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Sen. Udall And Rep. Price Introduce Bicameral We The People Democracy Reform Act Of 2017

on October 2, 2017 - 6:35am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) have introduced the We the People Democracy Reform Act of 2017.
 
This bicameral legislation addresses a series of comprehensive democratic and electoral reforms to restore integrity, accountability, and transparency to the broken political system. 
 
This legislation is more expansive than past versions and includes proposals to comprehensively reform campaign finance laws, increase transparency and accountability in the political system, end extreme partisan gerrymandering, increase

Community Invited To Meeting On Trinity Roundabout And Neighborhood Associations Oct. 16

on October 2, 2017 - 6:08am

ABWFLA News:

A Better Way for LA invites the public to attend a fall meeting Monday, Oct. 16, at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce at 15th Street and Central Avenue. A light supper will be provided.

The program begins at 7 p.m. with a talk by local resident William Mead on the "History of Roundabout Decisions for N.M. 502 in Los Alamos County". The planned roundabout at the intersection of Trinity Drive and Central Avenue will force drivers to travel in conflicting “circular” paths, negatively impacting both pedestrians and vehicles.

Next, Heather Ortega will present a talk on

Keller Issues Risk Advisory On Guardianship Services

on October 1, 2017 - 1:01pm
State Auditor Tim Keller
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  State Auditor Tim Keller issued a Risk Advisory raising concerns about the Development Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) Office of Guardianship.
 
The Office of the State Auditor (OSA) conducted an initial review of the statewide program that oversees companies that provide guardianship services of last resort for disabled adults who are incapacitated. The OSA’s review revealed a widespread failure of the Office of Guardianship to adequately oversee contract guardians.

Los Alamos County Council Proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month

on October 1, 2017 - 7:55am

Police Chief Dino Sgambellone adds some finishing touches in 2014 to the rock in White Rock together with a group gathered to send the message that men as well as women oppose domestic violence. Police officers who see the effects of domestic violence on men, women and children in their work every day are keenly aware of its negative consequences. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

COUNTY News: 

The ​​Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation declaring October Domestic Violence Awareness Month to Police Chief Dino Sgambellone during its regular meeting Tuesday evening in

Governor: New Mexico True Scholars Program

on October 1, 2017 - 7:34am

PED Sec. Christopher Ruszkowski, HED Sec. Barbara Damron, Gov. Susana Martinez, NMTD Sec. Rebecca Latham, EDD Sec. Matt Geisel, and Flagship Food Group CEO Rob Holland with 4-H and Future Farmers of America students from the Albuquerque area after the announcement Friday of the 505 Southwestern New Mexico True Scholars program. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE –  Gov. Susana Martinez has announced the first year of the 505 Southwestern New Mexico True Scholars scholarship program, which recognizes students with a passion for the future of agriculture in New Mexico.

Richard Nixon's Western White House Up For Sale

on October 1, 2017 - 6:46am
Richard Nixon’s Western White House is for sale and priced at $63.5 million. Courtesy photo
 
NATIONAL News:
 
Richard Nixon and his family were Californians who moved back and forth from Washington, D. C., depending on whether or not he was holding a political office such as senator, Vice President to Dwight D. Eisenhower or as the 37th President of the United States.
 
Nixon grew up dirt poor, but as he said, wasn’t aware of their poverty at the time, assuming everyone lived that way.

Jewish Council For Public Affairs Deeply Troubled By Record-Low Refugee Cap

on October 1, 2017 - 6:18am
JCPA News:
 
NEW YORK, NY  The Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) is deeply troubled by the Administration’s proposal to cap Fiscal Year 2018 refugee admissions at just 45,000—less than half of the current number—particularly given the scope of the international refugee crisis and other strife around the world.
 
This figure is the lowest refugee cap set by any president since the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program was established in 1980.
 
JCPA urges Congress to pass legislation that protects America’s global leadership in welcoming immigrants and offering refuge to those fleeing

State Auditor Tim Keller Confirms Investigation Into City Of Las Vegas, NM

on September 30, 2017 - 10:42am

New Mexico State Auditor Tim Keller

STATE News:

SANTA FE – State Auditor Tim Keller confirmed Friday that the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) is designating the City of Las Vegas for a special investigation.

The OSA will examine concerns related to procurement such as conflicts of interest with a city vendor, contracting without seeking competitive prices, and budget adjustments without the approval of the Las Vegas City Council.

“We are going to look into concerns about whether the City of Las Vegas has followed the rules when it comes to purchasing,” Keller said.

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