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FBI Releases Photos of Two Men at Boston Marathon

on April 18, 2013 - 3:54pm

Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

The FBI has released photos of two individuals of interest related to the Boston Marathon bombings.

Contrary to widespread reporting, no arrest has been made in connection with the Boston Marathon attack.

Over the past day and a half, there have been a number of press reports based on information from unofficial sources that has been inaccurate.

To Provide Tips in the Investigation:

If you have visual images, video, and/or details regarding the explosions along the Boston Marathon route and elsewhere, submit them on https://bostonmarathontips.fbi.gov/.

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Western States Sheriffs’ Association Nominates Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero For Sheriff of the Year

on April 18, 2013 - 3:03pm

Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero

NMSA News:

ALBUQUERQUEThe New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association commends Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero for nomination of Sheriff of the Year from Western States Sheriffs’ Association.

Sheriff Lucero was nominated for Sheriff of the Year by his peers at the Western States Sheriffs’ Association at the annual spring conference in Las Vegas, Nev. in March.

"I am humbled by this honor," Lucero said. "I feel there are many more deserving sheriffs."

Western States Sheriffs’ Association is comprised from Sheriffs from 16 states.

RANM: Housing Market Continues To Improve

on April 18, 2013 - 1:33pm

RANM News:

2013 First Quarter sales and median prices reported to the REALTORS Association of New Mexico (RANM) show an increase over 2011 and 2012 first quarter reports.

In the first quarter of 2013 there were 3,306 sales reported. This tops the 2012 number of 3,018.

Nineteen reporting counties showed an increase in sales numbers this year over last. In March 2013, there were 1,272 New Mexico sales reported - a 3.7 percent increase over the number of March 2012 sales.

First quarter 2013 median prices also show an increase over the last two years.

Udall Statement on Defeat of Bipartisan Background Check Amendment

on April 18, 2013 - 1:04pm
Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., issued this statement following the Senate’s consideration of amendments to S. 649, the Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act, including the Manchin-Toomey amendment to expand background checks on commercial gun sales:
 
"The bipartisan Manchin-Toomey agreement would have expanded criminal background checks to reduce gun violence while upholding the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens.
 
"Fifty-four United States senators voted in agreement with 90 percent of the American people that

Bandelier National Monument Celebrates National Park Week

on April 18, 2013 - 10:59am

A look from the mesa top affords a breathtaking view of Frijoles Canyon, as well as a bird's-eye view of Long House. Sally King/NPS

 

BNM News:

  •  National Park Week at Bandelier - Crafts, Stars, Fee Free Days and More
Beginning Saturday, April 20, Bandelier National Monument and other National Park Service areas around the country will be observing National Park Week. With more than 400 areas, there's a lot to celebrate.
 
Of course Bandelier is always a great place to visit, and special events during that week will make it even better.
 
Monday, April 22, through Friday, April 26, will be

Quality New Mexico Hosts JetBlue’s CEO

on April 18, 2013 - 10:19am

QNM News:

Quality New Mexico hosts JetBlue’s CEO and four Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipients April 22 & 23.

ALBUQUERQUE. Quality New Mexico’s Learning Summit begins Monday, April 22 at Hyatt Regency Albuquerque.

Leaders from six states will speak about “excellence” in business, education, government, healthcare and non-profits.

  • Dr. Terry Holliday, Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Education, Ky.
  • David Barger, CEO, JetBlue, N.Y.
  • Tommy Gonzalez, City Manager, City of Irving, Texas
  • Craig Deao, Studer Group, Fla.
  • Karen Koch, North Mississippi Health Services, Miss.

US, China Hold Joint Meeting to Discuss Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology

on April 17, 2013 - 10:12am

Beijing, China. Courtesy photo

NNSA News:

  • Eighth U.S.-China PUNT Joint Coordinating Committee Meeting Held in Beijing

NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Anne Harrington

BEIJING – The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the China National Energy Administration (NEA) this week held the 8th Joint Coordinating Committee meeting of the 1998 U.S.-China Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology (PUNT) Agreement.

NNSA Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Anne Harrington and Director General of the NEA Nuclear Power Department Hao

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