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August 18, 2018
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First News: Six people demonstrating at Los Alamos on the 67th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima are arrested for blocking traffic.
(KSFR) - Six people have been arrested for blocking traffic to the Los Alamos national laboratory Monday as they marked the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. The arrests came after a peaceful roadside demonstration spilled into an intersection, blocking traffic. Most obeyed police orders to return to the sidewalk. The six who refused were taken in on misdemeanor charges and released on their own recognizance. They'll be arraigned on Thursday. Los Alamos was the seat for development of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, forcing Japan's surrender in the 2nd World War.

Governor Susanna Martinez will be speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa at the end of the month. The governor is one of three women who will be addressing the convention- the other two are Governor Nikki Halley of South Carolina and Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Governor Martinez is the nation's first female Hispanic Governor.

With NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover now safely on the red planet, the research team from the Los Alamos National Laboratory responsible for three major onboard components are overseeing their work from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. That, says LANL researcher Sam Clegg, is the plan for the first few months of the mission...*****clip. The Los Alamos Lab is responsible for Curiosity's plutonium power source expected to have a life span of up to ten years. LANL also contributed the onboard Chem Cam that will analyze the Martian soil for the chemical signatures needed to support past or present biological activity.

Santa Fe participates again this evening in the annual National Night Out, an opportunity for the community to interact with law enforcement. The event gets underway at 6PM on the Plaza and is intended to increase awareness of crime and drug prevention efforts while fostering police and citizen partnerships. Even with a large number of police personnel attending the event, Lt. Louis Carlos assures the public that patrols will be on duty throughout the city....*****clip

The City of Santa Fe has announced two electric vehicle charging stations are now available on the first floor of the Railyard parking garage. They're designated as "level one" chargers, sufficient for powering smaller vehicles such as electric motorcycles after a three hour charge. They can also be used to top off power for cars like the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf. The fee for charging is 25 cents an hour or a maximum of $1 for the day and will be collected at the same time as parking fees. The city also plans to provide two "level two" charging stations in the near future. Those will be used for fully charging larger electric vehicles in approximately eight hours.

Weather for Santa Fe - mostly sunny today and Wednesday with highs in the mid 80s. A 30% chance for precipitation this afternoon, increasing to 40% tonight and tomorrow.
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