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Skandera Details State's Educational Direction During Talk at Los Alamos Community Dinner

on September 16, 2013 - 2:45pm
 

New Mexico Secretary of Education-Designate Hanna Skandera lists her five strategic levers of change for the state's K-12 grades and outlines her vision for improving education across the state. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Local Republicans and other community members and civic leaders listen to Secretary Skandera speak about the importance of elevating education in New Mexico from the lower end of national lists. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

 

Hanna Skandera. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
In his introduction of New

Democrats Meet 7 p.m. Thursday

on September 15, 2013 - 9:21am

DPLA News:

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in Building 2 at UNM-LA.

There will be a celebration of the recent marriage equality decision in Los Alamos, discussion with speakers and refreshments.

All Democrats are welcome to attend.

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GOP Central Committee Meets Thursday

on September 15, 2013 - 8:48am
GOP News:

All interested members of the Republican Party are invited to attend the regular monthly meeting of the Los Alamos County Republican Central Committee.

The meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 in room 610 on the UNM-LA campus.

Chairman Robert Gibson will conduct the meeting.

 

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Still Time to Vote for UNM-LA Mil Levy

on September 14, 2013 - 9:00am

Los Alamos County Election Manager Gloria Maestas, left, with Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover Thursday in the room where ballots for the UNM-LA Mil Levy election are stored. They said turnout so far has been on the low side at 4,500 ballots returned through late afternoon Thursday. Local mail in elections typically draw about 6,000 ballots. Registered voters still have 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to cast their ballot at the County Clerk's Office. All ballots must be physically inside the County Clerk's Office by 7 p.m. Tuesday. Photo by Carol A.

FCC Will Address Rural Dropped Calls

on September 12, 2013 - 8:05am

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., welcomed news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will take steps to prevent telecommunications operators from dropping calls from rural customers.

During a hearing of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Udall, who chairs the subcommittee, secured the promise from FCC Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn that FCC regulators will ensure providers will no longer discriminate against calls coming from rural areas.

“I am very pleased that the FCC will take action,” Udall said.

NM Democratic Party Holds Jobs Forum

on September 12, 2013 - 7:34am

NMDP News:

Chairman Sam Bregman has announced that the New Mexico Democratic Party will host a Jobs Forum 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union Hall, 4921 Alexander Blvd. NE in Albuquerque.

A wide range of representatives will address the jobs crisis in New Mexico, including New Mexico House Speaker Ken Martinez and New Mexico State Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez. 

Others addressing the forum include representatives from the Green Chamber of Commerce, New Mexico State University, Somos Un Pueblo Unido and the New

Luján on 12th Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

on September 11, 2013 - 11:37am


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U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District released the following statement today on the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks:

"Today we mourn the lives that were cut short when our country was attacked by terrorists 12 years ago. While we were shaken to our core by the horrifying attacks, a resilient nation pulled together to show the bravery and heroism that are hallmarks of the United States of America.

"We saw first responders risk their lives to save others.

Udall: U.S. Must Keep up Pressure on Russia to Follow Through with Commitment to Secure Syria’s Chemical Weapons

on September 11, 2013 - 11:27am

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, repeated his call Tuesday for the United States to use diplomatic, economic and political pressure to ensure Russia and Syria keep their commitment to surrender Syria’s chemical weapons to the international community for destruction.

He issued the following statement after President Obama’s speech:

“The single greatest reason Bashar al-Assad has been able to remain in power is that he is receiving support from outside governments, including Russia.

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