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Lawmaker Pre-files Resolution To Clean Up Unethical Public Officials And Employees

on January 22, 2016 - 9:25pm
Rep. Jim Dines
SANTA FE  Last week, Rep. Jim Dines pre-filed House Joint Resolution 5 that would give New Mexico voters the option on the next ballot to create an independent ethics commission in an effort to crack down on unethical public officials and employees of the legislative and executive branches of government.
The joint resolution would call for an amendment to the New Mexico Constitution which would have to be voted on and passed by New Mexicans.
“It is important to let the people of New Mexico vote on creating an independent ethics commission to help keep our public

DOE And New Mexico Finalize $74M In Settlement Agreements For Nuclear Waste Incidents of 2014

on January 22, 2016 - 12:39pm

The New Mexico Environment Department, the U.S. Department of Energy and its contractors signed two settlement agreements resolving the February 2014 incidents at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad and the associated activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  The agreements provide for a set of Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) in both the Carlsbad and Los Alamos communities that enhance and improve New Mexico’s roads, water infrastructure and emergency response infrastructure. Courtesy/NMED

NMED News:

  • Agreements Include Schedules and Funding Parameters for Corrective

FBI, Navajo Nation Investigate Armed Robbery Of Shiprock Restaurant

on January 22, 2016 - 8:26am
FBI News:
The FBI and Navajo Nation Division of Public Safety are looking for two men who robbed a Shiprock restaurant.
Jan. 14, 2016, at approximately 2:45 p.m., two unidentified men with knives robbed the Chat An Chew restaurant, located on Highway 64 in Shiprock. 
One of the robbers was described as approximately 5’8” tall with a medium build and between 20-30 years old. The second robber was described as between 5’4” and 5’6” tall with a thin build and also between 20-30 years old. Both of the robbers were dressed in black clothing and wore masks and gloves.
Anyone with

Senate Boss Sanchez: 'NM Has Toughest DWI Laws In The Country' ... Say what?!

on January 22, 2016 - 8:08am
SANTA FE  Sen. Michael Sanchez had a lot to get off his chest during Wednesday's rambling tirade at a press conference.
He ranted against the media and complained about seating in the House Gallery. But what’s the most stunning statement he uttered? That New Mexico has the toughest DWI laws in the country. Say what?!
“We do have some of the toughest laws in the country,” Sanchez said.
Actually, the facts show that Sanchez is wrong. According to Wallet Hub (link), New Mexico ranks 33rd in the nation for overall strictness of DWI laws and ranks 49th when it comes to criminal

Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority Approves Planned Irradiation Project At Halden Research Reactor

on January 22, 2016 - 8:04am
LTBR News:
Reston, VA  Lightbridge Corporation, a U.S. nuclear energy company, announced Thursday that the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), which operates the Halden Research Reactor in Norway, had received formal regulatory approval from the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) for all planned irradiation of Lightbridge metallic fuel at the Halden Research Reactor in Norway, which is expected to begin in 2017.
This regulatory approval follows a safety report previously submitted by IFE to the NRPA relating to irradiation testing of Lightbridge-designed metallic fuel

Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker: 'Doomed To Cooperate' Jan. 23

on January 21, 2016 - 12:18pm
Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker, Stanford University
Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker will present a Los Alamos public lecture about how American and Russian Nuclear scientists joined forces to mitigate some of the greatest post-Cold War Dangers.
The free lecture is 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1967 18th St.
Dr. Siegfried S. Hecker will discuss how nuclear risks changed dramatically when the Soviet Union collapsed at the end of 1991. Suddenly the world was threatened more by Russia's weakness than its strength.
Never before

Los Alamos Police Blotter Jan. 13 To Jan. 19, 2016

on January 20, 2016 - 5:25pm
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. 13 at 8:39 a.m. / Police arrested Matthew Murillo, 22, of Los Alamos on N.M. 4 on an outstanding Magistrate Court warrant.
Jan. 13 at 1:47 p.m. / A Los Alamos man reported being the victim of larceny. The estimated loss is less than $250.
Jan. 13 at 4 p.m.