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Depression Is Not A Normal Part Of Aging

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Depression is a true and treatable medical condition, not a normal part of aging. However older adults are at an increased risk for experiencing depression. If you are concerned about a loved one, offer to go with him or her to see a health care provider to be diagnosed and treated.

Depression is not just having “the blues” or the emotions we feel when grieving the loss of a loved one. It is a true medical condition that is treatable, like diabetes or hypertension.

How do I know if it is depression?
Someone who is depressed has feelings of


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LAPD Strives For National Accreditation

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Daniel Roberts, left, and Cpl. Jack Casias look through documents to meet the standards required for a national accreditation for the department. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com​

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Police Sgt. Daniel Roberts is knee-deep in the Department’s quest to be nationally-accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

As the LAPD Accreditation manager, Roberts has spent 22 months reviewing, rewriting and organizing some 800 pages of Department policies and procedures to


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Cange Testifies On EM’s FY-18 Budget Request

EM Acting Assistant Secretary Sue Cange

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Acting EM Assistant Secretary Sue Cange testified Wednesday on EM’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces. In her testimony, Cange provided an overview of the EM program, key achievements in the past year and planned accomplishments to be achieved with EM’s request of approximately $6.5 billion, which marks EM’s largest budget request in a decade. 

“I am honored to be here today representing the over 20,000 men and women that carry out


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Police Release Photo Of Car Sought In Elderly Woman’s Beating And Robbery Case

LAPD is seeking information on this vehicle as part of the investigation into the beating and robbery of an elderly woman. Courtesy/LAPD
 
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos Police Department has released the photo of a vehicle they believe was driven by two women who followed an elderly Los Alamos woman home May 12 from Smith’s Marketplace. The victim in her 80s, was then beaten by one of the women and left lying in her driveway until someone happened to hear her screaming and rendered assistance.

Det. Sgt. James Rodriguez said the Department is looking for


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Sheehey: Let’s Settle The Debate About The Role Of The Sheriff In Los Alamos

By PETE SHEEHEY
Los Alamos County Councilor

There has been a long-standing debate about the role of the Sheriff in Los Alamos. The present Sheriff, Marco Lucero, was elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, stressing the importance of the Sheriff’s role in Los Alamos. County Councils, not including myself, have worked to minimize that role, drastically cutting his budget and ultimately calling an election last November to eliminate the office. After a contentious campaign, our citizens voted to keep an elected Sheriff.  

It’s time to settle this debate. I will present at the June 6 Council


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