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LAHS Seniors Matilde Jacobson And Ben Rees Named Semifinalists In U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

on April 24, 2018 - 5:46pm
LAHS senior Ben Rees is a semi finalist in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Here, he receives a ‘Compete with Class’ scholarship during the state basketball game held in March. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos High School senior Matilde Jacobson is a semifinalist in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Photo by Samantha D’Anna Photography
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Los Alamos High School seniors Matilde Jacobson and Ben Rees are named semifinalists in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
 
Jacobson and Rees are among 630 semifinalists in the 2018 U.S.

Los Alamos Public Schools Ranked #1 In New Mexico’s Top School Districts Of 2018

on April 24, 2018 - 4:27pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is ranked #1 in New Mexico’s Top School Districts of 2018.

According to backgroundcheck.com, the best district in the state is Los Alamos Public Schools due to being rated an “A” school district and its high graduation rate of 87 percent.

The full ranking and information about their methodology can be found here: http://backgroundchecks.org/top-school-districts-in-new-mexico-2018.html

Ranked #2-5 in this list is Logan Municipal Schools, Rio Rancho Public Schools, Dora Consolidated Schools and Moriarty-Edgewood School District.

Backgroundchecks.org is

Equality New Mexico Announces Endorsements Of Stephanie Garcia Richard For Land Commissioner And Maggie Toulouse Oliver For Secretary Of State

on April 24, 2018 - 2:56pm
 
 
 
ENM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Proudly, Equality New Mexico has endorsed Maggie Toulouse Oliver for Secretary of State and Stephanie Garcia Richard for Commissioner of Public Lands.
 
Toulouse Oliver has been instrumental in securing rights for the LGBTQ+ community. Knowing the road to marriage equality in New Mexico led through the courts, she invited the lawsuit filed by Kim Kiel and Rose Griego, et. al. that culminated in the Supreme Court’s 2013 “Griego v. Oliver”, ruling that marriage equality should be the law of the land in our state. 
 
“Maggie has proven herself to be

State Supreme Reverses Indictment Dismissal In Taos Robbery Prosecution

on April 24, 2018 - 2:03pm
NMSC News:
 
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Supreme Court issued an opinion Monday holding that the Legislature has not given state courts the authority to dismiss otherwise valid indictments because a grand jury considered evidence inadmissible at trial.
 
The Court reversed a district court’s dismissal of charges against Isaac Martinez and Carla Casias for the robbery of Kit Carson Electric Co-op in 2013. The case was ordered back to the Eighth District Court in Taos for further proceedings.

Hazlett: Participate In National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 28

on April 24, 2018 - 12:52pm
By ANN HAZLETT 
Assistant to the Secretary for USDA Rural Development
 
In 2016, Ohio corn and soybean farmer Roger Winemiller lost two of his three children to drugs. 
 
Roger is not alone. Last year, over 64,000 Americans died from a drug overdose. At almost 174 people each day, this is more than the number of Americans who died in a car accident or a gun-related homicide. Each person who died was someone’s mother or father, son or daughter, brother or sister. Many of these mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters were also part of rural America. 
 
Today, in the

State Auditor Wayne Johnson Warns Government Agencies About Invoicing Scam Targeting Public Money

on April 24, 2018 - 12:36pm
State Auditor Wayne Johnson
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  State Auditor Wayne Johnson is warning state and local agencies today that a scam artist could target their finance employees with fraudulent invoices for significant amounts of money. In the past, some New Mexico entities have fallen victim to such fraud, costing taxpayers thousands.
 
“These criminals are very savvy and convincing,” Johnson said. “They do their research and often know how specific agencies work, and who works there. We have to be careful and rely on internal control methods to safeguard public money.

Regional Coalition Of LANL Communities Meets Friday

on April 24, 2018 - 12:36pm

Pearce, Himes Take Part In Bipartisan Conversation On Countering Criminal And Terrorist Networks

on April 24, 2018 - 12:34pm
From left, U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce, U.S. Institute of Peace President Nancy Lindborg and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes participating in the USIP Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue. Courtesy photo
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce (R-NM), chairman of the Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee, participated April 17 in the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Bipartisan Congressional Dialogue entitled “Countering Illicit Funding of Terrorism: A Congressional Approach” with his colleague and Subcommittee Member, U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT). 
 
“Innovation in

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