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Letter to the Editor: Furious at Icons on Ballots

on October 25, 2012 - 10:12am

By JJ Maier

I just returned home from voting early here in my home town of Los Alamos, New Mexico.

I was furious to discover that the ballot had “icons” in front of the presidential candidates – not their party icons, but icons selected by the New Mexico Secretary of State:

1. Obama had a distorted eagle

2. Romney had the American Flag

When I called our local County Clerk, they said the local government has no control over how the ballot looks or what is on it and that this ballot format is being used by all precincts throughout the state.

This seems way over the top in attempting

First Time Voter Opts For Straight Democratic Ticket

on October 25, 2012 - 9:49am

 First time voter Mason Olcott cast his ballot for House Dist. 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard and the rest of the Democratic ticket Wednesday at the Los Alamos County Clerk's Office. Courtesy photo 
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Hope, Struggle and Change Comes to Los Alamos

on October 25, 2012 - 8:03am

LADP News:

Roy Zimmerman has driven 25,000 miles this year, fulfilling a “campaign promise” to perform his satirical songs in all 50 states.

He brings his live show, “Roy Zimmerman: Hope, Struggle and Change” to Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 for a performance at the Los Alamos Little Theater, 1670 Nectar St.

Admission is $18. Tickets are on sale at Democratic Party Office,140 Central Park Square. Call 661-9002 or visit the office noon to 8 p.m. every day.

“Hope, Struggle and Change” is a 90-minute juggernaut of funny songs and comic commentary on presidential politics, the

Los Alamos Daily Post Candidate Facebook Poll Results Are In

on October 24, 2012 - 11:14am

ELECTION News:

During the last week, the Los Alamos Daily Post conducted a non-scientific poll on Facebook. 

Readers were asked to cast their vote for one State Representative candidate for House District 43 and - because three seats are available - to vote their first, second and third choices for Los Alamos County Council.

The poll was open Oct. 16 through Oct. 23 and readers were informed that their name would appear on Facebook when they cast their vote. 

Readers who visited the poll totaled 597.

HD 43 Race Results:

Stephanie Garcia Richard: 46 votes
James Hall: 36 votes
 

Letter to the Editor: Vote for PRC Reform

on October 23, 2012 - 9:33am
By Fred Nathan
Founder and Executive Director
Think New Mexico
 
Vote for PRC Reform - Constitutional Amendments 2, 3 and 4

Toward the end of your ballot in this coming election is an opportunity to professionalize and streamline New Mexico’s dysfunctional Public Regulation Commission (PRC) by voting in favor of Constitutional Amendments 2, 3 and 4.  

This matters because no local, state or federal government agency directly affects more New Mexicans on a daily basis than the PRC.

In addition to approving the prices New Mexicans pay for electricity, natural gas, water, and landline

Navajo Nation Announces Support for Heather Wilson

on October 23, 2012 - 9:00am

Johnny Naize, speaker of the Navajo Nation Council. Courtesy photo

ELECTION 2012:

ALBUQUERQUE — The Navajo Nation, the largest American-Indian reservation in the state, announced its support for Heather Wilson, citing her platform to create jobs and protect New Mexico's energy industry.

"Mrs. Wilson, you have clearly voiced your stance in support of the jobs and economic revenues that the coal industry represents to our region," said Johnny Naize, the speaker of the Navajo Nation Council. "Like you we believe in caring for our environment and our people with a balanced approach.

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Rep. Debbie Rodella Hosts Campaign Meet and Greet for Stephanie Garcia Richard

on October 23, 2012 - 7:06am

Rep. Debbie Rodella, the former representative for Cuba and Gallina area before redistricting, hosted a Meet and Greet with Gene and Peggy McCracken of Gallina for House Dist. 43 candidate Stephanie Garcia Richard, center, at El Bruno's restaurant in Cuba over the weekend. Rodella addressed the crowd and told them she was encouraged by Garcia Richard's commitment to level the playing field for small businesses and the need to close tax breaks for out of state corporations.
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Kristin Henderson to Address Charter Amendments Thursday at The Hive

on October 23, 2012 - 6:13am
LAEN News:
 
Kristin Henderson, candidate for County Council will speak to members of the Los Alamos Entreprenuers Network (LAEN) on the proposed County Charter amendments.
 
Henderson will speak during LAEN's weekly brown-bag networking lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.
 
There will be time for Q&A following Henderson's talk and the public is invited to attend.

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