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  • PNM requests relaxed renewable energy mandate

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico's largest electric utility is seeking a waiver from regulations that require the use of more renewable energy, saying it won't be able to comply next year without exceeding cost thresholds designed to protect customers.

  • Higher energy and food costs lift wholesale prices

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A spike in oil and food costs pushed wholesale prices up last month by the biggest amount in nearly a year, a trend that could threaten the still-fragile global economy.

    The Producer Price Index, which measures price changes before they reach consumers, rose 1.1 percent in December, the Labor Department said Thursday. That was up from a 0.8 percent rise in November and was the largest increase since January 2010.

  • New England digs out from winter storm

    BOSTON (AP) — Much of New England continued to dig out from under more than 2 feet of snow and children in hundreds of communities enjoyed a second day off from school Thursday as power companies worked to restore energy to homes and businesses darkened by the region's third snowstorm in three weeks.

  • Neighboring states gleeful over Ill. tax increase

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — While many states consider boosting their economies with tax cuts, Illinois officials are betting on the opposite tactic: dramatically raising taxes to resolve a budget crisis that threatened to cripple state government.

    Neighboring states gleefully plotted Wednesday to take advantage of what they consider a major economic blunder and lure business away from Illinois.

  • N.M. 502 study gets more input

    The community voiced their opinions on the different options for N.M. 502 Corridor Tuesday night. The options will be presented to Los Alamos County Council Jan. 25.
    During the meeting Tuesday, a representative of MIG, the consulting company for the N.M. 502 Corridor study, presented three options that council will consider for further research.

  • Board approves building purchase

    The Los Alamos Public Schools Administration moved a bit closer to finding a permanent home during Tuesday night’s school board meeting.
    Action taken by the board will allow the purchase of the property at 2075 Trinity Dr. to move forward.
    The motion, giving staff direction, passed 4-1, with Board President Melanie McKinley voting against it.
    Van H. Gilbert Architect PC, based in Albuquerque, drafted a preliminary report on Dec. 30, which outlines a conceptual entry study as well as floor plan layouts and existing building issues.

  • Update 01-12-11

    Ice skating
    Bic M.A.C. Skating night, an evening of ice skating for middle school students, will be from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Los Alamos County Ice Rink.
    The event is coordinated by the Youth Activity Center and music and refreshments will be provided.

    Movie night
    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series continues at the White Rock Library at 7 p.m. Thursday with the showing of “Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole.” The event is free and the drinks and popcorn also will be provided.

  • Governor: Centennial will be New Mexico’s chance to shine

    SANTA FE— Gov. Susana Martinez said next year’s centennial is New Mexico’s once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shine.
    Martinez marked New Mexico’s 99th birthday last week by announcing ongoing plans for a 16-month commemoration of next year’s Statehood Centennial.
    Plans include numerous exhibits, lectures and community projects statewide and educational efforts to encourage young people to learn about New Mexico history.

  • Father pursued shooting suspect on day of attack

    TUCSON, Ariz.— Mysterious black bag in hand, Jared Loughner ran into the desert from his angry father, who was driving a truck on a futile pursuit.
    Hours after Randy Loughner’s confrontation with his 22-year-old son Saturday morning, six people were shot dead and more than a dozen others wounded — and Jared Loughner was in custody.

  • Activist in women of Juarez cases slain in Mexico

    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — A poet who led protests against the unsolved killings of women in the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez has herself become the victim of a bizarre slaying, her body found strangled and her left hand severed after a night of partying with three teens.