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State Auditor Wayne Johnson Designates Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities For Special Audit

State Auditor Wayne Johnson

From the Office of the State Auditor:

SANTA FE – State Auditor Wayne Johnson today designated the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) for a special audit.

The designation comes after serious concerns about travel and entertainment reimbursements, including reimbursements for alcoholic beverages, baseball tickets, and first class flights using taxpayer money, possible double reimbursements and procurement issues.

The RCLC is a publicly-funded coalition of nine cities, towns, counties and pueblos near the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Los Alamos


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National Science Foundation Awards UbiQD Phase II SBIR Grant

The UbiQD team taken at its September board of directors meeting a short walk from the quantum dot company’s headquarters in Los Alamos. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD team members measure the electrical output of a window prototype near the company’s headquarters in Los Alamos. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD News:

  • Funding will accelerate development of its quantum dot solar glass technology

UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based nanotechnology development company, announced today that it was recently awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant by the National Science Foundation


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Heinrich Bipartisan Bill To Establish Tech-Transfer Program Clears Senate Energy Committee

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich’s (D-N.M.) bipartisan Energy Technology Maturation Act was passed Thursday out of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
 
The legislation, cosponsored by Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), would authorize an Energy Technology Maturation Program at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to facilitate successful commercialization of laboratory-developed

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World Futures: Education, Training, Learning And Knowledge Part One

By ANDY ANDREWS
World Futures Institute

This column began in 2017 by exploring the List of 18 defining areas that need inquisition and exploration as we move forward in sustaining Earth and humanity.

April 21, 2017, the column “What and How Do We Teach People?” was published and ended with: “In the future, people will need physical, intellectual, and perceptual skills as well as interpersonal, decision making, and human skills. And there will be a continuing roll for history, the arts, pride and survival. Survival of the individual, humanity or all of the above?”

Recently, The Case Against Education


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Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting For BeeHive Homes March 15

 
CHAMBER News:
 
The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the grand opening of BeeHive Homes of White Rock. Please join us to welcome BeeHive Homes 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at 110 Longview Drive in White Rock. Light refreshments will be served plus there will be live music, drawings and giveaways. .
 
Members of the public who would like an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the facility are also encouraged to attend.
 
BeeHive Homes® is a national provider of residential assisted living for the elderly. Its homes operate

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Lujan Grisham Welcomes Sandia Pricing Preference She Championed For New Mexico Businesses

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham welcomes the announcement from Sandia Laboratories that they are implementing a 5 percent New Mexico small business pricing preference that she championed. 
 
The pricing preference will help New Mexico small businesses compete for Sandia subcontracts against out-of-state companies.
 
In a letter sent in March 2016 to then-Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Lujan Grisham encouraged DOE to preserve and expand Sandia’s economic footprint in the

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Consumer Protection Weeks FACTS: ‘C’ Is For Cars

Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  As part of National Consumer Protection Week, Attorney General Hector Balderas wants New Mexicans to get the FACTS when it comes to Cars. 
 
Purchasing a car is the largest purchase many New Mexicans undertake, so it’s crucial that consumers make informed decisions during their car shopping process.
 
“The most important tool for car shopping is to know what you can afford,” Balderas said. “Know your finance options and your overall family budget before you begin to shop. That

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LANB Brings Students From El Camino Real Academy To Bradbury Science Museum

El Camino Real Academy 5th graders visit to the Bradbury Science Musuem thanks to a generous transportation grant from Los Alamos National Bank. Photo by Linda Anderman/BSM

An El Camino Real Academy 5th grader at the Bradbury Museum during a field trip sponsored by LANB. Photo by Linda Anderman/BSM

 

BSMA News:
 
Twenty-five 5th graders from El Camino Real Academy enjoyed a field trip to the Bradbury Science Museum, thanks to a grant provided by Los Alamos National Bank, that pays for the student’s and teacher’s transportation to the museum.
 
Liddie Martinez,

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Balderas Sues Massive Solar Company For Defrauding New Mexicans, Jeopardizing Their Home Ownership

Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday he filed a lawsuit against Vivint Solar, Inc., and related companies (“Vivint”).
 
Balderas’ lawsuit claims Vivint was engaging in unfair and unconscionable business practices including clouding titles to consumers’ homes, fraud and racketeering in connection with its residential solar power purchase agreements and solar equipment.
 
Through its investigation, the Office of the Attorney General has learned there are hundreds of clouded titles

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Labor Management Relations Board Meets Monday

COUNTY News:
 
The Labor Management Relations Board meets at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 12, in Room 110 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
AGENDA
I.   Call to Order
II. Public Comment for items not on the Agenda
III. Business – Hearing on PPC-2018-001 The Board will hear arguments, deliberate, and take action on the question of sufficiency regarding PPC2018-001 pursuant to Section 3.4 of the LMRB Rules and Regulations. The Board reserves the right to close the hearing to the public pursuant to §10-15-1(H)(3),

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