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Letter To The Editor: Regarding The Nuisance Code

on September 12, 2017 - 7:40am
By BRADY BURKE
Los Alamos

Perhaps the problem isn't the ordinance, but its enforcement.

There was a comment by a former CA highway patrol officer who said that he could easily find three violations on any new vehicle. That kind of enforcement would be considered abusive and non-productive, unless he was looking to generate revenue. The public would really prefer that he focus on issues that present a danger to the traveling public or the driver and their occupants.

The terms of the Nuisance Ordinance are not extreme, but using that ordinance to enforce petty aesthetic issues, is an abuse of

Pearce Urges Congress To Find Solution For DACA

on September 12, 2017 - 7:17am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce sent a letter Sept. 6 to House Speaker Paul Ryan urging Congress to work in a bipartisan manner to establish a permanent solution for people protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program.
 
“For decades, Congress sat idly by while the Executive Branch imposed temporary, patchwork immigration policies, sidestepping the Constitution.

CIR: Enforcing The Broken Border Sept. 18

on September 12, 2017 - 6:53am
Former NM Attorney General Gary King
 
CIR News:
 
Join the Santa Fe Council on International Relations at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at La Posada, 330 E. Palace Ave., in Santa Fe for an intimate conversation between two former Attorneys General, describing their work in enforcing the border against the Mexican drug cartels. 
 
Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard
 
Terry Goddard (AZ) will talk about his work in, among other things, stopping the flow of laundered drug money into the U.S.; Gary King (NM) will discuss his work in training Mexican prosecutors to litigate the

Secretary Of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Adopts Final Campaign Finance Rule

on September 11, 2017 - 5:48pm

Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver

STATE News:

 

SANTA FE – New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver today adopted the final version of a campaign finance rule intended to provide much needed guidance regarding New Mexico’s Campaign Reporting Act (CRA) and to bring the CRA into constitutional compliance following numerous court cases.

The rule will go into effect Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, which is the first day of a new campaign finance reporting period.

“For too long our campaign finance disclosure laws have been vague and confusing, and this rule will provide much needed

Democratic Party Of Los Alamos County Meets Tonight!

on September 11, 2017 - 5:33pm

Bill Hargraves
 
DPLA News:
 
The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will hold it's monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. - TONIGHT - Monday, Sept. 11.
 
LAPS School Board Member Bill Hargraves will be the speaker.
 
County Party business and upcoming events also will be discussed.
 
The meeting is in Building 05 at UNM-Los Alamos, 4000 University Dr.
 

Sheriff Lucero Files Suit Against County Council

on September 11, 2017 - 3:11pm
Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero has filed a complaint for declaratory judgement in the First Judicial District Court against the Los Alamos County Council. The complaint, which has been assigned to Judge Francis Mathews, was filed Aug. 29 by Lucero’s attorney, A. Blair Dunn.

Sheriff Lucero said today that he is disappointed that things have gotten to this point.

Pearce Calls For Investigation Of UNMHSC, SWWO

on September 11, 2017 - 7:26am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce has sent a letter to the United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to request an investigation into the wrongdoings between the University of New Mexico Health Service Center (UNMHSC) and Southwestern Women’s Options (SWWO).
 
“I’ve worked tirelessly with New Mexico officials and Members in Congress to ensure the rights and liberties of women and the unborn are protected. In 2016, an investigation by the U.S.

AG Files Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturers And Distributors For Fueling Epidemic Crippling New Mexico

on September 11, 2017 - 7:22am
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that he has brought a lawsuit on behalf of the State of New Mexico against the country’s largest manufacturers and wholesale distributors of opioids, a crucial first step toward holding these companies responsible for flooding New Mexico’s communities with prescription opioids and fueling the opioid epidemic by putting profits over people.
 
The State of New Mexico is filing suit against five of the largest manufacturers of prescription opioids and their related companies and against the country’s three largest wholesale

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