Public Safety

Letter To The Editor: Slanted Press Is Nothing New

By RICHARD NEBEL
Los Alamos 

This is in response to letters from Ms. Dolejsi (link), Ms. Remillieux (link) and Mr. Visel (link) about “Freedom of the Press”.

One thing that Mr. Visel states in his letter is that “No one can trust CNN or the mainstream media anymore”. The part I take issue with is the “anymore” part of the statement. The press has always been slanted.

Many of the newspapers that were founded in the 19th Century were founded and owned by the political parties. For instance, the Chicago Tribune was founded by the Republican party. Do you think they were interested in “fair


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Lunch With A Leader Features New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Daniels March 21

New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Charles W. Daniels
 
LWVLA News:
 
This month’s Lunch with a Leader features Chief Justice Charles Daniels of the New Mexico Supreme Court at 11:45 a.m., March 21 in Mesa Public Library.  
 
Justice Daniels will discuss bail reform in New Mexico — working to improve public safety while protecting individual rights. He was initially appointed to the Supreme Court in October 2007 by recommendation of the nonpartisan Judicial Nominating Commission. He was unopposed in the 2008 primary and general elections and elected to continue in the position.

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Letter To The Editor: Background Checks Needed For All Gun Sales

By CATHY WEBER
Los Alamos
 

I am writing because I support  requiring background checks for all gun sales. As a mom and member of Moms Demand Action, I know gun safety is good for kids and families.

 

Right now, the New Mexico legislature is considering bills that would expand criminal background checks for gun sales to include purchases from unlicensed sellers over the Internet and at gun shows. The background check bill would close the dangerous unlicensed sale loophole and make it harder for criminals to buy guns from strangers in unlicensed sales at gun shows.

 

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Letter To The Editor: If You Really Want A Background Check Bill Passed … Tell ‘Moms’ And ‘Everytown’ To Sit Down, Shut Up, And Listen

By KHALIL J. SPENCER
Los Alamos
 
I wasn’t sure whether to laugh or cry when I read the latest pro “background check” letter (by Amber Espinosa-Trujillo) in what seems to be an orchestrated letter writing campaign by Everytown for Gun Safety/Moms Demand Action.

Indeed, it has probably been the tone-deafness and intransigence of that group (both “Everytown” and “Moms” are names for “Astroturf” organizations supported by New York City billionaire Michael Bloomberg) that have stood in the way of a background bill passing out of the legislature.

The out of state lobbyists and their


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Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Hazardous Waste Backlog May Take Years To Unload

A hazardous waste permit modification for LANL requests three storage units at Technical Area 55, including the High Efficiency Neutron Counter Pad, shown here, which would be used as an outdoor storage pad. Courtesy/LANL

 

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

Among the many consequences of the Valentine’s Dayradiation incident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in southern New Mexico in 2014, one necessity was a significant reworking of hazardous waste storage arrangements at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Plutonium Facility. The lab’s signature plutonium processing facility,


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