Four LANL Researchers Named 2021 Laboratory Fellows: Elizabeth Hunke, Baolian Cheng, David A. Smith, Blas Uberuaga

The Laboratory’s 2021 Fellows are Elizabeth Hunke and Baolian Cheng, top row from left, and David A. Smith and Blas Uberuaga, bottom row. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

Four researchers have been named 2021 Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows: Baolian Cheng, Elizabeth Hunke, David A. Smith and Blas Uberuaga.

“To be a Fellow at the Laboratory is to be a leader in our workplace and within the scientific community at large,” LANL Director Thom Mason said. “I am honored to recognize these four fellows and thank them for their extraordinary contributions and accomplishments.”

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Department Of Homeland Security Releases Guidelines On Who Is To Be Prioritized For Immigration Enforcement

NMDT News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Thursday, “These guidelines don’t take a categorical approach. They call for an individualized determination in each case, understand the totality of the facts and circumstances and then make a determination whether the individual in fact poses a public safety threat.”

The immigrant community doesn’t need new guidelines to make us feel safe, we need ICE and deportations to end now, said the New Mexico Dream Team (NMDT). Once again we see how they try to cover ICE’s abusive conduct against immigrants Read More

FBI: October Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

FBI News:
During Cybersecurity Awareness Month, observed each October, the FBI and its partner agencies remind you to do your part and #BeCyberSmart all year long.
Now in its 18th year, Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a government and private sector partnership that raises awareness about cybersecurity and stresses the collective effort required to stop cyber crimes, online thefts, and scams.
As the premier cyber investigative agency, the FBI works to keep you safe online, but you should follow the tips below to help protect yourself and your family. If you do become a victim, 
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Justice Department And DEA Announce Seizures Of Historic Amounts Of Deadly Fentanyl-Laced Fake Pills In Public Safety Surge To Protect Communities … One Pill Can Kill

DEA Administrator Anne Milgram

DEA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a press conference Thursday, Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco and DEA Administrator Anne Milgram announced a significant law enforcement surge to protect American communities from the flood of fentanyl and fentanyl-laced pills across the United States.

Illicit fentanyl, a synthetic opioid found in most of the fake pills that were seized, is the primary driver of the recent increase in U.S. overdose deaths.

“Illicit fentanyl was responsible for nearly three quarters of the more than 93,000 fatal drug overdoses in the United Read More

Ten LAHS Seniors Are 2022 National Merit Semifinalists

LAHS seniors named as 2022 National Merit Semifinalists include front row from left, Kamaya Ronning, Kathryn Osburn, Jennie Gao and Olivia Koo, and back row from left, Aaron Philip, Andrew Corliss, Phillip Ionkov and Cinyoung Huang. Not pictured: Andrew Collins and Robert Strauss. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Ten Los Alamos High School seniors are among 16,000 students nationwide named as semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship program. They include Andrew Collins, Andrew Corliss, Jennie Gao, Cinyoung Huang, Phillip Ionkov, Olivia Koo, Kathryn Osburn, Aaron Philip, Kamaya Read More

Luján, Colleagues Introduce Legislation To Bolster Creative Economy, Provide Relief For Artists And Writers


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) led a group of his colleagues in introducing the Creative Economy Revitalization Act (CERA) to help bolster the creative economy through the creation of a workforce grants program to employ artists and writers to create publicly available art.

U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) are co-sponsors of the legislation, and U.S. Rep. Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.) introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The creative economy was

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DEA Issues Public Safety Alert On Sharp Increase In Fake Prescription Pills Containing Fentanyl & Meth

DEA News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration issued a Public Safety Alert warning Americans of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine.

DEA’s Public Safety Alert, the first in six years, seeks to raise public awareness of a significant nationwide surge in counterfeit pills that are mass-produced by criminal drug networks in labs, deceptively marketed as legitimate prescription pills, and are killing unsuspecting Americans at an unprecedented rate.

These counterfeit pills

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Los Alamos High School Senior Lillian Shevitz Named 2022 National Merit Commended Student

2022 National Merit Scholarship Program Commended Student, LAHS senior Lillian Shevitz, with her Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®). Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos High School senior Lillian Shevitz has been named a Commended Student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Principal Carter Payne presented Shevitz with a Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC®), which conducts the program.

“LAHS congratulates Lily on this accomplishment,” Principal Payne said. Read More

Gov. Lujan Grisham Addresses National Public Lands Day

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham

From the Office of the Governor:

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement today in recognition of National Public Lands Day, which takes place each Sept. 25:  

“New Mexico’s public lands are an incredible treasure, cared for and beloved by generations of New Mexicans.

“I’m proud to lead a state that prioritizes the protection and preservation of public lands and has committed to conserving at least 30 percent of all lands in New Mexico by 2030, safeguarding a comprehensive view of conservation that reflects the importance of traditional Read More

Heinrich Honors Hispanic Heritage Month, Becomes Member Of First-Ever Hispanic-Serving Institutions Senate Caucus

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. — In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) is joining the first-ever Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Senate Caucus.

“Our Hispanic community has long helped write the economic, social, and cultural story of New Mexico and the nation. This month, we celebrate the remarkable accomplishments and contributions made by the Hispanic community and their role in building a more vibrant and prosperous America,” Heinrich said.

Heinrich added, “I’m excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month Read More