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LANL Internal Memo Addresses Ongoing Safety Improvements At TA-55 Plutonium Facility

on June 21, 2017 - 10:17am

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

Staff Report

Ongoing safety improvements at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility at Los Alamos National Laboratory are addressed in an internal memo obtained by the Los Alamos Daily Post:

To: LANL-All

From: Craig Leasure, PADOPS, A102
Date: June 19, 2017
 
Subject: Ongoing Safety Improvements at the TA-55 Plutonium Facility
 
In light of the recent public discussion and interest in operational issues at TA-55, I thought it was important to set the record straight and update Laboratory employees on the many improvements in the areas of safety,

On The Job In Los Alamos: Local Chiropractors

on June 21, 2017 - 10:02am
On the Job in Los Alamos and taking a break from their work, from left, local chiropractors Drs. Nancy Savoia, Gary Storkan and Merry McIntyre gather at the Blue Window Bistro to celebrate their friendship and the Summer Solstice. They are grateful to serve the community of Los Alamos and White Rock and would like to wish a happy, healthy and safe summer to everyone. Courtesy photo

State Auditor Tim Keller Issues Executive Order To Support New Mexico Businesses

on June 21, 2017 - 9:58am
Auditor Keller, left, with OSA staff Bernadet Martinez, Records Custodian and Antonio Medina, director of Budget and Finance. Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  State Auditor Tim Keller issued Executive Order 2017-001 Tuesday to support New Mexico businesses.
 
The order applies to the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) and takes effect immediately. The order lists specific ways the office will help to level the playing field for local business in the procurement process.

Jolley II: How To Succeed At A Job Interview Part I

on June 21, 2017 - 7:54am
By JOHN DAVID JOLLEY II
Los Alamos
 
You applied for a Job and were called to come in for an interview, what do you do now?
 
Relax, as an experienced hiring manager, I can help you get through this and leave a good impression about yourself. First, the hiring manager will tell you about their company and the job they are trying to fill. Take mental notes to answer questions geared to what they mention in this part of the interview. Second, you need to know that the hiring manager(s) is trying to answer three questions they will never ask you directly.
 
  • Can you do the job?

LA Soup And Specialty Foods Serving From projectY cowork Several Days This Summer

on June 21, 2017 - 7:05am
Sweet Wine Sauce Tortellini. Courtesy photo
 
projectY News:
 
Local catering company LA Soup and Specialty Foods, LLC, will be serving projectY cowork members as well as the public for projectY’s one-year anniversary event Friday, June 23 at 150 Central Park Square.
 
The menu, priced for individual lunch portions, includes Cabbage Gorgonzola Salad, Sweet Wine Sauce Tortellini and Lemon-Ricotta Cake with Raspberry Sauce.
 
The company, run by Monica Van de Water, also will have a pop-up restaurant at projectY cowork 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 13 for lunch service as well as 5-7 p.m.

United Way Of Northern New Mexico Announces 2017 Funded Partners

on June 20, 2017 - 2:39pm

UWNNM News:

More than $1 million was requested by 47 nonprofit organizations serving Los Alamos and Rio Arriba residents. United Way of Northern New Mexico’s (UWNNM) Community Action Fund Grant Cycle concluded with the funding of $628,420 to 29 local nonprofits. United Way’s funding will reach residents that are to be born this year to those needing assistance in the last stages of life.

UWNNM’s Grant Committee consists of Community Action Fund Investors, Cornerstone Partners, Community and Board Members who work tirelessly over the course of about a month helping decide where funds are

Udall Introduces Bill To Prevent Skyrocketing Costs of Prescription Drugs; Hold Companies Accountable For Price Gouging

on June 20, 2017 - 7:26am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined Senators Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Al Franken (D-Minn.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) in introducing legislation to hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for large price increases in prescription drugs. 
 
The Stop Price Gouging Act would penalize drug companies that engage in price gouging without cause, leading to price spikes for patients who rely on medication to treat diseases ranging from cancer to opioid addiction.
 
Nearly 28 million

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