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Gary King: Passing Mississippi in Kid Count Ranking Nothing to be Proud Of

Attorney General King said in a statement issued yesterday that New Mexico surpassing Mississippi to 49th in childhood well-being is, “nothing to be proud of.” “Times are hard for our kids and New Mexican families,” said King Tuesday. “The bottom line is that the battle over last and next to last is nothing to be proud

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Senator Tom Udall Statement on Report that U.S. Military’s Burn Pits May have Broken Federal Law

U.S. Senator Tom Udall responded to a new report that the U.S. military’s use of open-air burn pits at Shindand Air Base in Afghanistan may have violated federal law. According to the report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), made public today, most of the solid waste at Shindand Air Base was

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President Obama Signs a New Executive Order to Protect LGBT Workers

“Many of you have worked for a long time to see this day coming.” Those were President Obama’s words to the audience in the East Room of the White House this morning, before he signed an Executive Order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. At the signing,

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Congressman Ben Ray Luján Introduces Legislation to Promote Renewable Energy and Efficiency

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District has introduced legislation that will promote energy savings through increased efficiency standards and increased investments in renewable energy, such as wind, solar, geothermal, hydro, and biomass.  The American Renewable Energy and Efficiency Act, introduced by Luján and Rep. Peter Welch of Vermont – both members of

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