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  • Sheehey has record of advocacy, service

    Peter (Pete) Sheehey believes that county council could use better “communication and prioritization.”
    “Communication is just listening to people and telling people honestly and clearly what the issues are and what the choices are. Prioritization is making those choices. If we have good information, we’ll make good choices,” Sheehey said.

  • Hopefuls square off at forum

    Nearly 100 people crowded into the Lecture Room at UNM-LA Thursday evening for a primary candidate forum held by the League of Women Voters. Candidates from the District 3 United States Congressional race, the District 3 Public Regulation Commission race, First District Attorney race, Court of Appeals race and District 5 state Senate race spoke about their platforms and answered questions from the audience. See coverage of the forum in Sunday’s Los Alamos Monitor.

  • House passes Lujan-sponsored lab amendment

    Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District offered an amendment today to the National Defense Authorization Act, which in response to recent reports, calls for a study about broadening the mission of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) national laboratories.  The amendment passed with unanimous support.
     

  • Arizona Fire Covers 12 Square Miles

    Officials in Arizona expect wind to keep spreading north of Phoenix. The fire has already burned 12 square miles.

  • Today in History for May 18th
  • New Military pass for parks

    The National Park Service announced that on May 19,  Armed Forces Day,

    they will begin issuing an annual pass offering free entrance to all 397

    National Park Service areas for active duty military members and their

    dependents. This military version of the America the Beautiful National

    Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass also permits free entrance to

  • Weekend eclipse photos?

    Tell us about your eclipse experience and send us your eclipse photos to lanews@lamonitor.com.

  • Udall to speak in LA Friday

    On Friday, U.S. Senator Tom Udall will speak at the groundbreaking ceremony for the New Mexico Consortium (NMC) Biological Research Laboratory in Los Alamos.
     
    Construction of the laboratory, and the ensuing research, is the product of a partnership from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos County and NMC.
     

  • Census: Minorities Now Surpass Whites in Births

    For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing.

  • LA Urgent Care founder arrested for patronizing prostitute

    Dr. Richard Lieberman, the founder and medical director of New Mexico MedWorks, Urgent Care Santa Fe, Los Alamos Urgent Care and Valley First Care in Española, was arrested in Albuquerque Wednesday after being caught in a compromising situation.

    According to the criminal complaint, Lieberman, whose practice is primarily in Santa Fe, allegedly was spotted in his black BMW SUV on Central Avenue in Albuquerque where he was seen by detectives picking up a prostitute around 11:30 a.m. Detectives say they saw Lieberman and the woman, who was identified as Josalane Harrison allegedly snorting from a nasal spray bottle at a traffic light.

    Police followed the couple to the woman’s apartment complex.

    Detectives questioned them.