Public Safety

Luján Voices Concerns With New Mexico’s Behavioral Health System In Hearing With HHS Secretary

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

  • Luján Secures Commitment from Secretary to Work Together on Critical Issue Facing New Mexico

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District participated in an Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee hearing on the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) budget for Fiscal Year 2016. 

During the hearing, he voiced his concerns with the quality of and access to behavioral health care services in New Mexico. Below is a transcript of Luján’s exchange with HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell.

Luján: I appreciate that Madam Secretary.


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Application Period Open For FBI Special Agent Jobs

FBI News:

A position as an FBI Special Agent is not just a job, it’s a calling, and ultimately a life-changing experience.

The FBI started taking applications for the position of Special Agent March 2, 2015, and will continue through March 16, 2015. For details on the Special Agent application, visit: www.FBIjobs.gov.

All FBI employees must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete FBI background investigation, drug test and polygraph. The FBI is an equal opportunity employer and supports workforce diversity and inclusion.

“The FBI needs talented and motivated Special Agents who


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Colorectal Cancer: A Treatable Disease

Colorectal Cancer: A Treatable Disease
By Salim Amrani, MD
Los Alamos

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. It is estimated that 140,000 persons will be diagnosed this year alone and over 50,000 die annually from it.

Unfortunately only 50 ercent of people over 50 years of age underwent a screening.

It is well established that genetic predisposition and environmental factors play a great role in the development of the cancer.

It is important to have a healthy balanced diet and lifestyle as it is known that excess in dietary fat, red meat and calories contribute


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MOD Filters Replaced At WIPP

WIPP News:

Replacement of the moderate efficiency (MOD) pre-filters that are part of the High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration system for the WIPP underground ventilation system was successfully completed Wednesday.

Filter changes are anticipated and necessary when MOD filters begin to show signs of reduced airflow, due primarily to salt dust buildup. The filter change out is a well-planned and controlled work activity performed by qualified NWP staff, and because of the potential for encountering radioactive contamination, it includes the use of all appropriate personal


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Los Alamos Skiers Attend Rocky Mountain Division YAP Jamboree In Colorado

Participants in the Rocky Mountain Division Young Adult Patroller Jamboree last weekend at Sunlight Mountain Resort, Colo. Courtesy photo

Pajarito Mountain YAP JoAnna O’Neill leads a toboggan carrying the lifeless body of a snowman downhill to a lift as part of a training exercise during last weekend’s YAP jamboree. Courtesy photo

PMSP News:

Three young adult patrollers (YAPs) and five YAP candidates from Pajarito Mountain Ski Patrol (PMSP) traveled to Sunlight Mountain Resort in Colorado for last weekend’s Annual Rocky Mountain Division YAP Jamboree


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