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CDC recommends updated COVID-19 vaccine for fall/winter

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The Centers for Disease Control announced approval of a new COVID-19 vaccine booster Sept. 12. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against the potentially serious outcomes of COVID-19 illness this fall and winter. Updated COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna...

Gov. issues statement marking 22 years since 9/11 terrorist attacks

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a statement on the 22nd anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks:

"Today, I join all those mourning the loss of 2,977 innocent victims killed in the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history. Among those lost were mothers, fathers, sons and daughters," Lujan Grisham said. "One New Mexican, Retired Alamogordo Police Lt. Al Marchand, was among them, leaving behind a wife and son. Hundreds of first responders, running toward danger while others ran from it, also perished when the towers fell."

She discussed the bravery many Americans showed that day.

"Americans will never forget the loss of so many lives, but we also never forget the highest...

FBI Honors internship program open for applications

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College students who want to start a career of a lifetime can apply for the Summer 2024 FBI Honors Internship Program.

The application window opened on Sept. 5 and the deadline to apply is Sept. 20 at 11:59 pm EDT.

The FBI Honors Internship is open for full-time undergraduate and graduate students. This paid internship gives students the opportunity to work across the country, including New Mexico.

Interns will spend 10 weeks alongside FBI Special Agents and professional staff to support investigations, work on a wide variety of projects, and learn about the FBI’s mission. Students from all educational backgrounds; STEM, arts, communication, and more, are encouraged to apply.


IHS announces allocation decisions for $702.6 million in bipartisan infrastructure law funding

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In a significant stride towards ensuring essential sanitation facilities throughout Indian Country, the Indian Health Service is announcing the fiscal year 2023 allocation decisions for $702.6 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Building upon the momentum set by the BIL, which allocates $3.5 billion to the IHS between FY 2022 and 2026, this funding empowers efforts to develop critical infrastructure, including robust drinking water sources, reliable sewage systems, and effective solid waste disposal facilities.

“The projects funded through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law are critical towards making substantial improvements in clean water and sanitation systems...

Gov. announces statewide enforcement plan for gun violence, fentanyl reduction

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SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced on Sept. 8 a new public health order that outlines immediate actions aimed at quickly reducing gun violence and illegal drug use in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.

The recent shooting deaths of a 13-year-old girl on July 28, a 5-year-old girl on Aug. 14, and an 11-year-old boy on Sept. 6, as well as two mass shootings this year spurred the governor to declare gun violence a public health emergency on Sept.7. The Sept. 8 public health order includes directives to curb the gun violence and drug abuse that the Governor has declared to be public health emergencies.

"As I said [on Sept. 7, the time for standard measures has passed,”...

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