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Council Candidate Sara Scott Hosts Meet And Greet At Ruby K’s

on April 24, 2018 - 5:45pm

Los Alamos County Council candidate Sara Scott hosts a Meet and Greet this afternoon at Ruby K’s to chat with community members about the issues including local resident Amy Birnbaum. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Public Schools Ranked #1 In New Mexico’s Top School Districts Of 2018

on April 24, 2018 - 4:27pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is ranked #1 in New Mexico’s Top School Districts of 2018.

According to backgroundcheck.com, the best district in the state is Los Alamos Public Schools due to being rated an “A” school district and its high graduation rate of 87 percent.

The full ranking and information about their methodology can be found here: http://backgroundchecks.org/top-school-districts-in-new-mexico-2018.html

Ranked #2-5 in this list is Logan Municipal Schools, Rio Rancho Public Schools, Dora Consolidated Schools and Moriarty-Edgewood School District.

Backgroundchecks.org is

Equality New Mexico Announces Endorsements Of Stephanie Garcia Richard For Land Commissioner And Maggie Toulouse Oliver For Secretary Of State

on April 24, 2018 - 2:56pm
 
 
 
ENM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Proudly, Equality New Mexico has endorsed Maggie Toulouse Oliver for Secretary of State and Stephanie Garcia Richard for Commissioner of Public Lands.
 
Toulouse Oliver has been instrumental in securing rights for the LGBTQ+ community. Knowing the road to marriage equality in New Mexico led through the courts, she invited the lawsuit filed by Kim Kiel and Rose Griego, et. al. that culminated in the Supreme Court’s 2013 “Griego v. Oliver”, ruling that marriage equality should be the law of the land in our state. 
 
“Maggie has proven herself to be

Primary Election Series: Candidates Morrison, Ryti, Robinson, Scott And Izraelevitz Speak On Council Goals

on April 24, 2018 - 2:15pm

Five of the six Democratic Primary Election candidates seeking to be their party's nominees for four County Council seats spoke at Kiwanis recently. From left, Timothy Thomas Morrison, Randall T. Ryti, James N. Robinson, Sara C. Scott and David Izraelevitz. The sixth candidate, Quentin David Dimick, had planned to participate, but came down with strep throat and was unable to attend. Photo by Don Casperson

By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos held its second Primary Election briefing recently.

League Of Women Voters Of Los Alamos Elects New Board, Plans Coming Year

on April 24, 2018 - 1:49pm

The new League of Women Voters of Los Alamos Board of Directors was voted into office at the Annual Meeting Tuesday, April 17. Top row from left, Amy Birnbaum, Sandra West, Karyl Ann Armbruster, Ellen Mills, Akkana Peck and Julie Williams-Hill. Bottom row from left, Lynn Jones, Co-presidents Rebecca Shankland and Barbara Calef and 2nd Vice President Leslie Wallstrom. Not pictured are Secretary Rosmarie Frederickson, Jody Benson and Treasurer Kathy Taylor. Photo by Jean Dewart

LWVLA News:

 

At its Annual Meeting April 17, the League of Women Voters of Los Alamos elected a new board and

State Auditor Wayne Johnson Warns Government Agencies About Invoicing Scam Targeting Public Money

on April 24, 2018 - 12:36pm
State Auditor Wayne Johnson
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  State Auditor Wayne Johnson is warning state and local agencies today that a scam artist could target their finance employees with fraudulent invoices for significant amounts of money. In the past, some New Mexico entities have fallen victim to such fraud, costing taxpayers thousands.
 
“These criminals are very savvy and convincing,” Johnson said. “They do their research and often know how specific agencies work, and who works there. We have to be careful and rely on internal control methods to safeguard public money.

Pearce, Himes Take Part In Bipartisan Conversation On Countering Criminal And Terrorist Networks

on April 24, 2018 - 12:34pm
From left, U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, U.S. Institute of Peace President Nancy Lindborg and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes participating in the USIP Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM), chairman of the Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee, participated April 17 in the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue entitled “Countering Illicit Funding of Terrorism: A Congressional Approach” with his colleague and Subcommittee Member, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT). 
 
“Innovation in

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