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Veterans For Peace Release Statement On Torture Rhetoric In 2016 Presidential Campaign

on February 28, 2016 - 7:35am
VFP News:
ST. LOUIS, MO  Veterans For Peace strongly condemns and denounces the pro-torture rhetoric being used in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Recent statements by several presidential candidates, most notably Donald Trump, but also Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and others, have advocated the use of waterboarding and other torture techniques, euphemistically-dubbed “enhanced interrogation,” or have failed to rule out torture in the interrogation of terror suspects.
In doing so, these candidates have effectively admitted they would violate U.S.

New Mexico Attorney General's Office Provides Good Government Training To Ukrainian Officials

on February 27, 2016 - 7:53am
Ukrainian Delegation meets with Director Tania Maestas of the Open Government Division of the Office of the NM Attorney General. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE  The Open Government Division of the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General provided ethics and good government training Feb. 25 to Ukrainian government and legal officials.
The officials are in New Mexico in conjunction with the Santa Fe Council on International Relations and the training was provided at the Santa Fe Office of the Attorney General location.
The following officials took part in the Office of the Attorney

Letter To The Editor: Scalia

on February 27, 2016 - 7:39am
Los Alamos
The death of Justice Scalia has been treated with great dignity and respect by all persons involved. However, I lost my respect for the man when he decided in Bush vs. Gore that the state of Florida should stop counting votes so that an unelected Supreme Court could determine the next president.
By every counting method, Gore would have won that election had the counting of votes in a democratic republic be allowed to continue. Mr. Scalia decided that Mr.

Udall Staff Serving ‘YoU’ In Los Alamos Tuesday

on February 27, 2016 - 7:21am
On Tuesday, March 1, a representative from the office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall will hold Udall Serving “YoU” Office Hours for Los Alamos residents who need help with issues related to federal agencies.
The office hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Residents of Los Alamos and surrounding communities are encouraged to stop by.
“If you need assistance with a federal agency, my staff will guide you through the process and do whatever they can to help,” Udall said.

Format Update For Capital Projects Meeting March 1

on February 26, 2016 - 5:07pm


On March 1, the Los Alamos County Council will discuss the public input received over seven meetings held in the last two months regarding capital projects, and determine a path forward for selection and funding.

The Council has considered over 14 hours of public comment on a variety of topics and needs related to Quality of Life, Parks & Recreation, Economic Development and Infrastructure. The format for the Council meeting on Tuesday evening (6 p.m., Council Chambers) will now focus upon creating a final list of projects.

That list – which will be created in real time with

Maria Sanchez-Gagne Announces Candidacy For DA In First Judicial District

on February 26, 2016 - 11:46am

Maria Sanchez-Gagne


SANTA FE – Santa Fe native and long-time prosecutor, Maria Sanchez-Gagne, announced today that she will be seeking the position of District Attorney for the First Judicial District, representing Los Alamos, Rio Arriba and Santa Fe counties.

Sanchez-Gagne is collecting petition signatures and will formally file her declaration of candidacy with the Secretary of State on candidate filing day March 8.

“I am pleased to announce my candidacy for this position.

Small Businesses Pow-Wow with NNSA And Politicos In Albuquerque

on February 26, 2016 - 11:23am
At the Albuquerque Convention Center last week, speakers included  from left, Sen. Tom Udall, Master of Ceremonies; Mark Holecek, manager Kansas City NNSA Field Office; Frank Klotz, NNSA Administrator; Sen. Martin Heinrich at podium; Rep. Michelle Lujan-Grisham; Rep. Steve Pearce and Scott Bissen, director, Supply Chain Management Center. Courtesy/Ricardo Quinto
Los Alamos Daily Post

On rare occasions, New Mexico’s entire congressional delegation gets together in the same place all at once.

Rep. Luján Endorses Hillary Clinton For President

on February 26, 2016 - 10:23am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján


U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján from New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District released the following statement this morning, announcing his decision to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States:

U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

“As President of the United States, Hillary Clinton’s first priority will be the hardworking people in New Mexico and across the country, as she fights to keep us safe, expand opportunities for every child, and ensure that when the American people get ahead, they can stay ahead.