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Secretary Of State Certifies New Mexico Working Families (NMWFP) Party As Minor Political Party

NMWFP News:

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico Working Families Party (NMWFP) celebrated a major milestone Friday as it was officially approved by the Secretary of State as a minor party in New Mexico. 

NMWFP collected more than 6,000 signatures and submitted party rules to become a minor party.

Since its launch in the state in 2016, NMWFP has been an independent, progressive organization working on local policy and electoral campaigns. Minor party status will allow them to have their own ballot line in the general election. 

Organizers say the NMWFP is not a “spoiler” party or a protest vote.  Instead,


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 13,256, No New Deaths, 5,860 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 203 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 8 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces no additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases:

  • 65 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 8 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 3 new cases in Curry County
  • 38 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 1 new case in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 1 new case in Hidalgo County

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Posts From The Road: Happy Independence Day America!

Big Timber, Mont.: We have traveled to Big Timber for the past four years to attend a RV Campout with several other RVers who own Pleasure-Way RVs. Our gathering is the weekend of the Sweet Grass County Festival, which is similar to the Los Alamos Fair and Rodeo weekend. One of our traditions is to attend the parade each year. The flags shown were a part of the parade including the US flag, the POW-MIA flag, the US flag honoring Search and Rescue and EMS (Emergency Medical Service) personnel (orange stripe), and the US flag honoring and supporting the police (blue stripe). Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

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CYFD Extends Foster Care From 18 To 21

CYFD News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department (CYFD) has launched the state’s first Extended Foster Care program, Fostering Connections, which extends the age of support and services available to young adults involved with CYFD from the age of 18 to 21.

Some of the extended supports available to young adults include guaranteed housing, guaranteed connection to community based behavioral health supports, job assistance, food access, and money for college.

Fostering Connections was first passed in the 2019 legislative Session with clean up legislation


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 13,063 With 2 More Deaths And 5,845 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 291 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 8 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 2 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reported today the most recent cases: 

  • 79 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 8 new cases in Chaves County
  • 10 new cases in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Curry County
  • 56 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 10 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 4 new cases in Hidalgo County

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Hispanic National Bar Association Establishes Special Committee On Law Enforcement Reform And Racial Justice

HNBA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) has established a Special Committee on Law Enforcement Reform and Racial Justice in response to the recent deaths and historic racial injustice faced by Black Americans and people of color.

The Special Committee consists of legal experts from law enforcement, the private sector, public service, and higher education.

These 17 Committee members will review existing policies and provide recommendations to the HNBA on reforms to nationwide law enforcement practices as well as advise on other related efforts to expand


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World Futures: Distance Learning And Teaching – Part One

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In the fall of 1989, the Cognitive Systems Engineering Group in the Los Alamos Nation Laboratory held a distance learning conference at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, N.M.

At the time, the two dominant terms were distance education and distance training. Distance education was the dominant terminology used by the formal education system, led by the University of Wisconsin.

In contrast, distance training seemed primarily the purview of government instructional bodies, particularly the military, plus motivated private companies.


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