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New Mexico Renews Emergency Public Health Order Today

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham at her press conference this afternoon together with state health officials announced the state will extend its emergency public health order and keep intact existing public health restrictions and guidelines. Screenshot/LADP

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials announced this afternoon the state of New Mexico will extend its emergency public health order and keep intact existing public health restrictions and guidelines while the state continues to combat the spread of COVID-19. 

The emergency public health order retains the


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House Speaker Brian Egolf On Unanimous PRC Decision 

Speaker of the House Brian Egolf

STATE New:

SANTA FE – (D-Santa Fe) and Rep. Nathan Small (D-Las Cruces) released the following statements regarding Wednesday’s decision by the Public Regulation Commission to approve the all-renewable energy replacement plan for the San Juan Generating Station. 

“Today’s (Wednesday’s) decision to replace the San Juan Generating Station with 100 percent renewables and battery storage is huge news for communities in the Four Corners area, and for the State of New Mexico,” Speaker Egolf said. “The PRC made the right choice in putting innovation and people


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PAC 8 Television Schedule July 31 Through Aug. 6

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 Television schedule for July 31 through Aug. 6:

Friday, July 31, 2020

  • 6 a.m. — Democracy Now! – Live
  • 10 a.m. — The Tom Hartman Program
  • 11 a.m. — County Council Meeting Replay 07-28-20
  • 3 p.m. — Democracy Now!
  • 4 p.m. — Rising Up with Somali
  • 5 p.m. — PAC PAGES – Los Alamos County News Updates
  • 6 p.m. — LAHS Graduation 2020 
  • 12 a.m. — Free Speech TV

Saturday, August 1, 2020 

  • Free Speech TV

Sunday, August 2, 2020

6 a.m. — FSTV

5 p.m. — The Prophetic Word

5:30 p.m. — Key to the Kingdom

6 p.m. — Drawing Men to Christ

7 p.m. — United Church

8 p.m. — La Verdad Internacional

8:30 p.m. — Inside Arts – Karen


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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Calls On Facebook To End Its Exemption Of Climate Denial From Fact-Checking Program

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is urging Facebook to end its policy of labeling climate change content as “opinion content,” creating a fact-checking exemption for climate denial.

“It is deeply disappointing to see Facebook ignoring dangerous lies and articles that spread disinformation about climate change while it aims to help its users fact check posts on other important scientific topics like the Covid-19 pandemic. By exempting climate denial from its third-party fact checking process, or labeling these lies


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 20,136 With 6 New Deaths And 7,817 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 352 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 17 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 6 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 87 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 14 new cases in Chaves County
  • 11 new cases in Cibola County
  • 16 new cases in Curry County
  • 38 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 3 new cases in Eddy County
  • 10 new cases in Lea County
  • 9 new cases in Lincoln County

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State Applies For Federal Restaurant Assistance To Help New Mexico Eateries Increase Revenue During Pandemic

Human Services Secretary David Scrase

STATE News:

SANTA FE –The New Mexico Human Services Department has applied for federal approval to implement the Restaurant Meals Plan (RMP) as a means of continuing state assistance to businesses that have been impacted by the economic crisis sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Restaurant Meals Plan is an addition to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and would grant New Mexico families and individuals who qualify for SNAP greater access to meals by allowing them to purchase prepared meals from participating New Mexico restaurants.


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Luján, Neguse, Levin, Malinowski Urge Inclusion Of Local Funding In Senate Coronavirus Relief Package

CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), along with U.S. Representatives Joe Neguse (D-CO), Andy Levin (D-MI) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), issued a joint statement Tuesday urging Senate Republicans to include funds for local governments in their coronavirus relief package.

In April, the group of lawmakers introduced the Coronavirus Community Relief Act, legislation to ensure smaller cities and counties originally left out of the CARES Act are provided adequate relief to weather the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lawmakers


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Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott On DOE/NNSA’s Response To Land Conveyance Request In White Rock

Council Chair Sara Scott

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott has released the following statement regarding DOE/NNSA’s response to the County’s request for land transfers in White Rock:  

In December 2019 a formal request was made for an additional land transfer from the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration to Los Alamos County. 

As many residents know, the DOE has previously granted tracts of land to the County, and these transfers have and will continue to provide opportunities for advancing community objectives. The County currently


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New Mexico Secretary Of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Announces Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced Tuesday that her Office will conduct a public hearing Aug. 28, 2020 to obtain public input on the new Alternative and Election Day Voting Administration Rule to be codified as Part 1.10.15 NMAC.

The draft rule, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and other information can be found on the Secretary of State’s website here.

In accordance with all Public Health Emergency Orders issued by the New Mexico Department of Health to limit mass gatherings due to COVID-19, a public hearing will be held on the proposed rule using a live streaming


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New Mexico COVID-19 Cases Now At 19,791 With 7 New Deaths And 7,459 Patients Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials have announced this afternoon 301 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

Los Alamos County remains at 17 cases that have tested positive for COVID-19.

Today’s update announces 7 additional deaths reported in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

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

  • 80 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 21 new cases in Chaves County
  • 4 new cases in Cibola County
  • 15 new cases in Curry County
  • 22 new cases in Doña Ana County
  • 9 new cases in Eddy County
  • 2 new cases in Grant County
  • 2 new cases in Guadalupe

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