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New Mexico State Police Issues Amber Alert

on September 1, 2015 - 7:55am

Letter To The Editor: Adding A Couple More Statistics

on September 1, 2015 - 7:46am
By PAT KESTELL
Los Alamos

I applaud Lee Graves and his letter of Aug. 30, 2015 replying to Stephanie Nakhleh’s (corrected sp.) call for banning guns.

Since Lee used the correct statistics I would like to add a couple. First, ANY murder is too many; which is why the FBI statistic showing that,every year, gun owners thwart tens of thousands of violent crimes by either shooting the assailant or simply revealing the gun to perpetrators is important. The number cannot be exactly determined because up to 90 percent of them are not reported to law enforcement according to the FBI site.

Los Alamos Arms Control Group Considers Support Of Iran Policy

on August 31, 2015 - 1:18pm
 
LACACIS News:
 
The Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security (LACACIS) is considering the adoption of a statement of support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between Iran and the US, UK, France, Russia, China, Germany, and the European Union.  
 
The LACACIS draft policy statement can be read by visiting www.lacacis.org and clicking on Policy Statements.  
 
The position will be discussed and voted on at a meeting at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 4, at the United Church Christian Education Building Lounge (room 212), 2525 Canyon Road.  
 
The public is invited, but

Common Cause Statement On SOS Charges

on August 31, 2015 - 9:22am

Common Cause New Mexico’s Executive Director Viki Harrison

CCNM News:

Common Cause New Mexico’s Executive Director Viki Harrison released the following statement Sunday regarding the Secretary of State situation:

“Like the rest of the state, Common Cause New Mexico was shocked to hear of the criminal complaints filed against our Secretary of State, Dianna Duran, by the Attorney General.

“As Secretary of State, Dianna Duran is the elected official in New Mexico in charge of many important functions, including the implementation of campaign finance laws; ethics enforcement for candidates

Meet Classic Air Medical At Los Alamos Nature Center

on August 31, 2015 - 8:59am

Classic Air Medical helicopter in flight. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

To live in Northern New Mexico is to be surrounded by rugged beauty. But what happens if you have a medical emergency when you're out exploring the wilderness?

Luckily Classic Air Medical, a helicopter medical transport service, is ready to help. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road, meet pilot Geoff Rodgers and the medical team to discuss the exciting work of this helicopter rescue company and how they work with the local community.

Rodgers is a former Los Alamos County councilor who

Letter To The Editor: Questioning Writer's Arithmetic

on August 31, 2015 - 8:49am
By JERRY FLEMING
Los Alamos
"14,196 murders in America by firearm, of every type and description, and 69 percent of those were by firearm (letter). That equals about one per day."
Without getting into the subject of the memo, I'd question the arithmetic.
14,196 murders by firearm in 2013 divided by 365 days in a year = about 39 murders by firearm per day, not one! That's over 1.5 per hour.

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