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Heinrich Seeks Permanent Reauthorization Of Land And Water Conservation Fund

on April 12, 2017 - 5:45am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, joined Sens. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Susan Collins (R-ME), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Cory Gardner (R-CO) to introduce bipartisan legislation to permanently reauthorize and fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to conserve parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat for the benefit of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. 
 
“The Land and Water Conservation Fund has helped protect some of our most treasured

Udall, Heinrich Introduce Legislation To Fully Restore Broadband Privacy Protections

on April 11, 2017 - 10:24am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich introduced legislation to restore broadband privacy rules that will protect consumers from having their personal, sensitive information sold to the highest bidder without their consent. 
 
The legislation reinstates the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules that require internet service providers to obtain consent before sharing their subscribers’ sensitive information and adopt reasonable data security protections.
 
“It’s outrageous that President Trump signed into law a bill to let your cable

Letter To The Editor: Exercising Eminent Domain

on April 11, 2017 - 10:23am
By GERALD ANTOS
Los Alamos
 
Are you kidding me? Using eminent domain for a roundabout that the people of Los Alamos do not want or need is by far and away one of stupidest things our County Government will ever do!
 
I guess it's ok for a bunch of our spendthrift county councilors to do what they damn well please in spite of the total inconvenience it will cause the people of Los Alamos.
 
I personally believe that our council should put this kind of inconvenience up to a public vote that requires a 75 percent approval of citizenry of Los Alamos before they throw money at a problem

Letter to the Editor: A Call For Integrity

on April 11, 2017 - 9:02am
By MICHAEL BEAUCHAMP
Los Alamos

I am moved to respond to recent Letters to the Editor on the topic of funding the Los Alamos County Office of Sheriff particularly from a perspective of Integrity and the restoration of Integrity.

George Chandler’s letter of April 10, 2017, is an excellent example of behavior that fails to deliver on what is actually possible in the world: It appears as a full display of being base that undermines actual fulfillment in any area of life.

Letter To The Editor: Show Me A Legal Immigrant Who Has Not Been Vetted

on April 11, 2017 - 8:17am
By That Concerned Citizen
Los Alamos

Reply to Martha Jones (link) and Dave Jones (link), thank you to both of you for some historical background on US immigration laws. That was definitely interesting for me as an immigrant that learned US history later in life. Some rules are puzzling for me in the context of modern history and that they have been applied in the past, does not make them right. It should rather be a lesson for a better future.

I do not feel knowledgeable enough to talk about the discussions in the Los Alamos County Council meeting but want to point out that bigger cities

Lunch With A Leader Features Sandra Fish April 18

on April 11, 2017 - 7:28am
LWVLA News:
 
April is the League of Women Voter’s annual meeting month. After its April 18 Lunch with a Leader presentation, which begins at 11:40 a.m. at Mesa Public Library, the group will hold its annual meeting. People are welcome to stay for the meeting if they are a member or wish to join the League. Otherwise everyone is welcome to come to the community lunch event as usual.
 
This month's leader is Sandra Fish of New Mexico in Depth who will discuss the latest Legislative session.

NMDOT Exercising Eminent Domain Over Knights of Columbus Property Paving Way For Roundabout

on April 10, 2017 - 6:51pm

Land at the Knights of Columbus Hall parking lot is among parcels being taken by NMDOT through eminent domain for the proposed highway roundabout project at Trinity Drive and DP Road. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

 

By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A hearing on an eminent domain case involving the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the Columbian Club of Los Alamos slated for Friday in District Court in Los Alamos has been was canceled.

Letter To The Editor: Don't Call Police For Pizza

on April 10, 2017 - 4:54pm
By GLENN MICHEL
Los Alamos

I too attended the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday. I too heard Councilor Tony Maggiore state that the council has previously strayed beyond their purview. I am of two minds about this. 

On the one hand it might be better for the county if drafting ineffective and irrelevant resolutions, and then pontificating about them for hours was ALL the county council did. On the other hand perhaps the county would actually benefit if the county council stuck to county business. One can argue either side of this.

People, the county council is not a platform for

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