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Luján: What President's Day Means To Me

on February 19, 2018 - 3:59pm
By U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District

When I was young, I remember reading about great Presidents in American history. I read about the accomplishments of Presidents like Washington, Lincoln and Roosevelt. They carried heavy burdens understanding the effect of every decision they made. They also represented the best of American values, and inspired younger generations to carry those values into their daily lives and into their hopes and dreams.

Being President of the United States comes with tremendous responsibility.

Letter To The Editor: A President’s Day Lament

on February 19, 2018 - 3:31pm
By BILL MEAD
Los Alamos

The USA is caught in a slow-motion disaster, the worst in several decades. 

The roots of the disaster are deep, but the rise of the neo-conservative movement, Fox News, a fleet of conservative pundits, and the Tea Party mark the beginning. These new forces have led to the emergence of a radical, populist constituency with leadership such as Paul Ryan, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump who are intent on changing the core values and government of the USA—whatever it takes.

By 2016, this long-standing political divide had hardened into a fierce partisan battle for the

Celebrate How Presidents Shaped National Parks

on February 19, 2018 - 9:08am

The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial is on a small island in the Potomac River. Congress approved funds in 1960 and the memorial was dedicated Oct. 27, 1967. Courtesy/NPF

National Park Foundation:

As we observe Presidents Day, the National Park Foundation remembers the leaders who helped shape the nation’s public lands.

The lessons of conservation and protection passed down by these trailblazing Presidents have given us the beautiful parks that we know and love.

For example, President Lincoln set aside a large section of the Yosemite Valley for public use – the first time that had ever been

Voices Of Los Alamos: One Year Later

on February 19, 2018 - 7:48am
By Cristina Olds and Elena Giorgi
Voices Of Los Alamos

This February, Voices of Los Alamos is celebrating one year of successfully bringing people together in action by holding meetings, getting involved politically, and supporting local actions.

Some activities Voices participated in last year include Day Without a Woman with 200 participants in March, March for Science with 2,500 marchers in April, and a vigil for protesters killed in Charlottesville with 80 attendees in August. 

Local issues we supported with letter writing, meeting with Councilors, and speaking at Council meetings

President’s $1 Billion Budget Proposal For BLM Supports Access To Public Lands For Multiple Uses

on February 18, 2018 - 6:57am
BLM News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. In keeping with the Administration’s goal of securing America’s energy dominance, President Trump has proposed a $1 billion Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget for the Bureau of Land Management that will provide resources to promote energy development on public lands while expanding access to recreation and conservation areas.
 
The President’s proposal provides resources to support the Administration’s goals and meets the BLM’s multiple-use and sustained yield mission in other areas.

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Honors Black History Month

on February 18, 2018 - 6:51am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, cosponsor of a resolution authored by Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) marking February as Black History Month, released the following statement honoring the contributions of African Americans in New Mexico and across the nation:
 
“Each February, we celebrate the immeasurable and indelible contributions that African Americans have made to our state and our nation.

DEA Creates New Resource To Help Distributors Avoid Oversupplying Opioids

on February 17, 2018 - 7:50am
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has launched a new tool to assist drug manufacturers and distributors with their regulatory obligations under the Controlled Substances Act.
 
This new resource is an example of the many ways DEA is working collaboratively with its 1.73 million registrants to combat the ongoing opioid epidemic in the United States.
 
DEA added a new feature to its ARCOS Online Reporting System, a comprehensive drug reporting system that monitors the flow of controlled substances from their point of manufacture through commercial

Scenes From SGR’s Final ‘Sine Die’ Event

on February 16, 2018 - 3:34pm

Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard (SGR), right, with Los Alamos Democrat Amy Storey and friend Thursday afternoon at the Santa Fe Spirits Downtown Tasting Room for SGRs 4th and final ‘sine die’ celebration to mark the end of the legislative session in Santa Fe. This is her final ‘sine die’ event because she is running for New Mexico Land Commissioner. If elected, she will make history as the first female and first Hispanic to hold that office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

SGR with House Speaker Brian Egolf Thursday at her ‘sine die’ event. Photo by Carol A.

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