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NM Justice System Failing Due To Inadequate Funding

on January 22, 2017 - 12:35pm
NM SUPREME COURT News:
 
SANTA FE  Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles W. Daniels told lawmakers Thursday that a lack of funding has damaged New Mexico’s justice system and potentially could cause the dismissal of criminal cases if courts are unable to provide speedy trials as constitutionally required.
 
“I wish I could tell you that New Mexico is providing the functioning justice system promised in the constitution that created ground rules of our government, but I can’t,” Daniels said in a State of the Judiciary speech to a joint session of the Legislature.

LALT Hosts 3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion Following 2 p.m. Performance Of ‘Dog Sees God’ Today

on January 22, 2017 - 10:08am

The cast of 'Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead', perform at 2 p.m. today and will participate in panel discussion at 3:45 p.m. following today's performance. Photo by Larry Gibbons

COMMUNITY News:

Los Alamos Little Theatre will host a panel discussion open to the community at 3:45 p.m. today, Jan. 22. The discussion will address suicide, violence, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face as evidenced in the play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” and also as manifest in the local community.

The panel discussion will follow today's 2 p.m.

Dr. Steve Girrens Tapped For Nuclear Deterrence Associate Lab Director At Sandia National Laboratories

on January 21, 2017 - 2:02pm

Dr. Steven Girrens to serve as NTESS Nuclear Deterrence Associate Lab Director

SNL News:

The National Nuclear Security Administration awarded the management contract of Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) to National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia (NTESS) Jan. 16 and Dr. Steven Girrens of Los Alamos will serve as the nuclear deterrence associate lab director at SNL.

Girrens will lead nuclear weapons, stockpile management, Office of Research & Development, Safeguards & Security Technology Programs, and operating and managing nuclear facilities.

Heinrich Questions Trump's Decision To Let Management Of Nuclear Stockpile Run On 'Auto-Pilot'

on January 21, 2017 - 12:47pm
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump expressing his serious concerns regarding continuity of government operations related to national security positions in the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Department of Defense. 
 
Read the full text of the letter: PDF is available here.

Los Alamos Teen Center Closing At 8 p.m. Today

on January 21, 2017 - 12:37pm

TEEN CENTER News:

Due to weather, the Los Alamos Teen Center will close at 8 p.m. today for the safety of staff and members.

Tonight's LAHS Girls Basketball Games Are Canceled

on January 21, 2017 - 11:08am

LAPS SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School girls basketball games scheduled for tonight are canceled due to the weather.

The Los Alamos High School boys basketball games vs. Goddard also are canceled.

Both the girls and boys games are rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 30. 

State Auditor Releases Special Audit Of City Of Moriarty

on January 21, 2017 - 8:27am
STATE AUDITOR News:
 
SANTA FE  Jan. 13, the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) released a special audit of the City of Moriarty.
 
The audit assessed the City’s financial controls during the period from April 1, 2010 to Aug. 31, 2015. The audit was initiated due to concerns raised by the City about utility billing and water meter reading systems.
 
“There’s no place for apparent favoritism in the water bills we all receive,” State Auditor Tim Keller said. “We all expect, and rightly so, fairness when it comes to government's billing and taxation.

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