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MIT researchers have devised a framework for deciding which type of mission would be most successful in deflecting an incoming asteroid.
Their decision method takes into account an asteroid’s mass and momentum,
Nation World Public Safety Environment Science
FDA food recalls can have serious implications for the average consumer.
To better understand the FDA food recalls, in a new study the team at ExerciseBike.net analyzed five years of FDA Weekly Enforcement Reports to uncover both the incidence and causes of food recalls by state.
Here’s how New Mexico fared:
- New Mexico saw the greatest improvement in FDA food recalls with a 26.2 percent decrease over a 5-year-span;
- In New Mexico, the majority of FDA food recalls occur in May; and
- Nationwide, the top reason for food recalls was undeclared allergens (39 percent) and the most recalled
The west side view of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington. D.C. Photo by Martin Falbisoner
U.S. SENATE News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for summer internships in his Washington, D.C. office.
“Interns contribute greatly to the work my office does every day for the people of New Mexico,” Udall said. “Internships on Capitol Hill provide firsthand experience in how a Senate office works, offering students a unique opportunity to learn about the inner workings
Education State Politics
The Roundhouse in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
By JENS GOULD
Fourth floor diplomacy
Before the session, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said her strategy for the session — and governance in general — was to employ diplomacy and compromise with legislators to win support for her initiatives. It sounded like a fuzzy talking point at the time. It turned out to be largely true.
A number of the bills Lujan Grisham prioritized during the session did indeed pass, but important ones didn’t, such as recreational cannabis. And her marquee Opportunity Scholarship proposal,
Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler
Rep. Chandler will continue her work to ensure that New Mexico is a state of opportunity for all
Today, Rep. Christine Chandler (D) announced her campaign for re-election to the New Mexico House of Representatives.
“In my first term, I’ve been able to make significant contributions to the recovery of New Mexico from the economic stagnation and governmental decay of the last eight years,” Rep. Chandler said. “With initiatives to diversify our economy and rebuild state government, we have started to turn New Mexico around. I ask the people of
Community State Politics
Los Alamos Retired and Senior Organization (LARSO) members, from left, Janet Harris, John Baillie, Cathy Walters, Patricia Rathbone and Shelby Redondo visit with Legislators Friday, Feb. 14 at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe during the annual Senior Day at the Legislature to encourage support of the Senior Dignity Fund. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen/LARSO
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham motivates the audience filled with senior citizens from around the state with her quick wit and shares a very personal portrayal of senior life during Senior Day Feb. 14 during Senior Day at the Roundhouse in Santa
Community State Politics
State Rep. Derrick Lente
By ROBERT NOTT and DILLON MULLAN
The New Mexican
State Rep. Derrick Lente spent much of the last year crisscrossing New Mexico to speak with Native American leaders about the needs of kids in their communities.
To address them, he sponsored a handful of legislation endorsed by all 23 of the state’s tribes.
“It’s unprecedented to have that sort of support for legislation,” said Lente, a Sandia Pueblo Democrat. “I approached this from the bottom up. I went to every single tribe and got their buy-in for a bottom-up remedy.”
By GEORGE MORSE
Sports And Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post
The weather has been warmer and it looks like the coldest days of winter are behind us as the days get longer.
The buds on the elm trees are starting to swell. In about a month, apricot trees here in the Espanola Valley should start to show signs of blooming. By the end of March many of them will be blooming heavily.
Although several lakes remain frozen over with safe ice, at least one lake reports unstable ice that anglers should call ahead and check on before heading out.
Heron Lake near Tierra Amarilla reports varying ice conditions. Anglers
State Recreation Columns
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 41 with a 70 percent chance of rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 8 a.m. and tonight’s low around 29. Courtesy/NWS
Community State Environment
Gov. Lujan Grisham Appears Open To Exploring Possibility Of Allowing New Mexico Legislators To Earn Salaries
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
By JENS GOULD
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham sounded a favorable tone Thursday about exploring the possibility of allowing New Mexico lawmakers to earn a salary. An independent body should take a look at the issue, she said.
Speaking at a news conference just after the close of the legislative session, Lujan Grisham said it was difficult for state lawmakers to do their work because most of them don’t have staff.
“New Mexico needs to take a hard look,” the governor said. “We make it nearly impossible for people to serve. We make it impossible for them to do their
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