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Los Alamos DogHouse PhD Owners Recognized

on February 9, 2018 - 8:04am

Los Alamos DogHouse PhD owners Ruth Scott and Amanda Robertson are recognized this evening as a Star Client of the NMSBDC Network during a reception at La Fonda on the plaza in Santa Fe. Lt. Gov John Sanchez is to their left. They also will be recognized during the 2018 Legislative Session. Tonight's annual reception recognizes businesses and entrepreneurs from across New Mexico who are seeing tremendous growth in their businesses. Courtesy/Dan Mayfield

Attorney General Hector Balderas Expands Investigation Of UNM, Other Organizations

on February 8, 2018 - 3:39pm

New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas 

From the Office of the AG:

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas issued the following statement this afternoon:

“We will never tolerate a university culture that denies students their basic rights through illegal discrimination or retaliation against those who report sexual misconduct.

“Our criminal and civil investigation into the University of New Mexico includes the handling of these issues and we are reviewing the actions of officials from top to bottom and any other organizations involved.”

HM 54: Human Rights For Immigrants Heads To House

on February 8, 2018 - 8:26am

HOUSE DEMOCTRATS News:

SANTA FE – A memorial to affirm human rights for undocumented people passed the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants and Cultural Affairs Committee.

HM 54, sponsored by Patricia Roybal Caballero (D-Albuquerque), would uphold that the House of Representatives promote, enforce, and defend policies and procedures that protect the human and civil rights of all people in New Mexico regardless of their status.

“Throughout history, New Mexico has been home to migrants and immigrants who have come here seeking better lives for themselves and their families.

Officials Push For Audits Of Publicly Funded Campaigns

on February 8, 2018 - 8:03am

State Auditor Wayne Johnson

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Working with State Auditor Wayne Johnson, State Representatives Zach Cook and Cathrynn Brown have introduced House Bill 269, Auditor Review of Publicly Financed Campaigns. 

The bi-partisan bill received a message from Gov. Susana Martinez and has been assigned to the House Local Government, Elections, Land Grants and Cultural Affairs Committee.

Joint Memorial Making Elections Fairer Passes House

on February 8, 2018 - 7:51am

STATE News:

SANTA FE – A House Joint Memorial to make elections more fair has passed the House Floor.

The memorial, sponsored by Rep. Linda Trujillo (D-Santa Fe), calls for Congress to pass the “Fix It America” constitutional amendment. If this amendment were adopted by Congress, it would overturn the Citizen’s United Supreme Court decision, limiting the disproportionate influence campaign contributions have on elections, and ensuring political districts are drawn fairly.

“Every vote should count, and every New Mexican should be equally represented in our elections.

Council Looks For Answers On Mari Mac Property

on February 8, 2018 - 7:02am
Nick Tompkins of Kroger Corporate Real Estate, left, and Vice President of Corporate Development Steve Sorenson discuss the Mari Mac property and the new Smith's Marketplace Jan. 30 with County Councilors. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Just what is going on at Mari Mac plaza? Why does the plaza look the way it does and why won’t Kroger, which owns the property, lease some of the empty storefronts? County Councilors asked these questions to Kroger representatives during its Jan. 30 meeting in Council Chambers.

Councilor

Voices Of Los Alamos Meets Monday, Feb. 26

on February 8, 2018 - 6:59am

James McGrath Morris

COMMUNITY News:

Journalist and author James McGrath Morris will be the guest speaker at the monthly Voices of Los Alamos progressive advocacy meeting.

Morris will speak on “Journalism Ethics and the War over Fake News: A Guide for Citizens Wanting to be Media Literate,” at this free event that is open to all at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage St.

“Media literacy is not a matter of ideology, but is rather a skill,” Morris said.

EM Contractor N3B Hosts Open House

on February 7, 2018 - 2:13pm

John Tauxe of Neptune Company, left, and Danny Katzman, technical program director at Los Alamos National Laboratory chat during Monday's N3B open house in Cottonwood on the Greens at the Los Alamos County Golf Course. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart, right, and Assistant County Attorney Kevin Powers at Monday's N3B open house at Cottonwood on the Greens. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz, left, and Joe Legare, environment remediation manager for N3B chat at Monday's open house.

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