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Officials Sign MOA Establishing Manhattan Project National Historical Park

on November 10, 2015 - 10:04am

ECA Treasurer and Los Alamos County Council Chair Kristin Henderson

ECA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Moniz and U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Jewell are holding a ceremony today to sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) officially establishing the Manhattan Project National Historical Park in Washington, D.C.

Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) and its member communities have worked for almost 10 years to see the creation of Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

Los Alamos Small Business Owners And Advocates Appeal To County Councilors For Assistance

on November 10, 2015 - 7:10am

Local small business advocate Debbie Morley speaks during public comment at last Tuesday's Council meeting asking Council to appoint an ombudsman or some type of small business advocate to address ongoing concerns related to customer service and the business permitting process at the County. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Boomerang Consignment and Resale owner Anna Dillane asks Council to help small businesses in Los Alamos.

Udall On National Native American Heritage Month

on November 9, 2015 - 11:53am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Friday, Nov. 6, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined a bipartisan coalition of senators to introduce a resolution recognizing November as National Native American Heritage Month, celebrating the heritage, culture and contributions of Native Americans in New Mexico and across the nation. 
 
Udall released the following statement: 
 
"As a member of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, I take great pride in working with, representing and defending the sovereignty of Native American communities, and I'm pleased to recognize Native American Heritage Month as a time to

Interior, Energy Departments To Sign Agreement Establishing Manhattan Project National Historical Park

on November 9, 2015 - 10:51am

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

DEPT. OF INTERIOR News:

WAHINGTON, D.C. – Tuesday, Nov. 10, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at the Department of the Interior South Building Auditorium, to establish the Manhattan Project National Historical Park.

The park will have three locations: Los Alamos, Oak Ridge, Tenn. and Hanford, Wash. National Park Service Director Jonathan B.

Udall On Decision To Reject The Keystone Pipeline

on November 9, 2015 - 10:03am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall issued the following statement after President Obama announced he would deny TransCanada Corp.'s request to build the Keystone XL Pipeline:
 
"Instead of doubling down on foreign oil, the United States needs a forward-thinking energy strategy that will maximize our energy potential while strengthening our economy and our energy security. The Keystone pipeline has always been about benefiting corporate Canadian tar sands oil producers, not American consumers, and it wouldn't advance our economic or energy future.
 
"I urged

Los Alamos Staff Member Michele DeCroix Honored With Department Of Homeland Security Secretary's Award

on November 9, 2015 - 9:59am
LANL scientist Michele DeCroix. Courtesy/LANL
 
LANL News:

Michele DeCroix of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation division (NEN-5) was recently awarded the Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s Award for Excellence at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C.
 
The award recognizes outstanding achievement to advance the mission of DHS.

GOP Women Meet Noon Thursday

on November 7, 2015 - 10:43am
LAFRW News:
 
The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will meet at noon Thursday, Nov. 12 in the Patio Room at 1001 Oppenheimer Dr.
 
Join us for this special Veteran's Day meeting during which we will write "thank you" cards to send to Veterans in VA homes and hospitals around New Mexico. 
 
We also will discuss regular business items and plan activities for the upcoming holiday season. For further information, contact Donna MacDonald at 505.662.4001.

DEA Releases 2015 Drug Threat Assessment

on November 6, 2015 - 1:37pm
DEA News:
 
WASHINGTON  DEA Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg announced results from the 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA), which finds that drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of motor vehicle deaths and firearms. 
 
In 2013, over 46,000 people in the United States died from drug overdose and more than half of those were caused by prescription painkillers and heroin.
 
“Sadly this report confirms what we’ve known for some time: drug abuse is ending too many lives while destroying families and communities,” Acting Administrator

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