Public Safety

DOE Secretary: Today’s National Security Strategy Update Reaffirms US Commitment


DOE News:

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz made the following statement regarding the National Security Strategy (NSS) announced today:

“The vision that President Obama laid out in the latest National Security Strategy positions the United States to be a continued global leader in promoting a safe and secure world while mitigating the risks of climate change. When President Obama spoke nearly six years ago in Prague, he laid out many of the challenges that the world faces, from climate change to the global economic crisis to nuclear proliferation. And

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Legislators Seek To Close Dangerous Loophole

Rep. Kelly Fajardo


SANTA FE – The New Mexico House of Representatives has passed a bill to close a dangerous loophole that allows child predators, to send pictures of another person’s naked body to anyone younger than 16 years old, without criminal penalties.

“Democrats and Republicans in the House came together to close this dangerous loophole that allows sexual predators to get off the hook,” said Rep. Kelly Fajardo, the bill’s sponsor. “Now it is time for the Senate to act.”

Currently, “predators” who send a picture of “their own” genitalia to a child

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Project Reach Completes Photographic Work In Room 7, Panel 7

Project Reach team members work to obtain video of emplaced waste located in Panel 7, Room 7 where the radiological event occurred. Courtesy/WIPP

WIPP News:

Photographic work in support of the Accident Investigation Board (AIB) has been completed in Room 7 Panel 7, the location of the Feb. 14, 2014, radiological event at WIPP.

Using Project Reach, a specially designed and manufactured 90-foot composite boom equipped with high resolution photographic equipment, WIPP employees completed video mapping of all waste stacks and packages in Room 7. Waste in the WIPP underground facility is stacked

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Los Alamos Police Blotter: Jan. 29 To Feb. 4, 2015

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.

Jan. 29 at 1:38 p.m. / A 62-year-old Taos woman reported that she was the victim of larceny on Central Avenue. The estimated loss is less than $250.

Jan. 29 at 9:30 p.m. / A 54-year-old Los Alamos woman reported that she is the victim of larceny on Joya Loop. The estimated loss is $ less than $250.


Jan. 29 at 9:43 p.m. / Police arrested Mathew Brittelle, 37, of Los Alamos at

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IRS Warns Against Erroneously Claiming Tax Credits

IRS News:

While falsely inflating income on tax returns may seem an enticing way to get tax credits, the reality is the consequences could be extremely costly.

No wonder erroneously claiming tax credits is one of the items on the Internal Revenue Services’ (IRS) “Dirty Dozen” list for the 2015 tax filing season. This scam involves inflating or including income on a tax return that was never earned, either as wages or as self-employment income, usually in order to maximize refundable credits.

Just like falsely claiming an expense or deduction you did not pay, claiming income you did not earn in

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