“Colorado Springs is the best place for Space Command because it’s already at work here, with tangible results, about which all of us should be proud,” Hickenlooper said on the Senate floor earlier this month. “We shouldn’t risk our national security. We should keep Space Command in Colorado Springs where it belongs.“ [New investigation opened into Space Command decision]The 45th Space Wing has been around since my dad's days in the United States Air Force and Ellsworth Air Force Base near Rapid City, South Dakota was an alternative emergency landing site for the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Space Transportation System.
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Space command move delayed as Biden administration weighs reproductive care. Whither Ellsworth?
OMGs kill more in New Mexico
All eight individuals involved were identified as OMG members. The three deceased individuals have been identified as Anthony Silva, 26 of Los Lunas, NM, Randy Sanchez, 46 of Albuquerque, NM, and Damian Breaux, 46 of Socorro, NM: New Mexico State Police.
Three people have been killed and five others were injured during a shootout Saturday (May 27) in Red River, the Taos News has confirmed, putting an early end to the town's 41st Annual Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally. "We plan for this event every year, it's our 41st year to do this," [Red River Mayor Linda] Calhoun told the Taos News in a phone interview around 10:30 Saturday night. "And we had about 40 state police in town, our five law enforcement, and we had some county sheriff's [deputies]. Always, when there's that big of a group in town, you know 25,000 people, there's the possibility that something could happen. "Be advised, there is another shootout going on — a rolling shootout — between Banditos [Motorcycle Club] and someone else," an officer reported at approximately 5:45 p.m. over Taos County Central Dispatch. [Taos News]
“The Missoula Bandidos chapter has allegedly been involved in an interstate drug distrabution pipeline with the club's chapters in Gillette, Wyoming, Rapid City, South Dakota, and Denver, Colorado.” https://t.co/wCDFhqzBtV— interested party (@larry_kurtz) April 30, 2022
Montana joins New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming in protecting Indigenous foster care
The Montana bill was amended by lawmakers to sunset after two years. Its Democratic sponsor, Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, said he initially introduced the measure a decade ago after some state district court judges were not following the federal law in Native children custody cases. In Montana, nearly 11% of all children are Indigenous, but they made up 37% of those in foster care in 2021, according to the National Indian Child Welfare Association. [Montana acts to protect Native American priority in adopting Native children]In my home state Republican former South Dakota Governors Mike Rounds, Denny Daugaard and Attorney General Marty Jackley covered up their state's abuses after NPR took on that state’s Duck Dynasty in a three part exposé. Pennington County's behavior has been called shocking and the late Democratic former US Senator James Abourezk even urged the federal government to sue the State of South Dakota after the Guardian published a long piece on the plight of thousands of American Indian children seized by the South Dakota Department of Social Services. Sen. Abourezk shepherded the passage of ICWA in 1978.
Who is behind the attack on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)?— IllumiNative (@IllumiNative) May 18, 2023
ICWA protects Native children & ensures Tribal Nations make decisions regarding the welfare of their citizens. Right now, ICWA is in the hands of #SCOTUS & a decision is expected at any time. 1/🧵… pic.twitter.com/D11LaHIPLx
Gibson Dunn represented Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, a project that continues to threaten the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s drinking water, Treaty lands & sacred sites. 4/🧵…@gibsondunn— IllumiNative (@IllumiNative) May 18, 2023