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Rep. Brian Egolf Elected Speaker Of The House Of Representatives By Acclamation

Rep. Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe) being sworn in today after elected by acclamation as Speaker of the New Mexico House. Courtesy/New Mexico House Democratic Caucus

Lisa Ortiz-McCutcheon takes oath of office after elected as Chief Clerk of the House. Courtesy/New Mexico House Democratic Caucus

Wilfred Quintana takes oath of office today after being elected as House Sergeant-at-Arms. Courtesy/New Mexico House Democratic Caucus


  • Speaker Egolf’s Top Priorities are Jobs and the Economy

SANTA FE The New Mexico House of Representatives today elected, by acclamation, Read More

Governor Addresses 2017 New Mexico Legislature

Gov. Susana Martinez addresses today’s opening of the 2017 60-Day Legislative Session underway at the State Capitol in Santa Fe. First Husband Chuck Franco is seated at the right of the Governor. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Lt. Gov. John Sanchez, left, and Speaker of the House Brian Egolf. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Archbishop John C. Wester of Santa Fe is recognized on the House Floor today prior to Gov. Susana Martinez’ State of the State Address during the opening of the 2017 Legislative Session. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Gov. Susana Read More

2017 Legislative Session Gets Underway

Scene from the floor of the New Mexico House of Representatives today as the 2017 60-Day Session of the Legislature gets underway at the State Capitol in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

As the 2017 Legislative Session gets underway today at the State Capitol, Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver swears in Dist. 47 Rep. Brian Egolf who was elected by acclamation as Speaker of the House by acclamation. The Democrat previously served as the Minority Leader in the House. Photo by Read More

Explore Your Universe: Astrophysics For Everyone

The destructive bombardment of a planet. Courtesy image

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos Community Education will again offer “Explore Your Universe: Modern Astrophysics for Everyone.” The class meets 2:35-3:30 p.m., Tuesdays beginning Jan. 17 and running through May 9.


In this class, students will explore modern, unsolved research problems in astrophysics, guided by mentors who work as astrophysicists at Los Alamos National Laboratory spanning a wide range of expertise. Topics for this class will be guided by students’ individual interests, and might Read More

DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg Meets With Drug Control Officials In China

DEA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  At the invitation of the China Ministry of Public Security (MPS), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg visited China this week to discuss issues of mutual concern and to build on DEA’s existing relationship with Chinese counter-narcotics law enforcement authorities.  
Rosenberg emphasized the increased cooperation between the DEA and the MPS and recognized China’s actions toward combating global synthetic drug trafficking and illicit money laundering. He also met with
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Los Alamos’ Alex Kirk Signs With Anadolu Efes

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Alex Kirk of Los Alamos has signed with Anadolu Efes Sports Club, a Turkish professional basketball team based in Istanbul, Turkey. He’ll be with the team Thursday in Barcelona, Spain.

Anadolu Efes is the most successful club in the history of the Turkish Basketball Super League, having won the league’s championship 13 times.

The home of Anadolu Efes S.K. is the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, which has a seating capacity of 12,270 people for basketball games. The club has its own practice facility built in 1982 in the district of Bahçelievler. The team Read More

On MLK Day, Udall Urges ‘Work Toward Unity’…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall sent the following statement in recognition of today’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday:

“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is an inspiration to our nation and to the world. And now more than ever, we should recommit ourselves to his teachings and legacy.

“Many of us are concerned and about the divides among us that have surfaced. But now is the time to regroup, rejuvenate, and reaffirm the values of Dr. King, and the values upon which our nation was founded.

“He said, ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate Read More

Governor Welcomes International Manufacturer To New Mexico With Up To 175 New Jobs

BELEN — Gov. Susana Martinez welcomes international manufacturer Keter Plastics to Belen with up to 175 new jobs.
The company will invest $36 million to renovate and expand an existing facility. New Mexico beat out California, Arizona and Nevada for the expansion. The new positions will include manufacturing and production, technicians, engineers, managers and others.
“This is great news for Belen and yet another positive result from fighting to grow and diversify our economy,” Martinez said. “On the heels of projects like Keter, Facebook, and others,
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Are Planets Like Those In ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Really Out There?

Stormtroopers in the new Star Wars film ‘Rogue One’ wade through the water of an alien ocean world. NASA scientists believe ocean worlds exist in our own galaxy, along with many other environments. Courtesy/Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM

NASA News:

In the “Star Wars” universe, ice, ocean and desert planets burst from the darkness as your ship drops out of light speed. But these worlds might be more than just science fiction.

Some of the planets discovered around stars in our own galaxy could be very similar to arid Tatooine, watery Scarif and even frozen Hoth, according to NASA scientists. Read More

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