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Letter To The Editor: Jeorg On The Bureaucracy

on February 24, 2018 - 5:52am
Los Alamos

I spent almost 3 years on a Change of Station at DOE in Washington, DC. While there I worked as much with the State Department and other agencies related to nonproliferation and arms control. I offer this as a reply to Mr. Mead's excellent opinion piece in Thursday's Los Alamos Daily Post (link).

While there I had several conversations and meals with a former LANL colleague who'd worked many years in government and was then the Chief Scientist-Deputy Director of the On Site Inspection Agency (OSIA). I remember well a conversation regarding the inertia of

Spencer: I’ll Retire To Bedlam

on February 23, 2018 - 7:03am
Los Alamos

Ebenezer Scrooge, in Charles Dickens memorable novella, uttered the equally memorable phrase "I'll retire to Bedlam" when he thought everyone he was talking to had gone nuts. In the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting, I wonder if its time to do the same.

While NRA Exec. Director Wayne LaPierre gave a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference that would have left Bedlam inmates feeling quite sane, Democrats in Ohio wrote a bill that would, if passed, define innocuous, 22 rimfire rifles from the ninteen-sixties such as the Marlin Model 60 or

Jail Incarceration Rate Down Nationwide

on February 23, 2018 - 6:59am
DOJ News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The percentage of U.S. residents who were in jail dropped from midyear (the last weekday in June) 2012 to midyear 2016, the Bureau of Justice Statistics announced today.
Jails include confinement facilities operated under the authority of a sheriff, police chief or city or county administrator.
The jail incarceration rate fell from 237 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents at midyear 2012 to 229 inmates per 100,000 U.S. residents at midyear 2016, a decline of 3.4 percent.

RCLC Delivers Letter Supporting SB17 To Governor

on February 22, 2018 - 3:58pm

RCLC News:

The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) hand-delivered a letter, in support of Senate Bill 17 (SB17), a bill that protects gross receipts tax (GRT) from ‘certain non-profits’ and the operators of Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories, to the Office of Governor Martinez Wednesday alomg with a large packet of support letters and resolutions.

Copy of the Letter:

February 20, 18
Office of the Governor New Mexico State Capitol 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Room 400 Santa Fe, NM 87501
Dear Honorable Governor Susana Martinez,   
It is with great interest and urgency that the

Reforming The Lottery: Our Voices Matter

on February 22, 2018 - 3:41pm
Think New Mexico News:
The Lottery Scholarship went through quite the journey this past legislative session and provided a lesson in negotiation for student leaders of ASNNMC and other New Mexico universities.
In 2008, the New Mexico legislature passed a law that guaranteed at least 30 percent of lottery revenues to college scholarships. Prior to that law, the Lottery was only delivering about 23 percent of all their revenues to scholarships. For the past three years the Lottery and lobbyists for the multinational gaming companies that contract with the Lottery have unsuccessfully

James Robinson Announces Candidacy For Council

on February 22, 2018 - 1:06pm

James Robinson is running for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos born James Robinson stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post this week to share the news that he intends to file his candidacy for a seat on the Los Alamos County Council.

Robinson, 29, submitted the following news release along with a video detailing his plans. The video is available for viewing at here

Robinson’s News Release:

As many of you might remember, last May, I decided to take a step back

Sheehey: Advocating For Los Alamos At Roundhouse

on February 22, 2018 - 9:19am
Los Alamos County Councilor

I spent a good deal of time this year at the 2018 State Legislative Session, working on behalf of the people of Los Alamos and neighboring communities. As a member of the County Council’s Regional and State Subcommittee, I helped develop our state legislative agenda, which was approved by the whole Council last December. 

In addition to issues that we watch carefully every year, such as funding for local public education and capital improvement grants (we did receive $100,000 for affordable housing), our agenda included two items of special importance.

Attorney General Balderas Issues Cease & Desist Notice To Company For Illegal Mortgage Practices

on February 22, 2018 - 9:15am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
ALBUQUERQUE Today, Attorney General Hector Balderas announced that the Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer and Environmental Protection Division issued a Notice to Cease and Desist to Capital Home Advocacy Center and National Advocacy Group.
Based on a complaint received from a New Mexico consumer, Capital Home Advocacy, formerly known as National Advocacy Group, charges advance fees for home mortgage modification services.