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Non-Local News Releases

This category will feature news releases from out-of-area government agencies and representatives, as well as events that are not taking place in the four-county area of Grant, Catron, Hidalgo or Luna. For those events please visit Local News Releases.

Albuquerque, NM–This afternoon, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that Guadalulpe Evelyn Kingston was indicted by an Otero County Grand Jury on 18 felony charges including Exploitation, Forgery, Unlawful use of a Debit Card, Theft of Identity and Falsification of Documents, for allegedly stealing over $80,000 from an elderly nursing home resident who suffers from dementia.

TULAROSA BASIN DOWNWINDERS CONSORTIUM to hold 10th Annual Candlelight Vigil to acknowledge the negative health effects suffered by the people of New Mexico after overexposure to radiation from the Trinity test, memorialize those that have lost their lives to cancer and honor those who are living with or who have survived cancer.

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2019 – Puerto Rico residents continuing to recover from 2017’s hurricanes could be eligible for increased nutrition assistance funded by Congress and provided through a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This temporary assistance will be distributed through Puerto Rico’s Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) beginning as early as August. NAP is administered by USDA and is operated by the Commonwealth’s Department of the Family.

SANTA FE -- New Mexico joined seven other states which passed legislation mandating the sharing of missing and unidentified persons information with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).

"The scope of the Mark Daniel Aguilar Information Sharing Requirement law is simple," said Mark R. Shea, Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety.

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) applauded the Senate passage of the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act to strengthen Tribally-developed Native American language revitalization programs.

Company announces major food safety breakthrough concerning fish & shrimp

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. – State and Los Alamos County officials unveiled a major economic development package for Pebble Labs USA Inc., a biotech company that on the same day announced a scientific breakthrough in preventing disease in fish and shrimp that promises to revolutionize food safety throughout the world.

SANTA FE – New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) and the Human Services Department (HSD) propose implementing a three phased approach to provide temporary assistance to those on the Developmental Disabilities (DD) Waitlist first and to ultimately overhaul the DD Waiver program over a 6-year period in hopes of implementing a more sustainable program that better provides the services needed and eliminates the waitlist.

Santa Fe, N.M.  – The New Mexico Human Services Department has reached settlement agreements with three behavioral health organizations to whom Medicaid payments were frozen in 2013 by the Martinez administration. Settlement agreements were reached with:

  • Hogares, Inc
  • Valencia Counseling Services, Inc.
  • The Counseling Center, Inc.

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