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Join These Community Members in Supporting UNM-LA

on August 31, 2013 - 10:47am

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-LA special election ballots were delivered this week to registered voters. As a mail-in election, there will not be a polling location and every voter must return their ballot to the County Clerk’s Office by 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. We encourage you to carefully consider the question and exercise your vote.

The following community members invite you to join them in supporting UNM-LA by voting yes!

Marv & Rosemary Alme

Karyl Ann Armbruster

John Arrowsmith

Ellen Ben-Naim

Fran Berting

Alan Bishop

Judy Bjarke-McKenzie

Steve & Kathy Boerigter

Nona Bowman

Art Brown

Harry Burgess

Judge Orders Los Alamos County Clerk to Issue Marriage License to Same Sex Couple

on August 29, 2013 - 7:04pm

Los Alamos County Clerk discusses New Mexico laws related to sex marriages during an interview this afternoon in her office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Judge Orders Los Alamos County Clerk to Issue Marriage License to Same Sex Couple

  • All 33 counties in New Mexico ask for Supreme Court ruling
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover has been ordered by District Judge Sheri Raphaelson to issue a marriage license to the same sex couple turned away Tuesday.
 
"Judge Raphaelson signed our writ this afternoon and is ordering the clerk to

UNM-LA Mil Levy Ballots Pour Into Clerk's Office

on August 29, 2013 - 7:00pm

Senior Deputy Clerk Adrianna Ortiz, left, and County Clerk Sharon Stover today looked over hundreds of ballots that have poured into the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office since mailed out to registered voters Monday for the UNM-LA mil levy. The Clerk's Office mailed out 13,831 ballots and 650 have been returned of which three were unsigned. The postmaster returned 200 as undeliverable. Ballots must be physically received in the County Clerk’s Office by 7 p.m., Sept. 17 to be counted. Postmarked envelopes do not count. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Same Sex Couple Files Suit Against Los Alamos County Clerk

on August 29, 2013 - 1:35pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover. LADP file photo

STAFF REPORT

A Los Alamos same sex couple denied a marriage license Tuesday, Aug. 27 has taken court action against Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover.

Attorney John Day of Egolf + Ferlic + Day law firm in Santa Fe told the Los Alamos Daily Post that he is representing Janet Newton and Maria Thibodeau in the matter.

"We filed a petition for a writ of mandamus in District Court requesting that Judge Sheri Raphaelson order the Los Alamos County Clerk to issue a marriage license consistent with what is being done in other counties

Letter to the Editor: NO! to the Mil Tax Increase

on August 29, 2013 - 9:20am
By BRADY BURKE
Los Alamos

Every year, one organization or another posts the day of the year that we all work to just to pay our taxes. With the proposed Mil Tax, property owners can add another two days of work to that date to pay the Mil Tax increase. That’s two days you work and pay taxes on that income, just to send the rest to your local government in the form of another tax. I, for one, am tired of government organizations overspending and otherwise mismanaging their monies and then putting their hand in my pocket to make up for it.

The University of New Mexico has many channels for

Letter to the Editor: Will Los Alamos County Clerk Issue Marriage Licenses to Same Sex Couples?

on August 28, 2013 - 1:47pm

By JIM KALOGEROS-CHATTAN
Los Alamos

Ms. (Sharon) Stover, (Los Alamos County Clerk)

In light of the decisions, following legal review and judges orders, of the County Clerks of Doña Ana, Santa Fe, Bernalillo, San Miguel, Valencia and Taos counties to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples, will you, as Los Alamos County Clerk, commit to do the same?

State District Judge Alan Malott has ruled that New Mexico's constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, going on to say that same sex marriage is legal.

While the argument that it is up to the legislature, with

Letter to the Editor: Support a Community Treasure

on August 28, 2013 - 8:47am
By ROBYN SCHULTZ, Chair
Democratic Party of Los Alamos County

The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County joins Chairman Gibson and other local Republicans in support of the UNM-LA Mil Levy.

When I graduated from high school in upstate New York, I chose to attend the local community college for my first two years. Classmates came back from their far flung institutions with exciting tales of huge lecture halls and the anonymity of being at a large school. More than a few returned prematurely from their college experiences, not yet ready for such dramatic changes.

In contrast, my experience

Letter to the Editor: Look at UNM-LA Tax Proposal on Its Own Merits

on August 28, 2013 - 8:12am
By ROBERT GIBSON, Chair,
Republican Party of Los Alamos

Los Alamos voters have a rare opportunity to consider a tax increase proposal that actually has sound justification, the UNM-LA mil levy increase.

No community owes more to education nor values it more highly than ours. UNM-LA is an important local educational resource. It does its job well. Its graduation and job placement rates far exceed state averages.

UNM-LA’s operating mil levy has not increased since its founding 30 years ago. Alone, that is not a valid argument for the proposed hike.

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