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LAFRW Hosts Annual Christmas Luncheon Thursday

on December 10, 2019 - 9:45am


Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will host its annual Christmas Luncheon noon Thursday. Call Shona for luncheon location at 505.672.1456.

Local President Shona Neff will present the Year in Review. All registered Republican women are invited to attend.

Contributions for a charity opportunity will take place during the luncheon.  



Luján Celebrates Legacy Of Esther Martinez In Floor Speech Supporting Language Justice Legislation

on December 10, 2019 - 7:42am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. Monday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, spoke on the House floor in support of the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act, bipartisan legislation to revitalize Native American languages.
Video of Luján’s full speech is available here.
An excerpt from Luján’s remarks, as prepared for delivery:
Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Programs Reauthorization Act.
With the passage of this

LANL Director Thom Mason Speaks At Military Order Of The World Wars Pearl Harbor Commemoration Dinner

on December 9, 2019 - 8:54am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason, left, receives a certificate of appreciation from Cmdr. Gregg Giesler following his presentation on ‘Leveraging our scientific base against national security threats’ during the Military Order of The World Wars annual Pearl Harbor Commemoration Dinner Sunday at the Los Alamos Research Park. An Act of Congress chartered the Military Order of the World Wars in 1919 as a national patriotic organization. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Following his presentation Sunday, LANL Director Thom Mason, left, answers questions from members of

RSF Urges Prime Minister To Repeal Law That Sanctions Reporters For Taking Photos Outside Courtrooms

on December 9, 2019 - 8:10am
Andrew Michael Holness, center, has been prime minister of Jamaica since March 3, 2016. Courtesy/RSF
RSF News:
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Prime Minister of Jamaica to repeal a proposed amendment to Jamaica’s Criminal Justice and Administration Act, which would introduce draconian penalties for attempting to take a photograph of a criminal defendant outside a courtroom or sketch a prisoner in court.
Letter to Prime Minister Andrew Michael Holness:
November 22, 2019 
Prime Minister Andrew Holness
Office of the Prime Minister
Devon Road
St Andrew
Dear Prime

Outdoor Recreation Division Has Awarded First-Ever Grants Aimed At Growing Outdoor Economy

on December 9, 2019 - 7:58am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Economic Development Department's Outdoor Recreation Division has awarded the first-ever grants to business start-up organizations aimed at growing the outdoor economy.
The awards of $50,000 each will go to the San Juan College Enterprise Center in Farmington and to Creative Startups, which is proposing an initiative to serve as many as a dozen rural communities. Both were chosen for their regional focus to help outdoor recreation startups in the service, retail, and manufacturing spaces.
"My administration is clear that the outdoor recreation

Democratic Party Features Land Commissioner Monday

on December 8, 2019 - 1:37pm
Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard
DPLA News:
The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 in Building 6 at UNM-LA.
The featured speaker is New Mexico Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard who will present an update on renewable energy, water, oil and gas issues and upcoming legislative initiatives.
The meeting is open to the public.

NM Congressional Delegation Applauds Economic Development Grant To Help Northwest New Mexico

on December 8, 2019 - 10:51am
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) have announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded the Northwest New Mexico Council of Governments (NWNMCOG) a $988,400 grant to expand its current efforts to diversify the economy in Cibola, McKinley and San Juan Counties.
The EDA grant adds to $540,000 in state investment in the regional economic development group.
The grant

Japanese Attacked Pearl Harbor 78 Years Ago Today

on December 7, 2019 - 6:48pm

U.S. Navy took this photo of the USS Arizona on fire following the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese aerial attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Courtesy/Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress

Pearl Harbor News:

President Franklin Roosevelt called Dec. 7, 1941, “a date which will live in infamy”.

On that day, Japanese planes attacked the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Territory. The bombing killed more than 2,300 Americans. It completely destroyed the American battleship U.S.S. Arizona and capsized the U.S.S. Oklahoma.

The attack sank or beached 12 ships, damaged nine