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April 20th, 2016: Local Headlines

//April 20th, 2016: Local Headlines

April 20th, 2016: Local Headlines

Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

A Volkswagen pickup truck and a bicycle collided at the intersection of Highway 180 and Pope Street.  According to the crash report, the cyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed, and it is believed the cyclist lost control of her bike because her brakes didn’t work.  The bicycle struck the left rear fender of the pickup truck.  The driver of the truck was uninjured.  The cyclist was airlifted to El Paso and was cited for failure to yield, faulty brakes, and riding on roadways.

Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, secured key provisions of the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act, a bill he introduced with Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), as an amendment to the Energy Policy Modernization Act.

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich this week joined Senate Democrats in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran calling for immediate passage of President Obama’s emergency supplemental funding request of $1.9 billion for prevention and treatment of the Zika virus outbreak. Specifically, the new letter calls for the Senate Appropriations committee to mark-up the president’s emergency funding request as soon as possible to ensure swift passage by the full Senate and House.

Today, Governor Susana Martinez will announce that a DWI bench warrant roundup — aimed at capturing dangerous drunk drivers who are avoiding justice — netted dozens of arrests in its first effort. The program is part of the Governor’s executive initiatives to fight DWI.

Don’t forget the Tour of the Gila is coming up May 4th through the 8th and they are still looking for host houses.  If you can host a racer, please contact Josh White at 575-313-7637 or email hosthousing@tourofthegila.com.

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