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Pearce Meet & Greet At GOP Headquarters Sunday

on October 24, 2018 - 6:14am

Letter To The Editor: Possible Big Tax Increase Looms

on October 24, 2018 - 5:58am
By R. WAYNE HARDIE
Los Alamos
 
Lisa Shin opposes Triad National Security LLC paying state gross receipts taxes (GRT). https://www.ladailypost.com/content/house-dist-43-candidates-share-their-backgrounds-and-ideas-recent-league-women-voter-forum  
 
According to Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess, this would result in Los Alamos County (LAC) losing $20 million/year, which is 40 percent of its general fund budget! https://www.abqjournal.com/1235462/lanl-tax-status-now-in-question.html
 
Does anyone think that LAC would actually cut its budget by that much?
 
So, if Ms.

Council Candidates Offer Economic Dev. Strategies

on October 23, 2018 - 1:56pm
County Council hopefuls, from left, Republicans John Bliss and Brady Burke, Democratic incumbent David Izraelevitz, Libertarian Helen Milenski, Democrats Randall Ryti and Sara Scott and Republican Dawn Trujillo Voss, participate in a Chamber of Commerce breakfast forum recently at UNM-Los Alamos. The topic was economic development. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Local business people listen as the candidates present their ideas.

Maggiore: NCRTD Connects Communities, Provides Access To Opportunity For All

on October 23, 2018 - 1:26pm
By ANTONIO MAGGIORE
Los Alamos County Councilor

Having grown up in Los Alamos, I can remember when we did not have public transit in Los Alamos County—let alone a well-functioning regional system like the North Central Regional Transit District (RTD or the Blue Bus)—and as a kid, my community was smaller because of the lack of transit. While White Rock and Los Alamos are nearby, I was not always afforded the option of easily traveling back and forth between the two communities on my own to visit friends, explore events, or immerse myself in the community.

Now, our youth have that

Balderas Announces Kick-Off Of First Annual International Charity Fraud Awareness Week

on October 23, 2018 - 11:04am
Attorney General Hector Balderas
 
AG News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas joined state charities regulators across the country, the National Association of State Charities Officials (NASCO) and the Federal Trade Commission to announce Monday the first annual International Charity Fraud Awareness Week (ICFAW) Oct. 22-26, 2018.
 
ICFAW is a coordinated international campaign to help charities and consumers avoid charity fraud and promote wise giving.
 
“Too often, seniors and other vulnerable populations across New Mexico are put at risk, as scammers and

Office Of Juvenile Justice And Delinquency Prevention Awards Over $172 Million To Support Juvenile Justice

on October 23, 2018 - 10:33am
DOJ News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Office of Justice Programs today announced awards of more than $172 million in grant funding to establish and enhance state and local juvenile justice systems; provide gang prevention and intervention services; fund mentoring and reentry services for youth and families; and help states comply with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
 
OJP’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention awarded these grants to 48 states and more than 100 local jurisdictions, research and academic institutions, and other public and private

HSD To Hold Hearing On Medicaid Cuts Wednesday

on October 23, 2018 - 10:27am
NMHSD News:
 
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Human Services Department will hold a hearing on the serious cuts the Medicaid program faces in the Centennial Care 2.0 waiver proposal 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday at in the Rio Grande Conference Room of the Toney Anaya Building at 2550 Cerillos Road in Santa Fe.
 
The waiver proposal imposes new excessive patient premiums on low-income adults living just above the poverty line. These fees will cause thousands of New Mexicans to lose healthcare coverage.
 
The proposal would also phase out retroactive coverage, which is a protection that pays for a

Letter To The Editor: Dist. 43 Candidate Christine Chandler Works Well With Others

on October 23, 2018 - 10:11am
By RICK REISS
Los Alamos County Councilor

As we reach the end of another campaign season, it has become uncommon for a candidate to demonstrate a simple characteristic that is lacking in politics in all levels of government. That characteristic is the ability to work well with others. Christine Chandler has stuck to the issues and never spoke divisively about other candidates.

Working well with others is a skill we need in government. With many opinions, it is important to have a representative that listens, explores alternatives to other opinions and does not denigrate them.

Governor Announces Expansion Of Homegrown High-Tech Manufacturing Company 3DGS

on October 23, 2018 - 9:23am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday that homegrown high-tech manufacturing company, 3D Glass Solutions (3DGS), will expand its headquarters location in Albuquerque and create up to 139 new high-wage, high-tech manufacturing and technology jobs.
 
The average salary for positions at 3DGS is $60,000 a year. The company also plans to invest more than $23 million over the next five years. The expansion is being supported by New Mexico's closing fund, LEDA, as well as the Job Training Incentive Program, JTIP.
 
“We're proud to see

Luján Convenes Roundtable In Rio Arriba County On Opioids Epidemic

on October 23, 2018 - 8:33am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) convened a roundtable last week with health care providers, local law enforcement, community leaders and stakeholders to discuss a path forward to continue the fight against the opioid epidemic in New Mexico.
 
Congress recently passed an opioids package that included ten of Congressman Luján’s pieces of legislation. Attendees at the roundtable in Española discussed how this legislative package is a step forward in what needs to be a sustained effort to combat the opioid epidemic in local communities.
 

Roy Zimmerman Rize Up Concert 7 p.m. Thursday

on October 22, 2018 - 5:50pm

LANL Director Terry Wallace Briefs Regional Coalition

on October 22, 2018 - 4:14pm

LANL Director Terry Wallace speaks to members of the RCLC board during a meeting Friday in the Municipal Building. County Councilor Pete Sheehey and council candidate Sara Scott listen at left. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace presented a briefing about the laboratory to the Regional Coalition of LANL Communities (RCLC) during its meeting Friday in the Los Alamos Municipal Building.

With Triad National Security, LLC set to take the laboratory’s management reigns next month,

Letter To The Editor: Lisa Shin Represents Us Not Big Government

on October 22, 2018 - 3:35pm
By VINCENT CHIRAVALLE
Los Alamos

I am proud to support Lisa Shin in her campaign for NM House District 43. Her recent editorial opposing new GRT taxes on the Laboratory showed great insight and a thoughtful command of the key issues effecting the economy of Northern New Mexico.

State government often focuses on one type of solution in order to address needs in our community: new taxes, new fees and excessive regulations.

White: Sheriff Race Comes Down To Three Things

on October 22, 2018 - 7:11am
By GREG WHITE
Independent Candidate For Sheriff
 
The race for Sheriff of Los Alamos comes down to 3 things. First, only one candidate will be a full time Sheriff for part time pay (the others have full time jobs). Second, only one has law enforcement and/or a legal background as well as managed people/offices. Third, only one tells you what they will and won't do as Sheriff, and is currently doing that. I am that candidate. My name is Greg White. I invite and ask everyone to visit my web page https://greg4sheriff.com.
 
I am detailed but concise and I have a link to my Facebook page where

NM Common Cause Gives Best In Gov't Awards Nov. 10

on October 21, 2018 - 7:22am
CCNM News:
 
Common Cause New Mexico will honor three separate groups of citizens and elected officials with its Best in Government Awards at its annual luncheon in Albuquerque Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.
 
Common Cause New Mexico sponsors the lunch each fall to recognize individuals who have made the year a bright one for good government, fair elections and transparency. This year’s luncheon will be at the UNM Continuing Education Building, 1634 University Blvd. NW, at noon.

Secretary Of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Presents Legislative Priorities To New Mexico Legislators

on October 21, 2018 - 7:20am
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver went in front of the New Mexico Legislature’s Courts, Corrections, and Justice Interim Committee Thursday to outline her Office’s legislative priorities ahead of the 2019 New Mexico Legislative Session.
 
Sec. Toulouse Oliver used the opportunity before the bi-partisan committee to discuss the funding her office needs for operations and election-related expenses and to advocate on behalf of issues that improve voter access and are essential for election security.
 
“In the

Three Judge Hopefuls Speak At LA Kiwanis

on October 21, 2018 - 7:05am
Three candidates for judicial offices in Los Alamos County spoke Oct. 16 at Los Alamos Kiwanis. From, left, Pat Casados, incumbent Magistrate Judge, a Democrat seeking re-election; Alan Kirk, incumbent Municipal Judge, a Republican seeking re-election; and Elizabeth Allen, a Democrat running for Municipal Judge. Jim Rickman, a Libertarian running for Magistrate Judge, was also invited but unable to attend. Photo by Don Casperson
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Three of the four judge candidates in Los Alamos County participated in an election forum Oct.

CIR 2018 Gala With Ambassador Michael Mcfaul, Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia Nov. 1

on October 21, 2018 - 7:04am
Ambassador Michael McFaul
 
CIR News:
 
The keynote speaker for the Santa Fe Council on International Relations 2018 Annual Gala will be Ambassador Michael McFaul, former United States Ambassador to Russia and currently Stanford professor of political science.
 
CIR’s 2018 Annual Gala is Thursday, Nov. 1 at La Fonda on the Plaza, 100 E. San Francisco St. in the ballroom. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., followed by keynote speaker Ambassador McFaul. This is CIR’s preeminent fundraising and social event.
 
Amb.

Early Voting Gets Underway Today

on October 20, 2018 - 2:49pm

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Linda Fox welcomes voters today at the Los Alamos County Municipal Building. Early voting began today at the Municipal Building in Los Alamos and at the Town Hall in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from early voting underway today at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Voters filling out their ballot today at the Municipal Building. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scenes From Bagels & Ballots GOTV Event

on October 20, 2018 - 2:03pm

In an effort to encourage the community to get out the vote as early voting gets underway today, the Los Alamos Democratic Party, Christine Chandler for House District 43, Sara Scott for Council and several other Democratic candidates hosted a bagels and ballot event this morning. This is a photo of just some of the folks who packed the Democratic headquarters at 1362 Trinity Dr., Suite B throughout the event. Early voting is now underway at both the Los Alamos County Municipal Building and the White Rock town hall. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Democrat Amy Birnbaum serves bagels and coffee

Letter To The Editor: Why I’m Voting For Elizabeth Allen For Municipal Court Judge

on October 20, 2018 - 1:24pm
By KAREN HOLMES, Esq.
Los Alamos

As an attorney here in Los Alamos, I have known Elizabeth Allen professionally for several years. With both of us operating small solo law firms, I have had the privilege to know her as a colleague and friend. This gives me a unique perspective to offer the community regarding her bid for municipal judge.

Right now there are only two counties in all of New Mexico that require a local court judge to hold a law degree. Los Alamos county is NOT one of them.

U.S. Rep. Lujan Grisham Announces Official OIG Investigation Into Claims Of Fraud, Mismanagement And Facility Issues At Albuquerque USPS

on October 20, 2018 - 7:57am
Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE TU.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) announced Friday that the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will open an independent investigation into claims of fraud, mismanagement, and dilapidated USPS facilities in Albuquerque.
 
The Congresswoman was informed about the investigation in a letter from USPS following a recent meeting between the USPS Post Master, local USPS managers, Rep. Lujan Grisham, and American Postal Workers Union (APWU) representatives.
 
The investigation is the result

Letter To The Editor: Raising The Bar

on October 20, 2018 - 7:21am
By KENNETH D. ARMBRUSTER
Los Alamos
 
I am supporting Elizabeth Allen for Municipal Judge because I believe she will be the better choice to deal with issues facing youth in our community. 
 
We are fortunate to have the opportunity to elect a person who has a law degree from Pepperdine, and who brings new ideas, extensive knowledge of the law, energy, and vitality to the position.  
 
Elizabeth has unique experiences in her 10 years as a lawyer.

Letter To The Editor: Repudiate Disrespectful Negative Campaign

on October 20, 2018 - 7:20am
CHARLIE STRAUSS
Los Alamos
 
Unless you actually want to see more negative, disrespectful, campaigns in Los Alamos, please reject Lisa Shin. Her recent barrage of mailers are just the sort of ugly tactics we all loathe in national campaigns: demonizing reasonable differences of opinion rather than merely disagreeing with sound arguments.
 
Ad hominem adjectives and grotesque photos of opponents. Duplicitous sound bite summaries twisting opponents positions.

Secretary Of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver Reminds All New Mexico Voters Early Voting Begins Today

on October 20, 2018 - 7:18am
Sec. of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver reminds all eligible New Mexico voters that early voting for the 2018 general election begins today, Saturday, Oct. 20.
 
“New Mexicans lead busy lives and sometimes it’s hard to take time off of work or to find childcare in order to go vote. That’s why I encourage all eligible New Mexican voters to consider casting their ballots early this year,” Sec. Toulouse Oliver said. “Early voting is a secure, convenient way to participate in the upcoming election. Voters should visit

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