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Metropolitan Opera Star Eric Owens Poses With General Groves Prior To Los Alamos Concert Performance

on December 6, 2019 - 5:16pm

Metropolitan Opera star Eric Owens poses with General Groves prior to his Thursday performance for the Los Alamos Concert Association. Owens created the role of General Groves in the San Francisco Opera’s world premiere of Dr. Atomic, an opera about the Manhattan Project by composer John Adams. He subsequently made his Metropolitan Opera debut in that role. In September, he sang the title role in the Met’s smash hit revival of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

Attorney General Demands Answers From Uber On Potential Abuses In New Mexico, Issues Risk Advisory

on December 6, 2019 - 5:03pm
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
SANTA FE Attorney General Hector Balderas opened an investigation today into potential harms to New Mexican consumers and issued a consumer safety alert today regarding popular ride-sharing service Uber.
According to a new report from the company, thousands of Uber drivers and passengers reported being the victims of sexual assaults, physical assaults, motor-vehicle accidents, and other harms while using the Uber app from 2017 through 2018.
During that period, Uber users also reported approximately 6,000 instances of unwanted

EPA Seeks Input On National Emission Standards

on December 6, 2019 - 4:23pm

EPA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an invitation to small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) providing advice and recommendations to a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel.

This panel will focus on the agency’s development of a rule that proposes to update the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for ethylene oxide (EtO) emissions from commercial sterilization and fumigation operations.

This rule may consider several

Heinrich Wants Answers On Abandoning Kurdish Allies

on December 6, 2019 - 4:16pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:         

  • U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich is warning of the dangerous precedent this sets for U.S. relations in the region.

WASHINGTON, D.C. In a key Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) questioned Secretary of Defense for Policy John C. Rood on the Trump administration’s reckless decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria.

The removal of U.S.

Over 27,000 New Mexicans May Lose Food Assistance

on December 6, 2019 - 11:42am


ALBUQUERQUE—Federal food assistance was created to increase nutrition levels and eliminate hunger. However, the Trump administration published a final rule yesterday that threatens food assistance for more than 27,255 New Mexicans and 755,000 low-income adults nationwide.

The rule will go into effect April 1, 2020.

Federal law already required that states limit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligibility to just three months out of every three years for unemployed and underemployed adults without dependent children unless they can document 20 hours of work a

GOP Reacts To Speaker Pelosi; Articles Of Impeachment

on December 6, 2019 - 11:26am

RPNM News: 

Republican Party Chairman Steve Pearce issued this statement, Thursday, regarding Speaker Nancy Pelosi's call for articles of impeachment against President Trump:

“What Speaker Pelosi did today was a disgrace to our nation and to our Constitution. Our Founding Fathers are rolling over in their graves after getting a ‘history lesson’ from the Speaker. She has asked President Trump to prove his innocence: what happened to the 5th Amendment and to Due Process? She hasn’t defended the Constitution herself, particularly on 2nd Amendment rights.