Skip directly to content

State, Nation & World

IRS Warns Deaf And Hard Of Hearing About Scam That Uses Video Relay Services

on February 22, 2017 - 1:19pm
IRS News:
 
Every day scammers come up with new ways to steal taxpayers’ identities and personal information. Some scammers pretend to be from the IRS with one goal in mind: to steal money.
 
Be aware that con artists will use video relay services (VRS) to try to scam deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Don’t become a victim. Deaf and hard of hearing taxpayers should avoid giving out personal and financial information to anyone they do not know. Always confirm that the person requesting personal information is who they say they are.
 
Do not automatically trust calls just because they

LANL: Science Versus ‘Horatio Alger Myth’

on February 22, 2017 - 9:43am

LANL News:
  • Physicists use condensed matter theory to explore whether personal initiative can overcome frustration and create more equality

In a new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have taken a condensed matter physics concept usually applied to the way substances such as ice freeze, called “frustration,” and applied it to a simple social network model of frustrated components. They show that inequality of wealth can emerge spontaneously and more equality can be gained by pure initiative.

It’s a computer-modeling exploration of the

Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords Meets With Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Of Los Alamos On Gun Bill

on February 22, 2017 - 9:32am

Gathered together at the Roundhouse Tuesday to discuss House Bill 50 (gun bill), from left, former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos and  New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf. Courtesy photo

STATE News:

Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos met Tuesday afternoon with former U.S. Rep. Gabby Gifford of Arizona and New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf at the state capitol in Santa Fe.

Garcia Richard and Gifford met to discuss House Bill 50, which seeks to require that all commercial firearm sales in gun shows and via the Internet

Cheer On High Flyers At Invitational This Weekend!

on February 22, 2017 - 8:58am

Los Alamos High Flyers Gymnastics athletes compete this weekend in the 2nd annual High Flyers Dreamcatcher Gymnastics Invitational at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

This weekend, area residents can experience an exciting, live gymnastics competition with Los Alamos High Flyers Gymnastics up close at Buffalo Thunder Resort. More than 500 athletes and 2,500 spectators are expected at the 2nd annual High Flyers Dreamcatcher Gymnastics Invitational.

Female athletes representing 21 teams from throughout New Mexico as well as Colorado Springs, Colo., Amarillo, Texas and El

Senate Bill 140 Rewarding High Performing Public Schools Is Voted Down In Senate

on February 22, 2017 - 8:43am

GOP STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE Sen. John Sapien and fellow Democrats have voted against Senate Bill 140, which would have provided high-performing school districts the same additional flexibility provided to charter schools in New Mexico.

The legislation would have given school districts with grades of A or B for two consecutive years flexibility on several legal requirements of public schools in New Mexico, including the length of the school day, class load, and subject areas covered by the curriculum. These requirements are already waived for New Mexico charter schools.

When the legislation

Bipartisan Compromise To Fund New Mexico Courts Goes To Governor For Action

on February 22, 2017 - 8:34am

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Wednesday evening, the House of Representatives concurred with a Senate-amended proposal to provide emergency funding to New Mexico’s judiciary branch.

House Bill 261, as amended by the Senate, makes supplemental appropriations for the New Mexico Supreme Court and the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). It will provide $80,000 to the Supreme Court to help meet a projected $82,600 shortfall in its current year budget, and it gives $1.6 million to the AOC to pay for jury and witness fees as well as other operational needs. The bill is sponsored Reps.

Udall Celebrates Contributions Of African Americans

on February 22, 2017 - 7:50am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall 
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall issued the following statement last week in honor of Black History Month:
 
“This Black History Month, we celebrate the immense contributions that African Americans have made to our nation, and we honor the struggle for equality and civil rights that black people have made through the generations. New Mexico and America are indebted to the black soldiers, workers, scientists, artists, business people, and many others who have strengthened and enriched our communities, our culture, and our values.
 

Bill To Support NM Businesses Passes House

on February 22, 2017 - 7:35am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Last night the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill sponsored by Rep. Sarah Maestas Barnes (R-Bernalillo) and Sen. Michael Padilla (D-Bernalillo) to help New Mexico’s resident businesses contract with state agencies.
 
House Bill 25, or the Resident Business Set-Aside Act, would require state contracting agencies to set-aside thirty-three percent of their contracts for New Mexico’s resident businesses.

Pages


Advertisements