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Letter To The Editor: Goal Must Be Nuke Free World

on August 1, 2015 - 12:53pm
By PETER N. KIRSTEIN, professor of history

On Aug. 6, 1945, an atomic bomb leveled Hiroshima. Three days later on Aug. 9, an atomic bomb destroyed the forgotten second city, Nagasaki. Atomic bombs shattered Japan 70 years ago at the end of World War II.

Perhaps 250,000 casualties perished as a result of the neutron bombardment of uranium 235 and plutonium 239 isotopes. The splitting of nuclei unlocked the mystery of the atom, unleashing heat, blast and radiation of unprecedented magnitude.

Several Scientists at the University of Chicago’s Metallurgical Laboratory (Metlab) signed

Attorney General To Participate In National Night Out

on August 1, 2015 - 10:10am
SANTA FE -- New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas will participate in the 32nd Annual National Night Out, hosted by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety, state and local law enforcement agencies.
The National Night Out is 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4 at Santa Fe Plaza.
The National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs and strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
The agencies also will utilize this opportunity to expand on the

Udall In Appropriations Subcommittee: VA Must Restore Accountability, Protect Whistleblowers

on August 1, 2015 - 9:27am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Thursday July 30, during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall continued to press for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to improve care for New Mexico veterans in the wake of the appointment scheduling scandal and unacceptable delay in processing a backlog of benefit claims.
Udall questioned two VA whistleblowers about consequences they suffered after coming forward and the need for a strong VA Inspector General (IG).

Last year, Udall helped lead the call in Congress to

Juvenile Captured In White Rock Faces 14 Counts

on July 31, 2015 - 8:00pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has issued the following details related to the juvenile apprehended this morning in White Rock:

Today at approximately 8:36 a.m., police responded to a possible trespassing issue in the 100 block of Grand Canyon in White Rock.

Cpl. Ben Irving arrived on scene and attempted to speak with two juvenile males. In attempting to do so, both juveniles fled from Cpl. Irving, which initiated a foot pursuit of the juveniles.

Two New Los Alamos Police Officers Take Oath

on July 31, 2015 - 7:25pm
Natalee Trujillo raises her right hand and takes the oath of office this morning administered by Magistrate Judge Pat Casados. Photo by Chris Clark/

Jay James Eakins raises his right hand during this morning's swearing in ceremony. Photo by Chris Clark/


LAPD News:
The Los Alamos Police Department gained to new officers today at a ceremony in the Justice Center.
Los Alamos Magistrate Judge Pat Casados administered the oath of office the Natalee Trujillo and Jay James Eakins.
Friends, family and fellow officers joined County officials in welcoming

WIPP: Schedule Changes For Resumption Of Operations

on July 31, 2015 - 1:49pm

WIPP News:

While the WIPP recovery program continues to make significant progress, the original target date of March 2016 for resuming waste emplacement operations is no longer viable due to a variety of unanticipated issues.

Over the past several months, a number of additional activities have been identified that need to be added to the project schedule, including safety related activities that are required to be completed prior to resumption of operation.

Key issues impacting the recovery schedule include the need to:

  • address the findings and recommendations from the Accident