Politics

Luján Applauds Passage Of Moving Forward Act

From the Office of U.S. Rep Ben Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) applauded the passage Wednesday of the Moving Forward Act, which includes key provisions secured by the congressman to bolster broadband access, create economic opportunities, and safeguard the health and well being of New Mexicans. 

“COVID-19 continues to pose a threat to our economy as well as our health. Now is not the moment to take our foot off the gas when it comes to supporting struggling workers and families,” Luján said. “The Moving Forward Act makes strong investments to modernize America’s


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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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UNM-LA Facing Challenges Yet Creating Opportunities

By Chancellor Cindy Rooney
UNM-Los Alamos

The UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Advisory Board held a special meeting via Zoom Monday, June 29, to review and approve a Budget Adjustment Request (BAR) for FY21.

With the recent State Legislative special session where projected funding for higher education was reduced, the New Mexico Higher Education Department required all higher education institutions to create budget adjustments.

The BAR for UNM-LA includes a decrease in Instruction and General revenues of $417,477, based on decreased state funding, an anticipated reduction in tuition from


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White: Fact Vs. ‘Fact’ – No Room To Accuse

Police officers in Las Vegas, Nev., in 2017 at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival. Courtesy/Greg White

By GREG WHITE
Los Alamos

I am responding to David Reagor’s claims in a recent Letter to the Editor (link) that Democrats are being the real racists and not living up to Lincoln’s morals.

As a council candidate he should stop writing letters based on a hatred of Democrats and liberals and do some research! He should quote sources, for proof of fact and not his opinions, when the information is not widely known as fact.

Lincoln was a devout Christian and often spent most of the night walking the Rose


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New Mexico Officially Inaugurates Early Childhood Education And Care Department To Oversee Prenatal-To-Five Programs

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Wednesday, the State of New Mexico officially launched the Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD).

The agency will oversee prenatal-to-five programs, including home visiting and early intervention, family nutrition, early childhood special education, early Head Start and Head Start, and early pre-K and pre-K.

“Today is a milestone — years of work from dedicated advocates brought us to this point, and now our work begins,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said. “With incredibly experienced and diverse leadership, with the unyielding support of


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New Mexico Emergency Public Health Order Extended

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham explaining today that she is extending the state’s emergency public health order through July 15 due to rising COVID-19 case count. She mentioned noticing today around Santa Fe that only about 30 percent of people are complying with the order to wear masks and social distance. Screenshot/LADP

From the Office of the Governor:

Gov. issues severe warning about rising cases, transmission rate; New Mexico at risk of re-enacting public health restrictions

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham today extended the state’s emergency public health order through July 15


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 12,276 With 3 More Deaths And 5,514 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 130 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:

  • 38 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 1 new case in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Curry County
  • 9 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 2 new case in Eddy County
  • 1 new case in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Lea County
  • 1 new case in Luna County
  • 17 new cases

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Chart 109: COVID-19 In New Mexico July 1

Change in the number of diagnoses during a two week period by county. The percentages indicate change in number of diagnoses between June 18 and July 1 as compared with the period starting June 4 and ending July 17. Counties with less than 50 diagnoses are not shown. Statewide, the number of diagnoses increased by 15 percent from to 2,211 during the past two weeks from 1,925 during the preceding two week period. Source: New Mexico Department of Health. Created by Eli Ben-Naim

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VIDEO: In Senate Floor Speech, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Demands Senate-Passage Of Justice In Policing Act

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) today spoke on the Senate Floor calling for the Senate-passage of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 to reform the police system as Americans across the country demand an end to police violence disproportionately targeting Black Americans and communities of color in the United States.

VIDEO: Heinrich Demands Senate-Passage Of Justice In Policing Act [DOWNLOAD HD LINK HERE]

The legislation would reform the current law of “qualified immunity” that often makes it difficult to hold police officers


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