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GOP Central Committee Meets Thursday

on March 18, 2013 - 6:12am
The Los Alamos GOP Central Committee will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at UNM-LA in room 220.

Central Committee members are encouraged to attend. All Republicans are welcome.

2013 Legislative Session Recap

on March 17, 2013 - 8:41am

STATE News:

Legislative Session Recap

SANTA FE – After 60 long days, the 2013 Legislative Session drew to a close Saturday, March 16.

Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed a majority of the agenda they laid out at the beginning of the 51st legislative session.

This success would not be possible without the help of House Republicans. Together, Representatives in the New Mexico House were able to put politics aside and work in a bipartisan manner to prioritize good policies for New Mexicans.

“I am proud of the hard work the House of Representatives has accomplished

Fire Stations and Law Enforcement Sites To Become Safe Havens

on March 15, 2013 - 11:33am

 

STATE News:
  • HB 374 waiting for Governor’s Signature

SANTA FE – Distraught parents who want to give up their unwanted infants now have another place where they can drop them off and keep them safe.

 

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Emily Kane (D-Bernalillo-15) expands Safe Haven sites to include fire stations and law enforcement locations such as police or sheriff’s departments.

 

House Bill 374a “Safe Haven for Infants Site Definition” is now awaiting the Governor’s signature after passing the Senate on Wednesday.

 

“It’s a very compassionate bill,” Kane said.

Luján Questions DOE Officials About Hanford Waste Going to New Mexico

on March 15, 2013 - 9:18am

U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District and a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee questioned officials from the Department of Energy Wednesday.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBY9C4ZHQR4&feature=youtu.be

He questioned the officials on their plans to move millions of gallons of highly radioactive waste from the Hanford site in Washington state to New Mexico for storage at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plan (WIPP.)

While the leaks at Hanford are an environmental disaster, moving this waste to New Mexico has been

House of Representatives Highlights March 15

on March 15, 2013 - 9:02am

STATE News:

New Mexico House Highlights:

On the Floor in the House

House Bill 550 (“Raise Minimum Wage for Tipped Employees”), sponsored by Rep. Phillip Archuleta (D-Doña Ana-36), passed the House by a vote of 34-31. It increases the minimum wage for tipped employees (like waiters and waitresses) from $2.13 to $3.25 to ensure that tipped employees make a fair wage.

House Transportation & Public Works Committee Substitute for House Bill 672 with emergency clause (“Public Peace, Health, Safety & Welfare”), sponsored by Rep.

Kendall: Martinez vs. Garcia Richard – Gotcha Politics or SOP?

on March 14, 2013 - 8:56am
Column by GREG KENDALL
Los Alamos

Did State House Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard break her promise to voters? She vowed to help repeal the Richardson era driver’s license law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain New Mexico driver’s licenses.  

Gov. Susana Martinez and anonymous robo-callers would like you to believe that Garcia Richard broke her promise.

Martinez went live on Los Alamos radio station KRSN AM 1490 March 7 to make that claim directly to local voters. But it is not that simple.

House Bill 606, sponsored by Rep.

Canine Cruelty Victim Melts Hearts at Roundhouse

on March 14, 2013 - 7:58am
David Card and his dog Taffy attended Animal Protection Voters of New Mexico  Animal Lobby Day Feb 25 at the Roundhouse. Taffy was rescued after being abandoned and mistreated. Courtesy photo
 
By Robin Scoggins and Michelle Johnson

On Feb. 25, 2013 the Animal Protection Voters (APV) of New Mexico held Animal Lobby Day at the state capital.

APVNM is the first statewide animal advocacy organization in the country.

Canine guest, Taffy, was abandoned and found on the side of the road, scarred on his back, emaciated and blind. No one was ever held responsible for discarding him like trash.

Los Alamos Chamber Officials Discuss Local Business Climate With U.S. Sen. Heinrich's Representative

on March 12, 2013 - 10:24am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich's Field Representative Mike Sullivan, right, met Monday with Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Membership Coordinator Katy Korkos and Chamber Executive Director Kevin Holsapple at their Chamber Offices in downtown Los Alamos to hear about the local business climate and relay that information back to the Senator in Washington, D.C. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UNM-LA Advisory Board Members Take Oath

on March 12, 2013 - 10:21am
Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk swears in new UNM-LA Advisory Board Member Michelle Hall at the Monday, March 11 UNM-LA Advisory Board Meeting held at the college. Hall was elected to Position One on the Board in February. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Newly elected UNM-LA Advisory Board Member John Hofmann is sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Alan Kirk Monday evening at the college. Hofmann was elected to Position Five on the Board in February. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Votes on Driver’s License Bill and Urges Governor to Stop Playing Party Politics

on March 10, 2013 - 10:52am

STATE News:

SANTA FE – Saturday, March 9, the New Mexico State House Appropriations and Finance Committee convened to vote on HB 606 (driver’s licenses bill.)

After hearing testimony and expressing concern over the fiscal implications, the committee had a tied tabling motion on HB 606.

Democrat Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard broke party rank and joined Republicans in voting against the tabling motion.

Garcia Richard again joined committee Republicans in voting in favor of passing the bill out of committee, but the vote failed through a second tie.

“I have been deeply concerned by Gov.

Los Alamos Federation of Republican Women Meets March 14

on March 8, 2013 - 5:52am
LAFRW News:
 
The Los Alamos Federated Republican Women will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m., March 14, at UNM-LA, Building 2, Room 203.
 
The guest speaker will be Frances Fernandes who is president of the Santa Fe Federated Republican Women.
 
Members are reminded to bring non-perishable food items and toiletries for the LAFRW charity.
 
All Replubicans are encouraged to attend.
 
For more information, contact Donna MacDonald at 662-4001.

Governor Calls Out Rep. Garcia Richard

on March 7, 2013 - 1:29am

Gov. Susana Martinez
By GREG KENDALL
Los Alamos Daily Post

This morning on the KRSN AM 1490 morning show, Gov. Susana Martinez accused Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of breaking her campaign promise to voters in Los Alamos with regard to driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants (House Bill 606.)

Garcia Richard is on record during her campaign for favoring the repeal of the current law, which grants driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, saying “It’s a bad law that needs to be changed.”

It appears Garcia Richard was trying to do just that through her vote yesterday.

NM House of Representatives Highlights March 5

on March 5, 2013 - 10:09am

STATE News:

 

On the Floor

  • House Education Committee Substitute For House Bill 27 (“Expand Lottery Scholarship Eligibility”) sponsored Rep.

Council Approves Certification of Canvassing Committee Results of 2012 General Election

on November 13, 2012 - 7:53pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Janet Foster addresses Council during the Council meeting tonight in Council Chambers. The Council unanamously approved the results of the Canvassing Committee and directed the County Clerk to certify the results to the State Canvassing Board in conformity with applicable New Mexico election law. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Letter to the Editor: Thanks for Informative Column

on November 11, 2012 - 7:00am
By JJ Maier
Los Alamos

Dear Ralph, et al,

My perception is that the “media” needs a ‘close race’ in order to retain the purchase of commercial time by both “sides”,and thereby maintain their seriously large financial income streams from same.

Facts and benefits to the “People/community” have become unimportant and are no longer a consideration, even though that is the commitment they supposedly make to utilize “the airwaves, which belong to the People.”

Thanks for your informative column.

(Los Alamos Daily Post Nov. 9, 2012: "Thoughts from a - hopefully - Enlightened Skeptic" by

Column: Analytical Failures in the 2012 Election Results with Implications for Other Topics of Importance

on November 9, 2012 - 7:19am
Thoughts from a – hopefully – Enlightened Skeptic
By Ralph E. Chapman

To listen to the pundits before the election you would think that anything could have happened last Tuesday when we all went to the polls.  

The mainstream media was emphasizing just how close the election was going to be and that Mr. Obama was potentially in grave danger of becoming a one-term president.

If you listened to the conservative pundits you were assured that good, as they define it, would win out over evil; some suggested it would be a rout with Gov. Romney getting over 300 electoral votes.

As an aside,

LAHS Students Hold Mock Election

on November 7, 2012 - 3:17pm
From left, Los Alamos High School senior Nicholas Hill cast his ballot as "election workers" Isabelle Coons, senior, and Grace Montano, junior, participate in the LAHS Presidential Mock Election. Photo by Maire O'Neill
 
LAHS News:
 
President Barack Obama won the Presidential Mock Election at Los Alamos High School Tuesday, earning 51 percent of the student vote.
 
Gov. Mitt Romney received 37 percent, Gary Johnson 10 percent and Virgil Goode, Jill Stein and Ross Anderson received less than one percent each.
 
 
The election was organized by LAHS government teachers Michael Montano

Election 2012 Wrap Up

on November 7, 2012 - 2:42pm
Robert Gibson, Bonnie J. Gordon, JoAnn Johnson and Karen Kendall review poll results. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
 
By Carol A. Clark
 
The Los Alamos County Clerk's Office reports that Los Alamos County voters cast 10,684 ballots in the 2012 General Election, which came to a close Tuesday night. 
 
The majority of those votes were cast early or absentee with 3,528 cast on election day, Nov. 6.
 
Voters approved all four proposed Charter Amendments, which was a highly contested issue throughout the campaign season. 
 
LAGRI President Robert Pelak, the group opposing the

On the Mesa Facing North: A Big Night for Local Democrats

on November 7, 2012 - 2:22pm

ON THE MESA FACING NORTH
Column by Greg Kendall
 
Los Alamos Democrats celebrated election results that were very much to their liking. A group of them were seen cheering the national, state and local wins at the new Pajarito Brewpub & Grill late Tuesday night.
 
With Obama taking the Presidency,  Martin Heinrich taking the former senate seat of Sen. Jeff Bingaman and Ben Ray Lujan returning to the House of Representatives, the national scene gave local Democrats something big to cheer about, and they did.
 
In Los Alamos, Barack Obama defeated Mitt Romney, Heinrich (D) lost to Rep.

BREAKING NEWS: Los Alamos Election Results

on November 7, 2012 - 8:01am

The voters have spoken and their new Los Alamos County Councilors are Democrats Kristin Henderson and Pete Sheehey, center, and Republican Steve Girrens. The newly elected councilors will be sworn in at a ceremony next month to officially take office Jan. 1. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Daily Post news team at the Justice Center election night from left, Photographer Sal Zapien, Webmaster/Reporter Greg Kendall, Lifestyles Editor Bonnie J. Gordon, Publisher Carol A. Clark and Election Results Analyst Karen Kendall. Photo by Sharon Stover.

Staff report

Voters

Updated Prelminary Results

on November 6, 2012 - 9:05pm

From left, Bonnie J. Gordon and JoAnn Johnson review the latest poll numbers as Katy Korkos speaks with County Councilor Rick Reiss in the lobby of the Justice Center this evening. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com

Below, preliminary results reflect all early voting, absentee, Trinity on the Hill and Community Center ballots. Results from ballots cast at the White Rock Fire Station have not yet come in.

STATE REP 43 
Stephanie Richard  4,339
James Hall  4,804
  
COUNTY COUNCIL 
Peter Sheehey  4,277
Michael Redando  3,197
Kristin Henderson  4,403
Marc Clay  4,055
Vincent Chiravalle  3,961

Preliminary Results - Early, Absentee & Community Center

on November 6, 2012 - 8:42pm

Early Voting, Absentee & Community Center Election Day (machine #1)

Campaigns review voting results at Justice Center on Election Night. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
STATE REP 43 
Stephanie Richard  3,559
James Hall  3,712
  
COUNTY COUNCIL 
Peter Sheehey  3,503
Michael Redando  2,659
Kristin Henderson  3,575
Marc Clay  3,140
Vincent Chiravalle  3,082
Steven Girrens  3,313
  
COUNTY CLERK 
Nathan Hjelm  2,729
Sharon Stover  4,217
  
CHARTER #1 
For  3,793
Against  2,877
  
CHARTER #2 
For  3,492
Against  3,118
  
CHARTER #3 
For  3,905
Against  2,616
  
CHARTER #4 
For  4,154
Against  2,368
  
US SENATE 
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Early Voting Prelminary Results

on November 6, 2012 - 7:57pm

Early Voting Preliminary Results (White Rock, Community Building & County Clerk)

STATE REP 43 
Stephanie Richard  2,987
James Hall  3,063
  
COUNTY COUNCIL 
Peter Sheehey  2,977
Michael Redando  2,232
Kristin Henderson  3,022
Marc Clay  2,603
Vincent Chiravalle  2,548
Steven Girrens  2,738
  
COUNTY CLERK 
Nathan Hjelm  2,281
Sharon Stover  3,507
  
CHARTER #1 
For  3,145
Against  2,456
  
CHARTER #2 
For  2,917
Against  2,631
  
CHARTER #3 
For  3,248
Against  2,228
  
CHARTER #4 
For  3,449
Against  2,031
  
US SENATE 
Martin Heinrich  2,963
Heather Wilson  3,092
Jon Ross Barrie     111
  
US REP 
Ben Ray Lujan  3,509
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Los Alamos Daily Post News Team Broadcasting Live NOW

on November 6, 2012 - 5:39pm

The Los Alamos Daily Post News Team is broadcasting live from the Justice Center Lobby. We are expecting voting results by voting location to start coming in after 7 p.m.

We will have live interviews with candidates and election results updates.

Click below for live stream:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/los-alamos-daily-post

 

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