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  • Palestinians weighing alternatives to peace talks

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians will study alternatives to peace talks with Israel in the coming days, a top PLO official said Saturday, after Israel gave the green light to build 238 new houses for Jews on war-won land Palestinians seek for their state.

  • As Democrats' message lags, GOP awaits huge wins

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks before Election Day, Democrats fear their grip on the House may be gone, and Republicans are poised to celebrate big gains in the Senate and governors' mansions as well.

    Analysts in both parties say all major indicators tilt toward the Republicans. President Barack Obama's policies are widely unpopular. Congress, run by the Democrats, rates even lower. Fear and anger over unemployment and deep deficits are energizing conservative voters; liberals are demoralized.

  • Early in-person voting starts in NM

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexicans can go to early voting sites across the state to cast their ballots for governor as well as other state and local races.

    Early in-person voting starts Saturday and continues through Oct. 30.

    Mail-in absentee balloting began earlier this month, and voters have been able to go to their county clerk's office, obtain an absentee ballot and cast it immediately.

    Voters can find a list of early voting locations on the secretary of state's website, www.sos.state.nm.us

  • Clinton stumps for Denish

    ESPANOLA — A line of people slowly began to snake its way along Hill Street near the Plaza de Española Thursday afternoon, hours in advance of President Bill Clinton’s appearance at the Diane Denish/Brian Colón rally. Though 5,000 tickets were distributed, 3,000-4,000 people showed up to the event.

  • Council candidates tackle local economic issues

    Economic issues were the focus for Los Alamos County Council candidates as they shared their ideas and thoughts during a forum Thursday night at the Los Alamos Research Park.

    Debbie Gill, Geoff Rodgers, Ken Johnson, Jim Hall, Fran Berting and Ron Selvage attended the forum, which the Los Alamos Monitor and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce sponsored. Candidate, Betty Ann Gunther was unable to attend.

    The questions, which the public submitted, ranged from how to use the county’s reserves to how the county could be friendlier to businesses.

  • School rises from ashes

    Students asre preparing to enter Quemazon Montessori for the first time since an out of control minivan careened into its front wall and exploded into flames seven months ago.
    No one was injured when the school, nestled among the pines at 4600 Esperanza in Quemazon, burned to its frame March 25.
    “The building is finished and right now we’re moving in furniture and a lot of landscaping is going on,” owner Tammie Tucker said. “We are so excited to be back and I do want to thank the community for being so supportive.”

  • Update 10-15-10

    Candidate picnic
    The Democratic Party of Los County is sponsoring a Meet the Candidate Picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Urban Park. Everyone is welcome. Food and drinks will be provided.
     
    Applications being accepted
    Los Alamos County is currently accepting applications for the
    following boards or commissions:
    •Parks and Recreation Board,
    •Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board (lodging industry representative),
    •Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board, and

  • Tea partiers a factor in Congressional races

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doubters who thought the tea party would fade away can forget it. More than 70 of its favored candidates are on Nov. 2 ballots, and nearly three dozen are locked in competitive House races, according to a state-by-state analysis by The Associated Press.

  • Iran will be ready to resume nuclear talks soon

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Friday that Tehran was ready to resume talks about its nuclear program with the international community within a matter of weeks.

    "From our point of view October or November is a good time for the re-establishment of negotiations," Mottaki said.

  • Soldier says he was ordered to delete Fort Hood videos

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A soldier who recorded the terror of last year's deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood using his cell phone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos, a military court heard Friday.