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  1. Religion briefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 18 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    Annual Episcopal Visit: Bishop Daniel, western eparch of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, will visit on today through Sunday at St. Anthony of the Desert Orthodox Mission, 518 N. Alameda Blvd., in the chapel of St. Andrew Episcopal Church. Parking is available in the lot at the corner of Hadley and Alameda.

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  2. House panel calls out nuke officials for repeated failuresRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 12 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    Members of a U.S. House panel said Friday that they are frustrated with decades of security and safety lapses at some of the laboratories, manufacturing facilities and other sites that make up the nation's nuclear complex. The lawmakers, during a hearing in Washington, D.C., pushed top officials with the U.S. Energy Department and the National Nuclear Safety Administration for details on how the agencies plan to revamp oversight of the contractors that run the facilities.

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  3. Ex-Los Alamos scientist in nuke spy sting loses appealRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 1 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    ALBUQUERQUE >> A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist convicted of offering to help develop nuclear weapons for Venezuela cannot appeal his five-year sentence because he gave up that right, a federal court said. In an opinion issued Monday, the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni had no grounds to fighting his sentencing because his plea deal called for no appeals.

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  4. Los Alamos panel holding hearings on plastic bags ban planRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    The Los Alamos Monitor reports that the Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board is taking public comment on the proposed ban. A citizen petition on a ban in April was presented to the Los Alamos County Council who sent the proposal to the board for further discussion and options.

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  5. Weekend at Ghost Ranch for a little history, high desert sceneryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    While hiking in southern New Mexico is plentiful, hikers might happen to find themselves driving northbound, looking for similar adventures to stoke the same senses of wonder and adventure. If the journey has you passing through Santa Fe on US Highway 84, consider a stop at the famous Ghost Ranch .

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  6. Pulse: Weekend at Ghost Ranch for a little history, high desert sceneryRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    While hiking in southern New Mexico is plentiful, hikers might happen to find themselves driving northbound, looking for similar adventures to stoke the same senses of wonder and adventure. If the journey has you passing through Santa Fe on US Highway 84, consider a stop at the famous Ghost Ranch .

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  7. Los Alamos lab worker seriously burned in accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 4, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    LOS ALAMOS >> A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee is in critical condition after being burned in an accident that also sent eight other workers to the hospital. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that lab spokesman Kevin Roarke says the accident happened around noon Sunday and is being investigated.

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  8. Feds reach $73 million settlement with New Mexico over radiation leakRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    ALBUQUERQUE >> The Energy Department will funnel more than $73 million toward road and water projects around New Mexico as part of a settlement over a radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of a troubled nuclear waste dump. The agreement, announced by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and state Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn, follows months of tense and slow negotiations.

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  9. Rare California condor seen in Los AlamosRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    LOS ALAMOS >> A Los Alamos man who is also an avid birder says he spotted a California condor that was last seen in Colorado. Joe Fitzgibbon told the Santa Fe New Mexican that he was "flabbergasted" to see the bird in his backyard on Friday.

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  10. DOE report on WIPP: Los Alamos radiation release could have been preventedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    ALBUQUERQUE >> A radiation leak that forced the indefinite closure of the federal government's only underground nuclear waste repository could have been prevented, a team of investigators said Thursday. A combination of poor management, lapses in safety and a lack of proper procedures were outlined in a final report released by the U.S. Department of Energy's Accident Investigation Board.

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  11. Sound Off: April 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    Religious freedom >> Refusal to serve anyone ended with the civil rights law signed in 1965. If religion gives the excuse to discriminate, Muslims could refuse to serve women without their heads covered or people showing physical affection in public.

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  12. Regents OK 3 percent hike in tuition for UNM studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    ALBUQUERQUE >> Costs to attend the University of New Mexico will rise in the coming school year after the Board of Regents approved a series of tuition and fee hikes for the university's main Albuquerque campus and others across the state. Students at the Albuquerque campus will see tuition rise by 3 percent in the fall under a proposal approved by regents on Friday.

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  13. Letters: April 9Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 8, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    Every American needs to get around - to reach work, access medical care and other services, and connect with community and family. Unless Congress takes action to provide long-term funding for transportation, our ability to travel safely and efficiently will be further jeopardized.

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  14. Trinity Test site opening to face protest from residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    ALBUQUERQUE >> Seven decades after an atomic bomb helped end World War II, descendants of families near a New Mexico test want tourists to know residents suffered for years afterward and some of their children may have been affected. Hundreds of visitors are expected Saturday to visit the Trinity Test site as federal officials open up the historic grounds for a rare opportunity for tourists to view the site of the world's first atomic blast.

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  15. Report: Feds to exceed costs for cleaning up nuke wasteRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    ALBUQUERQUE >> The cost of cleaning up radioactive waste at one of the federal government's premier nuclear laboratories has already exceeded expectations and more cost overruns are expected, according to a report released Monday by a government watchdog. The National Nuclear Security Administration spent about $931 million as of the end of the last fiscal year to remove contaminated rags, tools, equipment and soil from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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  16. Los Alamos lab reduces water use in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 17, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    LOS ALAMOS >> Los Alamos National Laboratory says it has cut down on its water use by more than a quarter. And about one-third of the savings last year came from the switch to reclaimed water for cooling a supercomputing center at the northern New Mexico lab.

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  17. Handwritten note could be source of WIPP incidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    Bad note taking and miscommunication at Los Alamos National Laboratory is what led to the mishandling of the transuranic waste drum that resulted in the Feb. 14, 2014 radiological release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. It had been suspected as early as last May the chemical reaction of one of the drums was caused due to using the wrong type of kitty litter to treat the waste.

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  18. Lawmakers look to add info to New Mexico's Sunshine PortalRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    SANTA FE >> Legislation introduced by two lawmakers would enhance New Mexico's Sunshine Portal by requiring additional information on state contracts to be posted online. The bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Sander Rue of Albuquerque and Democrat Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos has the support of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry.

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  19. Los Alamos County seeks end to contract with airlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    LOS ALAMOS >> A northern New Mexico county wants to end its contract with a small airline that recently grounded its planes. Los Alamos County officials announced Tuesday that they have taken action to terminate the contract for service with New Mexico Airlines, giving the contractor 10 days' notice.

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  20. DOE challenges $54M in fines over mishaps at nuke repositoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2015 | Las Cruces Sun-News

    CARLSBAD >> The U.S. Department of Energy is contesting more than $54 million in fines, the largest penalty levied by New Mexico for numerous violations that resulted in the indefinite closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository. The Energy Department and the contractors paid to operate the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and Los Alamos National Laboratory said Friday that they want a hearing on the matter.

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