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Local GOP Hosts Summer Picnic Today

on July 23, 2016 - 2:48pm

The Republican Party of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women hosted their annual summer picnic today at the Ashley Pond Pavilion. Festivities kicked off at 11 a.m. with food, give-a-ways for the kids and a bouncy house. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

SCAM ALERT: Phishing Scam Targeting New Mexico Businesses; Scammers Claim To Be With AG's Office

on July 23, 2016 - 7:44am
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas issued a Scam Alert to warn New Mexico businesses and the public about a new phishing scheme.
 
The scammers are sending emails to businesses claiming to be with the Office of the Attorney General and claiming that there has been a complaint filed against the business. The business owners are then asked to click a link to see the “complaint” and that they have ten days to respond. The Office of Attorney General will not, and does not, send emails like the ones being used in this scam which hit New Mexico this week.
 
“We are

Heinrich, Udall Introduce Buffalo Tract Protection Act

on July 23, 2016 - 7:44am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) have introduced the Buffalo Tract Protection Act in response to deep concerns from local communities in southern Sandoval County about the negative impacts of a proposed gravel mine in the area.
 
The bill will withdraw four parcels of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands, including the Buffalo Tract and the Crest of Montezuma, from any mineral development, including gravel mining.
 
In 2012, the BLM released a draft of the new resource management plan for BLM lands in central New

DPNM To Send Diverse Delegation To Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia

on July 23, 2016 - 7:32am

POLITICAL News:

The Democratic Party of New Mexico (DPNM) will send a diverse delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next week, where 43 delegates will represent New Mexico.

The New Mexico delegation ranges in age from recent high school graduates to a 93-year-old World War II Veteran, members of the LGBT community and consists of a majority minority, which stands in stark contrast to the lack of diversity at the Republican National Convention last week.

“The Democratic Party of New Mexico is proud to have such a diverse delegation to represent our state at the

Udall, Heinrich On Bill Passage To Provide Cost Of Living Increases To Veterans' Disability Compensation

on July 22, 2016 - 5:47pm
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich welcomed Senate passage of a bill to implement an annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for veterans' disability compensation.
 
As of Dec. 1, 2016, all veterans and their family members who receive service-related disability compensation through Wartime Disability Compensation, Compensation for Dependents, Dependency and Indemnity Compensation for surviving spouses and children, and clothing allowances will receive annual increases in their compensation. The bill passed the U.S.

Gov. Susana Martinez Announces New Initiative To Improve Services To NM Women Veterans

on July 21, 2016 - 4:02pm
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez announced a new targeted initiative today to improve access to services and benefits for women veterans in New Mexico.
 
Martinez also announced that Melanie Suazo, a retired New Mexico Army National Guard non-commissioned officer, will lead the effort.
 
“New Mexicans have always stood ready to answer the call to serve our state and nation in the U.S. Armed Forces,” Martinez said. “Ms.

Community Invited To Annual GOP Picnic Saturday

on July 20, 2016 - 8:13am

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women invite the community to their annual summer picnic, this Saturday, July 23, at the Ashley Pond Pavilion.

Festivities kick off at 11 a.m. with food, give-a-ways for the kids and a bouncy house.

No politics, no obligations. Just good food and good people. See you on Saturday!

Los Alamos Alternate Delegate Kelly Benner Shares Scenes From GOP Convention In Cleveland

on July 19, 2016 - 8:37pm

Los Alamos resident Kelly Benner is an alternate delegate from New Mexico to the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Courtesy/Kelly Benner

Los Alamos Alternate delegate Kelly Benner with CBS Washington Bureau News Chief / Face The Nation Anchor Bob Schieffer at the GOP Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Courtesy/Kelly Benner

Donald Trump introduces his wife Melania at Monday night's GOP Convention in Cleveland. Trump officially became the Republican Party's presidential nominee today after a roll call vote.

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