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MPNHP Field Team 'Clearly Saved Best Site For Last'

on June 7, 2015 - 3:47pm

MPNHP Field Team leader Arthur Knox wowed the crowd Tuesday at Fuller Lodge when he said, 'This is our team's third stop on the tour of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park sites ... it is clear that we saved the best for last.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos County Council Chair Kristin Henderson, center, presents the Keys to the County to MPNHP Field Team leader Arthur Knox and DOE Under Secretary Laurie Morman. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP) Field

Legislative Interim Committee Meetings June 8-12

on June 7, 2015 - 8:32am

STATE News:

SANTA FE – The following legislative interim committees are meeting the week of June 8-12.

June 8, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. – Economic and Rural Development Committee

State Capitol, Room 322, Santa Fe, NM

Agenda Items:  Review of 2015 Committee-Endorsed Legislation; Work Plan and Meeting Schedule

MAY BE CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED DUE TO SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION

June 9, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. – Jobs Council

State Capitol, Room 322, Santa Fe, NM

Agenda Items:  Review of Jobs Council’s Process and Findings; Previously Approved Jobs Council Initiatives; Proposed Work Plan and Meeting

Governor Calls Special Session For Noon Monday

on June 6, 2015 - 3:43pm

STATE News:

SANTA FE – After two months of political brinksmanship, Gov. Susana Martinez and State Senate leadership have finally agreed upon a list of legislation to take up at a special session at noon Monday, June 8.

Senate leadership says they anticipate the session lasting no more than one or two days.

The legislation to be considered includes the previously killed Capital Outlay bill, which funds capital improvement projects throughout the state. The $265 million expenditure is considered economic stimulus by many communities and also provides badly needed infrastructure.

The bill

Lunch With A Leader Features Two Speakers From Southwest Jemez CFLRP

on June 6, 2015 - 11:32am

Courtesy photo

LWV News:

The League of Women Voters will host its monthly Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 16 at Mesa Public Library.

This month Leaders are two men from the Southwest Jemez Mountains Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Project (Southwest Jemez CFLRP), Jeremy Marshall and Jarrett Garcia.

Marshall has been the SW Jemez Implementation Leader since November 2013. He has been involved with planning and implementation of prescribed fire, thinning and watershed restoration work associated the SW Jemez CFLRP on the Santa Fe National Forest. 

Prior to this,

Udall, Heinrich Urge CFPB To Issue Strong Rules To Stop Predatory PayDay Lending Practices

on June 6, 2015 - 9:11am
SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  As the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) considers new rules to address predatory practices in payday and similar types of lending, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich joined a group of Senators in expressing support for initial steps the agency has taken and urging the agency to issue strong rules to combat the "cascade of devastating financial consequences" that these high-priced loans often have on consumers.
 
"We support the CFPB's initial steps towards releasing a proposed rule and urge you to issue the strongest possible rules to

LANL Workers Alerted To Cybersecurity Threat

on June 5, 2015 - 2:07pm

LANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) employees were notified Thursday in a memo by LANL Director Charlie McMillan of a cybersecurity incident that could put employee and subcontractor personal information at risk.

Director McMillan Memo:

SUBJECT: Office of Personnel Management Cybersecurity Incident

This afternoon we were notified by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of a cybersecurity incident involving U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) systems and data containing personal information.

Hubble Space Telescope Peers Into Milky Way Galaxy

on June 5, 2015 - 9:41am

Hubble peers into the most crowded place in the Milky Way. Courtesy photo

SCIENCE News:

Dr. John P. Holdren is director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy at The White House. He also is the President's Chief Science Advisor.

Dr. John P. Holdren

"From time to time, I like to send quick, ad-hoc notes to White House staff on a variety of topics―upcoming lunar eclipses, groundbreaking climate news, incredible photos from space. Things I've come across and found fascinating," Holdren stated in an email to media. "Apparently, people really like them.

FSR Urges Senate To Strengthen Patent Troll Bill, Protect American Businesses, Consumers

on June 5, 2015 - 7:58am
FSR News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Financial Services Roundtable, as part of a joint trade effort, sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee leaders urging lawmakers to strengthen a pending bill that could help stop patent trolls from extorting exorbitant fees from American businesses and consumers.
 
The PATENT Act, S.

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