicans To Prepare For 2015 Fire Season

on April 3, 2015 - 7:44am

STATE News:
  • New Mexico Recognizes Wildfire Awareness Week

ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susana Martinez joined with firefighters Thursday to talk about the dangers of wildfires and urged New Mexicans to prepare for the upcoming season.

The Governor has proclaimed March 29 through April 4 as Wildfire Awareness Week.

“As we continue to face serious drought, it is more important than ever that we work together to prevent fires,” Martinez said.

Heinrich Statement On Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action For Iran’s Nuclear Program

on April 3, 2015 - 7:42am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement Thursday after the United States, five other world powers, and Iran announced a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear program:

Our mission is clear: we must ensure that Iran is never allowed to develop a nuclear weapon.

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