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DEA Reaches Prescription Drug Information Sharing Agreement With 48 Attorneys General

on April 19, 2018 - 6:48am
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions
 
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has reached a prescription drug information sharing agreement with 48 Attorneys General.
 
“Better information means better decisions,” Sessions said. “Today’s agreement with 48 Attorneys General will give DEA and the states alike more information they can use to prosecute the criminals who are contributing to our national drug emergency. That means more prosecutions and ultimately fewer drugs on our streets.

Udall Questions National Guard On Border Strategy

on April 19, 2018 - 6:11am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, questioned the chief of the National Guard Bureau about President Trump’s apparently unplanned announcement that he would send National Guard members to the border with Mexico. 
 
 
Udall has been a vocal opponent of Trump’s call for a wall along the entire border and he has called into question Trump’s plan to send troops there. During Tuesday’s hearing about the fiscal year 2019 budget for the

U.S. Senate Passes 'Kids To Parks Day' Resolution

on April 18, 2018 - 9:50pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) applauded the passage of a bipartisan resolution that encourages children to get outdoors by designating May 19 National Kids to Parks Day.
 
First celebrated by the National Park Trust in 2011, the eighth annual Kids to Parks Day marks the beginning of a summer-long series of events at parks countrywide that promote outdoor recreation and active, healthy living.
 
“Our national parks and public lands are outdoor classrooms with endless opportunities to learn and make memories,”

President Donald J. Trump Orders Flags Flown At Half-Staff For Passing Of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

on April 18, 2018 - 10:10am

President Donald J. Trump orders flags flown at half-staff to honor the memory of former First Lady Barbara Bush. Courtesy image

WHITE HOUSE News:

On this solemn day, we mourn the loss of Barbara Bush, an outstanding and memorable woman of character. As a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, military spouse, and former First Lady, Mrs. Bush was an advocate of the American family. Mrs. Bush lived a life that reminds us always to cherish our relationships with friends, family, and all acquaintances. In the spirit of the memory of Mrs.

U.S. Senators Udall, Inhofe Introduce Bills To Strengthen Next Generation Of Farmers & Ranchers

on April 18, 2018 - 9:43am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced two bills Tuesday to strengthen the next generation of farmers and ranchers by reducing the burden of student loan debt and making capital easier to obtain so new farmers can buy land, equipment or livestock.
 
The bills, the Flexible Agricultural Repayments and Modifying Schedules (FARMS) Act and the Farmers of Tomorrow Act, aim to attract younger generations to farming and shore up the future of farming and ranching in the United States, where the number of new farmers

Dede Feldman Speaks In Los Alamos April 23

on April 18, 2018 - 8:28am
Dede Feldman
 
VOLA News:
 
Former New Mexico senator, journalist and professor of political sciences Dede Feldman will be the guest speaker at this month’s Voices of Los Alamos progressive advocacy meeting.
 
Feldman’s presentation will be based on her new book, Another Way Forward, which highlights the work of non-profits, social enterprises, and grassroots organizations traveling another route to economic development and healthy communities.
 
This free event is 6:30-7:30 p.m., April 23 at the Unitarian Church, 1738 N. Sage Loop in Los Alamos. The public is welcome to attend.
 

Council Approves Public Works Department FY 2019 Proposed Budget

on April 17, 2018 - 7:57pm

Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton presents his department's FY2019 proposed budget of $34,871,948. The department consists of nine divisions; Administration, Airport, Custodial, Environmental Services, Engineering and Project Management, Facilities, Fleet, Traffic & Streets and Atomic City Transit. Council tentatively approved the Public Works budget 6-0, Council Vice Chair Christine Chandler had to leave early. Photo by Carol A. Clarkladailypost.com

Second Night Of County Budget Hearings Underway

on April 17, 2018 - 6:49pm

The second night of the Los Alamos County FY2019 Budget Hearings are underway in Council Chamber at the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave. Council is listening to Community Development Department Director Paul Andrus present his department's proposed budget as County Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall looks on at right. Council tentatively approved 6-1 the proposed budget for the CDD of $1,878,307. Councilor James Chrobocinski cast the no vote. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The second night of the Los Alamos County FY2019 Budget Hearings are underway in Council

Council Approves County Clerk’s Proposed Budget

on April 17, 2018 - 6:14pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Naomi Maestas, left, and Chief Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz presented Monday evening the County Clerk's Office proposed budget of $597,078 for FY 2019. Council tentatively approved the budget 7-0. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council Approves County Attorney’s Office FY 2019 Proposed Budget

on April 17, 2018 - 6:08pm

Los Alamos County Attorney Alvin Leaphart at the County Budget Hearings Monday evening presented his proposed budget of $703,539 for FY2019. Council tentatively approved his budget 7-0. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Udall, Heinrich, Pearce Urge USPS To Maintain Permanent Post Office In Pie Town

on April 17, 2018 - 4:11pm

The Post Office in Pie Town, N.M. Courtesy photo

 

New Mexico Congressional Delegation News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce sent a letter to Postmaster General Megan Brennan to express concerns with the temporary suspension of operations at the post office in Pie Town, N.M. and urged the United States Postal Service (USPS) to keep a permanent post office open in Pie Town.

USPS recently announced that beginning close of business on April 27, 2018, operations at the Pie Town Post Office will be temporarily suspended due to the condition of

National President Susana French Joins New Mexico Federation Of Democratic Women At Spring Meeting

on April 17, 2018 - 9:33am

National Federation of Democratic Women President Susana French

NMFDW News:

The New Mexico Federation of Democratic Women (NMFDW) announced today, that the National Federation of Democratic Women (NFDW) President Susana French will be coming to New Mexico to keynote their Spring Meeting in Los Lunas. The event is open to the public, but space is limited. Those interested in attending should email nmfdw@outlook.com for tickets.

New Mexico Federation of Democratic Women President, Pam Cordova said, “New Mexico is the place to be for Democratic politics this year.

Letter To The Editor: Support Christine Chandler For Dist. 43 ... Backbone, Brains, Listens, Cares For Citizens

on April 17, 2018 - 8:09am
By MIKE and KYLE WHEELER
Los Alamos

Christine Chandler is our choice to represent District 43 at the New Mexico State Legislature. She will be filling some big shoes, but we know with her background she will do a great job.

Christine has served on the Los Alamos County Council for many years, including as vice-chair of the council. She served, and continues to serve, with courage, integrity and honor. Christine has worked in the legislature for several years as a legislative analyst and understands the job of state representative.

Christine served on the Charter Review Committee when the

Interior Department Releases Comprehensive List Of First Quarter 2018 Accomplishments

on April 17, 2018 - 6:39am

From The U.S. Department of the Interior:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Interior has released a comprehensive list of 2018 first quarter accomplishments that the Department has achieved under the leadership of President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.

“Under the Trump Administration, Interior has made incredible strides in creating a conservation stewardship legacy, modernizing our infrastructure, helping combat opioid addiction, securing the southern border, and so much more,” Secretary Zinke said.

Democrats Invited To Local Residence To Meet Lt. Gov. Candidate Billy G. Garrett Wednesday

on April 17, 2018 - 6:25am

Billy G. Garrett shown with his wife Cynthia is running for Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico. Courtesy photo

POLITICAL News:

Rebecca Chaiken and Cam Counters invite all registered Democrats to a reception for Billy G. Garrett, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico.

The reception is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 at 20 Bonito Place in Los Alamos. (Parking available on Los Pueblos).

Garrett serves as a Doña Ana County Commissioner and is a third generation New Mexican, architect and progressive leader.

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NewMexicoKidsCAN Responds To Deadline For School Turnaround Plans

on April 17, 2018 - 6:00am
NewMexicoKidsCAN News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Wednesday is the deadline for Albuquerque and Dulce public school districts to submit their second-round school turnaround proposals to the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) with detailed plans for improving student learning at a total of four schools, serving 1,300 of the youngest learners, that have earned Fs from the state since at least 2013.
 
NMPED denied initial proposals from the districts in March because they weren’t urgent or strong enough. Now they will make a final verdict on whether the districts improved their plans

Council Approves Sheriffs Office Proposed Budget

on April 16, 2018 - 8:57pm

Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero presents a proposed budget to restore his department to its previous level and requests additional funding. Council rejected his request and tentatively approved $15,510 for the Sheriff's Office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Council Oks Assessor's Office Proposed Budget

on April 16, 2018 - 8:30pm

Los Alamos County Assessor Ken Milder, right, and Deputy County Assessor Joaquin Valdez present their proposed budget this evening during the budget hearings in Council Chambers. Council tentatively approved the Assessor's Office proposed budget of $647.649. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Assessor Ken Milder, left, Deputy County Assessor Joaquin Valdez and County GIS Administrator Mike Smith discuss the need for a high altitude drone to photograph area properties for the Assessor's Office. GIS Services is part of the Information Technology Division at the County.

Council Oks Municipal Court Proposed Budget

on April 16, 2018 - 8:04pm

Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk and Administrative Assistant Juanita McNiel present the court's FY2019 proposed budget this evening in Council Chambers. Council tentatively approved the proposed budget of $549,892 for the Municipal Court. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County FY-19 Budget Hearings Underway

on April 16, 2018 - 7:27pm

County Budget and Performance Manager Karen Kendall and Deputy County Manager Steven Lynne present an overview of the proposed budget to Council members as the FY2019 budget hearings get underway this evening in Council Chambers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Manager Harry Burgess, left, and County Attorney Alvin Leaphart listen to presentations at this evening's budget hearings. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council members at this evening's budget hearings from left, James Chrobocinski, Rick Reiss, Vice Chair Christine Chandler, Chair David

Heinrich, Wyden, Feinstein Renew Call For CIA To Declassify Information About CIA Director Nominee’s Background

on April 16, 2018 - 4:14pm
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are asking for the fifth time that CIA Director Mike Pompeo declassify information related to the background of CIA Deputy Director Gina Haspel, whom the president has indicated he will nominate as director of the CIA.
 
“Declassifying information about Ms. Haspel’s background is even more pressing in light of the public relations campaign currently being conducted on her behalf.

Pearce Joins Panel Discussion On The Benefits Of Tax Reform For New Mexico

on April 16, 2018 - 9:37am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
Fron the Office of U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce will attend the LIBRE Initiative’s panel discussion Saturday to discuss the benefits of tax reform in New Mexico and across the nation.
 
“Families and businesses in New Mexico are really starting to see the benefits of tax reform since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed and signed into law. To date, more than 4 million Americans have already received a tax cut bonus or a pay raise.

U.S. Senatorial Candidate Mick Rich Visits Los Alamos Daily Post

on April 16, 2018 - 8:51am

U.S. Senatorial candidate Mick Rich stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Thursday afternoon to visit with the news team including reporter Kirsten Laskey prior to his participation in the local GOP Meet & Greet event at UNM-LA. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

U.S. Senatorial Candidate Mick Rich stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post Thursday afternoon to visit with the news team prior to his participation in the local GOP Meet & Greet event at UNM-LA.

Rich is a general contractor from Albuquerque and in February he

DEA Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson Delivers Remarks At International Drug Enforcement Conference

on April 16, 2018 - 7:53am
DEA Acting Administrator Robert W. Patterson
 
DEA News:
 
ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND  The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the National Police of the Netherlands Wednesday kicked off the 35th International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC XXXV) in Rotterdam, Netherlands. IDEC was established in 1983 to bring together top-level global strategic and tactical drug law enforcement officials and judicial authorities.
 
Since its inception, IDEC has grown into a worldwide forum with participants from more than 130 countries and has proven a successful formula due to the exchange of

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace Speaks To Community Leaders At Quarterly Breakfast

on April 15, 2018 - 10:19am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Wallace, center, chats with Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber and Santa Fe Community College President Dr. Cecilia Cervantes at the quarterly LANL Community Leaders Breakfast Thursday at Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

“I’m extremely both proud and humbled to be the director of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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