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Council Proclaims Sept. 15-21 ‘Constitution Week’

DAR Valle Grande Chapter Regent Megan Farrell accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey during the Tuesday night regular council meeting. The proclamation declares Sept. 15-21 ‘Constitution Week’ in Los Alamos County. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation, which declares Sept. 15-21 “Constitution Week” in Los Alamos County during its Tuesday night regular council meeting.

Council Vice Chair Pete Sheehey read the proclamation:

WHEREAS: September 17, 2019, marks the two hundred


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Council Proclaims Sept. 13-22 ‘Welcoming Week’

Los Alamos Family YMCA Teen Center Director George Marsden, third from right, accepts a proclamation from Los Alamos County Councilor Antonio Maggiore, second from right, during the Tuesday night council meeting. The proclamation declares Sept. 13-22 ‘Welcoming Week’ in Los Alamos County. Joining Marsden were a number of YMCA representatives including Executive Director Rob Wilkinson, second from left. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

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Los Alamos County Council presented a proclamation, which declares Sept. 13-22 “Welcoming Week” in Los Alamos County,


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UC President Janet Napolitano Announces Nearly $800,000 Grant From Triad National Security Supports Northern New Mexico Students And Teachers

University of California President Janet Napolitano announces this morning at a community event at Buffalo Thunder Resort Nearly $800,000 Grant From Triad National Security Supports Northern New Mexico Students And Teachers. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
Triad’s Community Commitment Program awarded $599,600 to the LANL Foundation during a presentation this morning at Buffalo Thunder Resort. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com
 
By ARIN MCKENNA
Valley Daily Post

Two grants from Los Alamos National Security operator Triad National Security, LLC, will benefit


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

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


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Serna Releases Position Statement On Climate Change

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. “It has the potential


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

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


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Los Alamos County Council Seeks To Fill Vacancies On Board Of Registration

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Due to the recent resignations of three members of the Board of Registration, the Los Alamos County Council is seeking applicants to fill the remainder of the two-year term on the local Board of Registration.

The requirements for the members of this Board state that not more than two members can be of the same political party so for these vacancies, no Democrats can be appointed. 

Additional requirements state that the members of the Board shall not be county employees (including poll workers), elected officials or candidates for public office (including School Board or UNM-LA


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Sept. 11, 2001 … Never Forgotten

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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. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency


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

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.


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

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,


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