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CYFD Cabinet Secretary, NM Supreme Court Chief Justice, NMJJAC Gathered Thursday In Los Alamos

on October 25, 2015 - 11:26pm
From left, NMJJAC Chair Sharon Stover, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, CYFD Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson  and New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Vigil in Council Chambers Thursday in the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
NMJJAC members gather Thursday morning in Council Chambers to discuss youth issues. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Staff Report

The Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee (JJAC) met Thursday in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building in downtown Los Alamos.

JJAC Chair Sharon Stover opened the meeting and Municipal

NNSA Awards Over $11 Million to Accelerate Development Of Domestic Mo-99 In U.S. Without Use Of Highly Enriched Uranium

on October 24, 2015 - 1:25pm

Workers prepare a low-enriched uranium machine for the production of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99). Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) announced Thursday it has awarded more than $11 million in additional funding to its cooperative agreement partners, SHINE Medical Technologies and NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes, to accelerate the establishment of new, domestic sources of the medical isotope molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) produced without the use of proliferation-sensitive highly enriched uranium (HEU). 


U.S. Rep. Lujan Grisham Co-Sponsors Bill To Remove Term ‘Alien’ From Federal Immigration Law

on October 24, 2015 - 1:06pm

U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham is co-sponsoring legislation that would remove the term “alien,” as an outdated way to refer to immigrants in federal law.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Joaquin Castro, would replace the term with “foreign national.”

“This term is outdated and unnecessary in this day and age,” Lujan Grisham said. “Worse, we’ve seen how these terms are used to demean and devalue human beings for political purposes. We should be an inclusive society that treats and welcomes all people with respect.”

The legislation also would

Secretary Of State Dianna Duran Has Resigned

on October 23, 2015 - 12:32pm

Former Secretary of State Dianna Duran spoke at a dinner in 2014 at the Los Alamos Research Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


SANTA FE – Secretary of State Dianna Duran resigned her post Thursday evening.

An email was sent out by the Democratic Party of New Mexico around 1 a.m.

LANL Team Receives NNSA Administration Awards For Exceptional Work

on October 23, 2015 - 10:07am

Recognizing the LANL IFE14 team’s ‘extraordinary effort,’ Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz (ret.), center, presents team leader Ward Hawkins, second from left, with the NNSA Silver Award for Distinguished Service, and team members Richard Kelley, far left, and Aviva Sussman, second from right, with the NNSA Bronze Award for Excellent Service. Liz Miller, far right, is a member of the IFE14 team. Not pictured are Emily Schultz-Fellenz and Kenneth Wohletz, who also were awarded the NNSA Bronze Award. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a ceremony last week, National Nuclear Security

Luján Statement On GOP Bill That Plans For Default On Nation’s Credit

on October 23, 2015 - 7:26am
Ben Ray Lujan


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement after voting against a House Republican bill that prioritizes debt payments.

“With the debt limit looming only a couple short weeks away, House Republicans are playing games with the full faith and credit of the United States. Instead of allowing a clean vote to extend the debt limit and remove any chance of default, House offered a bill today that would remove the guarantee that the United States will pay all of its bills on time and in full.


Rep. Luján’s Staff Holds Mobile Office Hours At Ruby K’s Bagel Café Friday

on October 22, 2015 - 10:28pm

SANTA FE – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján’s staff will hold mobile office hours 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Friday at Ruby K’s Bagel Café, 1789 Central Ave., in Los Alamos.
Mobile office hours provide constituents who may not have the means or time to travel to one of Luján’s six district offices greater access to the services offered.
Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, immigration applications, veterans’ services, and other federal programs.

Los Alamos Area Legislators' Rankings Revealed In Conservation Voters New Mexico 2015 Scorecard

on October 22, 2015 - 9:44am
CVNM News:
SANTA FE  Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) has unveiled the statewide 2015 Conservation Scorecard, marking the 11th year of release.
In the Scorecard, CVNM reports the votes cast on the most critical issues affecting our air, land, water and communities during the 2015 legislative session.

Scorecards for Los Alamos Area Legislators:


  • Rep. Nick Salazar (HD 40) didn't receive a 2015 Score because of a predominance of excused absences during the 2015 session. His Lifetime Score is 66%
  • Rep. Debbie Rodella (HD 41) earned a 100% 2015 Score, Lifetime Score 71%
  • Rep.