Public Safety

LAPS Review Of Employee Background Checks; Safety Procedures For Volunteers And School Visitors

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools has conducted a review of hiring practices within the Human Resources Department and safety procedures for volunteers and visitors. 

Here is a summary of the findings:

Hiring Practices

  • As part of the application process, everyone interested in working for the Los Alamos Public Schools is required to sign under the following statement: I authorize Los Alamos Public Schools to conduct a reference and criminal background check and investigate all statements and information provided on the application. I understand the information is only for

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Blood Drive At First Baptist Church Hall Aug. 27-28

Photo by Chris Clark/
United Blood Services is holding a blood drive 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday Aug. 27 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at the First Baptist Church Hall 2200 Diamond Dr.
Donors are needed. Please come and donate and enjoy an egg salad sandwich (or ham and turkey, too)!
For more details, contact United Blood Services at 877.UBS.HERO.

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Governor Orders Immediate School Personnel Background Check Policy & District Compliance Review For All 89 School Districts

Gov. Susana Martinez

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez is ordering compliance investigators with the State Public Education Department and individuals from the Department of Public Safety to conduct an immediate review of background check policies for each school district in the state and undertake a thorough compliance review to ensure school districts are requiring personnel to receive timely criminal background checks.

“Jason Martinez should have never been hired at Albuquerque Public Schools; he has no business being around children. APS dropped the ball, and it’s completely unacceptable,”

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Cost Of Nukes

Nuclear power plant cost-effectiveness measure – interactive tool roots discussions about the cost of nuclear energy in hard evidence. Courtesy/

HSNW News:

Despite the ever-changing landscape of energy economics, subject to the influence of new technologies and geopolitics, a new tool promises to root discussions about the cost of nuclear energy in hard evidence rather than speculation.

Over the last two years, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has developed the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Cost Calculator, an online interface that provides a nuanced look at

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Luján And DeGette Call For Oversight Hearing On Spill

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Representatives Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico and Diana DeGette of Colorado have called for an oversight hearing on the Gold King Mine spill that released 3 million gallons of wastewater into the Animas and San Juan Rivers. 
Both members serve on the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. DeGette is Ranking Member on the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.
The lawmakers sent a letter to Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy requesting

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