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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.

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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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Election Day is Here! Access ladailypost.com at 7 p.m. for Live Coverage

on November 6, 2012 - 5:06pm

GENERAL ELECTION DAY 2012

Election day is here and when the polls close at 7 p.m. today, the Los Alamos Daily Post news team will begin video streaming all of the ensuing election night excitement live from the Los Alamos Justice Center on ladailypost.com.

Watch candidate interviews and see up-to-the-minute election results throughout the evening on ladailypost.com.

The Los Alamos Daily Post also will publish continuing election results for all local, regional, statewide and national races to Facebook and Twitter throughout the evening.

Voting locations: Los Alamos County's three Vote

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Local Voter Lines Have Been Steady All Day

on November 6, 2012 - 2:48pm

Voting has been steady but not crowded at the Trinity on the Hill voting location near Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive so far today, according to a poll worker. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Voters wait in line today at the Community Building at 20th Street near Cenral Avenue. Democratic Election Clerk Jennifer Lathrop told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the process has been going smoothly and there has been a steady line of voters spilling out the door since this morning. Poll Judge George Chandler estimates that about 800 people have voted as of 2:30 p.m. today at the Community
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Fuller Lodge Art Center Offers 'Tax Free' Shopping Day

on November 5, 2012 - 9:47pm

FULLER LODGE ART CENTER News:

  • Celebrate our Freedom to Vote

Come by the Art Center after you vote for a Tax Free Shopping Day

To help you take a break from thinking about the government (after you vote), the Art Center

is offering a "tax free" shopping day. We'll even serve sparkling cider! On Tuesday Nov. 6,

we will cover the tax on any purchases you make here. Say "I voted!" and we'll even offer

you a sticker:

YOU WON'T LEAVE EMPTY HANDED!

Letter to the Editor: Vaccines - My Body My Choice

on November 5, 2012 - 9:46am
By Tara Mara
Los Alamos

Respectfully, I must take issue with the tone of Dr. Tom’s Letter to the Editor regarding the group of parents who met with their representative to discuss infringement of personal liberties.

The CDCs Recommended Vaccine Schedule is exactly that, a recommendation and I personally take their opinion into consideration before I make decisions about MY CHILD’s health.

The issue here that Dr. Tom fails to acknowledge is that this is not a vaccine issue but a parental rights issue.

No one is questioning the legitimacy of the vaccination program en mass or their

Letter to the Editor: Concern Over Parental Rights, Not Vaccine Program

on November 5, 2012 - 9:04am
By Vivian Westfall
Los Alamos

This is in response to the letter to the editor by Dr. Tom Csanadi, "Vaccines-Elected Officials Should Not Feed Fear and Misinformation."

There are several of us who were concerned over the recent changes to the vaccine exemption forms through the Department of Health (DOH.)

The concern was not that exemptions must be filed if one does not follow the vaccine schedule rigidly, but rather a concern that there is specific religious information being gathered and some parents were being turned down.

The challenge we parents find ourselves in is not one of

Letter to the Editor: People Should Celebrate Success

on November 5, 2012 - 8:19am
By David Jones
Los Alamos

After many years in small business enterprises, I’m now trying to help entrepreneurs survive long enough to generate cash flow.

My passion for building homegrown businesses and creating jobs means that I want to know how political candidates plan to facilitate the success of growing businesses.

I personally know (Rep.) Jim Hall and have asked him many questions. I believe he has many good ideas and he is clearly committed to this area and it’s economic development.

(House Dist.

Heather Wilson Addresses Los Alamos Republicans

on November 4, 2012 - 9:52pm

Republican candidates gather Sunday night at Republican Campaign Headquarters to talk with volunteers and work the phone banks to encourage people to get out and vote. From left, Los Alamos County Council candidate Steve Girrens, U.S. House District 3 candidate Jeff Byrd, U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson, Los Alamos County Clerk candidate Sharon Stover and State Representative, District 43 candidate Jim Hall. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

STAFF REPORT

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Ambassador Joe Wilson and Valerie Plame Address Los Alamos Democratic Crowd

on November 4, 2012 - 5:26pm
Valerie Plame speaks to a crowd at the Los Alamos Democratic Headquarters Sunday. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

Staff Report

Former CIA Agent, Valerie Plame and her husband Ambassador Joe Wilson rallied for democratic candidates including President Barrack Obama, Stephanie Garcia Richard, Kristin Henderson, Michael Redando, Pete Sheehey and Nathan Hjelm today, Nov. 4 at Democratic Headquarters in Central Park Square.

Some 75 supporters turned out to listen to Plame and Wilson speak about the importance of voting in the Nov. 6 general election.

The high profile couple touched on

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Letter to the Editor: Vaccines - Elected Officials Should Not Feed Fear and Misinformation

on November 4, 2012 - 12:35pm
By Dr. Tom Csanadi, MD

As a health care professional who has dedicated my life to the health, well being and safety of children, I am deeply disturbed by a recent story published in the Los Alamos Daily Post and the comments made by (Rep.) Jim Hall concerning childhood vaccinations.

Hall said, “I’m concerned with this intensive business of hitting young children with these medicines in their formative years without fully understanding the consequences.”

As someone who has lived through the devastation of polio, measles, haemophilus, diphtheria, whooping cough and mumps it is stunning that he is

Letter to the Editor: We Can Do Better

on November 4, 2012 - 8:01am
Ellen Walton
Los Alamos

During this campaign season we have seen many arguments against the proposed Los Alamos County Charter amendments.

We have not, however, heard much about how they will improve our lives in Los Alamos, only about how they will make us more like Santa Fe and Albuquerque in how we govern ourselves.

We can read and find out that the ballot questions contain multiple parts which will make petitioning for referendum, recall, and initiative more difficult.

We cannot take some of the parts without taking all of them, even if we agree with some.

We must also understand

Letter to the Editor: Jim Hall is a Trusted Leader

on November 3, 2012 - 8:20am
By Terry C. Wallace
Los Alamos

Representative Jim Hall is a true public servant; he has a long record of service on community committees, county government and state government.

Jim is deeply committed to bettering the lives of the citizens of northern New Mexico, and he has lived in our community for more than 35 years.

The hallmark of Jim’s long record of service is common sense and bipartisanship – whether discussing education issues, small business or environmental stewardship, Jim is a trusted leader.

I endorse Representative Hall to continue representing District 43 in the New

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