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Letter To The Editor: Vote Christine For Dist. 43

on April 9, 2018 - 1:50pm
By DAVID SCHIFERL
Los Alamos
 
I enthusiastically support Christine Chandler to be our representative for New Mexico House District #43. I especially appreciate Christine’s role while on the County Council, in helping save the PAC 8 Community Media Center -- several times!
 
While working with Christine on various civic activities – most recently the Los Alamos County Transportation Board, I have come to appreciate her insights and fear her questions. And she doesn’t stop.

Balderas Announces Lawsuit To Block Citizen Question From 2020 Dicennial Census

on April 9, 2018 - 12:29pm
Attorney General Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Balderas Tuesday joined a coalition of attorneys general, cities and the bipartisan U.S. Conference of Mayors in filing a lawsuit seeking to block the Trump Administration from demanding citizenship information in the 2020 dicennial Census.
 
The states argue that demanding citizenship information would depress Census turnout in states with large immigrant populations, directly threatening those states' fair representation in Congress and the Electoral College as well as billions of dollars in critical federal funds

Scenes From Meet And Greet For Dist. 43 Candidate Christine Chandler At UnQuarked Sunday

on April 9, 2018 - 7:31am
Community members gathered Sunday at Unquarked in Central Park Square for a kick off meet and greet for Christine Chandler, Democratic candidate for House Dist. 43. The House seat is coming open because Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard is running to be the first woman Land Commissioner in the state of New Mexico. Courtesy photo
 
Gathered for the Christine Chandler Meet and Greet event Sunday, from left, Joyce Zaug, Andrea Detterman, Kyle Wheeler, Dist. 43 candidate Christine Chandler, County Council candidate Sara Scott, PED Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster and Amy Storey.

Governor Appoints Judge Gary L. Clingman To New Mexico Supreme Court

on April 9, 2018 - 7:10am

Judge Gary L. Clingman

SUPREME COURT News:

SANTA FE – Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Fifth Judicial District Judge Gary L. Clingman to the New Mexico Supreme Court, filling the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice Edward L. Chavez. 

Judge Clingman brings more than 30 years of legal experience, including more than 20 years as on the bench as a district judge, to the Supreme Court.

“Judge Clingman has always demonstrated wisdom and integrity during his service in New Mexico,” Martinez said.

Scenes From Record Breaking Emerge Event Friday

on April 7, 2018 - 2:01pm

Rep. Garcia Richard who is a candidate for Land Commissioner and fellow Emerge member U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham at the evening celebration for the largest class ever to participate in the Democratic training program in New Mexico. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos women at the Emerge event Friday in Albuquerque, from left, Karyl Ann Armbruster, Christine Bernstein, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Cristina Olds and Amy Storey. Courtesy photo

Auditor’s Office Releases City Of Las Vegas Audit

on April 7, 2018 - 11:45am
State Auditor Wayne Johnson
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  State auditor Wayne Johnson Wednesday released a special audit of Las Vegas, N.M. city government.
 
The audit was performed at the request of a majority of the Las Vegas City Council. The audit, performed by an independent CPA, included 32 interviews with elected officials, directors, management, employees and Las Vegas citizens.
 
Auditors concluded that the city inappropriately used a $10,000 emergency procurement and expanded the scope to install hardwood floors throughout City Hall at a total cost of nearly 10 times the

Meet Democratic Candidates At UNM-LA Monday

on April 7, 2018 - 11:22am

DPLA News:

The community is invited to meet Democratic candidates at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 9 in Building 5 at UNM-Los Alamos.

New Mexico To Receive National Recognition For Wind Energy Leadership

on April 7, 2018 - 6:51am
AWEA News:
 
SANTA FE ― The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) will publically release its 2017 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report 10–11 a.m., April 17, at New Mexico State Capitol, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe.
 
AWEA will reveal national wind industry progress in 2017 and highlight New Mexico’s wind power leadership, including a major achievement by the state last year.
 
AWEA’s CEO Tom Kiernan will highlight:
  • New national and state data on the growth of wind power, jobs, economic and environmental benefits;
  • New Mexico’s standing in terms of wind power growth;
  • How wind

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