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  1. Sleeping in: Good for teensRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 11 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Los Alamos Public Schools is far from the only U.S. district discussing when the best time is for classes to start, especially where older students are concerned. Across the nation, dozens of districts are delaying the start of the school day because they believe it will be good for students.

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  2. Feds probe LANL - near-miss' incidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 11 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Federal officials will conduct an investigation into some workers' health and safety practices at Los Alamos National Laboratory after an incident the Department of Energy is calling a "near-miss to a fatality" involving an employee this fall. On Sept.

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  3. UC, Texas A&M may be teaming on LANL bidRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 9 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    When the University of California submits its bid Monday to continue management of Los Alamos National Laboratory, the public institution from the biggest, bluest state in the country will have an eye-grabbing partner: Texas A&M University. The two large university systems, one from a solid Democratic state and the other from the largest Republican-led state, are planning to join forces in a proposal to manage the national lab for the next decade, the Austin American-Statesman reported Saturday, citing unnamed sources.

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  4. Report shows LANL competing with South Carolina site for pit production beyond 2026Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 5 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Despite high costs and an elongated time frame, a key nuclear weapons project is expected to remain at Los Alamos National Laboratory until at least 2026, according to details from federal report that has not yet been released to the public. A PowerPoint overview of a National Nuclear Security Administration report obtained by The New Mexican shows the agency intends to invest at least $1 billion at the lab over the next five years to support continued plutonium pit production - the work of casting softball-sized plutonium metal orbs to create a fission reaction inside a nuclear weapon.

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  5. Responsibilities of managing Los Alamos lab extend far beyond the HillRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 4 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    A portion of Los Alamos National Laboratory is seen surrounded by smoke from the Cerro Grande Fire in 2000. Though the blaze did not reach nuclear materials, it did encroach onto LANL property, underscoring the responsibilities faced by the next manager of the lab.

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  6. Leaked report casts doubt on LANL pit productionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 1 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    A plutonium chemist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1995 shows a 'puck' of plutonium refined from a nuclear weapon pit at Technical Area 55. A leaked document from the National Nuclear Security Administration shows that construction of a facility able to produce 80 pits per year at Los Alamos would cost between $1.9 billion and $7.5 billion - and it might not be up and running at that production rate until 2038.

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  7. University of California leaders make case to keep managing Los Alamos labRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 29 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Top leaders of the University of California were in New Mexico this week making the case that despite safety and operational lapses over the past several years at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the university system alone has the experience and expertise to manage the nuclear weapons lab - a role the university essentially has had since the lab's inception. "Through all of this time, the last 12 years, the laboratory has consistently been rated for their excellence in science and in support of their missions," said Kim Budil, a physicist and the vice president for national laboratories at UC, responsible for both the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and Los Alamos.

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  8. Feds still have safety concerns about new LANL storage facilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 27 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    A federal nuclear review panel still has some safety concerns about Los Alamos National Laboratory's new multimillion-dollar storage facility for radioactive waste. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board said in a recent report that more reviews will be needed as operations ramp up, but that limits placed on the amount of material and the types of containers allowed at the facility will provide adequate protection of public health and safety at least for the near term.

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  9. Rise and shine at a later time?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 27 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Dustin Bennett, 17, of Los Alamos, takes a nap Monday during an Algebra II class at Los Alamos High School. The district is considering implementing a later start time.

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  10. Lovington topples West Las VegasRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 18 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    The outcome wasn't much different for the Dons on the basketball court, as they allowed 31 points to host Lovington in the second quarter of both teams' season opener. The Wildcats, under the guidance of former Coronado head coach Ezau Rios, rolled to an 83-59 win.

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  11. Senate OKs defense bill, which presses for decision on pit workRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 16 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a nearly $1 billion funding increase for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, which will boost work at New Mexico's national laboratories and underground nuclear waste storage site. The state's U.S. senators lauded final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, which carries a $700 billion price tag, saying it would strengthen defense programs based in New Mexico, as well as the state's economy, and would help to preserve an independent advisory board that oversees safety at nuclear weapons labs.

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  12. Democratic lawmakers decry state plan to drop civil rights leaders from history examsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 16 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Matt MontaA o, left, addresses Legislative Education Study Committee members Thursday during a hearing on the state's proposed changes to statewide history exams. Robert Nott/The New Mexican Matt MontaA o, left, addresses Legislative Education Study Committee members Thursday during a hearing on the state's proposed changes to statewide history exams.

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  13. Los Alamos legislator joins land commissioner race after Powell bows outRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    One Democrat dropped his bid to become state land commissioner Wednesday, and his handpicked candidate stepped into the race for the Democratic nomination to succeed Aubrey Dunn, a single-term Republican who has said he is not running for re-election. Ray Powell, a veterinarian who served as land commissioner from 1994 to 2002 and again from 2011-14, withdrew from the race and said he was endorsing state Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard of Los Alamos.

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  14. Wait for Los Alamos chromium plume cleanup not uncommonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    For nearly two decades, workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory dumped hundreds of thousands of tons of hexavalent chromium, an anti-corrosive used in the cooling towers at the lab's power plant, into Sandia Canyon. The chemical migrated into Mortidad Canyon and seeped nearly 1,000 feet underground to rest in the regional aquifer.

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  15. Full extent of chromium plume remains unknownRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    The redrawn map of the plume is dotted with question marks along the newly outlined perimeter and along the boundary between the lab and San Ildefonso Pueblo. Courtesy image The redrawn map of the plume is dotted with question marks along the newly outlined perimeter and along the boundary between the lab and San Ildefonso Pueblo.

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  16. Safety board says LANL unready to handle emergencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    An independent safety board charged with overseeing the nation's nuclear weapons sites says Los Alamos National Laboratory is inadequately prepared to address an emergency, with recurring flaws in its response system that could put the lab and public safety workers in harm's way. In a letter to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry earlier this month, Sean Sullivan, chairman of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, said weaknesses in the lab's emergency management programs include ineffective federal oversight.

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  17. U.S. nuclear agency seeks bidders for nuclear lab contractRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    The U.S. agency that oversees the nation's nuclear weapons cache and the science behind it has detailed its requirements for the next manager of Los Alamos National Laboratory in a final request for proposals published Wednesday. The list of those interested in taking over the troubled lab in Northern New Mexico includes defense contractors, technology companies and universities.

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  18. Efforts underway to remove - redundant' nuclear safety boardRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Efforts have been underway to defund and dismantle an independent board charged with overseeing safety and security at nuclear weapons sites, and much of that work has been spearheaded by the board's own Republican chairman, according to an investigative report released Thursday. The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, a five-person panel appointed by the U.S. president, has been charged for three decades with conducting independent safety reviews at Los Alamos National Laboratory and other nuclear sites, as well as with advising the U.S. energy secretary and informing Congress about potential health and safety risks to workers and communities, accidents and contamination events at the sites, and efforts to remedy problems.

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  19. N.M. 4 near Los Alamos to close for utility workRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    A section of N.M. 4 near Los Alamos will be closed Friday night and Saturday as the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities works on a waterline project near the road. The stretch of N.M. 4 between East Jemez Road and N.M. 502 will be closed in both directions between 9 p.m. Friday and 9 p.m. Saturday, the agency said in a news release.

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  20. Satellite-imaging firm Descartes expands in Santa FeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2017 | Santa Fe New Mexican

    Architect Alexander Dzurec has plans to open the building with fewer walls and a staircase, while still allowing for individual workspaces, private offices and pods. Courtesy Autotroph Architecture From left, architect Alexander Dzurec, Descartes Labs CEO Mark Johnson and building owner Ernie Romero on Friday in the the soon-to-be renovated Firestone Building at North Guadalupe and West Alameda streets.

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