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Letter To The Editor: Morrie Values Our students, Teachers And Our Schools

on October 6, 2019 - 11:24am
By JOANNA GILLESPIE
Los Alamos

My friendship with Morrie began when I was a teen and he mentored a small leadership group I was a part of called, “Youth Working for Youth”. As a result, he and his wife Cheryl spent nearly every Friday for many years chaperoning informal dances that kept all of us kids dancing and out of trouble.

Like many small town youth, I could not wait to leave town. Later, I could not wait to return to raise my own children.

Letter To The Editor: Izraelevitz Endorses Morrie Pongratz For Los Alamos School Board

on October 6, 2019 - 11:09am
By DAVID IZRAELEVITZ
Los Alamos County Councilor
 

Different times demand different leaders for an organization, and this is a time when the Los Alamos Public Schools will be facing a series of challenges and demands that require an experienced and thoughtful leader such as Morris Pongratz.

No one can take issue with his background and experience: long-time student mentor and advisor of the Key Club, our high school student service organization, several terms on the County Council, prior experience on our School Board when he led the fight to maintain federal support for our schools, even

LWV Election Forum Draws Capacity Crowd

on October 6, 2019 - 11:07am
Voters fill the UNM-LA Lecture Hall Thursday to learn more about their choices in the upcoming election. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
County Clerk Naomi Maestas and Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus are the first two speakers Thursday at the LWV Election Forum. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The League of Women Voters hosted a Candidate Forum Thursday evening at UNM-LA for those running for School Board in three districts (the White Rock districts are not on the ballot this year) and candidates

LWV Forum For UNM-LA Advisory Board Candidates

on October 5, 2019 - 8:28am
Candidates for UNM-LA Advisory Board Position 3 are David Hampton, left, and Pat Soran. Laura Burrows, also a candidate for this seat, was unable to attend the Election Forum. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Candidates for Position 4 are left, Stephen Boerigter and Chris Luchini. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

It was all about experience versus fresh perspective during the Los Alamos League of Women Forum Thursday at UNM-LA.

During the portion of the forum devoted to candidates running to fill

Letter To The Editor: In Support Of Chris Bernstein

on October 5, 2019 - 7:43am
By JOLENE MARTIN
Pojoaque
 
As a high school teacher, I sometimes use my lunch period to get caught up with grading. It was one such day that a colleague, a Spanish teacher from the other end of my hall, popped in to ask me a question.
 
Apparently, during her planning period that morning, she walked by while I was teaching with the door open. A strategy we were working with caught her eye and she wanted to know more about it. We often bounce ideas off of each other and share methods. She asked me about the lesson she’d overheard.

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Luján Introduces Legislation To Bridge Digital Divide; Promote Training

on October 5, 2019 - 7:29am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. This week, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, joined colleagues to introduce the Digital Equity Act of 2019 to bridge the digital divide.
 
The legislation, introduced by Congressman Jerry McNerney (D-CA) and Congresswomen Jahana Hayes (D-CT), Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA), and Lucy McBath (D-GA), would close gaps in broadband adoption and promote digital skills training and digital literacy.
 
The Digital Equity Act would establish two grant programs that would be administered by the

Assistant Speaker Luján And U.S. Sen. Warren Announce Plan To Reintroduce Accountable Capitalism Act

on October 4, 2019 - 11:37am

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren

From the Office of U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján:

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and United States Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced they will reintroduce the Accountable Capitalism Act to help eliminate skewed market incentives and return to the era when the success of American corporations translated into success for American workers.

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján

The legislation aims to reverse the harmful trends over the last 30 years that have led to record corporate profits,

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