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NNSA Hosts International Nuclear Forensics Workshop

on May 25, 2015 - 3:52pm
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  During May 11-22, the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence program held a hands-on nuclear forensics course at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington. The “International Training Course on Nuclear Forensics Methodologies,” was co-sponsored with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). 
 
Twenty participants from eight countries focused on the application of nuclear forensics methods during the investigation of nuclear or other radioactive material found outside

VIDEO: Heinrich, Udall's Northern NM Wilderness Bill Gains Momentum In Committee Hearing

on May 25, 2015 - 11:41am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  A bill introduced by U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. and Tom Udall, D-N.M. to establish two wilderness areas, the Cerro del Yuta Wilderness and Rio San Antonio Wilderness, within the Río Grande del Norte National Monument northwest of Taos, received a positive hearing in the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources' Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining.
 
In his opening statement, Heinrich, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, said that the bill "helps further the community‘s vision for

Officials Share Memorial Day Tributes

on May 25, 2015 - 9:43am

Today marks Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces. The holiday is observed every year on the last Monday of May. Courtesy photo

MEMORIAL DAY News:

President Barack Obama:

This weekend is Memorial Day—a time to pay tribute to all our men and women in uniform who’ve ever given their lives so that we can live in freedom and security. This year, the holiday is especially meaningful. It’s the first Memorial Day since our war ended in Afghanistan. 

On Monday, at Arlington Cemetery, I’ll join our

Los Alamos Memorial Day Remembrance At Guaje Pines Cemetery 11 A.M. Monday

on May 24, 2015 - 12:42pm

Courtesy/VFW

COMMUNITY News:

This year’s Los Alamos Memorial Day Remembrance is 11 a.m., Monday at the Guaje Pines Cemetery.

The event is hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and local organizations, and the general public is invited to attend. The local theme is “Where the Fallen Rest.”

Memorial Day is a national holiday in the United States for remembering those who died while serving in the country's armed forces.

Udall, Heinrich Announce Funding To Support Health-Tech Expansion at Arrowhead Park

on May 24, 2015 - 12:07pm

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that New Mexico State University will receive $488,000 in grant funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a study on the creation of a health care delivery and medical technology development cluster at Arrowhead Park.

The funding will help New Mexico State University expand activities at the multi-disciplinary Arrowhead Park to better support the creation of startup companies focused on improving health care for New Mexicans and diversify New Mexico’s economy. 

"Arrowhead Park is

Governor Visits Aspen Elementary School Friday To Announce Her Annual Summer Reading Challenge

on May 23, 2015 - 11:24am

Gov. Susana Martinez visits Aspen Elementary School Friday to announce her Summer Reading Challenge for 2015. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Second grade students at Aspen Elementary react to the different prizes available for participants of the Summer Reading Challenge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Gov. Martinez recognizes Rainy Ferrel, 2nd grader at Aspen Elementary, as a winner of last year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Gov.

Udall Opposes Extension Of NSA’s Bulk Collection Of Americans’ Phone Records

on May 23, 2015 - 10:35am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Early this morning, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined a majority of senators in opposing an extension of the NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records, a Patriot Act program declared illegal earlier this month in a unanimous decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

The program is set to expire June 1. The Senate took two procedural votes on two bills, which both failed to get the 60 votes required to overcome a filibuster and resulted in deadlock.

Legislation Introduced To Build Cuba’s Digital Economy

on May 23, 2015 - 9:16am
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Dick Durbin, D-Ill. and Mike Enzi, R-Wyo. introduced bipartisan legislation Tuesday that would enable U.S. telecommunications and Internet companies to provide their services and devices in Cuba.
 
Cuba is one of the least wired countries in the western hemisphere, leaving many Cubans unable to access the Internet for things like business development, political discourse and personal communications.
 
Smartphones also are unusable in Cuba, and the few Cubans who do have access to cellular technology

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