Public Safety

LANL Closes A Gate On Infectious Diseases

Los Alamos National Laboratory biomedical researcher Alina Deshpande is working on speeding awareness and strengthening global resilience against infectious diseases. Courtesy LANL
 
By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

What’s the latest on chikungunya?

Don’t know? Never heard of it?

Don’t feel bad. Not many people outside the health profession have encountered this disturbing, infectious disease that has hit parts of southwestern Mexico very hard this month.

So try this: Go to swap.lanl.gov where there is an option box labelled “Select a Disease.” Click on the down arrow to


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VIDEO Update: Surveillance Camera Captures Cougar At IHM Church

A surveillance camera captured a cougar roaming the grounds of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Monday evening at 3700 Canyon Road. IHM wants community members to be aware of the sighting because people sometimes walk through the grounds or walk their dogs in the church parking lot after dark and before dawn. Students from the adjacent Los Alamos High School also need to be made aware of the sighting as many routinely walk through the church parking lot. Courtesy photo

Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1mb9sw9uu2e4013/Office%20Entrance%20video%20shorter.avi?dl=0

Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lij82z4oyf7mxw0/JP%20II%20Statue%20video%20shorter%281%29.avi?dl=0


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U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce Fights For Border Security

U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce

ALBUQUERQUE In order to protect the people of New Mexico, U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce introduced H.R 2467 to increase border security along the southern border.

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce issued this statement last week announcing the introduction of H.R. 2467, legislation that will help protect New Mexico’s local communities, secure its southern border and strengthen national security.

It has been one year since the President misused the Antiquities Act to unilaterally seize 500,000 acres in southern New Mexico. Not only did this monument designation


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DOH And HSD Highlight Efforts To Improve Behavioral Health & Reduce Stigma Around Mental Illnesses

DOH News:

SANTA FE ― In continuing to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month, the New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) and the New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) are highlighting efforts to improve mental health across the state by spreading awareness and integrating health services.

The DOH Office of School and Adolescent Health provides training and funding for 53 school-based health clinics that provide both primary and behavioral health services for students. The DOH Epidemiology and Response Division looks for indicators of mental health among


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Heinrich: USA FREEDOM Act Only Responsible Path

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, is calling for the passage of the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 to ensure the Intelligence Community has an updated legal framework to strengthen national security while also protecting the privacy rights of Americans.

The legislation will end the National Security Agency’s (NSA) bulk collection program that has allowed the government to collect billions of Americans’ private records while suspecting them of no wrongdoing.


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