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LANL: First Efficacy Study Announced For HIV-1 Preventive ‘Mosaic’ Vaccine

on December 4, 2017 - 9:24am
LANL theoretical biologist Bette Korber. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:
 
International partners are announcing the first efficacy study for an investigational HIV-1-preventive “mosaic” vaccine. Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson are joining forces with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and National Institutes of Health on this study, and they have enlisted the aid of top researchers worldwide to conduct the trial.
 
The HIV-1 mosaic vaccine in the trial was originally designed at Los Alamos National Laboratory by theoretical biologist Bette Korber and her team.
 

IRS: National Tax Security Awareness Week No. 5

on December 4, 2017 - 8:58am
IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry joined together to warn small businesses to be on-guard against a growing wave of identity theft against employers.
 
Small business identity theft is a big business for identity thieves. Just like individuals, businesses may have their identities stolen and their sensitive information used to open credit card accounts or used to file fraudulent tax refunds for bogus refunds.
 
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the private-sector tax community -- partners in the Security Summit -- are
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Michelle Garcia Holmes Announces Candidacy For Lt. Governor Of New Mexico

on December 4, 2017 - 8:49am
Michelle Garcia Holmes
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  New Mexico native Michelle Garcia Holmes announced her candidacy Thursday for Lieutenant Governor.
 
With the experience of 30 years as a commissioned law enforcement officer, chief of staff for Attorney General Gary King, and advocate for children, Garcia Holmes will work hard to make New Mexico a better place to live and raise a family. 
 
“People need jobs and they need to feel safe in their homes and their communities,” Garcia Holmes said.

Luján Pushes Funding For Opioid Treatment

on December 4, 2017 - 8:09am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) Nov. 30 sent a letter to the leaders of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Committee urging continued investment to combat the opioid epidemic.
 
Earlier this year, Lujan introduced legislation that would provide $2.5 billion in additional funding for five years at the rate of $500 million a year.
 
More than 64,000 people in the U.S. died of drug overdoses in 2016, the deadliest year on record.

Tim Keller Steps Down As State Auditor, Names Kevin Sourisseau As Acting Deputy State Auditor

on December 4, 2017 - 6:10am
Former State Auditor Tim Keller
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Tim Keller officially submitted his resignation Thursday to step down as New Mexico State Auditor in order to be sworn in as Mayor of Albuquerque.
 
Keller was elected to the position in 2014, becoming one of the youngest State Auditors in the country. He has focused on making government work better by providing transparency and accountability for public funds in New Mexico. Keller appointed the office’s Director of Special Investigations Kevin Sourisseau to serve as Acting Deputy State Auditor.
 
“Serving as New Mexico’s

Udall Presses DHS Nominee Nielsen On Sensitive Location Policy

on December 4, 2017 - 5:14am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall 
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall pressed Kirstjen Nielsen, President Trump’s nominee to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to commit to adhering to longstanding federal policies regarding immigration enforcement at sensitive locations like schools, hospitals, and religious institutions.
 
During a meeting with Nielsen ahead of her confirmation hearings, Udall expressed his serious concern about reports of ongoing violations of DHS’s existing policies prohibiting enforcement at sensitive locations, noting

Mayor-Elect Tim Keller: Executive Team Appointments

on December 3, 2017 - 6:36am
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Mayor-Elect Tim Keller has announced two appointments to executive positions at the Albuquerque Mayor’s office. Keller is committed to building a qualified and professional administration to address the challenges facing Albuquerque head on. 

“During this historically short transition period, we’re crafting a leadership team to take over operations on day one, while implementing our vision for a safe, innovative and inclusive city,” Keller said. “We're building a talented team to tackle Albuquerque’s challenges head on.

Scenes From Annual Creche Show

on December 3, 2017 - 6:31am
This unusal rock creche is one of the many on display from around the world Saturday at the annual Creche Show inside the Los Alamos LDS Church. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Scene from the annual Creche Show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 

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