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Democrats Gather At Hillary For Los Alamos County Campaign Kick-Off Hosted By New Mexico Together

on August 28, 2016 - 11:05am

Local Democrats and friends gather Saturday at their headquarters in Central Park Square for the Hillary for Los Alamos County Campaign kick-off family picnic hosted by New Mexico Together. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Los Alamos County Lead for Hillary for New Mexico Katie O'Donnell Christoffersen. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Democratic Party leaders from left, PEC Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster and attorney George Chandler with County Council candidate Chris Chandler at Saturday's event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Despite torrential

Hilltopper XC Results From Scrimmage With La Cueva

on August 28, 2016 - 9:07am
Los Alamos High School Hilltopper Co-Head Coaches Rob and Kathy Hipwood released the results from Saturday's scrimmage with the La Cueva High School Bears.
Three weeks into the season, the coaches said they are glad to get a feel for where the young teams are.
"Just two girls and three boys from last year's varsity competed at Saturday morning's scrimmage so we are really impressed with their first outing ... If they keep putting in the effort they have been, both squads will get better and better throughout the season." 
LAHS XC Scrimmage Results:

ANALYSIS: Law And Disorder In The Unruly State Of New Mexico

on August 27, 2016 - 11:50am
Chris Mechels, right, prepares to testify Tuesday at a New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board Hearing on proposed rule changes. Photo by Roger Snodgrass
Police students march in formation Tuesday at the Law Enforcement Academy. Photo by Roger Snodgrass
Los Alamos Daily Post
A meeting Tuesday in Santa Fe solicited public comments on rules changes related to the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, but the hearing may have to be done over because procedures did not follow existing rules and were made up on the spot, according to a key participant.

New Analysis: New Mexico Consumers Wil Still Have Affordable Health Coverage Options Next Year

on August 27, 2016 - 11:33am

HHS News:

An estimated 53 percent of New Mexico consumers could still purchase a plan for less than $75 per month, even if all final rates were to increase by double digits

Since the Affordable Care Act became law, health care prices have risen at the lowest rate in 50 years, and premiums for the 150 million Americans with employer-sponsored insurance have grown at some of the slowest rates on record.

Today, a new HHS analysis finds that consumers would continue to have affordable coverage options, even if all Marketplace final health insurance premium rates

Reasons Military Veterans Make Topnotch Employees

on August 27, 2016 - 9:14am
Politicians call them heroes and strangers thank them for their service. 
But when their enlistment comes to an end, veterans need more than a pat on the back as they return to civilian life. They need jobs.

And increasingly, they seem to be getting them because the unemployment rate among veterans has been on the decline. In May, the veteran unemployment rate was 3.4 percent, down from 5 percent for the same month in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That compares to a 4.7 percent overall unemployment rate.


Heinrich Highlights New Security Enhancement Measure At Albuquerque International Sunport

on August 27, 2016 - 8:58am

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

ALBUQUERQUE - U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined Director Roderick Allison, of the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service, a component of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, at the Albuquerque International Sunport Friday to highlight a legislative measure the senator led to enhance U.S. airport and mass transit security.

The measure was included in the bipartisan, bicameral Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension.

In the wake of the terror attacks over the last

LAPS ACT Assessment Scores At A Glance

on August 26, 2016 - 3:39pm

Los Alamos High School. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

In 2016, 204 graduating LAPS students took the ACT test. The average composite score was 24.4, with average scores of 24.1 in English, 23.3 in mathematics, 25.2 in reading, and 24.4 in science.  The highest possible score is 36.

The average scores in Los Alamos were higher than the average scores across the state. In New Mexico 13,435 students took the test and received an average composite score of 19.9, with an average score of 18.9 in English, 19.5 in Mathematics, 20.5 in reading, and 20.1 in science.

The ACT test is designed to measure