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Senators Visit Sandia to Discuss Tech Transfer

on August 28, 2014 - 7:45am

Senators Tom Udall and Richard Durbin meet with scientists at Sandia National Laborator. Courtesy/Office of Sen. Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Tuesday, Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. visited Sandia National Laboratories with fellow Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois to discuss ways to support New Mexico's national labs and promote technology transfer to create new well-paying jobs.

Udall welcomed Durbin, who chairs the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, to receive an update on Sandia's work on the B61 Life Extension Project.  

Udall has fought to maintain adequate funding for this and

Sen. Candelaria Calls Upon Legislature to Fund Bullying Prevention Act

on August 28, 2014 - 7:37am

Sen. Jacob Candelaria

N.M. SENATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE—In light of new state revenue projections, Sen. Jacob Candelaria D-26-Bernalillo renewed calls today for the state of New Mexico to fund student-centered, effective bullying prevention programs statewide.

“I was bullied growing up because I was different, so I can relate and understand the damage bullying can do to a child,” Candelaria said. “Our fundamental duty to New Mexico students requires that we stand up, speak out and support student and community efforts to eliminate bullying in our schools.”

This will mark the second year that

Today is Women’s Equality Day

on August 26, 2014 - 9:21am

Courtesy/AAUW

Women’s Equality Day

By JUDY PRONO
AAUW Los Alamos

Today is Women’s Equality Day. This day marks the anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote 94 years ago.

Thousands of women and their allies worked for decades to make that day in 1920 possible. It took years of lobbying and demonstrations, passing out pamphlet after pamphlet, publishing editorials and giving speeches to make it happen.

The right to vote was a great step in women gaining equality—many of today’s elected leaders are sticking up for women and their rights because

Community Invited to Los Alamos GOP Election Headquarters Grand Opening Sept. 1

on August 26, 2014 - 8:46am

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos invites friends and families to the opening of its 2014 election headquarters at 4 p.m., Sept. 1, Labor Day.

The location is 1362D-1Trinity Dr., between Viola's and the new Subway. In the same complex with Abe Dispennette"s State Farm office. The telephone number is 505.695.8080.

There will be free hot dogs for all and statewide and local candidates for voters to get to know better. 

The headquarters will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Information on the election, candidates and registering to vote will be available.

Los Alamos Democratic Party Hosts 'Inequality for All' Documentary at 7 p.m. Tuesday

on August 25, 2014 - 3:28pm

CourtesyDPLA

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County is showing the documentary "Inequality for All" featuring Robert Reich at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26 at its new headquarters, 170 Central Park Square (next to Quizno's). 

The event is open to the public. Democrats are invited to arrive at 6:15 p.m. for a Volunteer Information Session to find out how to help get Democrats elected in Los Alamos County in the Nov. 4 election.

Utilities Ballot Question Debated At GOP Forum

on August 24, 2014 - 4:46pm
CRC Chair Susan O'Leary addresses the pro point of view at Thursday's GOP forum at UNM-LA as from left, John Arrowsmith and Felicia Orth and Ed Birnbaum listen. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Felicia Orth and John Arrowsmith express opposition to the proposed DPU charter changes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos voters are facing a major decision in the Nov. 4 election - whether to change Article 5 of the County Charter related to the Department of Public Utilities or - after 46 years - leave it alone.

The pros and

Udall Staff Host Military Service Academy Information Session Tuesday In Albuquerque

on August 24, 2014 - 9:06am
The United States Corps of Cadets assembled on the Plain, Aug. 16, for the Acceptance Day Parade to officially welcome the Class of 2018 into the Long Gray Line. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Bunkley/USMA Public Affairs
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE - Staff for U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will host an information session Tuesday in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico Student Union Building for high school students and recent graduates interested in applying to the U.S. military service academies.
 
Udall is accepting applications for nominations to the academies.

Los Alamos Democrats Raise Over $2K For Cancer Research

on August 23, 2014 - 11:38pm
'Team SGR,' Eric Vasquez, Elia Vasquez, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Tarin Nix and Karyl Ann Armbruster together with other Los Alamos County Democratics and candidates walked around Ashley Pond 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., when the luminaries were lit Saturday at the Pond as part of the annual Relay For Life. 'Team SGR' and the rest of the local Democrats raised more than $2,000 from community members for cancer research. Courtesy photo
 
Incumbent County Councilor David Izraelevitz and council candidate Susan O'Leary with her daughter take a break Saturday from walking around Ashley Pond. Courtesy

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