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Employment opportunities for Navajo veterans

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Sundt, an Arizona construction company, is looking to hire approximately 500 contract workers over the course the next three years starting in October 2015.

The Four Corners Power Plant will be installing new environmental equipment onto their two larger units and the contract workers will be...

NM delegation announces $15 million to upgrade Amtrak

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham, Steve Pearce and Ben Ray Luján announced Oct. 26 that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $15,210,143 for the Southwest Chief Route Advancement and Improvement Project to continue essential upgrades to Amtrak’s Southwest Chief line.

The Southwest Chief runs from Chicago to Los Angeles and stops in several New Mexico communities, including Raton, Las Vegas, Lamy, Albuquerque and Gallup. Without funding for these essential repairs, the Southwest Chief could have been rerouted or abandoned entirely — a major economic loss to rural communities that...

Udall, Heinrich push to make quality, affordable child care

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) are continuing their push for reforms that would help all families access quality child care in New Mexico and across the country.

The senators announced Oct. 27 that they are backing a resolution outlining principles for how Congress can act to improve the quality of child care while reducing the cost. Those principles include ensuring child care professionals can get better training and pay, and that Congress provides adequate resources to help state and local governments support affordable child care in local communities.

“Quality, affordable child care is essential for working parents and...

Heinrich’s statement on cybersecurity legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement Oct. 27 after voting to approve S.754, Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 74 to 21. The House of Representatives passed similar legislation earlier this year that must be reconciled with the Senate bill before final legislation goes to the

President.

Senator Heinrich successfully amended the bill to require that the attorney general determine a specific limitation on how long cyber information can be retained; to require the Attorney General to develop...

Raising Awareness for SIDS

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SANTA FE–For first time parents, everything is new; everything is a first, and everything is a milestone. Baby’s first meal, first crawl, first step and on and on. They’re all terrific, but what I also remember about becoming a new father was my first worries, the wide ranging worries from sniffles, to keeping my child safe to paying for college.

One of the scariest things about having a newborn is one of the hardest to comprehend: unexpected death. Each year more than 4,000 infants die suddenly of no obvious cause in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about half of these events are due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)...

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