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Ex-Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will appear before the Jan. 6 panel

The Democratic-led House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has reached a new agreement with former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows for him to appear for an initial deposition and say he is cooperating by providing documents to the panel. The committee and Meadows' attorney, George Terwilliger, said on Tuesday that both sides had reached the agreement that included the appearance and the turning over of records. However, the committee warned that it...

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators are expressing nearly unfettered support for state tax incentives to the film industry at a public hearing in the wake of the shooting death last month of a cinematographer from gunfire on the set of a western movie production.

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 1,189 new cases, 12 more deaths

Nov 23, 2021

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 1,189 additional COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

·     373 new cases in Bernalillo County

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State prosecutors say New Mexico’s public pension and investment funds will receive $24 million from several major financial institutions to resolve a lawsuit over mortgage-backed securities and the financial crisis more than a decade ago.

Alamogordo NOW

Nov 23, 2021


The Science Digest - Bone Loss

Nov 23, 2021

Understanding bone loss

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A resolution in support of zero-carbon development, which utilizes electric and solar as energy sources, is being considered by the Las Cruces City Council. Impacting only new municipal construction, City Sustainability Officer Lisa LaRocque says the ultimate goal is to power new buildings through the use of renewable energy.

“This resolution is about making a building potentially greenhouse gas free because it's all-electric, and electricity can ultimately be delivered through renewable energy,” LaRocque said. 

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 3,658 new cases, 14 deaths in 3 days

Nov 22, 2021

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 3,658 additional COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths in 3 days, between Saturday, November 20th and Monday, November 22nd. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

● 993 new cases in Bernalillo County

Dona Ana County Treasurer Closes to the Public

Nov 22, 2021
Doña Ana County

LAS CRUCES, NM -- Dona Ana County officials announced Monday that the County Treasurer's office is closed to the public until Monday, November 29th.

In a news release, the county says staffing shortages and COVID-19 exposure are the reasons for the closure. Anyone who needs to conduct business with the office can access online services at www.donaanacounty.org/treasurer or by calling 575-647-7433 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK, N.M. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is meeting with state and tribal leaders in northwestern New Mexico, where a battle has waged for decades over oil and gas development.

Haaland's visit Monday comes a week after her agency announced it would seek to withdraw federal land holdings within 10 miles of Chaco Culture National Historical Park. The surrounding land is part of the Navajo reservation.

ALLIANCE FOR EXCELLENT EDUCATION

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — At least two New Mexico school districts are sending all of their students home early this week because of a coronavirus infection surge.

Santa Fe Public Schools says students will go to remote learning starting Tuesday. That represents the the largest closure of K-12 schools since the spring. The smaller Los Lunas school district outside Albuquerque is closed to in-person learning on Monday and Tuesday ahead of the Thanksgiving break.

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Nearly four decades after identifying the wrong person as the man who raped her in college, author Alice Sebold has apologized and her publishers said they would stop distributing her 1999 memoir in which she wrote about it.

Anthony Broadwater, who spent more than 16 years in prison for the crime and who had constantly maintained his innocence, was exonerated last week.

A new report paints a bleak picture of the global tourism industry's ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, predicting that revenues in 2021 will only slightly improve on last year's historic losses.

The United Nations World Tourism Organization estimates that the contribution of tourism to the world economy this year will be $1.9 trillion — a slight improvement over last year's $1.6 trillion but still far lower than the $3.5 trillion the industry earned in 2019.

Facing a surge in coronavirus infections and stalled vaccination drives, two nations in the European Union are giving their citizens an ultimatum: take the COVID-19 vaccine or face the financial consequences.

Greece announced Tuesday that everyone 60 and older must be vaccinated by mid-January or face monthly fines of 100 euros (roughly $114).

There's a lot we need to learn — and fast — about the omicron variant. Federal health officials have been scrambling since Thanksgiving to gather critical information to inform the U.S. response.

Key to that is ramping up the country's capacity to detect the variant in the U.S. population. Once it turns up — and experts are confident that's a matter of when not if — tracking its spread will be crucial.

A panel of experts advising the Food and Drug Administration voted narrowly in favor of emergency use authorization of an antiviral pill from Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics to treat COVID-19.

The vote was 13 for and 10 against authorization. The FDA isn't obligated to follow the recommendations of its advisers but typically does.

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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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Commentary: Nearly any business owner in New Mexico will tell you that Michelle Lujan Grisham and her policies have been unfriendly to business. Setting aside the COVID lockdowns, since she took office in 2019, we’ve seen multiple tax hikes, numerous new regulations, and numerous policies that make it more costly and difficult to hire workers.

These policies aren’t just “anti-business,” taken as a whole they undermine economic freedom. A new study provides hard data that quantifies and highlights the negative impact of policies of Lujan Grisham and the Legislature (at least in 2019).

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