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President Nez discusses CARES Act deadline, other concerns with Rep. O’Halleran

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NAZLINI, Ariz.— Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez met with Arizona Congressman Tom O’Halleran, D-Ariz., Oct. 23, to talk about ongoing CARES Act projects and the pending Dec. 30, deadline to expend funds, infrastructure needs and initiatives on the Navajo Nation, and efforts of the Nez-Lizer Administration to work...

Gov. lowers flags in recognition of Rep. Salazar

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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered state flags to half-staff through sundown Oct. 28 in recognition of the late state Rep. Nick Salazar of Ohkay Owingeh.

On Oct. 23 the governor issued the following statement upon news of the death of Salazar:

“Representative Salazar was an exemplary public servant. He represented Northern New Mexico, but all New Mexicans benefited from his service. Whether it was through his advocacy for New Mexico seniors and their well-being, his support for our national laboratories or the resources he delivered for Native American communities, he demonstrated over the course of more than 40 years as a member of the Legislature that he understood...

29 new positive cases across New Mexico’s public schools

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19 staff members, 10 students tested positive.

SANTA FE— The Public Education Department on Oct. 29 announced 29 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. Rapid response has been initiated, and all pertinent information has been verified with the schools and school districts. The following new cases have been reported:

§  Four cases in McKinley County. All of the infected individuals are staff members who were last on school property Oct. 27 and 28.

§  Five cases in Bernalillo County. All of the infected individuals are staff members who were last on school property Oct. 28.

§  One case in Chaves County. The infected individual is a student who was last on...

Call for transparency regarding stockpiled personal protective equipment

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State delegation requests a full accounting of federal PPE distribution

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M. and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., Deb Haaland, D-N.M. and Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M. urged officials in the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  to distribute adequate supplies of personal protective equipment  from the Strategic National Stockpile  to New Mexico so the state and its Native communities may properly prepare for the coming winter months. New Mexico is currently experiencing a spike in COVID-19 infections, as its rate of new infections is one of...

Reducing stress during the pandemic

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SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state behavioral health officials highlighted resources Oct. 27  to support New Mexicans during the ongoing health emergency.

“For many, the pandemic is a source of fear, anxiety, and uncertainty – but there is plenty we can do to take care of ourselves and our loved ones,” the governor said. “And it’s essential that we take time for genuine self-care. That’s how we’ll find the calm and stability to weather this time – together.”

“Even when we’re quarantining, we’re still all in this together,” New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative CEO Bryce Pittenger said. “Please reach out to mental health providers...

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