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RSF: Let’s Not Allow Beijing To Stifle Press Freedom

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RSF News:

Christophe Deloire, the secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the world’s democracies to take action to prevent Beijing from imposing a national security law in Hong Kong that will be used as means to prosecute journalists.

The 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China, which is today, July 1, comes at a time of deep concern for the future of freedoms in the former British colony. Despite China’s previous commitments, the Beijing regime is attempting to impose a national security law allowing it to intervene in the territory and crack down


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2020 Irene Boone Memorial Scholarships Awarded

Kaley Muller

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) and Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation have announced that Kaley Muller and Justin Pena are the winners of the 2020 Irene Boone Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a two or four-year degree at a college, university or technical-vocational program. It is made possible through the generosity of long-time resident and pediatrician, Dr. Irene Boone and her husband, Zanas “Slim” Boone.

Kaley Muller is the daughter of Amanda Leibee. She will attend New Mexico Highlands University in the fall where


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Gov. Lujan Grisham Signs Revised Budget, Vetoes Items

By JENS GOULD
SFNM

Governors don’t usually sign a budget twice in one year. But this is no normal year.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gave her blessing to New Mexico’s revised budget legislation Tuesday, but she also used her veto power to cancel some of the cuts legislators approved during the special session.

“We must recalibrate our state’s budget to meet these challenging times,” Lujan Grisham wrote in a letter to the state House of Representatives upon signing House Bill 1. “However, we should not lose sight of the important work that is still needed to create lasting opportunities for


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LANL: Building Better Electron Sources With Graphene

An added layer of graphene allows photocathode substrates to be cleaned and reused repeatedly in place inside electron microscopes and accelerators. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Photocathodes that produce electron beams for electron microscopes and advanced accelerators can be refreshed and rebuilt repeatedly without opening the devices that rely on them, provided the electron emitting materials are deposited on single-atom-thick layers of carbon known as graphene, according to a new study published in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

“The machines that rely on these electron


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$4500 REWARD: Two Horses Shot, One Killed In Mora County

Animal Protection of New Mexico News:

Mora County — Between June 13 and June 14, 2020, two horses were shot in the Monte Aplanado area of Mora County.

Joseph, an Appaloosa gelding, died in the immediate area of the shooting. Stormy Patty, a Red Road mare, survived a nonleathal wound and is being treated. These horses were running in an area known as Laguna Alta, as they did regularly.

The New Mexico Livestock Board has no suspects and is investigating this as a case of felony animal cruelty.

“Whoever shot these horses poses a danger to the people and animals of the community,” NMLB Regional Supervisor


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New Mexico Fishing And Stocking Report: July 1

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NMGF News:

We hope you enjoy this special Aquatic Education edition of the fishing report. Every fishing excursion can be turned into an educational opportunity for children and adults alike.

The activities outlined below can be utilized to learn more about the fish we pursue and the habitats they rely on, which in turn can make us better anglers. Happy fishing!

Dissecting A Fish And Identifying It’s Internal Body Parts

Fishing is a great way to spend a day outdoors with children, but it can also be an opportunity to teach them a little more than just how to catch and clean fish.


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CYFD Updates Nondiscrimination Policy For All Youth

CYFD News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department (CYFD) announced a new directive to help better support LGBTQIA+ youth in care.

The nondiscrimination policy is the most inclusive and robust the Department has followed to date.

“We know LGBTQIA+ youth are underrepresented in the child welfare system, and unfortunately are still shunned by family members at an alarming rate just because of sexual orientation or other factors,” Secretary Brian Blalock said. “As an agency, we want to send the clear message that we support all of our youth. We are here with open arms.”


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Santa Fe Botanical Garden Announces Staff Changes Amid Pandemic … Persisting During Difficult Times

Lavender daisies blooming at the Santa Fe Botanical Garden at 715 Camino Lejo. Courtesy/SFBG 

Santa Fe Botanical Garden News:

SANTA FE – The Board of Directors and professional staff of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden have worked continuously since early March to confront the difficult financial and operational challenges of the ongoing pandemic crisis. 

Board Chair Scott McIntyre said today that “the staff has been particularly resourceful, flexible, and determined to preserve the physical Garden intact and support our ongoing programs. We owe them a great debt of gratitude for persisting


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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Signs House Bill 1 Creating Framework For Recovery And Budget Solvency

House Democrats News:

SANTA FE – Today, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed the recently passed House budget bill, bringing fiscal solvency to the state’s finances, and creating a budget framework for recovery in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn.

Sponsored by Chair of the House Appropriations and Finance Committee Rep. Patricia Lundstrom (D-Gallup), House Bill 1 achieves fiscal solvency while prioritizing the education, health care, and public safety of New Mexicans. By sanding roughly 4 percent across most state agencies from their pre-COVID FY21 budgets


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 12,147 With 4 More Deaths And 5,393 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 168 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

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

Today’s update announces 4 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 36 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 1 new case in Cibola County
  • 10 new cases in Curry County
  • 21 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Eddy County
  • 19 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Lincoln County
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