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New Mexico House Democratic Leadership Condemns Violent Political Video; Calls On House GOP To Do Same

on October 15, 2019 - 9:41am
NMDP News:
SANTA FE New Mexico Speaker of the House Brian Egolf, Majority Leader Sheryl Williams Stapleton and Majority Whip Doreen Gallegos condemn the violent video that surfaced Sunday night.
The video, an edited scene from an action movie, depicts President Donald Trump shooting and stabbing dozens of people wearing the logos of media outlets—and the faces of political rivals including Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Hillary Clinton and the late John McCain—superimposed on their heads.
The video was shown at a conference organized by American Priority, an organization of the

DEA; FDA Issue Warning To Four Website Operators

on October 15, 2019 - 9:31am
DEA News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have issued warning letters to four website owners of rogue online pharmacies offering to distribute or dispense controlled substances, including opioids, and advertising their sale in violation of federal law.
This is the first time the agencies have issued such letters jointly. Combined, these website operators run 10 websites engaged in illegal activity.
“Issuing these warning letters is not only an effort to deter the availability of dangerous illegal opioids, but

NWS: Today’s High Near 66; Tonight’s Low Around 37

on October 15, 2019 - 8:18am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 66 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 37. Courtesy/NWS

Extreme Solar Storms May Actually Be More Frequent

on October 14, 2019 - 12:58pm
This visualization depicts what a coronal mass ejection might look like as it interacts with the interplanetary medium and magnetic forces. Courtesy/NASA/Steele Hill
An image from NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory shows a giant sunspot present in 2014. The sunspot spanned 80,000 miles. Courtesy/NASA/SDO
AGU News:
Researchers propose in a new study why an extreme solar storm in 1859 was so damaging to Earth’s magnetic field. They compared the storm with other extreme storms in history, suggesting this storm is not likely unique.
The September 1859 Carrington Event ejected

NMHU: Pakistani Exchange Student Mariam Naseer Shares Appreciation For Kindness Of Americans

on October 14, 2019 - 12:58pm
Mariam Naseer
NMHU News:
LAS VEGAS, N.M. When Mariam Naseer, a Highlands University international exchange student from Pakistan, returns home she will tell people about the kindness of Americans.
“I’m in awe of the generosity and kindness American people show,” Naseer said. “I wear hijab, a traditional scarf Muslim women wear, and was concerned I’d be the only one wearing it. All the people I’ve met in Las Vegas, from my Highlands professors to strangers, made me feel comfortable in my own skin, always asking if I was ok. So many people have said, ‘we have your back.’”

Buy Tickets By Oct. 19 To Help Los Alamos Break Guinness World Record For Mass Pumpkin Carving

on October 14, 2019 - 12:57pm

LAAC News:
The community is encouraged to purchase $5 tickets at CB FOX for a 24+ lb. pumpkin by Saturday, Oct. 19 (or online at and receive a complimentary carving kit.
The Los Alamos Arts Council wants to assure the right number of pumpkins for this special attempt ... 1,300 pumpkins is the goal to break the 1,060 record!
The Los Alamos Arts Council will assess the pumpkin count Saturday, Oct. 19.

Teatro Paraguas: Divining Bernhardt By Bridget Kelly

on October 14, 2019 - 12:23pm
Divining Bernhardt, A One-Woman Comedy Written and Performed by Bridget Kelly at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19 at Teatro Paraguas, 3205 Calle Marie, Santa Fe.
Divining Bernhardt is a live one-woman comedy that explores the power of connection and inter-generational mentorship through the multimedia languages of today. The biographical clock is ticking for wallflower scholar, Phoebe Wainwright, who is desperate to complete her life’s work based on troubled and charismatic 19th Century stage diva Sarah Bernhardt.

Alzheimer’s Association Free Program In Santa Fe: ‘Know The 10 Warning Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease’

on October 14, 2019 - 12:21pm
AA News:
ALBUQUERQUE Families facing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free educational program in Santa Fe, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
The presentation, titled, “Know the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease,” will help participants differentiate between normal age-related forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s disease indicators.