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Letter To The Editor: Trump A Republican?

on April 5, 2016 - 1:21pm
Los Alamos
Some people are asking if Donald Trump is a Republican, and I would like to give proof that he is.
I've been watching politics since Eisenhower (the last truly conservative republican) and the best I can tell is there are several rules that all good modern Republican leaders must follow.
First, you must never admit that you are wrong about anything. Second, you must always find someone else to blame for your problems. And third, the truth must have nothing to do with your opinions.
No amount of evidence (example global warming) is ever enough to convince a real

Supreme Court Rejects Radical Rewrite Of Constitution

on April 5, 2016 - 7:38am
The U.S. Supreme Court voted 8-0 in Evenwel v. Abbott to allow states to continue to count total population when drawing state legislative districts after each census.
The plaintiffs sought an unprecedented change to the U.S. Constitution forbidding states from using census counts of total population and requiring them to draw districts with equal number of voters.
“Today, the Supreme Court upheld a fundamental constitutional value that every person counts,” said Kathay Feng, Common Cause national redistricting director.

Moniz Travels To Israel And Kazakhstan To Continue Discussions On Energy Cooperation

on April 5, 2016 - 7:37am
DOE News:
WASHINGTON D.C.  The U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz traveled to Israel. He will continue discussions with Yuval Steinitz, Israeli Minister of National Infrastructures, Energy, and Water Resources, on the ongoing energy partnership between the two countries.
He also will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. These discussions will cover a wide range of issues, including the U.S.-Israel Energy Dialogue, as well as expanded cooperation in energy research and energy water nexus programs.
Secretary Moniz’s visit to Israel is an example of

First Lady To Visit Santa Fe Indian School May 26

on April 5, 2016 - 7:34am

First Lady Michelle Obama

DPNM News:

  • The first lady will deliver commencement address at the Santa Fe Indian School


ALBUQUERQUE – Democratic Party of New Mexico Chairwoman Debra Haaland, the first Native American woman to lead a statewide party in New Mexico, welcomed the announcement Monday that First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address May 26 at the Santa Fe Indian School (SFIS).


DPNM Chairwoman Debra Haaland


“I am so excited that First Lady Michelle Obama will deliver the commencement address at SFIS,” Haaland said.

NNSA Delivers Annual Reports To Congress On Progress For Stockpile Stewardship/Nonproliferation

on April 5, 2016 - 7:25am

NNSA News:
  • NNSA Delivers Annual Reports To Congress On Progress For Stockpile Stewardship And Nuclear Nonproliferation

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) released Monday the annual reports outlining the strategic direction for two of its vital and enduring missions—maintaining a safe, secure and effective nuclear deterrent and reducing the threat of nuclear proliferation and terrorism.

These reports are key planning documents for the nuclear security enterprise and guide program activities to ensure U.S.

Lunch With A Leader Features Gene Grant April 19

on April 4, 2016 - 12:38pm
New Mexico In Focus Host Gene Grant
The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos will hold its monthly Lunch with a Leader at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 19 at Mesa Public Library.
Gene Grant is the featured speaker/ Grant is in his 10th year as host of The Line on New Mexico in Focus. His show airs at 7 p.m. each Friday on PBS. In addition to hosting duties, he also has reported for the PBS NewsHour on six occasions. Grant was a longtime columnist for the Albuquerque Tribune before doing the same for the Albuquerque Journal and Weekly Alibi.
He has contributed articles

AFTNM, Las Cruces Transportation Federation File Emergency Motion

on April 2, 2016 - 9:04am


Albuquerque – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly and Las Cruces Transportation Federation #6341 President Marcos Torres released the following statement:

Yesterday, the Las Cruces Public Schools Board on behalf of the Las Cruces Public School District received an ex parte temporary restraining order against AFT NM, LCTF #6341, and STS-NM, enjoining a strike, picketing and protests.

“We received this restraining order despite no allegations that AFT NM or LCTF #6341 had engaged in, or threatened, violence.