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FBI Increases Reward Up To $50,000 On Fifth Anniversary Of Explosions At Baptist And Catholic Churches In Las Cruces

FBI News:

As a team of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies searches for whomever set off two explosions in Las Cruces five years ago, the FBI used the impending anniversary to make two announcements Friday in the case.

The FBI reward has been more than doubled, and portions of a letter sent around the time of the incidents are being released on the chance it could lead to tips. 

Aug. 2, 2015, devices detonated about 20 minutes apart at Calvary Baptist Church and   Church. Nobody was injured.

Aug. 14, 2015, an undetonated device was discovered near the entrance of First Presbyterian Church


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Texas A&M Maritime Academy Stands Ready To Accept New 525-Foot Training Ship

A&M UNIVERSITY News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. & COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M University’s maritime academy is closer than any time in the past 15 years to being able to dock a training ship in Galveston.

The yet-to-be-built ship would be able to take 600 cadets to sea, compared with 50 today, and serve double duty as the only hurricane relief vessel in the entire Gulf of Mexico.

Texas’ delegation in Congress successfully included $389 million in the U.S. House of Representatives’ appropriations bill to pay for the ship. The bill passed out of the House on Friday, as it makes its way to


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NDI New Mexico Named Nonprofit Of The Year

NDI New Mexico News:

SANTA FE — The National Dance Institute of New Mexico—NDI New Mexico—has been named the 2020 New Mexico Nonprofit of the Year by Albuquerque Business First. 

“2020 has been a challenging time for all, and that makes this honor even more special,” said NDI New Mexico Executive Director Russell Baker. “Our entire organization including staff, instructors, students, board, volunteers, and donors have risen above every challenge presented this year, and we are thrilled to have this hard work recognized. We’re thankful to the Albuquerque Business First for this award and


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Santa Fe Animal Shelter Offers Special Adoption Fees And Giveaways During Kitten Palooza Event Aug. 1-2

SFAS News:

Due to an influx of kittens, the Santa Fe Animal Shelter has announced a one-time special adoption fee on all kittens two to five months old, during its Kitten Palooza Weekend.

The Santa Fe Animal Shelter, northern New Mexico’s largest open-admission, no-kill shelter, will hold its Kitten Palooza adoption event at the shelter’s main campus 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., today and Sunday, Aug. 1-2.

The shelter’s RV will be parked out front to allow more people to visit with kittens. To reserve an appointment during Kitten Palooza, call 505.983.4309 extension 1610. 

“We


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NM Supreme Court Forms Commission On Equity, Justice

New Mexico Supreme Court establishing a commission to study issues related to race and bias in the state’s justice system and promote diversity among judges and judicial employees. Courtesy/NMSC

SUPREME COURT News:

SANTA FE — The state Supreme Court announced Thursday the establishment of a commission to study issues related to race and bias in the state’s justice system and promote diversity among judges and judicial employees.

In announcing plans for the Commission on Equity and Justice, the Supreme Court released an open letter to the public. 

“Let our actions today reinforce our commitment


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World Futures: Distance Learning And Teaching – Part Three

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

Learning is a process controlled by the learner, at least when the learner is exposed to learning material.

Every day we experience exposure to real learning material through sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. We might add vestibular and proprioception, to add some big words as the list goes on.

Real learning occurs when we personally experience something and create some code in our brains. If this is real learning, is there artificial learning?

As an argument one can say that learning is the receipt of information and its transformation


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 20,600 With 7 New Deaths And 8,139 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 216 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County has two new cases bringing today’s total to 20 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 7 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 49 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 18 new cases in Chaves County
  • 13 new cases in Cibola County 
  • 21 new cases in Curry County
  • 34 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 9 new cases in Lea

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ProjectY Celebrates International Day Of Coworking Aug. 10

projectY cowork News:

  • The Los Alamos Community Encouraged to Work Together at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op Outdoor Patio, Following COVID-Safe Guidelines 

projectY cowork Los Alamos announced today that it will co-host a free coworking day Monday, Aug. 10 at the outdoor patio of Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op to celebrate the International Day of Coworking.

The community is encouraged to participate in this day, which promotes working solo (but not alone), from noon to 4 p.m. while also supporting other local businesses.  

“The event is open to the community for all who are working remotely during


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