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Nominations now being accepted

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2019 Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards

Nominations for the 2019 Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Awards are now being accepted and will culminate in a gala celebration banquet this fall in Albuquerque.  The deadline to nominate someone is Sept. 16.

The 49th annual program...

State health dept. warns about vaping

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Investigation of vaping associated with lung disease

After a 29-year-old-man from Bernalillo County was diagnosed with a vaping-associated lung condition and three additional cases were placed under investigation, the New Mexico Department of Health has called on health care providers to report possible vaping associated lung disease cases to the Epidemiology and Response Division.

The four cases now under investigation in New Mexico all include use of vape cartridges, possibly containing Tetra hydro cannabinol. Similar cases have been reported in at least 14 other states.

All the cases under investigation have included hospitalization with severe breathing problems after vaping...

Conservation groups sue Trump admin over changes to Endangered Species Act

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Conservation organization WildEarth Guardians and six other environmental and animal protection groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration over changes it made to the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The nonprofit law firm Earthjustice filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council, National Parks Conservation Association, WildEarth Guardians and the Humane Society of the United States.

“Nothing in these new rules helps wildlife, period,” EarthJustice attorney Kristen Boyles said in a statement. “Instead, these regulatory changes seek to make protection and recovery of...

McDonald’s providing free breakfast to kick off school year

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Participating McDonald’s restaurants across New Mexico will be providing free breakfast to K – 8th graders and teachers with their school I.D. the morning of Sept. 4 with a choice of the Egg McMuffin, Apple Slices and 1 percent White Milk, Minute Maid Orange Juice or Honest Kids Apple Juice Drink. Studies show there is a strong link between a wholesome breakfast and better performance in school!

McDonald’s of New Mexico is proud to partner with Dairy MAX – the nonprofit dairy council that represents dairy farm families in New Mexico – and the Dairy Producers of New Mexico for this free breakfast event, highlighting the importance of including wholesome milk in students’...

Voting to become easier

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McKinley County adds more Voter Convenience Centers

The McKinley County Bureau of Elections has added three more Voter Convenience Centers in the Gallup, Red Rock, Thoreau and Crownpoint areas for federal, state and county elections.

Urban voting precinct locations have now been replaced with Voter Convenience Centers.

The following precinct numbers will now have new polling places.

Precinct #: Precinct/Polling Place Precinct #: Precinct/Polling Place

9 Crownpoint Elementary School

10  Crownpoint Middle School

50 Red Rock Chapter House (North)

54 Red Rock Chapter House (South)

16 Thoreau Middle School

17 Thoreau Elementary School

55 Rehoboth Mission (Gymnasium)

58 McKinley...

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