Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A crash on I-10 westbound at mile post 81 caused the on/off ramp to be closed for over an hour this morning. No further details are available at this time.
The US Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for loans to provide and expand broadband service in rural areas. The USDA plans to make at least $60 in loans available through the Rural Development’s Telecommunications Program. Projects receiving funding must offer broadband service at a minimum bandwidth of 25 megabits downstream and three megabits upstream. The deadline to apply is September 30th.
A new partnership between WNMU and Dine College on the Navajo Nation will give Dine College students’ admission to WNMU after earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education so the students can earn a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Special Education by attending WNMU fully online. The Office of Navajo Nation Scholarship and Financial Assistance includes a stipulation in the agreement for financial aid recipients in the program to teach in Navajo schools for each year financial aid was received.
Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) introduced a bipartisan bill to make certain that women serving in the National Guard and Reserves can take maternity leave without worrying about how it will affect their creditable military service.