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Luján On 100th Anniversary Of House Passage Of 19th Amendment Guaranteeing Women Right To Vote

Suffragettes led the way a century ago for the women’s right to vote. Courtesy/wikipedia.com

POLITICAL News:

U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) issued the following statement on the 100th anniversary of the House passage of the 19th Amendment:

“A century ago, the United States took a critical step forward in women’s equality with the House passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote. Suffragettes waged a hard-fought campaign to secure their rightful and equal voice in our democracy and we owe deep gratitude to these women for their bravery and courage.


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Study Finds Los Alamos County Among Best In New Mexico For Living On Social Security

SMART ASSET News:
 
Relying heavily on Social Security as your main source of income in retirement can make budgeting difficult – especially when it comes for housing, which may be the largest category in your spending.
 
There are, however, places where Social Security goes further than others and in a new study, SmartAsset has delved into the data to find out where. In its fifth annual study, SmartAsset analyzed Social Security income, cost of living data, and taxes across all counties to determine where people are getting the most mileage out of Social Security, and Los Alamos

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SFI: ‘Toward A New Understanding Of Aging, Adaptation And The Arrow Of Time’ Tonight

The Gardens of Ninfa, Italy. Built on the site of a Roman temple to the water nymphs, Ninfa grew into a thriving medieval town of 150 houses. In 1382, it was sacked during Papal wars, and a malaria outbreak left it a ghost town. It is now a public garden. Courtesy photo
 
SFI News:
 
SFI Community Event “Toward a New Understanding of Aging, Adaptation, and the Arrow of TIme” with Jean Carlson at 7:30 p.m. today, May 21 at The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St., Santa Fe, NM.
 
While time and age in standard dynamical systems are treated as simple clocks that run

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Luján On Improving Health Care For American Families

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) issued the following statement on the passage of the Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act:
 
“Health care is a right, and yet too many Americans are struggling between providing for their families and affording life-saving prescription drugs. This is fundamentally wrong. This legislation sends a strong message to the American people that we won’t waver in the Trump administration’s efforts to steal health care away from millions

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LAMS Students Participate In National MathCounts

The New Mexico team including members from Los Alamos Middle School competed May 11-13 at the National MathCounts in Orlando, Fla. Team members from left, Grant Stanton and Harmony Guan from Desert Ridge Middle School in Albuquerque, Coach Phuong Nguyen, Assistant Coach Do Vo and LAMS team members Alex Livescu and Charles Cai. The 224 final Mathletes from 50 U.S. states, U.S. territories, State Department schools and Department of Defense schools and their coaches were treated to a National Competition experience like no other. The MATHCOUNTS Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

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NMDOT: Public Invited To Comment On Projects

NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE NMDOT strives to keep the public informed and cares about their opinions. The department’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) is amended quarterly and always open for viewing on the NMDOT website.
 
The public is welcome to review the list of current and proposed road and bridge projects then post comments.
 
Kindly note, a 7th Amendment to the 2018-2023 STIP has been made and is now posted at https://estip.dot.state.nm.us. Click on the eSTIP Amendment tab to post a public comment until June 16, 2019. The NMDOT STIP Personnel will receive

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U.S. Sen. Tom Udall Celebrates Five Years Of Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument

The Organ Mountains to the east of Las Cruces. Courtesy/wikipedia.com

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

  • Hails recent enactment of landmark public lands package, including new wilderness within OMDP that Udall fought for

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall joined fellow New Mexicans Monday in celebrating the five-year anniversary of the proclamation signed by President Barack Obama to designate the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks in southern New Mexico as a national monument – the culmination of years of work from the local community.

In 2014, President Obama established the Organ


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Balderas: Convicted Teacher Gets 108 Years In Prison

Former teacher Gary Gregor
 
AG News:
 
SANTA FE Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Thursday that Gary Gregor, the teacher who sexually assaulted multiple students in Rio Arriba County was sentenced to more than a century in prison.
 
In December, AG Balderas successfully secured multiple convictions against Gregor, for sexually assaulting 4th grade students during the 2007-2008 school year at Fairview Elementary School.
 
“Dangerous criminals who harm children deserve to be behind bars,” Balderas said. “We will always fight to give a voice to sexual abuse

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Scenes From LAMS Spring Music Festival

The Los Alamos Middle School Music Department held its third annual Spring Music Festival Thursday in the school courtyard. The LAMS concert bands, choir, orchestras and jazz bands performed songs including ‘Hey Jude’, ‘Eleanor Rigby’ and ‘A Hard Day’s Night’. Courtesy photo

Scene from LAMS  music department third annual Spring Music Festival Thursday in the school courtyard. Courtesy photo

Scene from LAMS  music department third annual Spring Music Festival Thursday in the school courtyard. Courtesy photo


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High Rio Grande Flows Anticipated For Several Weeks

MRGCD News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (District) is issuing notice to all local governments and the general public that well above average snow pack in the high mountain watersheds is expected to produce a large volume of runoff.
 
The 2019 spring runoff is anticipated to be the highest the region has experienced since 2005. There will be high river flows on both the main stem of Rio Grande, and the Rio Chama, for a sustained period of time. Multiple agencies, including the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Bureau of Reclamation, and the New Mexico Interstate

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Chamber Breakfast Features NM Tourism Department

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce hosts officials from the New Mexico Tourism Department at its monthly Business Breakfast Thursday in Building 2 at UNM-LA. The topic of discussion focused around how the state tourism department can help owners promote their businesses. Courtesy photo

Scene from the Chamber Business Breakfast Thursday at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo


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Registration Open For ‘Night With A Nerd’ June 13

projectY cowork News:

The community is invited to join Dr. Mel Strong for “Night with a Nerd” 6-8 p.m., June 13 at ProjectY cowork, 150 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos.

New Mexico’s “monsoon season” is responsible for about half of its annual precipitation. But why does New Mexico have a monsoon? Why does it start and end at particular times of the year? Why does it vary? How is it changing?

This talk will address these questions and more as the mechanisms behind the monsoon are explored. Mini lessons in meteorology will be distributed throughout the talk, and beautiful time-lapse


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Giant Impact Caused Difference In Moon’s Hemispheres

Artist’s depiction of a collision between two planetary bodies. New research suggests the stark difference between the Moon’s heavily-cratered farside and the lower-lying open basins of the nearside were caused by a wayward dwarf planet colliding with the Moon in the early history of the solar system. Courtesy/NASA/JPL-Caltech
 
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The stark difference between the Moon’s heavily-cratered farside and the lower-lying open basins of the Earth-facing nearside has puzzled scientists for decades.
 
Now, new evidence about the Moon’s crust suggests

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Gary King Endorses Marco Serna For Congress

Attorney General Gary King
 
AG News:
 
SANTA FE Attorney General Gary King announced Monday his endorsement of First Judicial District Attorney Marco Serna for the Third Congressional District.
 
King, a former two-term attorney general, state representative and Democratic Party gubernatorial nominee, released the following statement:
 
“Northern New Mexico has so much at stake in this election from protecting and expanding funding for Los Alamos National Laboratory, to building our green energy economy, to combating the Opioid epidemic Marco Serna is the

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NWS: Today’s High Near 51; Tonight’s Low Around 37

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 51 and a 30 percent chance of rain and snow showers with wind gusts as high as 30 mph. Tonight’s low around 37. Little or no snow accumulation expected. Courtesy/NWS

The National Weather Service forecasts afternoon wind gusts today across the state. Courtesy/NWS


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More Scenes From Emergency Management Active Shooter Based Full-Scale Exercise At UNM-LA Saturday

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) hosted an active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday, May 18 at UNM-Los Alamos. Los Alamos Police, Fire, Emergency Management and Classic Air Medical all participated in preparing for and responding to an active shooter event. The exercise provided valuable rescue task force training for those involved and gave each entity several ideas on how to improve their preparation and response. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris

Scene from the OEM hosted


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Scenes From Emergency Management Active Shooter Based Full-Scale Exercise At UNM-LA Saturday

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris

Scene from the OEM hosted active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday at UNM-LA. Photo by Jenn Bartram

From the Office of Emergency Management:

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) hosted an active shooter based full-scale exercise Saturday, May 18 at UNM-Los Alamos.

Los Alamos Police, Fire, Emergency Management and Classic Air Medical all participated in preparing


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‘Click It Or Ticket’ Enforcement Begins Today

NMDOT News:
 
SANTA FE Nearly 27.5 million Americans don’t buckle up, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That is almost the entire population of Texas.
 
In New Mexico, from 2013-2017, there were 2,284 unbelted people hurt or killed in crashes and in 2017, there were more than 10,000 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the U.S., according to the NHTSA.
 
The New Mexico Department of Transportation and its partners want to stress to all New Mexicans: Seat belt safety is imperative.
 
“Seat belts save lives,

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Scenes From T&F Varsity State Championship

Holly Sanchez anchors the girls 4×100 meter relay team that took second place overall in the 2019 NMAA 4A State Track and Field Championship held May 17-18 at the University of New Mexico Dreamstyle Stadium. Sanchez also anchored the winning 4×200 meter relay. The championship held amazing performances by the Los Alamos High School Boys and Girls Track and Field teams, which resulted in 2nd place overall finishes for both teams. More than 40 Topper athletes, who qualified by either time throughout the season or placed first or second at the District 2AAAA meet, competed in the 19 events


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