Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Regular Meeting of the Silver Consolidated Schools Board of Education is scheduled for Tuesday, August 18, 2015, in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 2810 North Swan Street, Silver City, New Mexico, beginning at 6:00 p.m. for the transaction of the following business: approval of minutes and agenda; information/ presentations/reports; action items-approval of the consent agenda; future meetings and proposed agenda items; executive session; and such other items as may be included on the regular board meeting agenda.
U.S. Senator Tom Udall issued the following statement on the detonation of two explosive devices Sunday morning at Calvary Baptist Church and Holy Cross Catholic Church in Las Cruces: “My thoughts and prayers are with the congregations of Calvary Baptist Church, Holy Cross Catholic Church and the people of Las Cruces. While I’m relieved that no one was hurt, I’m disturbed that it appears the explosions were intended to cause harm. New Mexicans will not tolerate this unconscionable violence or attempts to instill fear in our places of worship. I’m thankful to the law enforcement officers who responded swiftly yesterday and to those who continue to investigate, and I hope that those responsible will be caught promptly and brought to justice. “Yesterday’s multi-faith vigil and the outpouring of support from across the state demonstrate that New Mexicans won’t be divided by violence — we stand together in difficult times. I know the community will continue to find strength in one another and their faith.”
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) released the following statement on the two explosions that took place at Calvary Baptist Church and Holy Cross Catholic Church in Las Cruces: “I am deeply grateful that no one was hurt by the explosive devices that were detonated at two churches in Las Cruces. Let us all make absolutely clear that New Mexico will not tolerate violence against our houses of worship or attempts to spread fear and division among us. The way this community has responded, coming together to find strength in one another and in their faith, is an example we should all look to as we make clear that we all stand with our friends in Las Cruces.”
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is recognizing state and local agencies of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (more commonly known as WIC) that excel in offering education and support for breastfeeding mothers. As part of World Breastfeeding Week activities, Vilsack has also proclaimed this week, Aug. 1-7, as National WIC Breastfeeding Week, “in appreciation of breastfeeding mothers and of all the dedicated volunteers, professionals, communities, and organizations who support their efforts.”