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House Republicans Call For Agreement On Driver’s License Compromise

on January 4, 2016 - 6:15pm

Speaker of the House Don Tripp


SANTA FE – Speaker of the House Don Tripp sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Michael Sanchez today calling on the Senate to compromise with the House on a proposal that will stop the dangerous practice of giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.

Text of the letter:


Papen, Sanchez, Egolf Urge Cooperation To Secure Deadline Extension Of REAL ID Enforcement

on January 4, 2016 - 5:51pm

Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen


SANTA FE – Today, Senate President Pro Tem Mary Kay Papen, D-38-Doña Ana, Senate Majority Leader Michael S. Sanchez, D-29-Bernalillo & Valencia and House Minority Leader Brian Egolf, D-47-Santa Fe sent a letter to Gov. Susana Martinez and Speaker Don L. Tripp urging them to join Democratic legislative leaders in requesting an extension of the deadline for REAL ID enforcement from the Department of Homeland Security.

Text of letter to Martinez and Tripp:

January 4, 2016

The Honorable Susana Martinez                                

SCAM ALERT: Don't Get Fooled With IRS Email

on January 4, 2016 - 5:06pm
Los Alamos
Beware of the following scam ... the return address to this link is NOT the IRS:

Dear user,

IRS online services developed a new security method intended to protect our members from theft identity therefore a personal information update is required to keep up to date your informations.

To proceed, you will have to complete our online verification form click here. (not the real link, just a copy)

This is an automated email. Please do not reply.


IRS Online Services

USAA Email Scam Alert

on January 2, 2016 - 12:23pm
USAA Scam Alert:

Local residents are reporting that they have received an email from: USAA.Customer.Services5808PabRcgtw@EBflOusaa with the subject: Your Card Has Been Limited.

The email states:

Some information on your account appears to be missing or incorrect. At this time we require that you verify your account information. To do so, please download and open the document attached to this e-mail. Please follow the instructions from the document. Please verify your information promptly so that you can continue to enjoy all the benefits of your USAA account.

Board Upholds LANL Clean Air Operating Permit

on January 1, 2016 - 8:40am

Kathy Sanchez, the environmental health and justice program manager of Tewa Woman United, an intertribal women’s collective in Northern New Mexico, testified recently on behalf of additional clean air measures at LANL. Courtesy photo


Los Alamos Daily Post

SANTA FE  Despite eloquent testimony by Kathy Sanchez, the great-granddaughter of world famous Pueblo de San Ildefonso pottery maker, Maria Antonia Martinez, the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board denied a permit appeal in which she and others sought additional air quality monitoring in a few designated

WIPP Emergency Operations Center Deactivated

on December 31, 2015 - 8:11am

WIPP News:

CARLSBAD The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been deactivated after successfully coordinating resources to improve driving conditions so that employees can possibly return to work at the WIPP site Thursday, Dec. 31.

The Level 1 EOC activation, which began at approximately 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, was ordered to support the coordination of necessary resources needed to safely restore normal operations at WIPP due to the recent severe winter storm that dumped 15 inches of snow on the area.

Icy and snow packed road conditions made it