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NM plan for wildfire policy in budget
Sen. Tom Udall and Sen. Martin Heinrich said they were pleased that President Obama incorporated into proposed budget a plan based on a bill they cosponsored to reform federal wildfire policy.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
FCC moves to expand wireless coverage near Taos
Rep. Ben Ray Lujan said the expansion of wireless service in the northern part of New Mexico is essential for the area's economic growth.
Another New Mexican picked for Interior post
Estevan R. Lopez, the former manager for Santa Fe County, has been nominated to serve as commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation within the Interior Department.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Feds to update public on mishap at nuke dump
The U.S. Department of Energy is planning a town hall meeting Thursday to release more information on its efforts to recover from a radiation leak last month at the nation's only underground nuclear waste dump.
More federal aid on tap for water project
The Bureau of Reclamation said it will provide $1.7 million for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System Project.
The Navajo Times
Affordable housing groups to share federal grant
The groups are Santa Fe's Homewise Inc., the Navajo Partnership for Housing in Gallup and Tierra del Sol Housing Corp. in southern New Mexico.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
KOB-TV New Mexico
Republican primary candidate claims opponent's campaign manager hacked his email
A serious legal battle is brewing in the Republican primary race for one of New Mexico's U.S. senate seats, and it's pitting members of the same party against each other.
State's Congressional delegates split on budget
President Obama's budget outlines plans for spending about $1 trillion in military and discretionary federal spending, which is apt to draw plenty of interest and lobbying on the behalf of businesses.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
As leak investigation continues, WIPP's future uncertain
A recent string of concerning and potentially dangerous events, the first real blemishes in an otherwise spotless 15 years for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, has raised questions about the future direction of one of the country's largest nuclear waste repositories.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Housing groups get federal funds
NeighborWorks America is awarding three New Mexico nonprofit affordable housing organizations grants funded through the FY2014 Omnibus Appropriations Funding Bill.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Christian Science Monitor
Radiation leak in N.M. exposes 13 workers: what's known so far
The US Department of Energy is investigating a mid-February release of radioactivity from an underground nuclear-waste storage site in southeastern New Mexico .
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Chemical and Engineering News
Reforming The Toxic Substances Control Act
Republicans in the House of Representatives have rolled out draft legislation to overhaul the federal law that controls commercial chemicals, the Toxic Substances Control Act .
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, in Easton, supports bill that fights heroin gateway of prescription drug abuse
U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks about a federal bill that would help the country better address prescription drug abuse.
When the US Senate last month failed to end a filibuster on a measure to extend emergency unemployment insurance - a bill that would have helped 6,000 New Mexicans - Sen. Tom Udall pointed out, "The job market is still soft in New Mexico; unemployment is still at 6.6% - and it's over 12% in Mora County.
Las Cruces Sun-News
Paul Gessing's column was striking for its lack of understanding of income inequality.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Nuclear dump leak raises questions about cleanup plans; highlights lack of options
For 15 years the trucks have barrelled past southeastern New Mexico's potash mines and seemingly endless fields of oil rigs, hauling decades worth of plutonium-contaminated waste to what is supposed to be a safe and final resting place a half mile underground in the salt beds of the Permian Basin.
Nuclear dump leak raises questions about cleanup
This Feb. 24, 2014 photo shows the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M. Officials held a news conference to discuss preliminary test results that indicate 13 workers worker were exposed to radiation during a leak Feb. 14, 2014, from the nation's first underground nuclear waste dump.
WTMA-AM North Charleston
Energy Officials, Lawmakers Probe Radioactive Leak in New Mexico
Lawmakers are getting involved in the investigation into a radioactive leak detected two weeks ago at the country's only nuclear waste facility, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico.
Las Cruces Sun-News
Las Cruces native Michael Connor confirmed as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior
LAS CRUCES >> Las Cruces native Michael Connor received unanimous approval today from the U.S. Senate to serve as the next deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Senate Reauthorizes Drought Information Legislation
Washington, DC-U.S. Senators Mark Pryor , John Thune , Tom Udall , and Mark Udall Feb. 26 applauded the passage of their bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the National Integrated Drought Information System , which provides vital drought information to farmers, ranchers, and other industries affected by weather conditions.