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Governor On Trump Administration Public Charge Rule

on August 14, 2019 - 1:12pm
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham this week sharply criticized the Trump administration’s adoption of a “public charge” rule that targets vulnerable immigrant families who use public benefits, potentially disqualifying them from obtaining or renewing a green card or visa.
 
The governor said her administration will explore mechanisms state agencies can employ to protect families, support enrollment of family members who are not impacted by the rule and conduct outreach and education to communities and local government agencies.

SFNF: Conejos Fire Met Objectives, Smoke Continues

on August 14, 2019 - 12:53pm
Firing operations on the Conejos Fire added low-intensity fire to the ground to consume needle litter and woody debris, leaving the ponderosa pine forest more resilient to wildfire, climate change, and insects and disease. Courtesy/USDA Forest Service
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE While the Conejos Fire on the Jemez Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is still putting up some smoke, primarily from a 10-acre interior pocket of mixed conifer where it continues to smolder and creep, fire managers say they are pleased with the outcome on 800 acres that had not seen beneficial

Udall On 5th Circuit Upholding Indian Child Welfare Act

on August 14, 2019 - 12:49pm
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, has issued the following statement after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in its ruling in Brackeen v. Bernhardt and overturned a 2018 decision from the U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas, which wrongly struck down key provisions of ICWA.
 
In January, Udall filed a bipartisan, bicameral amicus brief in the 5th Circuit in support of the constitutionality of ICWA.
 
“I was proud to

Violence Against Journalists Escalates In Hong Kong

on August 14, 2019 - 12:33pm
Dale de la Rey/AFP
 
RSF News:
 
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Hong Kong authorities to protect journalists covering protests against violence by the police and the mobs.
 
As four more journalists were assaulted in the North Point area Sunday Aug. 11, RSF calls on the Hong Kong authorities to put an end to the violence against the press.
 
In the past two months, journalists covering the anti-extradition bill protests were increasingly the victim of intimidation and physical abuse by the police as well as pro-Beijing mobs.
 
“Violence against journalists has now become

LAFD Co-Sponsors Third Annual Resuscitation Academy

on August 14, 2019 - 12:15pm
LAFD News:
 
The Los Alamos Fire Department along with New Mexico Resuscitation Academy (RA) has announced that they are conducting two consecutive one-day Resuscitation Academies.
 
These full day RAs are Friday, Sept. 6 and Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
 
The Academy is a one-day academy, and people need only to register for Friday or Saturday. This course is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a continental breakfast and working lunch.

Sean Dunagan Takes Helm At NWP/WIPP

on August 14, 2019 - 8:55am
Sean Dunagan
 
WIPP News:
 
CARLSBAD Sean Dunagan, a recognized nuclear expert with nearly 20 years of experience in the management and operation of deep geological repositories for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will replace Bruce Covert as president and project manager of Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP), the management and operating contractor at DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
 
“Bruce has done a tremendous job leading the return to transuranic waste operations at WIPP since his arrival in May 2017,”said Executive Vice President Mark Whitney of AECOM’s Nuclear and

PEEC: Haaland To Speak On Green New Deal Aug. 21

on August 14, 2019 - 8:42am
U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland
 
PEEC News:
 
The community is invited to hear U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland discuss why she thinks the Green New Deal is a needed bold solution to protect the future of communities, the country and planet at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
This event will be held outside of the center and guests are encouraged to arrive early to get seats. The talk is free to attend and no advance registration is required. The Los Alamos Nature Center is at 2600 Canyon Road and is operated by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).
 
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