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New Mexico Lt. Gov. Howie Morales Joins DCA, State Libraries In Pushing Summer Reading Program To Kids

NMDCA News:

SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico State Library have enlisted the help of Lt. Gov. Howie Morales in promoting the importance of reading for children.

The Lieutenant Governor will read the children’s book “The Three Little Javelinas,” written by Susan Lowell and illustrated by Jim Harris, courtesy of the Silver City Public Library, during a Facebook Premiere event at 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, as part of the statewide summer reading program that kicked off earlier this month.

To access the event, visit www.facebook.com/events/304021257445512/


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 11,809 With 1 More Deaths And 5,264 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 192 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

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

Today’s update announces 1 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 45 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new case in Cibola County
  • 6 new cases in Curry County
  • 27 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 6 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Los Alamos County
  • 6 new cases

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New Mexico Delegation Applauds HUD Grant To Help Alleviate Risk Of COVID-19 Among Homeless Population

New Mexico Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Lujan (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $15,455,067 to the state of New Mexico and the City of Albuquerque to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in communities with at-risk individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homelessness assistance.

The funds are part of the $4 billion in grant funding for emergency housing solutions


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Tales Of Our Times: Regulation Provides Freedom To Trade Smartly, Far & Wide

Tales of Our Times

By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water 

Regulation Provides Freedom To Trade Smartly, Far & Wide

The Fourth of July is a time to think about our country and how it grew.

A busy squawking these days says “kill regulation” so prosperity will rise. Regulation is likened to a Trojan horse rolled out to snatch away property rights. Yet, our history, with its origins in England and further back, tells a very different story. The course of property rights was conceived, shaped, and secured in regulations needed for business to thrive.

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New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Signs Senate Bill 4 To Ensure Safe And Accessible November Elections

NMHD News:

SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a new bill Friday meant to guarantee public health precautions will be in place for all New Mexico voters for the upcoming November elections.

Senate Bill 4, sponsored by Sen. Daniel Ivey-Soto (D-Albuquerque), and Rep. Linda Trujillo (D-Albuquerque), establishes clear guidelines for the Secretary of State and county clerks to conduct safe and efficient elections despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Responding to the hurdles of holding elections in an ongoing pandemic, Senate Bill 4 contains provisions that require Personal Protection


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SFNF Issues Closure Order For Winsor Ridge Fire

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) has issued a closure order today for recreation sites, Forest Service roads and trails, and areas within the Pecos Wilderness impacted by the Winsor Ridge Fire, which began Friday.

The closure order protects  public health and safety during fire operations.

The closure order is in effect 6 a.m. today until the Incident Command Post for the Winsor Ridge Fire is demobilized or until it is rescinded earlier.

The order applies to the following areas:

Recreation sites:

  • Cowles Ponds Fishing Site
  • Cowles Parking Areas
  • Cowles Campground
  • Winsor

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Udall, Heinrich Introduce Legislation To Rename All Bases And Other Military Assets Named For The Confederacy Within One Year

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), along with 34 Senate Democrats, have introduced standalone legislation requiring the Pentagon to remove all names, symbols, displays, monuments, and paraphernalia that honor or commemorate the Confederate States of America and anyone who voluntarily served it from all military bases and other assets of the Department of Defense.

The Pentagon must rename the assets within one year.

“Our military installations should not honor the Confederacy —a betrayal of our country in order to preserve


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