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GOP Honors 2016 Constitution Day Essay Winners

on September 25, 2016 - 4:20pm

From left, LAFRW President Bethany Tierney, Secretary of State candidate/ Dist. 59 Rep. Nora Espinoza, essay contest winners Julie Nolan, Brooklyn Scott, Anna Clark and Jack Ammermand and District Attorney candidate Yvonne Chicoine. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women held its annual Constitution Day Essay Contest and invited the winners to recite their essay at Saturday's Constitution Day Dinner, hosted by the Republican Party of Los Alamos at the Los Alamos Church of Christ at 2323 Diamond Dr.

The local FRW organization sponsors

Seeking Tutors For Middle School AVID Program

on September 24, 2016 - 3:38pm

Udall, Heinrich: We Must Do More To Provide Debt Relief And Support to Students, Veterans Suffering From Impacts Of ITT Tech Closure

on September 24, 2016 - 3:27pm
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter commending the U.S. Department of Education for its decision to stop additional federal student aid from flowing to ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ITT Tech).
 
Following these restrictions and serious concerns echoed by law enforcement agencies and ITT Tech's accreditor with regard to the company's "deceptive practices, dubious educational quality, and financial integrity," ITT Tech announced that it would halt operations and shutdown all of its campuses on September 6, 2016.
 
Approximately

County Council Notice Of Possible Quorum

on September 24, 2016 - 8:29am

COUNTY News:

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend a data presentation at the New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency (NM-YRRS) Roadshow, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 1000 Central Ave.

A quorum of the council may be present, however no council action will be taken.

The NM-YRRS is a tool to assess the health risk behaviors and resiliency (protective) factors of New Mexico high school and middle school students. The NM-YRRS is part of the national CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), but the survey results have

UNM-LA’s New Personal Care Attendant Course Begins In October

on September 23, 2016 - 5:47pm

Melanie Colgan

UNM-LA News:
 
UNM-LA is launching a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) course in October which is designed for individuals interested in working as paid care attendants, as well as for family members of patients who need in-home care. Whether for geriatric needs, long term illness, or surgery or injury recovery, there are times when family members find themselves in a position of needing to provide care for a loved one. With so many of our Los Alamos residents choosing to stay in their homes as they age, there is a burgeoning need for non-family care attendants as well.

HB 145 - A Department Chair Perspective

on September 23, 2016 - 1:52pm
By EDWARD BIRNBAUM
Los Alamos

Statements in the local media have represented House Bill 145 as something that only union shills could vote against. However, anyone that has followed the use of adjunct faculty in education should understand that there are actually serious reasons why one might not vote for it, at least in its current form.

Prior to my retirement from a 15-year stint as a university department chair, I often hired adjunct instructors to meet our teaching needs, so I am quite familiar with “the good, the bad and the ugly” of this process.

Cafe Scientifique Presents Brain Hackers Tuesday

on September 23, 2016 - 8:08am

 

Café Scientifique News:

Free food, fun and an interesting topic are on the menu at Tuesday's Café Scientifique.

James Forsythe of the Brain Hackers Association will present Essential Brain Science: Twelve Basic Principles Everyone Should Know, in the Jeannette Wallace Hall, in Building 5 on the University of Los Alamos campus, 4000 University Dr.

Food is served at 6:45 p.m., the talk is 7-8:30 p.m. and open to area teens.

Presenter James Forsythe's Essay and Bio:

Every experience that we have is mediated by our brain.

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