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Luján introduces bipartisan legislation for energy innovation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Ben Ray  Luján, D-NM, along with fellow House member Rep. Joe Wilson, R-SC, and U.S. Senators Chris Coons, D-DE, and Lindsey Graham, R-SC today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the IMPACT for Energy Act, to establish a nonprofit foundation for the U.S. Department of Energy...

Whooping cough infections identified in Lea County

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Health Department working with schools and healthcare providers to investigate

On Dec. 14, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) reported 14 whooping cough cases at several Lea County schools, since November 2017, with most of the infections occurring among elementary school students.

Whooping cough, also called pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory illness that is spread by coughing and sneezing while in close contact with others. Left untreated, whooping cough can spread from a single infected person for several weeks. The best way to avoid getting whooping cough is by getting vaccinated.

NMDOH encouraged residents to get tested if they experience signs and symptoms...

Public waste meeting to be held Jan. 16

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SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico’s Environment Department and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Management Los Alamos field office are hosting a public meeting Jan. 16, 2018 at 5 pm at the Los Alamos County Council Chambers, located at 1000 Central Avenue, Los Alamos, concerning cleanup priorities for legacy waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) for fiscal year 2018.

The Consent Order (CO) is a settlement agreement between the state of New Mexico’s Environment Department and the U.S. Department of Energy that was issued in 2016. The CO provides the process by which investigation and remediation of contamination from legacy waste management activities at...

GPD Officer's funeral set for Friday

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Retired Detective Donald Howard passed away December 18, 2017 after losing his battle to brain cancer.

Donations can be made through any Wells Fargo Bank through the account "Donald Howard's Donation Account."

There will be a viewing for family and friends tomorrow, Thursday December 21 @3:30 PM to 4:30 PM at Rollie's mortuary.

There will be an escort beginning at the Gallup Police Department @ 10:00 AM. Services will be Friday, December 22 @ 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church located at 2112 College Drive, Gallup, New Mexico.

Family, friends, fellow officers and the community are welcome to join. Line up will begin around 9:00 AM. Civilian parking will be to the North of the...

Balderas announces charity sweep

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ALBUQUERQUE – On Dec. 19, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced the launch of the New Mexico Charities Compliance Sweep. The Office of the Attorney General has started sending out notices to charities across the state that are delinquent in their registration and reporting requirements as required by the Charitable Solicitations Act. The sweep offers delinquent charities the opportunity to come into compliance without having to face formal legal action.

“New Mexicans who open their hearts and wallets deserve to know where their hard-earned money is being spent by a charity,” Balderas said. “I am offering charities the opportunity to self-report and come into...

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