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Lujan: NM Mental, behavioral health system needs improvements

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee markup earlier this month, Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District discussed the need to improve the mental and behavioral health systems in New Mexico and across the nation.

New Mexico’s behavioral health system is in a...

Presidential Proclamation - Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Paris, France

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HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN PARIS, FRANCE BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION

The American people stand with the people of France.

Friday’s terror attacks were not just an attack on Paris; they were an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share, including the bonds of liberté, égalité, and fraternité.

These values will endure far beyond any terrorists or their hateful vision. The United States and our allies do not give in to fear, nor will we be divided, nor will anyone change our way of life. We will do whatever it takes, working with nations and peoples around the world, to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to...

Governor Susana Martinez unveils series of powerful TV ads to fight drunk driving

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ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Susana Martinez unveiled a series of powerful TV ads to fight drunk driving on the state’s roads and highways Nov. 17.

These new ads feature New Mexico State Police officers sharing their personal stories of coming face-to-face with the real and horrible consequences of drunk driving, witnessing the devastating fatal crashes and having to inform families that their loved ones have been killed.

To view these new ads, visit www.endwi.com.

“Our police officers are often the first on the scene. They see firsthand -- with their own two eyes -- the horror when someone decides to take the wheel after drinking,”Martinez said. “These ads feature their stories...

‘Let it Snow’

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Thank you Tracie and Raenona for sending in these “first snow” pics on Nov. 5. Got an interesting photo you want to share? Send name and caption to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Two NM legislators get MADD awards

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A national group that advocates against impaired driving announced their list of Legislators of the Year today which included two New Mexico lawmakers.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) named Sen. Lisa Torraco, R-Albuquerque, and Rep. Paul Pacheco, R-Albuquerque, as two of 70 legislators from around the United States who pushed for laws that helped with MADD’s goal of eliminating impaired driving.

A press release from the group also touted New Mexico for being the only state to require ignition interlock devices before MADD’s Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving.

“Prior to the Campaign, only one state — New Mexico — had an all-offender interlock law. Today, 25 states have...

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