Politics

Hispanic National Bar Association Establishes Special Committee On Law Enforcement Reform And Racial Justice

HNBA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) has established a Special Committee on Law Enforcement Reform and Racial Justice in response to the recent deaths and historic racial injustice faced by Black Americans and people of color.

The Special Committee consists of legal experts from law enforcement, the private sector, public service, and higher education.

These 17 Committee members will review existing policies and provide recommendations to the HNBA on reforms to nationwide law enforcement practices as well as advise on other related efforts to expand


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Luján Campaign Launches Voter Turnout Challenge

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

STATE News:

NAMBE — U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico has launched a July 4th Voter Turnout Challenge to recruit New Mexicans to encourage their friends to vote in November’s election.

“From expanding access to affordable health care and growing economic opportunities for New Mexicans, to rebuilding our state from the COVID-19 crisis, the stakes are higher than ever this November – and so is our will for action,” Luján said. “This year, as we celebrate Independence Day, I’m calling on New Mexicans to channel this energy into


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New Mexico State Police To Enforce Penalties On Citizens Non-Compliant With Emergency Public Health Order

NMSP News:

New Mexico State Police will continue to respond, investigate and potentially cite citizens or businesses that refuse to comply with the amended Emergency Public Health Order.

June 30, 2020 New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham extended the Public Order to July 15, 2020, which requires all New Mexicans to wear personal protective face covering while in public.

New Mexico State Police will ensure the public and places of business adhere to this mandate.

Officers will issue a citation to individuals who intentionally disregard the Public Health Order face covering requirements


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 12,776 With 8 More Deaths And 5,802 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 257 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 8 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 8 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 55 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 7 new cases in Cibola County
  • 4 new cases in Curry County
  • 40 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 8 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 5 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new

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NM State Health Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel To Retire

New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathyleen Kunkel

STATE News:

…Kunkel will remain in place through crisis to assist state response

SANTA FE – New Mexico Secretary of Health Kathyleen Kunkel announced on Friday her intention to retire, although she will remain in her position through the current wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to ensure a smooth leadership transition.

The Lujan Grisham administration will begin a nationwide search for a full-time replacement.

“Every single day of this public health crisis has been a physically and mentally exhausting ordeal – not just for the


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Letter To The Editor: Reject Partisan Council Candidate

By CHARLIE STRAUSS
Los Alamos

Before I read David Reagor’s opinion piece in the July 2 Los Alamos Daily Post (link), I would have supposed it unlikely that candidates in Los Alamos would be morally unfit to hold office. But Reagor’s “inciteful” appeal to national politics in order to prove Democrats, as a whole, are debased, officious Liberals, convinced me otherwise.

Indeed! I was immediately persuaded that, there is an irredeemably unqualified person running for the Los Alamos County Council this year: David Reagor.

But please don’t take my own judgement as your guide. I simply urge you to


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Governor Discusses Rise In COVID-19 Cases In NM

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham during a press conference Wednesday announces that she is extending the state’s emergency public health order through July 15 due to the rising COVID-19 case count. She also presented the following series of charts detailing the current health situation around the state. Screenshot/LADP

New Mexico Human Services Secretary Dr. David Scrase reiterates the importance of wearing masks and social distancing as a way to help curb the rise in COVID-19 cases around the state. Screenshot/LADP

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Gov. Lujan Grisham Makes Four Judicial Appointments

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham today appointed four New Mexicans to fill new judicial positions created by the Legislature.

The governor signed legislation in March creating five new state District Court judgeships in the four judicial districts with the highest need. She has yet to fill the fifth new judgeship serving the 12th Judicial District, made up of Lincoln and Otero Counties.

Appointees:

  • Kathleen McGarry Ellenwood to the First Judicial District Court serving Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties;
  • Lucy Boyadjian Solimon to the Second

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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 12,520 With 3 More Deaths And 5,627 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 248 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 8 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:

  • 97 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 5 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case in Colfax County
  • 19 new cases in Curry County
  • 42 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new cases in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 5

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