Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The New Mexico Department of Transportation has notified the Gila National Forest that the winter closure of New Mexico State Highway 159, Bursum Road, has been postponed. A milder fall season has prompted this postponement and the Gila National Forest will notify the public when the NMDOT advises the forest of the closure. This is an update from yesterday’s announcement that the road would be closed beginning Wednesday, November 23rd.
In sports action, the Mustang basketball team lost to Embry Riddle despite a mid-game comeback Wednesday night. The Mustangs will face former RMAC opponent and in-state rival New Mexico Highlands at home on Friday night.
Today is the American Center Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, a day that encourages tobacco users across the nation to quit, or make a pledge and a plan to quit. The New Mexico Department of Health offers valuable resources to help more New Mexicans quit and stay tobacco-free, including advice about nicotine substitutes and medication, free nicotine patches or gum, one-on-one personalized advice, unlimited sessions with a trained Quit Coach, and access to a special online community of others trying to quit. To learn more, call 1-800-QUIT NOW. Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States.
Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5982, the Midnight Rules Relief Act of 2016, 240 to 179. This bill allows Congress, under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), to review any and all regulations issued during the last months of a President’s Administration. Studies suggest last minute regulations issued by prior administrations have proven highly problematic and required subsequent correction.