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Scenes From GOP Meet And Greet Thursday

on April 13, 2018 - 9:26am

Republican candidates gather for a photo during the Meet and Greet event with the community Thursday evening in Wallace Hall at UNM-LA. Candidates include Mick Rich, U.S. Senate; Steve McFall, Congressional District 3; JoHanna Cox, Secretary of State; Wayne Johnson, State Auditor; Arthur Castillo, State Treasurer; Pat Lyons, Commissioner of Public Lands; Court of Appeals Judges - Steve French, Hank Bohnoff, Emil Kiehne and Daniel Gallegos; Lisa Shin, House Dist. 43; Brady Burke, County Council; Dawn Trujillo-Voss, County Council; Alan Kirk, Municipal Judge; Michelle Garcia Holmes, Lt.

Letter To The Editor: Elect Judges Recommended By Judicial Nominating Commission

on April 13, 2018 - 8:53am
FELICIA ORTH
Los Alamos
 
A 1988 State constitutional amendment supplemented a purely political system for selecting judges with a merit-selection appointment process.
 
Judicial Nominating Commissions now vet judicial appointment applicants using 12 criteria. Commissions are independent; include judges, lawyers, and non-lawyers; and are bipartisan.
 
Only Commission-recommended applicants may be appointed. The appointed judge runs in the next partisan election cycle.
 
The revised system improved both judicial caliber and diversity.

FBI: Zuni Pueblo Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

on April 13, 2018 - 8:45am
FBI News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Raylan Reano, 25, an enrolled member and resident of Zuni Pueblo, pled guilty Friday, April 6 in Federal Court in Albuquerque, to an involuntary manslaughter charge.
 
Reano was arrested in December 2017, on an indictment charging him with killing a woman Oct. 23, 2016, on the Zuni Pueblo in McKinley County. According to the indictment, Reano killed the victim while driving under the influence of alcohol. 
 
During the April 6 proceedings, Reano pled guilty to the indictment charging him with involuntary manslaughter and admitted killing the victim while

Update: LAFD Knocks Down Small Fire In Canyon

on April 12, 2018 - 1:22pm

Scene this afternoon of firefighters responding to small fire in LA Canyon near the Ice Rink. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

Scene this afternoon of firefighters responding to small fire in LA Canyon near the Ice Rink. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

UPDATE: At approximately 12.45 p.m. today, LAFD responded to reports of a small wildland fire in LA Canyon, on West Road near the Ice Rink. The fire is fully contained and the cause is under investigation by LAFD. Crews are mopping up at the scene.

April Is STD Awareness Month

on April 12, 2018 - 10:41am

April is STD Awareness Month. Find out more by visiting the CDC’s STD Awareness Month website, https://www.cdc.gov/std/sam/index.htm. Courtesy image

CDC News:

Take Control of Your Sexual Health
There’s no avoiding the statistics: the number of reported sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases are at an all-time high, and if you are sexually active, you are at risk of infection.

So what can you do? Arm yourself with the facts about STDs and talk with your healthcare provider—that’s always an important place to start.

When it comes to protecting your sexual health, the best offense is a good

Sheriff Candidate Files Lawsuit Against County

on April 12, 2018 - 10:40am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

James Whitehead, a candidate for Los Alamos County Sheriff, has filed a lawsuit in First Judicial District Court against Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Police Department, Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Division, and Los Alamos County Records Custodian Barb Ricci under the New Mexico Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA).

The lawsuit, the second filed against the County by a candidate for the office of sheriff, was prepared by attorney Blair Dunn, who also represents Sheriff Marco Lucero and former Los

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