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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.

Los Alamos YMCA Visits Delegation In Washington

on February 26, 2016 - 9:13am

Los Alamos Family YMCA Board President Christina Sierk, CEO Linda Daly and Zia Credit Union President David Woodruff with Rep. Ben Ray Luján in Washington, D.C. Woodruff happened to be visiting Rep. Luján as well. Courtesy photo

YMCA Central New Mexico Board President Warren Wilhelm, left, and Los Alamos Family YMCA Board President Christina Sierk discuss the Child Protection Improvements Act with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo

YMCA News:

Representatives from the New Mexico Alliance of YMCAs were in Washington, D.C.

Heinrich To Senate Republicans: Do Your Job And Act On Supreme Court Vacancy

on February 26, 2016 - 7:52am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
WASHINGTON, D.C.  At a press conference Thursday in front of the Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., urged Senate Republicans to do their job, stop ignoring the Constitution, and confirm a new Supreme Court justice.
Following the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, the Senate Republican leadership has said they will refuse to hold hearings or vote on any nominee for the vacant seat.
"The Constitution lays out very clearly here what our constitutional duty is," Heinrich said during the press

DOE Launches $40 Million Effort To Improve Materials For Clean Energy Solutions

on February 26, 2016 - 7:18am
DOE News:
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The U.S. Department of Energy announced Wednesday Feb. 24, the launch of its Energy Materials Network (EMN), a new National Laboratory-led initiative that will give American entrepreneurs and manufacturers a leg up in the global race for clean energy.
Leveraging $40 million in federal funding in its first year, EMN will focus on tackling one of the major barriers to widespread commercialization of clean energy technologies: the design, testing, and production of advanced materials.

House Honors Speaker W. Ken Martinez

on February 25, 2016 - 7:34am
Rep. W. Ken Martinez
SANTA FE The House of Representatives honored Rep. W. Ken Martinez, D-Grants, Feb. 15 for his years of service and dedication to the children, families and workers of New Mexico.
Speaker Martinez was first elected to New Mexico’s House of Representatives in 1998, where he served as the Majority Leader for eight years. In 2013, he was elected Speaker of the House.
While honoring Martinez, Rep. Gail Chasey said, “As Majority Leader and Speaker, everything he did was not for personal or political advantage. It was for the public good.”
“You will go on as a

Marco Serna Enters Race For DA In First Judicial District

on February 24, 2016 - 8:24pm

Marco Serna


SANTA FE – After talking to community leaders and his family, attorney Marco Serna has decided to enter the District Attorney’s race for the First Judicial District.

Serna is a product of the Santa Fe and Espanola community, attending Atalaya Elementary School and St. Michael’s Middle School and High School.  He received his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s. 

Serna began his legal work as a Senior Litigator for the State of NM Risk Management Department, and then transferred to the Thirteenth District Attorney’s office working his way up to Supervisor under the

O'Leary: Time For $30 Million In Recreation Development

on February 24, 2016 - 9:06am

Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Susan O'Leary during an interview at the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


By Susan O’Leary, Vice Chair
Los Alamos County Council

Over the past several weeks, the County Council advertised and held seven listening sessions to hear from the community about ideas for Capital Improvement Project spending. 

The sessions were very well attended, and we heard ideas from citizens ranging from elementary school students to seniors.

Udall On President’s Plan To Close Guantánamo

on February 23, 2016 - 1:55pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

From Senator Udall's Office:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on President Obama’s plan to close the detention facilities at Guantánamo Bay:

“I'm pleased to see President Obama moving forward with a proposal to close the Guantánamo Bay prison, and I urge Congress to consider the plan seriously.