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Click on the “Letters to the Editor” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link, to access the latest Letter to the Editor submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters are archived in that location as well.

Letters to the Editor also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.


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Rich: New Mexico From Bottom 10 To Top 10 In 10 Years

By MICK RICH
Albuquerque

Consistently ranking in the bottom 10 of states is not the fault of New Mexico’s culture. But we have become accustomed to it – so much so that our elected officials have convinced us that the table scraps we fight over are precious. 

I believe that New Mexico deserves to rank among the top 10 of states. Our elected officials should focus on taking us there.   

Why is New Mexico’s rank among states important? Because our elected officials can’t skew our national performance by manipulating statistics the way they do here. Albuquerque’s government has altered its crime categories


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Biden Shouldn’t Diminish New Mexico’s Energy Future

By SARAH CURRAN
Former Political Director
Republican Party New Mexico

Energy policy emerged as one of the top issues of this election cycle, offering a stark contrast between the two presidential contender’s views on how we power our future.

These policy positions likely played an important role in the electoral outcomes of several key states across the country. Of the many diverging energy policy objectives of the two camps, Joe Biden’s support for a ban on energy leasing on federal lands concerned New Mexicans of all political stripes who recognize the important role access to natural resources


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Los Alamos County Council Candidates Speak To Voters

POLITICAL News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post invited Los Alamos County Council candidates to each write a column speaking directly to the voters.

Here are their columns:

Derkacs: Help Los Alamos Plan For Growth And Embrace The Future

By DENISE DERKACS
Democratic Council Candidate

I’m running for County Council because I want to help Los Alamos County plan for growth and embrace the future while preserving the past and the amenities that make the County a great place to live.

Issues: I recognize three overarching issues facing the County: (1) housing development, especially for low- and middle-income


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Nathan: Please Vote ‘No’ On Amendment 1

By FRED NATHAN JR.
Founder and Executive Director
Think New Mexico

Toward the bottom of your ballot you will find Constitutional Amendment 1.

There are at least three good reasons to vote no:

-The problem it seeks to fix has already been addressed;

-The amendment is being presented in a misleading manner; and

-A mysterious political action committee (PAC) is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote the amendment without disclosing the source of that dark money.

Let’s start with that final point. In recent weeks, a PAC called the “Committee to Protect New Mexico Consumers” has sent


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APCG: We Count, Now And Beyond The Next Decade

By All Pueblo Council of Governors

The impacts of past census counts are evident in almost every Tribal community across the nation. Bustling clinics, lively Head Start schools, and much needed housing developments show that the Census does have a real impact on Native American tribes.

Federal decision-makers use the data collected by the Census to disperse millions of dollars to the state and to our Tribal communities.

A Census count occurs every decade and it is not an exaggeration to say the 2020 Census may be the most important yet, not only for us but for future generations as we work to address


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Reagor: The UnQuarked Mess – You Get The Bill

By DAVID REAGOR
Republican Candidate
Los Alamos County Council

The UnQuarked business is a wine bar and restaurant that has operated in Los Alamos for a number of years. Last year they attempted to move to a new site on Central Avenue. Almost a year ago the county government stopped work on the site by red tagging their remodeling efforts. The owner states that he intends to file suit against the county. He alleges financial harm caused by the county government actions that are “unlawful, arbitrary, and capricious”.

The same space was open as a restaurant in the past, it was the former home of the Blue


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Letter To The Editor: Gessing And Unions

By ED BIRNBAUM
Los Alamos

The recent op-ed in the Los Alamos Daily Post (link) by Paul Gessing, president of the New Mexico Rio Grande Foundation, reiterates the usual talking points about unions in their efforts to encourage members of unions to leave their union, whether they are employees in the private or the public sector.

The reasons given range from the cost of belonging to a union to the fact that an employee may not agree with the policies advocated for by their union.

Members can already reduce their union dues by the amount used by the union for political purposes, and I can certainly appreciate


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Read The Latest Letters To The Editor

LADP News:

Click on the “Letters to the Editor” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link, to access the latest Letter to the Editor submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters are archived in that location as well.

Letters to the Editor also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.


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