Public Safety

New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority November Board Meeting In Las Cruces Showcases Statewide Outreach And Impactful Project Tours

New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority (MFA) Executive Director/CEO Isidoro Hernandez (left) and City of Las Cruces Mayor Kenneth Miyagishima (right) presented Tierra del Sol Housing Corporation Executive Director Rose Garcia with an award at the Nov. 15, 2023, MFA Board Meeting at the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. The award recognizes the Las Cruces nonprofit organization for its 50th anniversary and commitment to providing affordable housing and other services to the community. Courtesy/MFA

MFA News:

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New Mexico State Police C.A.R.E. Operation Nets 33 Drunk Drivers, 3,200 Traffic Citations Over Thanksgiving Holiday

NMSP News:

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the New Mexico State Police participated in the Combined Accident Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.) operation across all roadways within the state. The goal of the traffic initiative is to increase motorist safety and reduce the number of crashes through a strong law enforcement presence.

Because of the increased volume of traffic during the holiday, New Mexico State Police increased its patrol presence during this initiative on roadways throughout all State Police districts, specifically from Wednesday Nov. 22, through Sunday, Nov. 26, 2023. 

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Robinson: Criminal Justice Debates Must Include County Jails

By SHERRY ROBINSON
All She Wrote
© 2023 New Mexico News Services

Maybe in the future a speaker will urge new high school graduates to consider the rewarding career of a detention center guard. If counties can shake more money out of the state. If the state takes responsibility for its part of counties’ expenses. If our jails get the attention they need.

If…

Legislators recently heard about the sorry state of New Mexico jails from the New Mexico Association of Counties, presenting before the interim Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee.

New Mexico has more people in detention than in prison, Read More

DOE/NNSA Delivers 2024 Stockpile Stewardship And Management Plan To Congress

Jill Hruby, DOE Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) released Monday the Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan (SSMP) for Fiscal Year 2024.

This report describes NNSA’s continued plans to implement the Biden Administration’s 2022 Nuclear Posture Review by maintaining a safe, secure, reliable, and effective nuclear weapons stockpile, without the need for nuclear explosive testing and while revitalizing the Nuclear Security Enterprise. 

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Catch Of The Week: Stay Safe On Travel!

By REBECCA RUTHERFORD
For the Los Alamos Daily Post

Tis the season for family gatherings and travel, and we all need to stay connected on the road, right? That can mean using public Wi-Fi for your smart devices, but public Wi-Fi can be dangerous.

Think twice before connecting to public Wi-Fi, and make sure you take some precautions to protect sensitive data.

It’s important to remember that data sent over public Wi-Fi, especially open public Wi-Fi that doesn’t require a password for access—can be stolen or manipulated by an adversary.

Even if a public Wi-Fi network needs a password to connect, you Read More

Los Alamos High School Students Maximus Posada And Luke Favorite Attend 2023 Model International Criminal Court In Poland

Maximus Posada as Presiding Judge. Courtesy/Enrique Posada

Luke Favorite as Defense Attorney. Courtesy/Enrique Posada

By ENRIQUE POSADA, DDS, FICOI
Los Alamos

Los Alamos High School seniors Maximus Posada and Luke Favorite were two out of eight students selected to represent the United States this November at the 2023 Model International Criminal Court (MICC) in Krzyzowa, Poland.

This 11-day program is sponsored by New Mexico Human Rights Projects which has been providing this life-changing opportunity to high school students since 2013. This 10-year anniversary was special as the Read More

Administratively Complete Determination Class 2 Permit Modification Added To LANL Electronic Public Reading Room

LANL News:

Per regulatory requirements, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has announced that new documents have been added to the LANL Electronic Reading Room.

The document(s) have been submitted to fulfill one or more requirements of the Los Alamos National Laboratory:

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FEMA: Claims Office Ramps Up Compensation To $116M

FEMA News:

SANTA FE — The Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office has published updated claims data as of Nov. 9, 2023. The office has provided $116 million to claimants affected by last year’s Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire.

The infographic above updates the numbers of claimants, total compensation of claims, and provides a breakdown by types of losses.

To view the progress in Spanish and English click here: Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Claims Office | FEMA.gov or Incendio en Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Oficina de Reclamaciones | FEMA.gov

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‘Not Invisible Act’ Commission Transmits Recommendations To Federal Government To Address Missing And Murdered Indigenous Peoples And Human Trafficking

Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland

From the Department of the Interior:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Not Invisible Act Commission, a cross jurisdictional advisory committee composed of law enforcement, Tribal leaders, federal partners, service providers, family members of missing and murdered individuals, and survivors, has transmitted its congressionally mandated recommendations to the Department of the Interior (DOI), Department of Justice and U.S. Congress. Federal responses to the Commission’s recommendations are due within 90 calendar days.

The Commission was created by Read More

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