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Cinema Cindy Reviews: ‘The Post’

on January 13, 2018 - 8:01am

‘The Post’, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is now showing at the Reel Deal. Courtesy/Everett

 

By CYNTHIA BIDDLECOMB
Los Alamos

“The Post” is Stephen Spielberg’s latest film, in limited release late in 2017, then opening nationwide Jan. 12. It recounts the dramatic story of The Washington Post newspaper’s publication of what came to be called “The Pentagon Papers”. The film received six Golden Globe nominations and stands to be nominated for several Oscars later this month.

Outstanding among a very fine cast are Meryl Streep as Katharine Graham, publisher of the Washington Post, and Tom Hanks as

Nephesh: Nonprofits Are Not Loopholes

on January 12, 2018 - 9:47am
By Tsiporah Nephesh
Executive Director, New Mexico Thrives
 
Nonprofits are a crucial part of the fabric that strengthens our communities. Many provide vital services, while others add to the quality of life. But nonprofits will have a diminished role in New Mexico if Governor Martinez gets her way. She would like to end the tax exemption for nonprofits as part of a plan to close tax loopholes. But nonprofit tax exemptions are not loopholes.
 
Governor Martinez is talking about restructuring the tax system in such a way that it could have devastating impacts on how nonprofits operate.

Communication Six: Identity Theft

on January 12, 2018 - 6:46am
SONYIA WILLIAMS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute
Student Intern

Unauthorized access to information is one problem that arises with the expansion of electronic communication, but what other vulnerabilities arise from this modern form of information transfer? As well as hacking and other methods of obtaining information impermissibly, identity theft allows an individual to communicate as another person extremely detrimentally.

When a stolen identity is used to apply for additional lines of credit, the victim can spend years trying to resolve bad debt run up by thieves in their names.

Some

Letter To The Editor: Public Safety Measure

on January 12, 2018 - 6:29am
By DAYMON ELY
House District 23
 
Crime is out of control in New Mexico. Property crimes in Albuquerque are the highest in the nation and violent crimes are increasing at an alarming rate. Crime, particularly related to drug abuse, is rampant in communities throughout the state.
 
It seems like every night brings news of some horrible crime in our communities. But, ironically, we know how to effectively fight this problem and we have the ability to fix it. The question is whether, in this next legislative session, we have the will to fix it.
 
Over the past several months I have talked
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Obituary: Scott Wilkinson Jan. 16, 1958 – Jan. 9, 2018

on January 11, 2018 - 10:16am

SCOTT WILKINSON Jan. 16, 1958 – Jan. 9, 2018

Scott Wilkinson has gone home. He was born January 16, 1958 to Gerald (Jerry) Wilkinson and Betty Jane Christensen, and left this world on January 9, 2018.

Scott was many things in his life; a son, a brother, grandfather, an uncle and cousin, a husband and a father, and a friend and confidante. Most importantly, he was a kind and caring soul, and a selfless, simple kind of man. He was most in his element when he was giving, whether to those less fortunate or those who were hurt.

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Just One Thing To Do This Week: Work To Inspire

on January 11, 2018 - 7:23am
By MARY BETH MAASSEN
Los Alamos
 
His name is Liberato Garcia, and he was my contact for a recent excursion to Ghost Ranch.
 
I have been to Ghost Ranch many times, usually for workshops or meetings. This time I was making the visit accompanied by a bride-to-be, for a site tour. We are looking for the ideal wedding and reception location. With the dramatic red cliffs as a backdrop, Ghost Ranch is high on the list.
 
Liberato, or Libby, as he introduces himself, is a multi-generational Abiquiu native.
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