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Chrobocinski Files Tort Claim Against County

on November 30, 2017 - 5:21am
Councilor James Chrobocinski
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Councilor James Chrobocinski, a local realtor, has filed a tort claim against Los Alamos County alleging severe abuse of power, harassment and being lied to by Los Alamos County Fire Marshall Jeff Wetteland and Chief Building Inspector Michael Arellano.

The claim is connected to a property on Sherwood Avenue in White Rock recently purchased by Chrobocinski and the future home of the Pig & Fig Café.

Chrobocinski alleges in his claim that Arellano and Wetteland came into the

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce Introduces ‘Protecting Wounded Warriors Right To Serve Act’

on November 30, 2017 - 4:40am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce introduced H.R. 4453, the “Protecting Wounded Warriors Right To Serve Act”, which enables Wounded Warriors to continue serving in the emerging field of Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPA), regardless of their military branch.
 
“Today’s service men and women face dangers in an ever-evolving battlefield, including IEDs, suicide bombers, and a host of brutal tactics that have left countless soldiers permanently injured.

Lujan Grisham Urges FCC To Protect Net Neutrality

on November 29, 2017 - 8:58am
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to protect Net Neutrality and reject efforts to roll back rules that ensure the internet remains a free and open marketplace.
 
“A free and open internet is particularly important for a rural state like New Mexico where we must be committed to leveling the playing field for all users, regardless of their ability to pay for Internet service,” Grisham said.

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Opposes Elimination Of Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

on November 29, 2017 - 6:17am
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

A proposal by its Chairman Sean Sullivan to eliminate the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) is being opposed by the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities, according to Executive Director Andrea Romero.

In a June 29 letter to the Office of Management and Budget, Sullivan proposed the elimination of the DNFSB calling it “a relic of the Cold War era defense establishment.

Senators Call For Investigation Into Reported Violations Of Sensitive Locations Policy

on November 29, 2017 - 5:11am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and a group of 16 senators have called for an investigation into apparent ongoing violations of federal policies regarding immigration enforcement at sensitive locations like schools, hospitals and religious institutions.  
 
The senators’ letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke and Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan details the reported detention of a 10-year-old girl with cerebral palsy who was stopped by immigration authorities on her way to the hospital for

Heinrich Cosponsors Bipartisan Legislation To Prevent And Respond To Sexual Harassment In Congress

on November 28, 2017 - 1:10pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) cosponsored bipartisan, comprehensive legislation to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in Congress.
 
The Member and Employee Training and Oversight On (ME TOO) Congress Act introduced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) will require more transparency, overhaul the flawed complaint process, and provide better support for victims and whistleblowers.
 
Additionally, both the House and Senate bills will require mandatory annual

Coalition Of Community And Non-Profit Organizations Release Petition Supporting Actions Against Sexual Harassment, Violence And Misconduct

on November 28, 2017 - 10:58am
PN News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  A coalition of community and non-profit organizations in New Mexico has released the following petition.
 
This action is one piece of a multi-phased public awareness and accountability campaign to raise awareness of these important issues and identify methods to address sexual harassment, sexual violence and misconduct in New Mexico.  

The full petition can be found online here and content follows.
 
To elected leaders representing New Mexico:
  • We call for action to end sexual harassment and all forms of sexual violence;
  • We commit to making sure our own “house”

Descartes Labs And UbiQD Announce Expansions

on November 28, 2017 - 9:39am

Two high-tech companies announced their expansion with a celebration Monday morning at UbiQD's Eastgate headquarters in Los Alamos. From left, Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Matt Geisel, Los Alamos County Economic Development Administrator Joan Ahlers, UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, Descartes Lab CEO Mark Johnson, Los Alamos National Laboratory Chief Technology Officer Duncan McBranch and Los Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

UbiQD CEO Hunter McDaniel, left, and Descartes Lab CEO Mark Johnson chat before Monday's announcement.

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