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FBI Honors New Mexico Human Rights Projects

Executive Director Regina Turner accepts the award on behalf of New Mexico Human Rights Projects from FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III. Courtesy/FBI

FBI News:

In a ceremony at FBI Headquarters, Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized the recipients of the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award.

These leaders, selected by their area FBI field office, have demonstrated outstanding contributions to their local communities through service.

The Albuquerque Division of the FBI honored New Mexico Human Rights Projects (NMHRP), a nonprofit organization that provides hands-on


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JJAB: ‘Opiate Addiction – No Exceptions’ April 17

 
 
 
 
 
JJAB News:
 
This month’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board meeting is 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in Building 1, Camino Entrada Road, Pajarito Cliffs Site … note the change in time.
 
Jennifer Weiss, executive director of the Heroin Awareness Committee (HAC), will present “Opiate Addiction – No Exceptions,” a presentation and discussion regarding the current reality of drug addiction in New Mexico and the prevalence of prescription drug abuse among youth.  
 
The public is welcome to attend this discussion.

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U.S. Removes Last Remaining HEU from Czech Republic, Sets Nonproliferation Milestone

Casks containing HEU being loaded into shipping containers at the Nuclear Research Institute in Rez, Czech Republic, Friday, March 22, 2013. Courtesy/NNSA

A worker checks for radiation at the Nuclear Research Institute in Rez, Czech Republic, Friday, March 22, 2013. Courtesy/NNSA

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States’ National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the Czech Republic’s Nuclear Research Institute announced today the successful removal of 68 kilograms (approximately 150 pounds, or enough material for two nuclear weapons) of highly enriched uranium


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LANL: Protecting Lab Land and the Creatures That Inhabit It

Mexican Spotted Owls live on Lab property. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL Connections from the Community Programs Office:

The Los Alamos National Laboratory must protect areas where threatened and endangered species nest each spring.

As a result, fire mitigation work with heavy equipment stopped March 1, and the ban may not be lifted until May 15.

If wildlife surveys indicate sensitive species in canyons and adjacent areas, restrictions could remain in effect through Aug. 31.

While Lab property is home to the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, of more concern is the Mexican Spotted Owl, which


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Vote Today to Help Local Couple Win Dream Wedding

Local couple Chris Rondeau and Jeanette Trujillo are vying to win a New Mexico dream wedding while raising money for UNM Children’s Hospital. Courtesy photo
 
Staff report

Go online today to vote for Los Alamos’ contestants in New Mexico Dream Wedding, Jeanette Trujillo and Chris Rondeau, a fund raising event for UNM Children’s Hospital. Voting ends at midnight today.

Visit http://www.nmdreamwedding.com/dream-weddings/2013/2013meet-the-five-finalists/2013-couple3 to vote and help the couple win a dream wedding.

The winner of the $50,000 Dream Wedding will be


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