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Udall Calls on VA to Take Immediate Action on Claims Errors

on September 23, 2013 - 12:13pm
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, announced that he has called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to immediately address New Mexico claims processing errors highlighted in a recent report by the Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General (VA OIG).
 
Numerous problems were found at the Albuquerque VA Regional Office (VARO), including that the office incorrectly processed 40 percent of the disability claims reviewed, and incorrectly processed 10

Local GOP Attends State Central Committee Meeting

on September 22, 2013 - 12:53pm

Several Los Alamos Republicans attended the Republican Party of New Mexico State Central Committee meeting Sept. 21 at Sandia Resort in Albuquerque. Front row from left, JoAnn Johnson, Norma Tech and Marie Todd. Back row from left, former Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley, Vincent Chiravelle, Bill McKerley and Robert Gibson. Photo by John Rockwell

Gary King Opposes Deep Cuts to Federal Food Stamps

on September 22, 2013 - 10:01am

Attorney General Gary King

STATE News:

New Mexico Attorney General and Democratic candidate for Governor Gary King today strongly spoke out against Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives for voting to impose harsh cuts to American families who depend on federal food stamps. 

Yesterday House Republicans passed billions of dollars in cuts to federal food stamps by a vote of 217-210; the cuts will push millions of American families, including those in New Mexico, into poverty during the ongoing economic slump.

"While this is a federal issue, and I intend to be the next Governor of

Udall Honors Hispanic Heritage

on September 22, 2013 - 7:20am

CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall submitted the following statement to the Congressional Record recognizing the tremendous contributions of Hispanic Americans in New Mexico and across the country:

“Mr. President, September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a time to remember and to celebrate the integral role of Hispanic Americans in the economy, culture and identity of our nation. 

“In New Mexico, we enjoy a rich Hispanic heritage that goes back over 400

Udall Supports NM Nominee for Deputy Interior Secretary

on September 21, 2013 - 8:16am

Michael Conner

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday,  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., spoke before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee in support of the nomination of New Mexico native Michael Connor to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Interior Department.

A Las Cruces native and NMSU graduate with degrees in engineering and law, Connor currently serves as Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. He previously ran the Interior Secretary’s Indian Water Rights Office before moving to the U.S. Senate as counsel to the Energy and Natural Resources Committee under former Sen.

Luján Highlights Impact of Climate Change on Minority Communities

on September 19, 2013 - 7:59am

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District and a member of the Safe Climate Caucus spoke on the House floor Wednesday on the need to address climate change.

With Hispanic Heritage Month beginning Sept. 15, Luján highlighted the importance of this issue within the Latino community. During his remarks, Luján also highlighted his opposition to a House Republican plan to make steep cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

"Mr.

Today Last Chance to Vote in UNM-LA Mil Levy Election!

on September 17, 2013 - 10:19am

COUNTY CLERK News:

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover reported this morning that her office has received 5,075 ballots for the UNM-LA Mil Levy election as of Monday night.

Registered voters still have until 7 p.m. today 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. today.

The lobby and Council Chambers at the Municipal Building will be open today at 7 p.m. when voting closes to allow community members and media to await the results, which will be posted in the lobby.

Los Alamos County Election Manager

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

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