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Letter To The Editor: Truth Matters

on September 15, 2017 - 9:29am
By MIRANDA VISCOLI, Co-president
New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence

Mr. Visel’s latest offensive and dangerous diatribe (link) attacking the important work of New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV) is a troubling reminder that we live in a time when a complete disregard for the facts and intentional distortion of the truth is the new law of the land.

He states, rather emphatically, that NMPGV is financially backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. There is not an ounce of truth to this statement.

FBI: Bank Robber Flees On Sport Bicycle

on September 15, 2017 - 8:57am
FBI News:
The FBI and Albuquerque Police Department are looking for a man who robbed a northeast Albuquerque bank and fled on a sport bicycle Thursday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2017.
The suspect is described as approximately 5'6” tall. His face and head were covered and he wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. At approximately 2:54 p.m., the suspect walked into Bank of America, located at 6605 Uptown Boulevard NE. He displayed a handgun and took money from a teller counter.
The suspect left the bank on a gray or green BMX-style bicycle and was last seen in the area of San Pedro

State Auditor Tim Keller Releases Transparency Report On New Mexico Tax Policy Choices

on September 15, 2017 - 8:40am
State Auditor Tim Keller
SANTA FE  Today, State Auditor Tim Keller released a report shining a light on New Mexico’s tax policy choices.
The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) tallied more than $1 billion in tax breaks, with helpful collaboration from the Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD). The OSA report contains a broader array of tax breaks than what is included in the annual TRD tax expenditure report.
“Last year, we gave over $1 billion in tax revenue to different types of tax breaks with little reporting to determine whether they are helping to create

Governor Orders Flags Half-Staff To Honor Domenici

on September 15, 2017 - 8:29am

Courtesy photo


SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez has issued an executive order for flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise today to sunset Saturday in honor and mourning of former U.S. Sen. Pete V. Domenici.

The text of the executive order is below:


WHEREAS, Senator Pete V. Domenici, who honorably served the State of New Mexico, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017;

WHEREAS, Senator Domenici dedicated his entire career to putting New Mexico first;

WHEREAS, Senator

A Celebration Of Native Artists In Santa Fe

on September 15, 2017 - 7:25am
IAIA News:
SANTA FE — The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) invites the public to join their artists-in-residence in learning about their craft through a free, hands-on event 1-2:30 p.m., Sept. 23.
IAIA also will host a free dinner, open to the public, 5-6:30 p.m., Sept. 28 in honor of their Native artists-in-residence. The artists’ studios will be open for viewing after the dinner.
Along with Native artists Leanne Campbell and Marlene Ann Nielsen, weaver Janice George has been an artist-in-residence at the IAIA for the month of September.

Study: 2017’s Cities & States With Highest & Lowest Uninsured Rates

on September 15, 2017 - 6:58am
With the national uninsured rate back on the rise, after dipping to a record low of 8.6 percent in the first quarter of 2016, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017's Uninsured Rates by Cityand by State.
WalletHub’s analysts compared the rates for 547 U.S. cities and the 50 states, in addition to a breakdown by age, race/ethnicity and income level. The following are some highlights from the reports:

States with Lowest Uninsured Rates
States with Highest Uninsured Rates
Massachusetts (2.54%)
Louisiana (10.26%)
Hawaii (3.53%)

Alzheimer’s 'Legal And Financial Planning' Presentation

on September 15, 2017 - 6:49am
ALBUQUERQUE  Families dealing with the multitude of issues that come with Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a FREE presentation in Santa Fe, New Mexico offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
The presentation, “Living with Alzhiemers: Legal and Financial Planning” will help explain the basics of legal and financial planning for families facing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The event will be held from 10-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, and will be hosted by Kingston Residence, 2400 Legacy Court, Santa Fe, NM 87507. 
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Farewell To Cassini Mission That Explored Saturn

on September 15, 2017 - 6:32am

This illustration shows NASA’s Cassini spacecraft about to make one of its dives between Saturn and its innermost rings as part of the mission’s grand finale. Cassini will make 22 orbits that swoop between the rings and the planet before ending its mission today, Sept. 15, 2017, with a final plunge into Saturn. Courtesy/NASA/JPL-Caltech

 LANL News:

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory played part in two major discoveries and powered the spacecraft during its 20-year flight

Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists led the development of two scientific sensors on NASA’s spacecraft Cassini that

Los Alamos High School Alum Peter Ahrens Receives Department Of Energy Graduate Fellowship

on September 14, 2017 - 3:15pm

LAHS graduate Peter Ahrens


A former Los Alamos High School student is attending graduate school at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this fall on a U.S. Department of Energy fellowship.

Peter Ahrens was one of less than 5 percent of applicants to receive the DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE CSGF). Ahrens, a 2012 Los Alamos graduate, is studying toward a doctoral degree in Computer Science.

The fellowship, administered by the Krell Institute of Ames, Iowa, is funded by the DOE’s Office of Science and the National Nuclear Security Administration.