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More workers sue US nuclear lab over vaccine mandate

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) –  Another group of workers is suing Los Alamos National Laboratory over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, arguing that the requirement discriminates against employees who sought religious or medical exemptions. The complaint was filed Friday in federal court by the Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based law firm, on behalf of eight workers. Under the lab’s […]
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View From Truck Route Of Planned Burn Today In Santa Fe

Fire managers on the Santa Fe National Forest took advantage of optimal conditions today, including good ventilation and northwesterly winds, to conduct the previously announced Aztec Springs prescribed burn in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed. Crews used hand and aerial ignitions to treat approximately 300 acres north of Nichols Reservoir and Granite Point in the lower section of the Santa Fe Watershed. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com.
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A Place to Call Their Own

Patrons at the Santa Fe Place mall peer through a storefront door on a recent afternoon, spotting a white computer room splashed with blue accents—the colors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Fe. Inside, club staffers are putting the final touches on a teen center—complete with computers and...
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Officials unsure why virus cases not decreasing

SANTA FE – Just days after New Mexico crossed the grim threshold of 5,000 lives lost to COVID-19, top state health officials said Wednesday they’re not sure why the number of new cases has plateaued and not decreased like in some other states. Acting Health Secretary David Scrase cited the...
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Smoke from prescribed burn seen over Santa Fe

Smoke from a prescribed burn Wednesday outside Santa Fe could linger through the weekend, according to the city of Santa Fe. The city said in a news release the prescribed burn took place on 304 acres in the Aztec Springs area in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed, just north of Nichols Reservoir.
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NM tribal leaders calling for cooperation on climate

New Mexico’s tribes and pueblos have an important role to play in addressing the climate crisis, Indigenous leaders told the New Mexico Climate Summit in Santa Fe on Tuesday. Wilfred Herrera Jr., the All Pueblo Council of Governors chairman and former Laguna Pueblo governor, called for state, tribal and federal...
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Governor weighs bolstering safety on NM film sets

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signaled Tuesday her administration could ask lawmakers to strengthen safety guidelines for film productions in New Mexico as reports emerged that crew members shot real bullets through a prop gun hours before an incident that left a cinematographer dead and director wounded at a movie set outside Santa Fe.
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Letters to the Editor

Cover, Oct. 20: “Evicted, Rejected & Locked Out”. As a landlord in Santa Fe with three rental properties, all rented to low-income tenants who pay rent from their earnings, I read with morbid fascination your senseless piece of yellow journalism crafted to demonize landlords, (“Evicted, Rejected” & Locked Out.”) The...
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Commentary: Time to change how we teach who we are

Commentary: A great nation is able to teach its history honestly, celebrating its triumphs and correcting its mistakes. That’s what the New Mexico Public Education Department is trying to accomplish with its proposed revision to the social studies standards. The 122-page plan lays out in fine detail what would be taught to students in social studies classes from kindergarten through high school.
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NM unveils new 20-year economic ‘roadmap’

SANTA FE – New Mexico would bolster job training, better align its higher educational programs with the needs of employers and dedicate more money for business development efforts under a new 20-year economic plan unveiled Tuesday. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and several Cabinet officials in her administration said the plan...
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All Together Ooky

The runup to Santa Fe’s 2021 city election has left us feeling, in the words of the old theme song from The Addams Family, “all together ooky.” The mayor’s race has included name-calling from “Marxist” to “MAGA,” several rounds of complaints to the ethics board (none going anywhere), an anonymous campaign against incumbent Mayor Alan Webber and more public events than any single voter could possibly absorb.
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New book captures modernism in the high desert of New Mexico

Fans of Santa Fe, N.M., are sure to embrace architecture writer Helen Thompson’s newest book, “Santa Fe Modern: Contemporary Design in the High Desert” (Monacelli Press; $50; 240 pp.). Her text and photography by fellow Texan Casey Dunn show the emerging wave of modernism in this western city deep with...
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Scenes Of 2021 Scarecrow Contest Underway On Central

This joyful alien is part of the 2021 Downtown Los Alamos Scarecrow Contest underway through Monday, Nov. 1 along Central Avenue. The contest is run by the Los Alamos Arts Council and sponsored and supported by Los Alamos MainStreet and the Los Alamos Creative District. This year’s theme is ‘Out of this World’ and celebrates human fascination with space and its inhabitants, both real and imaginary. Topics under this theme include aliens, robots, sci-fi movies, space creatures, scientists, astronauts, stars and planets. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com.
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