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Helen Milenski Announces Bid For County Council

on January 21, 2018 - 8:44am
Helen Milenski
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Helen Milenski told the Los Alamos Daily Post that she has decided to run for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council.

“I’ve heard it said that the best person for the job of a politician is the one who doesn’t want it and I’ve had to have my arm twisted pretty hard to get me to do this,” Milenski said. “I get emails every week from people who have seen what I’ve done and ask me to run for County Council. I get stopped in the grocery store and while sitting at Subway with my family.

Heinrich-Led Directed Energy Weapons Program Gains Support From Key Pentagon Nominee Michael Griffin

on January 21, 2018 - 7:47am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) received a commitment from Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering nominee Dr. Michael Griffin to implement and advance the directed energy weapons program.
 
The $100 million program was established by Heinrich and Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) under Section 215 of the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and is focused on getting directed energy weapons like high-energy-lasers and high-powered-microwaves out of the

Fr. Glenn: The Prescience Of Rodney King

on January 21, 2018 - 7:12am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Well … this weekend the government “shut down”—the perennial threat tactic when the two major parties can’t agree (Can’t agree?! Gee, what a surprise). The news thereafter becomes a blame game shouting match … accusations a’flyin’… and weariness for all of us on the receiving end of the news. It seems that whatever one party proposes, the other party feels duty-bound to oppose, lest the first party get the least particle of political benefit.

Jewish Council For Public Affairs Joins Forces With Dreamers, Latino Organizations, And Jewish Activists For Passage Of Dream Act

on January 21, 2018 - 7:10am
Courtesy photo
 
POLITICAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA), on behalf of a broad coalition of 25 national Jewish organizations, sent a letter Thursday urging Congress to ensure that a clean Dream Act was included in the must-pass spending bill that Congress.
 
This latest action comes as part of a week of critical advocacy surrounding the Dream Act, in which JCPA is playing a leading role.

JCPA’s Tammy Gilden spoke at an historic Latino-Jewish press conference on Capitol Hill with 140 Dreamers, joined by organized the Rep.

Most Of Bandelier Closed During Government Shutdown

on January 20, 2018 - 7:35am

Most of Bandelier National Monument is closed to visitor use due to the current situation with the budget of the federal government. Courtesy/NPS

BANDELIER News:

As of today, Saturday, Jan. 20, most of Bandelier National Monument will be closed to visitor use due to the current situation with the budget of the federal government.

The closure is necessary for visitor safety and preservation of the fragile archeological and natural resources. The closure will last until the budget situation allows for park staff to return to duty.

Luján Statement Opposes Short-Term Spending Bill

on January 20, 2018 - 5:37am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) Thursday issued the following statement on the Republican short-term spending bill offered in the House:
 
“Republican leaders, who control both Houses of Congress and the Executive Branch, have needlessly wasted months instead of passing a bill to fund basic government services – everything from providing Social Security payments and veterans’ benefits to disaster assistance and defense spending.
 
Democrats have been working in a bipartisan way to reach an agreement and meet our fiscal

Heinrich Votes Against Expanding Warrantless Government Surveillance

on January 20, 2018 - 5:35am
Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Thursday, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after voting against renewing Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FISA) for six years:
 
“Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was originally intended to collect the communications of foreign targets, which is without controversy.

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