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Udall, Heinrich Warn CFPB Against Repealing Rule To Crack Down On Predatory Payday Lending Schemes

U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Leandra English and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney urging them to end any efforts to undermine and repeal the CFPB’s payday lending rule, which would help rein in predatory business practices by payday lenders nationwide that are designed to exploit the financial hardships facing millions of hardworking families.
 
“We understand that the CFPB is delaying the rule by granting waivers

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Education, Training, Learning, Knowledge: Part 4

By ANDY ANDEWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In last week’s column, we ended by saying that education and training involves knowledge, information and beliefs. Albert Einstein said (or wrote) that “the value of education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.” Allegedly, he also said “Never memorize what you can look up in books.”

Knowledge is continually debated by philosophers in the field of epistemology. According to a classical definition, statement is considered knowledge if it is justified, true, and believed. But it is still debated. According


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TopNotch Pilates Expands With New Location And Equipment

Bill and Lynn Godwin on the reformer. TopNotch Pilates specializes in duet sessions as well as private one-on-one sessions. Courtesy photo
 
Scott Backhaus demonstrating the beginning of a hanging pull-up on the Cadillac Trapeze Table. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

TopNotch Pilates has a new home at 166 East Gate Dr. in Los Alamos. The new space is three times the size of the old in order to accommodate new equipment and growing clientele, owner and teacher Sabrina Svard said.

Svard has a loyal following of clients.

“Pilates breaks


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U.S. SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Honors Top New Mexico Small Business Owners

Jasper Riddle
 
SBA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced this year’s Small Business Person of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. 
 
Jasper Riddle, President of Noisy Water Winery in Ruidoso was named the SBA New Mexico Small Business Person of the Year. 
 
Riddle will join all other winners to attend ceremonies in Washington, D.C on April 29-30 where they will be honored with their individual award along with

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Link Correction To Vote For Los Alamos Main Street In National Contest

Los Alamos Main Street News:

 

Los Alamos Main Street is competing in the third annual America’s Main Streets contest for a $25,000 cash prize. The correct link to cast your vote is: https://mainstreetcontest.com/profile/95

 

For details about the contest and how Los Alamos Main Street would use the cash prize toward the mission of building a vibrant community, click here.


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Los Alamos County Developing Tourism Economy

Los Alamos County Planning Assistant Anita Barela, left, and her daughter, Leia Roach, take part in the public meeting regarding the County’s tourism strategic plan last year at UNM-LA. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 
 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
kirsten@ladailypost.com
 
In January 2017, the Los Alamos County Council identified building the local tourism economy as a priority. Council accepted a tourism strategic plan during its Feb. 27 meeting; and as a result the wheels are now in motion toward achieving this goal.
 
Although

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Attorney Emma Weber Joins Philip J. Dabney P.C.

Attorneys Philip J. Dabney, left, and Emma D. B. Weber Tuesday at Philip J. Dabney P.C. on Oppenheimer Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Attorney Emma D. B. Weber in her new office Tuesday at Philip J. Dabney P.C. Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Attorney Emma D. B. Weber has joined the law firm of Philip J. Dabney P.C. in Los Alamos.

“I started working here March 13 so I’m in my third week and I just love,” Weber said during an interview Tuesday in her new office. “It’s different from anything


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Petree Garden Center Grand Opening April 7

General Manager Laurel Hardin shows off the birdhouses at the new Petree Garden Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Planters, fountains and indoor plants at Petree Garden Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Petree Garden Center is opening just in time for Spring. Located in the former De Colores Restaurant at 2470 East Road, the Garden Center will hold its grand opening 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

“We’re now bringing in trees and cold hard plants,” General Manager Laurel


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LACDC Selects Lauren McDaniel Main Street Director

Lauren McDaniel

LACDC News:

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) announced today Lauren McDaniel, LACDC employee and Director of projectY cowork Los Alamos, is the new Los Alamos Main Street Director.

As Main Street director, McDaniel will continue to oversee projectY cowork and a new full-time Community & Marketing Manager, in addition to the Creative District.

McDaniel first joined LACDC in 2016 as director of projectY cowork, whose mission is to strengthen the local economy by providing convenient and affordable work spaces for entrepreneurs, remote workers,


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State Leaders Honored At Leadership New Mexico Annual Awards Dinner May 4

U.S. Bank New Mexico Regional President Paul DiPaola

LEADERSHIP NEW MEXICO News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Paul DiPaola and Phil Bryson will be recognized for their outstanding leadership and dedication to the state of New Mexico at the 2018 Leadership New Mexico Annual Awards Dinner Friday, May 4 in Albuquerque.

DiPaola is the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is the New Mexico Regional President of U.S. Bank as well as a Leadership New Mexico Core Program graduate, class of 2000, and Lifetime Member. DiPaola has more than 35 years of banking experience and, under his leadership,


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