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  1. FCC Paves Way for Sinclair to Dominate Seattle's Local TV News MarketRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Stranger

    This week the Federal Communications Commission repealed decades-old rules that could give conservative Sinclair Broadcasting a big boost in media markets across the country, including Seattle. The regulations, which were put in place to protect the integrity and diversity of local media markets, were eliminated by an FCC vote of 3 to 2. Sinclair currently owns and operates over 170 television stations across the country, including KOMO, which they purchased in 2013.

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  2. Senators ask DHS nominee to clarify stance of DACA, the Dream Act and TPSRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | RiverBender.com

    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin , ranking member of the Senate's Immigration Subcommittee, and 19 senators today sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security nominee Kirstjen Nielsen, calling on her to answer several immigration related questions prior to consideration of her nomination by the full Senate. During her confirmation hearing, when asked whether she agrees that legislation must be passed to protect Dreamers by the end of this calendar year, Nielsen stated, "I believe that we must, and we owe it to them to find a permanent solution.

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  3. Senate OKs defense bill, which presses for decision on pit workRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Santa Fe New Mexican

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a nearly $1 billion funding increase for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, which will boost work at New Mexico's national laboratories and underground nuclear waste storage site. The state's U.S. senators lauded final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, which carries a $700 billion price tag, saying it would strengthen defense programs based in New Mexico, as well as the state's economy, and would help to preserve an independent advisory board that oversees safety at nuclear weapons labs.

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  4. Nuclear oversight included in defense spending billRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Santa Fe New Mexican

    A measure aimed to bolstering oversight of the nation's nuclear weapons complex has been passed by Congress as part of a $700 billion defense spending plan. U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico say their amendment to the massive military budget bill addresses the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

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  5. MGT passes Congress in 2018 NDAARead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 16 | Federal Computer Week

    The legislative effort to fund IT modernization for federal agencies is now headed toward the White House and the president's desk for signature. The Modernizing Government Technology Act was part of the conference report on the $700 billion National Defense Authorization Act for FY2018 approved by the Senate on Nov. 16. As it moved through Congress in the last few months, the MGT Act had bipartisan backing from Sens. Jerry Moran and Tom Udall -- both members of the Senate Commerce and Appropriations Committees.

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  6. Reps. seek new Army unit for White Sands Missile Range that would add 500 soldiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2015 | Stars and Stripes

    Nearly 500 U.S. Army soldiers could be stationed at White Sands Missile Range, if Army leaders agree to a request from New Mexico's congressional delegation. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and Reps.

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  7. Democrats Call for Pai to be InvestigatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 15 | TV Technology

    A group of Democratic senators has asked the Inspector General of the FCC to open an investigation on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's handling of the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger, raising questions about Pai's "objectivity and impartiality." The same group has also asked Pai to recuse himself from voting on media ownership and the Next Gen TV at the commission's Nov. 16 meeting .

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  8. Democratic Senators Call for Investigation of FCC Review of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 15 | SFGate

    Group of 15 senators questioned FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's "objectivity and impartiality" in letter asking for him to be recused A group of 15 Democratic senators have requested the inspector general of the Federal Communications Commission open an investigation into the agency's review of the proposed $3.9 billion merger of Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media, questioning whether FCC Chairman is "free from influences that compromise his objectivity and impartiality."

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  9. Democrats mum on abandoning Alexander-Murray if GOP guts Obamacare individual mandateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 14 | Washington Examiner

    Senate Democrats on Tuesday would not say whether they would abandon a bipartisan effort on Obamacare if Republicans were to pass a bill to overhaul the tax code that would also repeal Obamacare's individual mandate penalties. The Senate is currently writing the tax bill in the Finance Committee and is expected to add text that would dissolve the penalties for Obamacare's individual mandate, which obligates Americans buy health insurance or pay a fine and is one of the least popular portions of Obamacare.

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  10. Public Access to New Mexico Wilderness AchievedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 14 | AmmoLand

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. - - Public lands sportsmen and women are celebrating as a deal is inked that will open the Sabinoso Wilderness in northeastern New Mexico to the public for the first time. The Interior Department announced on Thursday its decision to accept donated lands adjacent to the Sabinoso that include a road easement enabling hunters, anglers and others to access the wilderness.

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  11. Holloman reps to discuss jet flights here TuesdayRead the original story

    Monday Nov 13 | Scdailypress.com

    Don't forget, for those interested, representatives from the U.S. Air Force's Holloman Air Force Base are scheduled to attend a special meeting of the Grant County Commission on Tuesday to discuss the environmental impact statement underway toward a proposed expansion of jet training flights farther southeast over the Gila National Forest and nearer Grant County communities. The commission has also changed up the schedule for the event to give folks a little more say.

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  12. Mesilla Park church takes in mother facingaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 11 | Farmington Daily Times

    Martha Lorena Rivera, wipes tears from her eyes after speaking at a press conference held at Holy Cross Retreat Center, where she is seeking sanctuary from being deported. Monday November 6, 2017.

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  13. Questa miners get federal assistance, but is three years too late?Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 10 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Juan Gonzales, a former Questa miner, walks away shortly after learning that he would be laid off in 2014. The federal government just approved training and other assistance for miners in the village who lost their jobs when the Chevron mine shuttered.

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  14. New Report Gives First Ever Statewide Look at Methane Waste Problem in New MexicoRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 9 | PressReleasePoint

    ... By capturing that taxpayer-owned resource we can make a big difference for our state's kids," said U.S. Senator Tom Udall. "Just over the border in Colorado, the state has passed its own waste prevention rule, and that has sparked the growth of a ...

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  15. Environmentalists target methane emissions in New MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 9 | Post-Bulletin

    Methane emissions from oil and natural gas production in New Mexico are higher than what state and federal regulators have measured and the failure to capture the pollution is costing the state revenues and royalties, environmentalists said Thursday. Representatives with the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund released a report that aims to quantify the amount of methane intentionally released through venting or flaring processes as well as gas lost through unintentional leaks.

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  16. No. The toxicologist Trump nominated to head the EPA chemical office...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 9 | Washington Examiner

    Democrats are devoted to a single line of attack against President Trump's nominee to head the EPA chemical and pesticides office. They accuse Michael Dourson, a toxicologist with decades of experience, of kicking puppies and poisoning kids.

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  17. Funding remains a concern in NM's fight againstaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 8 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    "Without funding," said Dr. Wendy Johnson, medical director of La Familia Medical Center in Santa Fe, "there is no meaning." Narcan works to counter act the effects of an opioid over dose.

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  18. Grant Will Cover Construction of N.M. Veterans' CemeteryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 7 | Construction Equipment Guide

    Gallup is receiving a grant of $6.7 million to fund construction of its own veterans cemetery. GALLUP, N.M. Gallup is getting its own veterans cemetery after a multi-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

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  19. Funding remains a concern in New Mexico's fight against opioidsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 7 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    A commission appointed by President Donald Trump to study drug addiction and the rampant opioid epidemic that has become a national tragedy recently recommended more than 50 strategies to help curb the crisis - everything from prescribing and treatment guidelines to regulating pill-making machines and expanding treatment in jails. Many of them are already in use in New Mexico.

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  20. Will the energy industry even want to drill in ANWR?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 5 | Washington Examiner

    From left, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., and Al Franken, D-Minn., attend a news conference with Democratic senators and environmental groups on the east lawn of the Capitol to oppose oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on October 17. Republicans are closer than ever to achieving their long-time goal of allowing oil and natural gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but energy companies might not be interested in taking up the opportunity. While energy industry groups say they expect a rush of activity if Congress opens a 1.5 million-acre section of the Alaskan refuge, individual companies are less bullish about their plans.

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