New Mexico News Plus
September 23, 2016
Rudolfo Anaya honored for ‘pioneering stories’ -- Albuquerque Journal
September 21, 2016
Game and Fish is warning hunters to be careful what animals they harvest. “Chronic Wasting Disease” has been found in the McGregor Range in southern New Mexico.
It’s recommended that hunters avoid eating meat from animals that appear sick even though there’s no proof the disease can be harmful to humans. -- 9/21/2016
September 19, 2016
New Mexico’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is late paying out millions in federal disaster relief money it owes local governments and contractors.
That money came to the state through FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and is meant to help communities clean up after natural disasters such as wildfires and floods.
Now, State Auditor Tim Keller is asking Governor Susana Martinez to help, immediately. In a letter this week, Keller says there are steps the governor’s office could take to help the troubled department. -- 9/16/2016
September 20, 2016
Self-Driving Cars Gain Powerful Ally: The Government -- New York Times
Federal auto safety regulators on Monday made it official: They are betting the nation’s highways will be safer with more cars driven by machines and not people.
In long-awaited guidelines for the booming industry of automated vehicles, the Obama administration promised strong safety oversight, but sent a clear signal to automakers that the door was wide open for driverless cars.
“We envision in the future, you can take your hands off the wheel, and your commute becomes restful or productive instead of frustrating and exhausting,” said Jeffrey Zients, director of the National Economic Council, adding that highly automated vehicles “will save time, money and lives.” -- 9/19/2016
September 16, 2016
Health officials investigating cases of crypto in NM– Las Cruces Sun News
Officials with the New Mexico Department of Health are investigating cases of cryptosporidiosis among state residents. They say there have been six confirmed cases of "crypto" since Aug. 31. Each reported consuming raw milk products. The affected individuals are from Bernalillo County. Epidemiologists, laboratory staff and inspectors are working to confirm the source of the outbreak. - - 9/15/2016
Obama: Oceans Key to Protecting Planet From Climate Change -- ABC News/Associated Press
President Barack Obama said Thursday that he created the Atlantic Ocean's first national monument because the planet cannot be protected without trying to safeguard its oceans.
Obama announced the new Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument at a State Department conference.
The Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument consists of nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains off the New England coast. It's the 27th time that Obama has created or enlarged a national monument. -- 9/15/2016