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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham awards $10 million in Food Security Grant funding to 40 organizations

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced on Oct. 7 the recipients of $10 million in funding through the Food Security Grant to invest in infrastructure improvements for New Mexico’s food system, part of a larger...

Gov. meets with reproductive health care providers

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ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham met with reproductive health care providers on Oct. 6 to hear firsthand about their work delivering comprehensive reproductive health care to New Mexicans.

The governor and providers discussed recruiting and training health care staff, investing in provider training, provider reimbursement, and the importance of the actions the governor has taken to safeguard abortion access and protect abortion providers in New Mexico.

“As more states move to restrict and prohibit access to abortion and reproductive care, New Mexico will continue to not only protect access, but to expand and strengthen reproductive health care throughout the state,”...

Nez, Lizer appoint two division directors

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WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer announced the appointments of Bidtah Becker to serve as the Executive Director for the Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources and Oliver Arviso as the new Division Director for the Division of General Services on Sept. 19. Both are members of the Navajo Nation.

Becker is originally from Ojo Encino, N.M. She is Kinłichíi’nii (Red House Clan) and born for Bilagáana (Caucasian). Her maternal grandfather is Tódich’ii’nii (Bitter Water Clan) and her paternal grandfather is Bilagáana (Caucasian). She will depart from her current role as the Deputy Secretary for Environmental Justice...

Nez, Lizer honor the life of Navajo veteran Louis Jones

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WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. – Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron Lizer issued a proclamation in honor and remembrance of Diné veteran Louis Jones on Sept. 19. Jones passed away on Sept. 13 at the age of 96. He was originally from Chinle, Ariz., located on the Navajo Nation.

“On behalf of the Navajo Nation, we offer our condolences and prayers to the family of our Diné warrior, U.S. Navy veteran Louis Jones. Our words are not enough to honor and thank him and his loved ones for the sacrifices they made for our country and the Navajo Nation,” Nez said. “We will never forget his great contributions and honorable service. We pray for strength and comfort for his...

New Mexico to deliver $10.9 million in utility assistance

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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Human Services Department  announced on Sept. 19 that  a second supplemental payment was issued on Sept. 16  to New Mexicans who were approved for the Low Income Home Energy Program between Oct. 1, 2021, and Aug. 31, 2022.

HSD received $22 million from the Federal American Rescue Plan as additional funding for LIHEAP, a program that provides qualified, low-income families with one yearly payment to assist with home heating and cooling costs. Payments are directly made to the HSD LIHEAP customer’s utility vendor.

“This assistance will help New Mexico families alleviate the stress of the additional burden by the rising utility costs,” Deputy...

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