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New Mexico Absentee Ballot Count By Party As Of 10-02-20

From the Office of the Secretary Of State:

This data represents the total number of absentee ballot requests received as of 8:30 a.m. today in New Mexico, as furnished by the Office of the New Mexico Secretary of State.

Daily updates about these absentee ballot requests will be published until Oct. 6 when the data will be adjusted to reflect vote counts instead (absentee, early in-person and Election Day).

Those vote counts also will be broken down by county and political party.


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Walker: Mental Health

By AARON WALKER
Independent Candidate
Los Alamos County Council

Throughout my campaign I have stated the need for honesty and transparency in our government, and it’s time for me to honor that need by having a discussion regarding mental health.

I have been running my campaign at full steam since late May when I was trying to get on the ballot. Since then, it has been a roller coaster of emotions with some highs, lows, and a ton of anticipation.

At times, my mental health has suffered under the weight of the self-induced pressure. I’ve questioned some of my strategies and wondered if I’ve done enough.


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 100 New Cases, Total Now At 26,661 With 3 More Deaths And 14,396 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 100 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 29 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 3 new deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 14 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 11 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 1 new case in De Baca County
  • 19 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 6 new cases in Eddy County
  • 8 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case

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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 25,042 With 3 More Deaths And 12,679 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 126 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County reports 2 new cases, which brings the total to 27 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 3 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 22 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 16 new cases in Chaves County
  • 5 new cases in Curry County
  • 22 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 10 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 14 new cases in Lea

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League Of Women Voters Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of Passage Of 19th Amendment … Guaranteeing, Protecting Women’s Constitutional Right To Vote

The Los Alamos League of Women Voters this morning celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage by painting the rock in White Rock at N.M. 4 and Rover Boulevard. LWV members Hedy Dunn, left and Adelaide Jacobson, right, are dressed in 1920s attire and suffragette sashes. Becky Shankland, 2nd from left, and Akkana Peck, 2nd from right, are dressed in rock painting attire. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. The passage marked the largest expansion of democracy in the history of our


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Chart 147: COVID-19 In New Mexico Aug. 8

Overall COVID-19 risk by state. The nonprofit organization Covid Act Now monitors daily diagnoses, infection rates, testing positivity, ICU headroom, and contacts traced in each state. The overall COVID-19 risk is based on these five metrics. For New Mexico, the declining daily diagnoses and infection rates resulted in the downgrade from high risk to moderate risk. Map/mapchart.net. Source: covidactnow.org. Created by Eli Ben-Naim. 


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Rep. Christine Chandler Briefs Council On Special Session

Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com

Despite having to reduce the state’s FY 2021 budget, Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos reported to Los Alamos County Council that she felt the work to get the New Mexico budget adopted was “relatively successful”.

Chandler updated the council on the recent special legislative session Tuesday night during its regular meeting.

“I feel pretty good to very good in terms of the substance of what we were able accomplish,” she said. “If you think in terms of how many days we had and how many bills


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Counties Welcome Passage Of Coronavirus Relief Package With $187.5 Billion In Essential Aid For Local Governments

NACo News:

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House today passed the HEROES Act, the potential next phase of relief for the coronavirus pandemic.

The bill includes two separate, equal funds for counties and cities and provides $187.5 billion in vital relief to counties to address both lost revenue and increased expenditures as the result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The National Association of Counties (NACo) released the following statement. NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase said:

“We applaud the House passage of the HEROES Act, which provides much-needed relief to local governments in the ongoing


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Luján Statement On Passage Of Heroes Act To Further Address Public Health And Economic Impacts Of COVID-19

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján

Congressional News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) issued the following statement this evening on the passage of the Heroes Act – critical relief legislation to bolster our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, support workers, and provide much-needed aid to local, state and Tribal governments:

“Across the nation, Americans are looking to Congress for urgent action to address the COVID-19 pandemic as cases continue to rise and working families struggle to make ends meet. With the highest rate of unemployment


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County Extends Essential Services Status Through May 15 To Comply With Governor’s “Stay At Home” Executive Order

County Manager Harry Burgess

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess announced today that the County will continue its Essential Services status due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in response to the extension to the executive order issued by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

The Governor has extended her order through Friday, May 15.

“While I am encouraged by the data provided by the State Department of Health that New Mexico may be turning the corner on fighting the spread of the Coronavirus, we are not out of danger just yet and need to be diligent in our practices,” Burgess said. “Our Emergency


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