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British PM: ‘Highly Likely’ Russia Behind Poisoning

on March 14, 2018 - 9:19am

British Prime Minister Theresa May says it’s ‘highly likely’ Russia is behind nerve-agent attack on former Russian spy and his daughter. Image/video screenshot

Homeland Security News Wire News:

British Prime Minister Theresa May says evidence shows that it is “highly likely” that Russia is behind the nerve-agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in the city of Salisbury despite Kremlin denials that Moscow was involved in the incident.

May said in a speech to parliament March 12 that either the Russian state was responsible for poisoning 66-year-old Sergei Skripal and his

NM Delegation Urges Against Tariffs On Newsprint

on March 14, 2018 - 8:57am
New Mexico Congressional Delegation News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján, Steve Pearce and Michelle Lujan Grishamurged Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross not to approve additional tariffs on newsprint, which could devastate local papers across New Mexico. 
In January, the Commerce Department imposed import duties on Canadian groundwood paper, a kind of newsprint used by newspapers across the country, and are now considering additional tariffs.

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Stands In Solidarity With Students Calling For Action On Gun Violence

on March 14, 2018 - 8:36am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement this morning in support of students calling for action on gun violence:

“Like so many Americans, I have been deeply moved by the high school students and young people across the nation who have spoken out after losing classmates and friends to gun violence and are demanding that lawmakers take action to prevent future tragedies.

“It’s unacceptable that students and teachers are afraid to go to class each morning after the terrifying

Letter To The Editor: A Case Of Legislative Error On Gun Rights

on March 14, 2018 - 8:20am
Los Alamos
Legislators have been known to do ridiculous things and a majority of Florida’s legislators have done so along with their governor.
They have assumed that acts of violence using a firearm are age related or cynically a trick to weaken the Second Amendment is in their sights. They have forbidden sales of firearms to persons ages 18 to 20 purely on the basis of age. This denies them their rights under the Second Amendment placing them with a class of persons forbidden the right to bear arms for cause.

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on March 14, 2018 - 8:18am

Governor: Boards And Commissions Appointments

on March 14, 2018 - 7:15am
Gov. Susana Martinez
SANTA FE  Gov. Susana Martinez has announced appointments to the Behavioral Health Planning Council, Children’s Trust Fund Board of Trustees, Crime Victims Reparation Commission, Dona Ana County Commission, Manufactured Housing Committee and Museum Board of Regents.
Sandtina Melendrez of Tyrone has been appointed to the Behavioral Health Planning Council. She has worked as a grant writer, behavioral health specialist, and social worker.

James Robinson Files For County Council

on March 13, 2018 - 5:07pm

Democrat James Robinson, left, files this afternoon for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council. He is joined today by some of his biggest fans, from left, mom Sher Robinson, dad Richard Robinson and brother Joey Robinson. Photo by Carol A. Clark/