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State Auditor’s Office Confirms Ongoing Investigation Into UNM Athletics Department Expenses

on May 26, 2017 - 6:32am

State Auditor Tim Keller

STATE News:

SANTA FE – State Auditor Keller has confirmed that the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) has an ongoing investigation into financial practices at the UNM Athletics Department. 

The investigation, which has been underway for the last three weeks, is in response to numerous concerns that have been raised.

State And National American Federation Of Teachers Representatives Argue For Public Education Funding

on May 26, 2017 - 5:54am

STATE News:

In advance to the New Mexico legislature's special session, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly, American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Executive Vice President Kathy Chavez, and Albuquerque Teachers Federation President Ellen Bernstein released the following statements:

Randi Weingarten

“I am so honored to be in Santa Fe standing shoulder to shoulder with New Mexico’s educators and legislators who are making educational funding for our students- Pre-K through college a priority.

Aspen School Celebrates Books, Libraries & Africa

on May 26, 2017 - 5:07am
Aspen students show off some of the books they have collected for The African Library Project. Courtesy photo
 
Chris Bradshaw, founder of The African Library Project, visited Aspen School Tuesday. Kindergarten students presented her with a special handmade hat. Courtesy photo

EDUCATION News:

Tuesday, Aspen students were treated to an assembly celebrating books, libraries and Africa. Chris Bradshaw, founder of The African Library Project, spoke to all 450 students and staff at the school about her experiences making libraries in African countries.

Her presentation highlighted the

World Futures: SOCIETY – Commercial and Financial – How Do We Do Business, Individually and Collectively?

on May 25, 2017 - 4:02pm

World Futures: What Do We Need?

By ANDY ANDREWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute


In the history of humanity individuals banded together to form micro societies in which the members worked collectively for the common good.  

Everything was pooled primarily for survival. Then micro societies interacted using barter to exchange essentials (satisfy needs). As humanity evolved, however, certain things became collectively recognized as having inherent value, permitting different micro societies to essentially export their “stuff” in exchange for inherent value.  

Then, as the micro societies

LAPD Strives For National Accreditation

on May 25, 2017 - 8:02am

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Daniel Roberts, left, and Cpl. Jack Casias look through documents to meet the standards required for a national accreditation for the department. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com​

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Daniel Roberts is knee-deep in the Department’s quest to be nationally-accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

As the LAPD Accreditation manager, Roberts has spent 22 months reviewing, rewriting and organizing some 800 pages of Department policies and procedures to bring them

Cange Testifies On EM’s FY-18 Budget Request

on May 25, 2017 - 7:44am

EM Acting Assistant Secretary Sue Cange

DOE-EM News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Acting EM Assistant Secretary Sue Cange testified Wednesday on EM’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. In her testimony, Cange provided an overview of the EM program, key achievements in the past year and planned accomplishments to be achieved with EM’s request of approximately $6.5 billion, which marks EM’s largest budget request in a decade. 

“I am honored to be here today representing the over 20,000 men and women that carry out the

Los Alamos Young Guns Compete In Raton

on May 24, 2017 - 8:52am

Los Alamos Young Guns Youth Shotgun Team members, from left, Chris Garcia, Michael Patchett, Kevin Dors, Derek Laintz, Sam Bond, Cade Pimentel and Alison Pimentel competed in the New Mexico High School Amateur Trap Association Championships May 6-7 in Raton. Alison Pimentel placed second in the 16 yards handicap event, second in the 19 yards handicap event and third overall for the year. Kevin Dors placed second overall for junior varsity and Derek Laintz placed third overall for junior varsity. Photo by Kathryn Smith

Governor To Commemorate New Mexico Law Enforcement Officers Killed In The Line Of Duty

on May 24, 2017 - 8:31am

Courtesy image

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez will commemorate New Mexico law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2016 as their names are added to the Department of Public Safety’s Law Enforcement Memorial.

The officers being added to the Memorial today are Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez, Alamogordo Police Officer Clint Corvinus and Valencia County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thomas.

The event is 9:30 a.m. at the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Academy at 4491 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe.

NNSA Releases FY18 Presidential Budget Request

on May 24, 2017 - 7:22am

Lt. Gen. Frank G. Klotz (Ret.)

DOE/NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) released details Tuesday of its portion of the President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Budget Request.

The President’s $13.9 billion FY 2018 Budget Request for NNSA represents an increase of $1.0 billion – or 7.8 percent – above the FY 2017 Omnibus level, representing the Administration’s commitment to NNSA’s diverse missions: maintaining the safety, security, reliability, and effectiveness of the nuclear weapons stockpile; reducing the threat of

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