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Letter To The Editor: Response To Mr. Nebel

on August 3, 2017 - 10:59am

By GREG WHITE
Los Alamos

I really enjoy debating with people but that requires facts and all Mr. Nebel offers is hyperbole about corrupt police as well as deputies (link).

And he's apparently oblivious to the fact that New Mexico has been far and away the state leading the nation in violent crime as well as all other crime since long before 1980. Yes, I suppose now you'll dig up some FBI stats to disprove this - just make sure you adjust for per capita population.

I'm surprised he says he backs our police as he seems to be afraid and distrustful of law enforcement in general.

Sen. Martin Heinrich Urges Congress To Pass Bipartisan Wildfire Funding Fix In Senate Bill

on August 3, 2017 - 10:56am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

 

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As wildfire season rages across the West, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today urged the Senate to pass a wildfire funding fix included in new legislation to address funding for floods and other natural disasters.

He joined U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Jim Risch (R-Idaho), and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) in sending a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee.

A wildfire funding fix similar to the Wildfire Disaster Funding

VIDEO: Udall Urges Ban Of Dangerous Pesticide Chlorpyrifos Linked To Brain Damage In Children

on August 3, 2017 - 8:57am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yesterday in a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall made the case for why Congress must act to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos, a dangerous neurotoxin linked to brain damage in children.
 
Udall said his Protect Children, Farmers & Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act is urgently needed after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt rejected EPA scientists’ determination that all food applications of the pesticide are unsafe and that the chemical risks harm to children, farmers, and

Udall, Heinrich Cosponsor Bill To Allow Medicare To Negotiate A Better Deal On Prescription Drug Costs

on August 3, 2017 - 7:19am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Yesterday, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined in cosponsoring legislation led by U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) to unleash the bargaining power of seniors for a better deal on prescription drug costs.
 
The legislation would allow for Medicare to negotiate the best possible price of prescription drugs to cut costs for nearly 41 million seniors enrolled in Medicare Part D.

County Contracts With Santa Fe Attorney To Investigate Ethics Complaint Filed Against Two Councilors

on August 3, 2017 - 6:42am
Attorney John B. Pound
 
By MAIRE O'NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Los Alamos County has contracted with Santa Fe trial and appellate attorney John B. Pound to conduct an investigation into an ethics complaint filed against County Councilors Susan O’Leary and James Chrobocinski. The complaint was filed by former resident Patrick Brenner in connection with the two Councilors involvement with a Political Action Committee during the recent Recreation Bond Election.

County officials said total compensation of the contract is not to exceed $12,000 and the term of the

Udall, Heinrich Announce Passage Of Bipartisan G.I. Bill Reforms To Help N.M. Veterans And Their Families

on August 2, 2017 - 4:07pm

U.S. SENATE News:
  • Ends the arbitrary 15-year period that a veteran is required to use their G.I. Bill so they can use their benefits at any time in their professional career’ education benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced the passage of bipartisan legislation they introduced with U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.) that will modernize and strengthen veterans’ education benefits and enhance the post-9/11 G.I. Bill. The Harry W.

Letter To The Editor: County Councilors Should Not Be Swayed By Bullying

on August 2, 2017 - 3:54pm
By CRISTINA OLDS and ELENA E. GIORGO
Los Alamos
 

In light of the threat of lawsuits against the County made at the July 26 council meeting, it seems ill-advised to discuss further the resolution to expand the Sheriff’s duties and authorities until the legal matters are resolved. Similarly, efforts to modify the County charter under the cloud of legal challenges should be postposed pending a resolution of those issues. The County should not be swayed by the bullying of a few county residents.

 

Furthermore, when Los Alamos citizens voted for the current Sheriff, they did so knowing the position

New Mexico MainStreet Summer Leadership Network Meeting Underway In Los Alamos

on August 2, 2017 - 3:19pm

Losat Fuller Lodge. Alamos County Council Chair David Izraelevitz is addressing a gathering of the New Mexico MainStreet Summer Leadership Network Meeting underway today at Fuller Lodge. The meeting runs through Friday in Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

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