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Bipartisan Driver’s License Compromise Passes House

on January 28, 2016 - 8:34am

  • Bill will stop giving NM driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants

SANTA FE – A bipartisan compromise bill that will stop giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants and bring New Mexico into compliance with the REAL ID Act passed the House Floor Wednesday by a 39-30 vote. House Bill 99 is sponsored by Representatives Paul Pacheco and Andy Nunez.

“I’m looking forward to continuing this fight in the Senate,” Pacheco said. “The bottom line is we need to stop giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants and bring New Mexico into compliance with federal law. It’s dangerous.

Advanced Algorithms Used To Identify Six Botnets

on January 28, 2016 - 8:08am

Prof. Bracha Shapira

HSNW News:

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) cyber security researchers have discovered and traced approximately six “botnets” by analyzing data collected from past cyberattacks. Botnets are networks of malicious, remotely updatable code that covertly lurk on infected computers.

Using botnets, which until now were largely untraceable, hackers and cyber criminals can carry out powerful attacks, spread viruses, generate spam, and commit other types of online crime.

Prof. Lior Rokach

American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (AABGU) reports that the

New Mexico's DHS And DPS On 'At Risk List'

on January 28, 2016 - 7:34am
State Auditor Tim Keller
SANTA FE  State Auditor Tim Keller announced the annual list of New Mexico’s state and local governments that are considered “At Risk” based on the latest audit cycle.
The FY15 “At Risk List” contains 56 entities that have not submitted their audits by the deadline, including:
  • Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management;
  • Department of Public Safety;
  • Martin Luther King. Jr. Commission;
  • City of Española;
  • City of Carlsbad;
  • County of Cibola;
  • County of Harding;
  • Town of Estancia; and
  • Lordsburg Municipal Schools.
These entities are on the “At Risk List”

Los Alamos Police Blotter Jan. 20 To Jan. 26, 2016

on January 27, 2016 - 6:02pm
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. 20 at 3:45 p.m. / Police arrested Nathan Mann, 51, of Los Alamos at 2500 Trinity Dr., on charge of burglary from a dwelling house.
Jan. 20 at 12 p.m. / A 19-year-old Los Alamos man reported that someone burglarized his vehicle in Central Park Square.
Jan. 21 at 12:36 p.m.

Council Approves Fire And Police Collective Bargaining Agreements

on January 27, 2016 - 9:31am
Los Alamos Fire Chief Troy Hughes requests approval from County Council Tuesday evening of a collective bargaining agreement between International Association of Firefighters Local 3279. Council unanimously approved the agreement. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
International Association of Firefighters Local 3279 President Bert Quintana signs the collective bargaining agreement with the County Tuesday evening in Council Chambers. Looking on from left, Fire Chief Troy Hughes, County Councilor James Chrobocinski, County Manager Harry Burgess and County Clerk Sharon Stover.