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Luján Meets With Local Leaders Across New Mexico

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján, left, meeting Friday with southern New Mexico local leaders. Courtesy photo

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján, second from left, meeting Friday with local leaders from Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Sunland Park, Anthony, Deming, Mesilla, Silver City and Grant County. Courtesy photo

U.S. SENATE News:

NAMBE — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) wrapped up the May state work period Friday, which included a tour across southern New Mexico and meetings with New Mexico local leaders.

While traveling, Sen. Luján met with mayors and local leaders from Alamogordo, Las Cruces, Sunland Park, Anthony,


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 285 New Cases, Total 199,333 With 9 New Deaths And 184,263 Recovered

SANTA FE – New Mexico Department of Health officials announced today 285 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports zero new cases today to the total remains at 524 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 9 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports the most recent cases:

  • 80 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 6 new cases in Chaves County
  • 2 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case

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LA Federated Republican Women Host COVID PositiviTEA

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women held a COVID PositiviTEA April 24. As a part of their commitment to giving back to the community through charitable donations, non-perishable food items were collected and donated to LA Cares. From left, Diane Chan and Greg Rand of LA Cares and LAFRW Secretary Dianne Coane and Treasurer Cathy Walter. Courtesy/LAFRW

The tables are all set at the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women’s COVID PositiviTEA April 24. Courtesy/LAFRW

Close up of the flower arrangement and vase at the LAFRW’s COVID PositiviTEA April 24. Courtesy/LAFRW

The Los Alamos Federated


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Los Alamos Democratic Party Hosts County Councilor Denise Derkacs At Virtual Monthly Meeting May 10

Los Alamos Democratic Party News:

The Los Alamos County Democratic Party is holding its monthly meeting virtually at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 10. 

The featured speaker is Los Alamos County Councilor Denise Derkacs who will speak about her first few months in office.

There also will be a budget overview presentation, which will be voted on later this month. 

The meeting is open to the public.

Login details have been sent to the party mailing list and are available on here.


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Gessing: Census Data … A Warning To New Mexico

By PAUL GESSING
President
Rio Grande Foundation

The US Census Bureau recently released what can only be described as some disturbing data regarding the future of New Mexico. Notably, while the Land of Enchantment’s population grew by just 2.8 percent over the past decade, each of our neighbors saw double digit population growth with the exception of Oklahoma, which still bested New Mexico with 5.5 percent growth.

That by itself should be a wake-up call for New Mexico’s Legislature and Gov. Lujan Grisham, but a report put out by New Mexico’s Legislative Finance Committee fleshes out some of New


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New Mexico COVID-19 Update: 281 New Cases, Total 199,054 With 4 New Deaths And 199,054 Recovered

STATE News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico Department of Health officials announced today 214 new COVID-19 cases.

Los Alamos County reports five new cases today bringing the total tot 524 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. (County totals are subject to change upon further investigation and determination of residency of individuals positive for COVID-19.)

Today’s update includes 4 new deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Health reports the most recent cases:

  • 79 new cases in Bernalillo County
  • 4 new cases in Chaves County
  • 3 new cases in Cibola County
  • 1 new case

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Heinrich, Blumenthal, Manchin Announce Bill To Improve U.S. Postal Service Delivery Service, Prevent Further Delays

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.) are announcing legislation to prevent changes that negatively impact delivery standards within the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).

The legislation would block USPS from moving forward with a new 10-year plan that weakens the agency’s abilities to efficiently deliver mail, keeping standards established January 1, 2021.

“The U.S. Postal Service needs to be improving delivery rates – not walking them back to the days of the pony express,” Heinrich said. “After I,


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