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Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board Sets Area G Hearing In Santa Fe March 22

on March 7, 2016 - 9:15am
Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board Chairman Joyce Connery
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board announced that it will hold a public hearing March 22 in Santa Fe.

The board will hear from its own staff and from LANL, DOE and NNSA officials on new and residual management and safety issues concerning Area G, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s hazardous waste disposal area.

In a prepared statement Thursday, DNFSB Chairman Joyce Connery said, “With the upcoming wildfire season, the Board is interested in understanding potential hazards to the

Interior Deputy Secretary Connor To Host Listening Session On Land Buy-Back Program

on March 7, 2016 - 8:11am
Interior Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor
 
USDI News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Department of the Interior Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor hosted a Listening Session March 3 in Albuquerque, to hear directly from tribal leaders and individual landowners on the progress of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations (Buy-Back Program).
 
Deputy Secretary Connor was joined at the Albuquerque Convention Center by Special Trustee for American Indians Vincent G. Logan and Acting Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts.
 
As part of President Obama’s commitment to help strengthen

Governor Signs Racheal’s Law

on March 7, 2016 - 8:06am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
From The Office Of The Governor:
 
HOBBS — Gov. Susana Martinez has signed Racheal’s Law, legislation that will help protect victims of sexual assault from their abusers.
 
House Bill 27, sponsored by Rep. David Gallegos, R-Eunice, allows the courts to grant permanent restraining orders against convicted sexual predators to keep them from contacting their victims. It also allows courts to grant these orders without requiring the victim to be present in the courtroom.
 
“As a career prosecutor, I’ve seen firsthand the tragic impact that sexual assault has on our families.

Udall Introduces Legislation To Abolish Federal Election Commission And Create New Agency

on March 7, 2016 - 7:26am
From The Office Of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has introduced legislation to abolish the broken Federal Election Commission (FEC) and replace it with a new agency empowered to crack down on campaign finance violations.
 
The new Federal Election Administration would be established to avoid the partisan gridlock that currently prevents the FEC from doing its job and enforcing our election laws. Udall is a champion for fair elections that are free of unlimited and undisclosed special interest money, and is the lead sponsor of a constitutional amendment to overturn

New Mexico Republican Party: Death Of Nancy Reagan

on March 6, 2016 - 3:24pm

GOP New Mexico News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, the Republican Party of New Mexico released the following statement on the death of former First Lady Nancy Reagan:

"We are saddened by the loss of Nancy Reagan, whose grace and class in office served as an example to first ladies for generations to come," said Republican Party of New Mexico Chair Debbie Maestas. "While she was first lady she made an impassioned case against drug abuse, and upon leaving the White House was a tireless advocate for Alzheimer's research.

Lunch With A Leader: DPU Manager Tim Glasco

on March 6, 2016 - 12:23pm

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Manager Tim Glasco

LWVLA News:

The League Of Women Voters of Los Alamos will feature Los Alamos County Utilities Department Manager Tim Glasco for this month's Lunch with a Leader. The luncheon is 11:45 a.m., March 15 at Mesa Public Library.

A licensed Professional Engineer and certified as a Level IV Wastewater and Water Systems Operator, Glasco has more than 30 years of experience in municipal and public works engineering and management.

Fish And Wildlife Conservation Leaders Call For $1.3 Billion Annual Investment For States

on March 6, 2016 - 10:33am
NWTF News:
 
EDGEFIELD, S.C. — A group of energy, business and conservation leaders released their recommendations March 3 on how to avert the growing endangered species crisis in this country.
 
The Blue Ribbon Panel on Sustaining America's Diverse Fish & Wildlife Resources determined that utilizing a portion of revenues from energy and mineral development on federal lands and waters to fund state-based conservation could address conservation needs for thousands of species.

Governor Signs Bill Allowing 17 Year Olds To Vote

on March 6, 2016 - 9:24am
STATE News:
 
LAS CRUCES  Gov. Martinez signed House Bill 138 into law Wednesday, allowing 17 year olds who will be 18 by the general election, the right to vote in primary elections.
 
Currently more than 20 states provide this opportunity. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Jeff Steinborn (Las Cruces). The legislation was supported by a number of organizations including Common Cause New Mexico, and the association of County Clerks.
 
Steinborn expressed his excitement at the bill’s signing.

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