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Letters

  • With congressional candidates, you get one thing or another

    After all I have seen and heard from the candidates for U.S. Congress, District 3, I would summarize our choice in November as follows:
    Vote Democrat Ben Ray Lujan and get unemployement and food stamps.
    Vote Republican Tom Mullins and get a paycheck and freedom to run your own affairs.

  • Governor’s action places childcare ability at risk for New Mexico families

    Childcare in New Mexico is vital for a sound and growing economy.
    Childcare is now in jeopardy as the governor has implemented a 10 percent (possibly cut to 8 percent) reduction in the reimbursement rate for families receiving childcare assistance.  
    As the Executive Director of a small center, I can attest that such cuts in provider rates will prompt more centers to turn-down Staid Aid families.  
    Our center loses about $30k in revenue due to the 7-8 State Aid children we take each year.  

  • Wallace respected by both sides of the aisle

    Jeannette Wallace has served her district well. She is independent, hard working and respected by both sides of the aisle.
    Jeannette is not beholden to any pressure group. I am personally nervous about a candidate who may have to check with organized labor before she votes.
    My wife Alice and I will vote to continue Jeannette as our legislator.

    Lawry Mann
    Los Alamos

     

  • Student testing does have its merit

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  • Council vilifies and undervalues local firefighters

    I would like to address the recent article in which the Monitor gave the county council’s views on the Fact Finders Report in regards to fire fighters raises.
    I am a retired captain from LAFD, charter member of IAFF Local 3279, served on five out of the six negotiations between the county and Local 3279, held every elected position within the Local and am currently on the negotiations team.

  • Two sides to global warming position

     In reference to, “EPA CO2 declaration hot air” published Sept. 28 in the Monitor, guest columnist Don Petersen has a point: a warming trend might indeed be welcomed by anyone paying a heating bill.
    But people living in New  York’s Lower Manhattan, or other places close to the rising ocean, might not be able to enjoy their savings for long.
    Also, it remains to be seen whether anyone paying an air conditioning bill will welcome  the warming trend.
    I want to make this short.

  • LAGRI gives a vote of thanks to local residents

    The Los Alamos Governmental Review Initiative thanks the community of Los Alamos that helped make the Sept. 12 Council Candidate Forum a successful educational event. 
    Our goal in this project was to gather enthusiasm for the upcoming Nov. 2 election and give the voters a chance to hear candidates answer questions on a broad range of topics. 

  • League to host candidate forums

    The League of Women Voters invites Los Alamos residents to a candidates’ forum in Santa Fe from 3-5 p.m. Sunday at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church, south-east corner of St. Francis Drive and West San Mateo Road. Congressional District 3 candidates Tom Mullins and Ben Ray Lujan will present platforms and take questions.

  • Improvements to campus a must to stay competitive

    I want to share why the passage of General Obligation Bond “D” in the Nov. 2 general election should make sense to the citizens of Los Alamos. General obligation bonds are funded by property taxes collected by the state.
    For example, residents will pay $9.98 per year on property with an assessed value of $100,000 – less than $1 per month.
    If Bond D passes, it will make $155.2 million available for colleges and universities in the state, including $750,000 for the renovation of the science laboratories at UNM-LA.