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Is the Department of Interior disrupting the Great American Outdoors Act?

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Or is this just a difference of opinion?

Durango, Colo. — The Department of Interior issued a Secretarial Order regarding the implementation of the Land and Water Conservation Fund and The Great American Outdoors Act Nov. 13.

Anna Peterson, Executive Director of The Mountain Pact, believes the Order adds a litany of new...

New Mexico senator condemns decision to cut essential services at Acoma-Cañoncito-Laguna Hospital

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Addresses Indian Health Service in letter

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., has sent a letter to Indian Health Service Director Rear Admiral Michael D. Weahkee condemning a recent decision to decrease essential services at the Acoma-Canoncito-Laguna (ACL) Hospital.

The Pueblo of Acoma has seen a spike in COVID-19 cases. Over a matter of weeks, cases on the Pueblo went from zero in September to 100 in early November. With the recent suspension of emergency services and inpatient care at ACL, the community must now drive one hour or longer to hospitals in Grants or Albuquerque that are already reaching capacity.

ACL’s benefit to the Pueblo of Acoma and the surrounding community...

Udall signs onto letter

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Supports renaming certain military bases

Dear Chairman Inhofe, Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Reed, and Ranking Member Thornberry:

We write to request that the conference report of the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) include a provision to require the Department of Defense (DoD, or the Department) rename all property and other assets owned by the Department named in honor of Confederate officers.

As you know, both the Senate and House versions of the FY21 NDAA contain provisions requiring the Secretary of Defense to rename all military property, including the ten Army installations, named in honor of Confederate officers. Section 2829 of the House...

What veterans mean to N.M.

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Veterans Day represents the opportunity to reflect, acknowledge and honor the brave women and men who have served and sacrificed to protect our families, our freedoms, our democracy, and our way of life. Our veterans have protected our nation’s bedrock constitutional principles, rule of law, and the values that define our nation our very democracy. These are principles that are not freely given to us. Instead, each generation is called on to protect and renew our commitment to democracy and freedom— and veterans have selflessly answered this call with unmatched courage.

New Mexico families have a proud tradition of service, from the Navajo Code Talkers, to the veterans of Bataan...

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico reacts to election results

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Counting Every Vote Strengthens Our Democracy

Albuquerque —New Mexicans voted at near-historic levels to send a clear message in support of a Biden/Harris administration leading our country. Their winning message of hope over fear, rights for working Americans, strong systems of public education from early through higher education, access to high-quality healthcare, and respect for our democratic institutions helped usher in wins across the country and also in New Mexico.

We offer our heartfelt congratulations to each of the AFT New Mexico-endorsed candidates who were successful in their individual elections, including U.S. Senator-elect Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., Congresswoman Deb...

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