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WIPP: Preparations Continue For TRU Waste Shipments

on April 6, 2017 - 9:09am
Idaho State Trooper and commercial vehicle enforcement officer Tony Anderson speaks to attendees March 27 at the kick-off of the WIPP Road Show for the western corridor shipping route at Fort Hall, Idaho. Courtesy photo
 
WIPP News:
 
In preparation for the resumption of shipments of transuranic (TRU) waste to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) is supporting “road shows” sponsored by state and tribal authorities along the transportation routes to WIPP.
 
Shipments to WIPP were suspended in February

Udall, Heinrich, Lujan Grisham Announce $1.6 Million To UNM To Train STEM Students And Workers For Labs Jobs In Microsystems Technology

on April 6, 2017 - 8:54am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham have announced a funding award of $1.6 million to the University of New Mexico to train STEM workers for jobs specializing in the development of microsystems.
 
The money will go to UNM's Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME) program, which provides materials, models, and professional development activities for microsystem technicians to develop a workforce that is prepared for research and development and industry manufacturing positions in this growing

More Than 100 Students Receive Scholarships From Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund

on April 5, 2017 - 10:55am

2017 Gold Scholar WilburWang of Los Alamos High School. Courtesy/LANLF

LANL FOUNDATION News:

ESPAÑOLA—Charlyna Gonzales of Peñasco High School, Khaled Khweis of Taos High School and Wilbur Wang of Los Alamos High School are recipients of the 2017 Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund top-level Gold Scholarships.

They are among 111 student winners from the seven-county Northern New Mexico region selected to receive 117 scholarships totaling $660,250.

2017 Gold Scholar Charlyna Gonzales of Penasco High School. Courtesy/LANLF

Scholarships are funded by Los Alamos National Laboratory

Luján Visits LANL Today; Discusses Range Of Issues

on March 31, 2017 - 8:49pm

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) today visited Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to meet with lab employees and discuss issues of interest to the Labs.

He was briefed by LANL personnel and discussed topics including tech transfer, the Labs infrastructure and workforce needs and expanding regional capacity.

“Our nation faces a wide range of threats including environmental challenges, the emergence and spread of infectious disease, the need for increased energy independence, the spread of nuclear

Bill Safeguards Faith-Based Community Centers

on March 31, 2017 - 7:14am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), Brian Mast (R-FL), Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and John Katko (R-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation today to increase penalties for making bomb threats, and provide $20 million in additional funding to the Department of Homeland Security to safeguard faith-based community centers.

The bill, which already has the support of 28 other members, would provide $20 million in additional funding to the Department of Homeland Security under the existing State

Balderas: Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court Decision Huge Victory For New Mexico Students With Disabilities

on March 31, 2017 - 6:29am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The United States Supreme Court unanimously agreed with New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas, and attorneys general from Delaware and Massachusetts, when it issued its ruling March 23 in the Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District case by requiring public schools to provide higher standards for students with disabilities.
 
The ruling reverses what had been the law in New Mexico, and now educational plans for students with disabilities must be designed so that students can make educational progress, rather than the

Demonstrations At White Sands Missile Range Support Trinity Downwinders April 1

on March 25, 2017 - 8:37am
CCNS News:
 
The community is invited to join the Tularosa Basin Downwinders Consortium at two White Sands Missile Range entrances during the Trinity Site open house Saturday, April 1 to support those who have been negatively affected by radiation exposure from the first atomic test there July 16, 1945. 
 
The Army opens the Trinity Site twice a year for people from around the world to visit the radioactively contaminated site, http://www.wsmr.army.mil/PAO/Trinity/Pages/Home.aspx 
 
Beginning at 7:30 a.m., the Consortium will gather at the Tularosa Gate, on Tulie Gate Road west of

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