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Local News

  • Broadband to boost LA economy

    Four counties, including Los Alamos, three municipalities, six tribes and 415 community anchor institutions are forging their mark on the high-speed Internet map.
    A $10.6 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will provide broadband services in the Regional Economic Development Initiative or REDI. Los Alamos County, Rio Arriba County, the City of Española, Santa Fe County, the City of Santa Fe, Taos County and Town of Taos are part of the initiative.

  • Los Alamos High School celebrates homecoming with parade, other events

  • Hillstompers in 10th year of ‘stompin’ to the music’

    Colorful, loud, fun  — and maybe just a bit unconventional are the words that seem to describe the Los Alamos Hillstompers.
    If you’ve attended any community events, fundraisers or parades in Los Alamos, you have likely seen the crazy characters that make up the band.
    They’re kind-of hard to miss.
    They’ve played at Smith’s a few times, where they were spotted performing “Green Onions” in the produce section and the “Poultry Dance” in the meat section of the store.

  • FBI serves terrorism warrants in Minn., Chicago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The FBI said it searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago as part of a terrorism investigation Friday. Warrants suggest agents were looking for connections between local anti-war activists and terrorist groups in Colombia and the Middle East.
    FBI spokesman Steve Warfield told The Associated Press agents served six warrants in Minneapolis and two in Chicago.

  • WH says lawsuit for cleric would reveal state secrets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Saturday invoked the state secrets privilege ,which would kill a lawsuit on behalf of U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, an alleged terrorist said to be targeted for death or capture under a U.S. government program.
    Believed to be hiding in Yemen, al-Awlaki has become the most notorious English-speaking advocate of terrorism directed at the United States.
    E-mails link al-Awlaki to the Army psychiatrist accused of the killings at Fort Hood, Texas, last year.

  • Cone zone

    Diamond Drive Phase 4:
    Diamond Drive construction work is winding down for this construction season.  Intermittent lane closures will continue through this week to allow the contractor to adjust manhole and valve covers in the travel lanes. Pavement markings have been placed on the Sandia Drive approach to Diamond Drive changing the traffic flow on the eastbound leg of Sandia Drive.

  • AP Poll: Repeal? Many say they wish health law went further

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul has divided the nation, and Republicans believe their call for repeal will help them win elections in November. But the picture’s not that clear cut.
    A new AP poll finds that Americans who think the law should have done more outnumber those who think the government should stay out of health care by 2-to-1.
    “I was disappointed that it didn’t provide universal coverage,” said Bronwyn Bleakley, 35, a biology professor from Easton, Mass.

  • Bomb scare diverts plane; may have been a hoax

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Police evacuated 273 people from a Pakistani jet diverted to Stockholm due to a bomb alert Saturday and briefly detained a passenger after Canadian authorities received a tip-off that he was carrying explosives.
    However, no explosives were found on the man, who was released after questioning by police, or on the Boeing 777 from Pakistan International Airlines, which had been bound from Toronto to Karachi, Pakistan.
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police said it was investigating whether the incident was a “terrorism hoax.”

  • Comedian's testimony on immigration deemed an embarrassment

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The House's No. 2 Democratic leader said Sunday that comedian Stephen Colbert's testimony last week on immigration was "inappropriate" and "an embarrassment."

    Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California invited Colbert to appear before the House Judiciary Committee. But other Democrats weren't happy about her decision.

  • Still waiting for Abu Ghraib amends

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Fending off demands that he resign over the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld told Congress in 2004 that he had found a legal way to compensate Iraqi detainees who suffered "grievous and brutal abuse and cruelty at the hands of a few members of the United States armed forces."