Public Safety

Letter To The Editor: How To Respond To Mass Shooting Situations And Emergencies

Los Alamos

Here’s an interesting article from CNN on how to minimize deaths and injuries in a mass shooting situation.

Conventional wisdom, habits and instinctive behavior are not the most effective tactics. More untrained civilians carrying guns is not an effective strategy, either.

I think the information here is worth knowing and sharing: click here.


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Movement Of Large Military Aircraft To Occur On New Mexico Roads

The movement of this large, oversized load consisting of a military aircraft will move through the state this weekend and ending on Monday. Courtesy/NMDOT

The movement of this large, oversized load consisting of a military aircraft will move through the state this weekend and ending on Monday. Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has announced that the movement of a large, oversized load consisting of a military aircraft will move through the state starting this weekend and ending on Monday.

The oversized load will travel through five


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Frivolous Tax Arguments Completes IRS ‘Dirty Dozen’ List Of Tax Scams For 2016 Filing Season

IRS News:
 
PHOENIX  The Internal Revenue Service finished its 2016 “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list by warning taxpayers against using frivolous tax arguments to avoid paying their taxes.
 
Also, the IRS released the 2016 version of “The Truth about Frivolous Tax Arguments.” The document describes and responds to some of the common frivolous tax arguments made by those who oppose compliance with federal tax laws.
 
Examples include contentions that taxpayers can refuse to pay taxes on religious or moral grounds by invoking the First Amendment. The cases cited in

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Heinrich Pushes For New Mexico Priorities In DOE FY 2017 Budget

SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D. C.  During a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the U.S. Department of Energy’s fiscal year 2017 budget request, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich continued to push for Waste Isolated Pilot Plant (WIPP) safety and recovery efforts, a new cleanup schedule at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), and technology transfer opportunities.
 
The committee received testimony from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz.
 
During the hearing, Heinrich underscored that the safety of WIPP

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Gov. Appoints VanDenzen Chief Hearing Officer

STATE News:
 
SANTA FE — Gov. Martinez has announced the appointment of Brian VanDenzen as chief hearing officer for the Administrative Hearings Office.
 
VanDenzen spent four years in both public and private legal practice, and the last ten years of his career as a tax hearing officer at the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. Since 2014, he has served as interim chief hearing officer, overseeing both the hearings bureau and the administrative hearings office.
 
As part of the Governor’s continuing efforts to make New Mexico more business friendly, independent

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