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Maj. Gen. Scott Jansson Assumes Command Of Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center At Kirtland AFB

on October 1, 2015 - 9:34am

Maj. Gen. Scott Jansson

AFNWC News:

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE – Maj. Gen. Scott Jansson will assume command of the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) in a ceremony this morning at Hardin Field.

Before coming to the AFNWC, Jansson was the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons and director of the Armament Directorate at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Jansson replaces Maj. Gen. Sandra Finan, who is going to the Pentagon to be the deputy chief information officer for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers. Gen.

Udall Welcomes OK Of Short-Term Budget Agreement, Urges Responsible Long-Term Budget For NM

on September 30, 2015 - 10:48pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Appropriations Committee, joined the full Senate in voting today for a short-term agreement to keep the federal government running until Dec. 11.

The measure, which passed the Senate 78-20 and passed the U.S. House of Representatives 277-151, is now headed to the president to be signed into law.

Moniz On Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

on September 30, 2015 - 6:52am
Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz
 
DOE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. ― U.S. Secretary Of Energy Ernest Moniz released the following statement on the occasion of the 2015 conference on facilitating entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty:
 
"In 1992, the United States government voluntarily implemented a moratorium on nuclear explosive testing—a policy that has been observed ever since, by four presidential administrations, both Democrat and Republican. 
 
"Four years later, the United States was the first country to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) when it

NNSA Partnership Successfully Removes All Remaining HEU From Uzbekistan

on September 29, 2015 - 3:50pm
NNSA News:
 
WASHINGTON, DC  Today, the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) announced the successful return of the final 5 kilograms (approximately 11 pounds) of highly enriched uranium (HEU) spent fuel from the IIN-3M “Foton” research reactor in Tashkent, Uzbekistan to Russia.
 
This is the eighth shipment of HEU from Uzbekistan since 2004 and marks the removal of all HEU from the country.
 
Since the Russian Research Reactor Fuel Return program began in 2002, DOE/NNSA has collaborated with the Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation and the Federal Center

Los Alamos For Bernie Sanders Group Begins Meeting At Mesa Public Library 6 p.m. Mondays

on September 27, 2015 - 9:11am
Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders
 
POLITICAL News:
 
A local group working to support Bernie Sanders has set up a weekly meeting that is open to community members.
 
The group is meeting at 6 p.m. Monday's at Mesa Public Library to share ideas on how to support Sanders' campaign in Los Alamos.
 
For more information on this group, visit https://www.facebook.com/Losalamosforberniesanders.

Udall Urges Congress To Stop Playing Games, Pass Responsible Budget For New Mexico

on September 27, 2015 - 7:09am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

STATE News:

“New Mexicans are eager for solutions. And they are tired of these political games that threaten jobs and weaken our economy.” – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

VIDEO: https://youtu.be/fIlaxQzfuRM 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, delivered a speech on the Senate floor about the impact a potential government shutdown would have in New Mexico.

With less than one week left until government funding runs out, Udall urged Congress to pass a temporary funding extension and begin bipartisan budget negotiations he’s long

Attorney General Offers Suicide Prevention Trainings Across New Mexico

on September 27, 2015 - 7:04am

New Mexico Attorney General Balderas

STATE News:

SANTA FE - Today, in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month, Attorney General Hector Balderas added suicide prevention to the list of topics covered in educational trainings offered across the state by the Office of the Attorney General.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in New Mexico among young adults age 15-24 and the 10 leading cause of death nationally.

“We must engage our communities across New Mexico in serious conversation about mental health and suicide prevention,” Attorney General Balderas said.

Wildlife Advocates To Rally Before Tuesday’s Game Commission Meeting

on September 27, 2015 - 7:02am

Mary Katherine Ray

SIERRA CLUB News:

Another critical wildlife decision looms for Gov. Martinez’s Game Commission — will it do the right thing?

On Tuesday, the New Mexico Game Commission will decide whether to allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to release the endangered Mexican gray wolf in the wild in New Mexico in accordance with the Endangered Species Act. U.S. Fish and Wildlife is appealing to the commission because New Mexico Game and Fish Director Alexa Sandoval denied the agency’s permit.

The public is invited to rally at 8 a.m.

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