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Udall, Alexander: Sick Nuclear Workers Deserve Better

on April 1, 2016 - 11:36am

From The Office Of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:
  • Department of Labor should delay new rule that could jeopardize benefits for those who worked at Cold War-era sites
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall, D-N.M., and Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., this week urged the U.S. Department of Labor to delay a new rule that could make it more difficult for sick nuclear workers who served at Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Y-12 and other Cold War-era nuclear sites to get benefits they deserve under the department’s Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program.
 
“It’s shameful that so many Americans

Maggiore: Running Because I Care

on March 31, 2016 - 2:09pm

Antonio Maggiore
By ANTONIO MAGGIORE
Democratic Candidate
Los Alamos County Council

I’m running for County Council because I care. I can’t put it in any simpler terms than that. I care deeply about this town.  

This secluded secretive science stuffed suburbia is home to me. I was born here, I grew up in Los Alamos, I graduated high school here. Like so many of our youth, I left as soon as I was able, and like a much smaller number, I returned.

I have never worked at the lab. I have however worked at many small businesses in town throughout my life.

Appointed Probate Judge Bill McKerley Seeks Election

on March 31, 2016 - 1:18pm
By BILL MCKERLEY
Republican Candidate
Los Alamos County Probate Judge
 
I am Bill McKerley and I am a candidate for the position of Probate Judge for Los Alamos County. Before I tell you a little bit about me and why I am a candidate, I thought it might be informative to say a few words about probate and the function of the Probate Judge.
 
Probate is the judicial process for transferring the property of a person who has died (called decedent). The property is transferred according to either: (1) the decedent's Will, or (2) if the decedent dies without a Will, according to New Mexico's

Balderas & Federal Trade Commission Announce $75 Million Settlement Against Sham Cancer Charities

on March 31, 2016 - 1:15pm
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Attorney General Hector Balderas along with the Federal Trade Commission and an unprecedented group consisting of all 50 states and the District of Columbia, announced that the last two nationwide sham cancer charities named in the largest charity regulation case in history, are to be dissolved, their assets transferred to a receiver for liquidation, and their president banned for life from profiting from fundraising, consulting or conducting charitable activity.
 
The stringent ban and total forfeiture of all assets available under the

Letter To The Editor: A Winning Republican Presidential Ticket For 2016

on March 31, 2016 - 11:28am
By E. ALAN WADLINGER
Los Alamos
 
This scenario will only occur provided that there is a brokered Republican Convention.
 
I will assume that there is a stalemate between Cruz, Trump and Kasich. You start by rejecting all three of these candidates who have managed to destroy each other in the primaries. Then pick a set of dark horse nominees who are to the right of Hillary, but will be acceptable to moderate Republicans and many Democrats.
 
By rejecting all three leading Republican candidates, you will upset their supporters, but since none of them win the nomination, you can claim that none were

State Unveils Draft Of New Consent Order For Public Comment

on March 31, 2016 - 9:03am

Resource Protection Division Director Kathryn Roberts and NMED Secretary Ryan Flynn discuss the newly released draft Consent Order with the Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board Wednesday in Albuquerque. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

The NNMCAB meets Wednesday in Ballroom A of the Sandia Casino and Resort in Albuquerque. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

Albuquerque – The New Mexico Environment Department released a draft revision to the current Consent Order between the state and the Department of Energy having to do

Udall Commemorates Legacy Of César Chávez

on March 31, 2016 - 8:45am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
From The Office Of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, issued the following statement commemorating the life and legacy of labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez.
 
Civil rights activist César Chávez
 
Udall is cosponsoring a resolution in the Senate to honor Chávez and designate his birthday, March 31, as "César Chávez Day." 
 
"César Chávez fought tirelessly to improve working conditions for farm workers nationwide, including fair pay and treatment.

How Did Your Legislators Vote On Freedom?

on March 31, 2016 - 8:31am
Results from 2016 legislative session. Courtesy/RGF 
 
RGF News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  During the 2016 legislative session, the Rio Grande Foundation again tracked the floor votes of legislators and their impact on freedom within the Land of Enchantment. The information is available here with local information provided in separate links at the website as well.
 
Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing said of the 2016 session, “Like many, we at the Rio Grande Foundation were pleased at the cooperative spirit on display during the short, 30-day legislative session.

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