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Family Issues Statement On Passing Of Scott Udall

on September 17, 2019 - 10:10am

Scott Sterling Udall was born May 15, 1949 in Tucson. For the last 35 years, he made Flagstaff, Ariz. his home. Courtesy photo

From Tom Udall Press Office:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Udall family issued the following statement announcing the passing of their brother Scott Sterling Udall.

Scott Udall is survived by his siblings U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Lynn Udall, Lori Udall, Denis Udall and Jay Udall.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved brother, Scott Sterling Udall.

“In his youth, Scott was a mountain climber, outdoorsman, writer and storyteller.

Immigrant Youth Group Endorse Haaland For 2020

on September 17, 2019 - 9:39am
UWDA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Immigrant youth of United We Dream Action have announced their first round of 2020 endorsements for 11 congressional champions including U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland (NM-01).
 
These candidates have proven themselves to be true leaders in protecting immigrant youth and communities.

In 2018, immigrant youth and allies of United We Dream Action endorsed candidates, ran ads and knocked on doors to make the voices of the community heard and in the 2020 election cycle, these voices will be heard even louder.

First Members of the United We Dream Action 2020 Endorsement

Governor Recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month

on September 17, 2019 - 9:17am
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham Monday issued the following statement in recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Sunday and runs through Oct. 15: 
 
“Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate our culture, our history, our faith and our commitment to continued progress toward equity and equality. New Mexico is proud of its centuries of Hispanic heritage, one of the bedrocks of our collective state history and culture.
 
“It’s a diverse heritage, defined as much by the engineering marvels of our acequia

President Trump Addresses Campaign Rally

on September 16, 2019 - 7:50pm

President Donald Trump addresses an enthusiastic crowd at his rally underway this evening in the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost

The crowd cheers loudly for President Trump as he enters for his rally this evening in the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost

Trump Rally Underway In Rio Rancho

on September 16, 2019 - 6:16pm

Scene from the Trump Rally underway in the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho. President Donald Trump is scheduled to address the crowd at 7 p.m. as he begins his West Coast campaign swing. This is the president's first trip to New Mexico since taking office. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

State GOP Chair Steve Pearce speaks to the crowd ahead of President Trump's arrival this evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

President Trump's Director of Communications Tim Murtaugh, right, chats with folks gathered at the Trump Rally.

Los Alamos County: Census ‘Complete Count Committee’ Recruitment Now Open

on September 16, 2019 - 10:09am

COUNTY News:

The US Constitution mandates (Article 1, Section 2) that a headcount occur every 10 years of everyone residing in the 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas of the United States. 

This includes people of all ages, races, ethnic groups, citizens and non-citizens. The population totals from the census determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives.

States also use the totals to redraw their legislative and school districts. 

The next census occurs in 2020.  

Census data is used in the distribution of approximately $675 billion in federal

New Mexico Honored For Providing Free Online Public Access To Legal Materials

on September 16, 2019 - 9:24am

NEW MEXICO COURTS News:

 

SANTA FE – New Mexico has earned national recognition for offering free online public access to legal materials, including state laws, court procedural rules and appellate court decisions.

 

The Harvard Law School’s Caselaw Access Project recently recommended New Mexico and its legal information website, NMOneSource.com, as a leading example of how courts can successfully expand access to the law through a publicly available website and shift from print-based legal publishing to “digital-first publishing.”

 

The New Mexico Compilation Commission, the state’s

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Meets With Pro Athletes Impacted By Climate Change

on September 16, 2019 - 9:17am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich meets with professional athletes with Protect Our Winters (POW) visiting Capitol Hill to discuss the effects of the climate crisis on the winter sports industry. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, participated in a hearing titled, “The Fight to Save Winter: Pro Athletes for Climate Action.”

The committee heard from professional winter athletes about the impact the climate crisis is having on winter sports,

Fourteen LAHS Students Named Semifinalists In 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

on September 16, 2019 - 8:55am

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists from Los Alamos High School includie Dara Armstrong, Talia Ben-Naim, Sean Dougherty, Eleanor Henderson, Emily Holmes, Cinlong Huang, Eli Iramk-Bent, Malea Joyce, Dimitri Lopez, Gopal Nadiga, Trystan Osburn, Juan Romero, Neha Sadasivan and Cameron Waters. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced Friday the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Fourteen semifinalists are seniors at Los Alamos High School including: Dara Armstrong, Talia

DerbyCon 2019: Finish Line – ‘Don’t Cry Because It’s Over, Smile Because It Happened’

on September 15, 2019 - 3:32pm
Opening ceremony at DerbyCon, the InfoSec conference Sept. 6-8 in Louisville, Ky. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
DerbyCon panel on ‘DerbyCon Story Time’. Photo by Becky Rutherford
 
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos

I’ve been in cybersecurity for a little over a year, and I decided it was about time I went to an InfoSec conference.

Defcon/Black Hat in Vegas sounded intimidatingly huge; I wanted something less terrifying. A friend suggested DerbyCon.

Los Alamos County Firefighters Remember 9/11

on September 15, 2019 - 10:15am

Los Alamos County firefighters set out on a track Saturday on Pajarito Mountain to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on American soil. They are carrying a 26-pound air pack in full dress on the one mile trek with a 1,000 foot rise in elevation to mimic the stairs the firefighters experienced on that tragic day rushing to rescue people in the World Trade Center in New York City. Members of the public joined firefighters in the somber event. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

 

Los Alamos Firefighters and members of the public on the climb

Heinrich’s Clean Energy Jobs Act Has Key Hearing

on September 14, 2019 - 10:28am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich 

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich introduces the Clean Energy Jobs Act to establish a comprehensive, nationwide program at the Department of Energy to improve education and training for careers in clean energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Clean Energy Jobs Act (S. 2393), introduced by U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) received a hearing Wednesday in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy.

The bill establishes a comprehensive, nationwide program at the U.S.

Luján Joins Colleagues To Restore Pell Grant Eligibility For Victims Of Predatory, For-Profit Colleges

on September 13, 2019 - 5:25am

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján

CONGRESSIONAL News:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the U.S. House Assistant Speaker, joined colleagues Thursday to introduce the Pell Grant Restoration Act.

This critical legislation, introduced by U.S. Reps. Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05) and Lucy McBath (GA-06), would amend Title IV of the Higher Education Act to restore students’ Pell Grant eligibility for any period of time during which they would have qualified for loan forgiveness due to school closure or institutional fraud or misconduct.

A companion

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Secures Funding For New Mexico’s National Labs, WIPP, Nuclear Safety...

on September 12, 2019 - 4:19pm

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M), senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, voted to advance key legislation to provide strong funding for New Mexico’s national labs, technology transfer efforts, environmental clean-up projects, the Waste Isolation Pilot Program (WIPP), and Tribal energy programs throughout the state.

Udall joined the Senate Appropriations Committee in voting unanimously to advance the Fiscal Year 2020 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill to the Senate floor.

“This funding will help bolster New Mexico’s thriving science

Los Alamos Quilt Heads To Washington, D.C.

on September 12, 2019 - 8:43am
Holding up their Christmas Tree skirt, from left, quilters Roberta Day Idzorek, Micki Taylor and Zena Thomas. Photo by Carol A. Clark/adailypost.com
 
Christmas Tree skirt quilters, from left, Micki Taylor, Roberta Day Idzorek and Zena Thomas. Photo by Carol A. Clark/adailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
New Mexico has been selected to provide the Capitol Christmas Tree as well as 75 other Christmas Trees and tree skirts for the Federal Government buildings in Washington, D.C. and
members and friends of the Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Guild

LAHS Student Aims To End Malnutrition In The World

on September 12, 2019 - 8:33am
Havard University student Garyk Brixi and Los Alamos High School student Lillian Peterson at the International Science Fair in May in Phoenix, Ariz. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Malnutrition is the leading cause of death for children globally and Lillian Petersen, a senior at Los Alamos High School, along with her partner Garyk Brixi of Maryland, is doing something about it.

They created computer software that can help inform aid organizations on the most effective way to treat malnourished children.

Serna Releases Position Statement On Climate Change

on September 12, 2019 - 8:07am

Marco Serna

From the Marco Serna for Congress Campaign:

Española – Third Congressional District candidate Marco Serna has made public his position paper on Climate Change.

While highlighting that climate change was very real and a threat to our survival, he rejects the “Green New Deal” proposed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and three of his opponents in the 2020 Democratic Primary.

“I join with the National AFL-CIO in opposing the Green New Deal. If the 10-year plan was implemented, it would have a devastating effect on New Mexico’s economy and the state budget,” Serna said.

Udall, Senate Dems Call on Majority Leader McConnell to Act after House Judiciary Passes Gun Safety Bill To Ban High-Capacity Magazines

on September 11, 2019 - 2:42pm

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall  

 

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall: 

 

The Keep Americans Safe Act would prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) joined more than two dozen colleagues in calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to act on the Keep Americans Safe Act (S.447), which would prohibit the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines able to hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.

 

Companion legislation passed the House Judiciary

Sept. 11, 2001 ... Never Forgotten

on September 11, 2019 - 8:50am

Courtesy image

By The Editors Of history.com:

Sept. 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States.

Two of the planes were flown into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, a third plane hit the Pentagon just outside Washington, D.C., and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Penn.

Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which triggered major U.S.

Sept. 11, 2001 Remembered: A Field Of Honor…

on September 11, 2019 - 8:23am

Tower of Voices, a 93-foot tall structure that when complete will hold 40 wind chimes, representing the 40 passengers and crew members who gave their lives 18 years ago today on United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Penn., during the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. Courtesy/NPF

Tower of Voices when complete will hold 40 wind chimes, representing the 40 passengers and crew members who gave their lives on Flight 93 in Shanksville, Penn. Courtesy/NPF

 

By KATHERINE CHESSON
Vice President, Programs and Partnerships
National Park Foundation

On this day of remembrance and mourning, I

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Daily Postcard: Recently Dedicated Plaque For Eagle Sculpture Pays Tribute To Local Cold War Veterans

on September 11, 2019 - 6:48am

Daily Postcard: This plaque recently dedicated for the eagle sculpture adjacent to the U.S. Post Office on Central Avenue recognizes the contributions of citizens and veterans of Los Alamos and surrounding communities who served the nation during the Cold War. Photo by John Ruminer

NIST: Can High-Tech Sniffer Help Keep Us Safe?

on September 10, 2019 - 12:23pm

The PLOT-cryo device can be used to detect very low concentrations of airborne chemicals such as those that might signal the presence of spoiled food, clandestine graves, and chemicals in fire debris that might show evidence of arson. Courtesy/Megan Harries

NIST News:

Science stinks.

So thought Megan Harries as she measured drops of putrescine and cadaverine — the chemicals that give decomposing corpses their distinctive, terrible odor — into glass vials. She then placed the vials on the floor of a shipping container, walked outside, and closed the door behind her.

Harries, a postdoctoral

Heinrich, Collins Introduce American Energy Opportunity Act To Streamline Clean Energy Technology Permitting

on September 10, 2019 - 12:16pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

U.S. SENATE News:

The lawmakers introduced the legislation to encourage state and local governments to adopt instantaneous permit applications for solar and battery storage

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) Monday introduced the American Energy Opportunity Act to provide state and local governments with voluntary tools to expedite and standardize the permitting process for distributed energy technologies, such as rooftop solar and battery storage, while ensuring high-quality and safe installations.

“If we truly

NM Congressional Delegation: $2 Million To Combat Substance Abuse; Improve Mental Health Services

on September 10, 2019 - 11:52am

CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION New:

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Xochitl Torres Small (D-N.M.) announced that the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has awarded more than $2 million to combat substance abuse and to promote mental health and well-being in communities across New Mexico, including several New Mexico Tribal communities.

 

The funding will go toward prevention, treatment,

Congressional Candidate Valerie Plame In Los Alamos

on September 10, 2019 - 9:35am

Democratic Congressional Candidate Valerie Plame visits Monday on Central Avenue with the oldest (Ann Beyer, 90) and youngest (Neha Sadasivan, 17) of the group of hosts organizing a community meet-and-greet event for her, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Pueblo Canyon Inn. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Congressional Candidate Valerie Plame gets together Monday with several of her hosts for next Thursday's community meet-and-greet event, from left, Kenneth Holmes, Plame, Anagha Dandekar, Public Education Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster and Jennifer Holmes. Photo by Carol A.

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