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Amazon notes 'significant recovery' after outage disrupted sites across the internet

Updated December 7, 2021 at 5:44 PM ET Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing unit of Amazon, reports "significant recovery" after suffering a major outage on Tuesday, leaving thousands of users unable to access huge portions of the internet, including a broad range of apps. The outage, which caused slow loading or access failures, began at around 11 a.m. ET and appears to have been largely concentrated along the East Coast, according to the company. "We have executed a mitigation which is...

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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 969 new cases and 11 more deaths

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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 969 additional COVID-19 cases and 11 more COVID-19 related deaths.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

341 new cases in Bernalillo County

Work zone crash claims the life of NMDOT employee

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SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation is grieving the death of a beloved employee. Mittie Runyan was killed in a work zone crash on US 285 on Monday, Dec. 6. She and her maintenance crew based in Artesia were placing reflectors on a newly resurfaced stretch of road when the crash occurred. Runyan was 58 years old. She was hired April 3, 2000.

SANTA FE—The Cannabis Control Division of the Regulation and Licensing Department on Tuesday announced that to further streamline the licensing process the division is now accepting license applications for additional cannabis-business types, including manufacturing, and retail.

The Science Digest - James Webb Telescope

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A view into the early universe doesn’t come cheap, OR without controversy. Vince Gutschick explains in this week’s Science Digest.

Alamogordo NOW

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The city of Las Cruces has dedicated $10.4 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to community and economic development initiatives. For nonprofits, this means additional resources to help those in the community recover from the pandemic. 

But funding allocations for these local organizations are still up in the air, with the Las Cruces City Council electing to postpone a vote to adopt non-profit funding priorities. This will allow time for an audit on the application process to be presented to the council, as Councilor Gabe Vasquez described. 

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Monday reported 26 more COVID-19 cases, but no additional deaths for the second consecutive day.

The latest daily virus figures brought the tribe’s totals to 40,123 cases since the pandemic began. The known death toll remains at 1,551. Tribal health officials reported 61 cases and no deaths Sunday after having 100 cases and four deaths the day before. Based on cases from Nov. 12-25, the Navajo Department of Health last Monday issued an advisory for 65 communities due to uncontrolled spread of COVID-19.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Exxon Mobil says it has a plan for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in one of the most prolific oilfields in the U.S.

The company made the announcement Monday, saying it will be focusing on emissions from its own operations as well as indirect emissions associated with the electricity it buys to power its well sites and other infrastructure. Exxon's plan centers on the Permian Basin, which spans parts of New Mexico and Texas.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Global energy giant Iberdrola, New Mexico’s largest electric utility and other groups are asking state regulators to present oral arguments before voting on a proposed multibillion-dollar merger.


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Saule Omarova has withdrawn her nomination to head the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a little known agency that has a major role in overseeing banks in the country.

Omarova, a Cornell University law professor, had faced strong opposition from Senate Republicans over her academic research, which had proposed some major changes to the banking system.

Some of the attacks were unusually personal, including outright suggestions that the Kazakhstan-born nominee held "communist" views. Omarova, who's a U.S. citizen, has strongly denied that.

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Greg Tate, the essential music writer, cultural critic and journalist, has died. He was 64. The news was confirmed by a spokesperson at Duke University Press, his publisher. No further details were provided.

The killings of more than a dozen tribal people by Indian forces threaten a shaky ceasefire in one of the world's longest-running struggles for self-determination by indigenous people.

When President-elect Joe Biden was asked whether student loan cancellation figured into his economic recovery plan, he declared, "It should be done immediately."

"[Student debt is] holding people up," Biden said on Nov. 16, 2020. "They're in real trouble. They're having to make choices between paying their student loan and paying the rent."

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The Stressed Logistics Chain

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Commentary: When it rains, it pours. As North America struggles with disruptions in supply chains and clogged seaports of entry, heavy rains earlier this month has caused Canada to suspend rail service to the Port of Vancouver, the country’s major port of this type on its west coast. This rail suspension occurred while there were more than 60 container vessels lined up offshore  to be unloaded. Major disruptions are being felt in the agricultural, coal, and mineral sectors, which are adding to the misery of delayed shipments and stretched supply chains.

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