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  • Heinrich tops fundraising

    SANTA FE — Democratic incumbent Martin Heinrich has the largest campaign war chest of candidates running for New Mexico’s congressional seats, according to the latest federal campaign finance reports.

    Heinrich, who represents the Albuquerque-area 1st District, had cash-on-hand of slightly more than $1 million at the end of March. His Republican challenger, Jon Barela, had a campaign balance of $392,359.

  • Forum features GOP candidates

    More than 100 community members turned out for the Republican candidates forum at Duane Smith Auditorium Thursday.

    Statewide candidates as well as candidates for the 3rd Congressional District participated in the event sponsored by the Republican Party of Los Alamos and broadcast live on KRSN. The community radio station also streamed the two-hour program on its Web site.

    Running for state auditor, Errol Chavez spoke first as the only unopposed candidate at the forum, moderated by former congressman Bill Redman.  

  • AP-GfK Poll: Americans disfavor for health care bill grows more intense

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law jumped after he signed it — a clear indication his victory could become a liability for Democrats in this fall's elections.

    A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds Americans oppose the health care remake 50 percent to 39 percent. Before a divided Congress finally passed the bill and Obama signed it at a jubilant White House ceremony last month, public opinion was about evenly split. Another 10 percent of Americans say they are neutral.

  • 04-15-10 Update

    LAPS school board meeting

      The Los Alamos Public Schools board will meet at 8:30 a.m. Friday in the boardroom to discuss a policy review. Following the meeting, the board will host a retreat at 9:30 a.m.

    Don’t miss the LASO

      Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. Tickets cost $15 for adults and

    $10 for students and will be sold at the door.

    Alvin, Simon and Theodore

  • No extended hours for L.A. post office

    While post offices in some communities around the state and across the nation typically remain open until midnight every April 15 Tax Day, the Los Alamos Post Office will close at 5 p.m. as it does every business day.

    Postmaster Catherine Rodriguez issued a news release regarding tax deadline operations for nearby communities.

  • U.S. has own nuclear issues

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama, holding a summit to urge world leaders to secure their nuclear material, frequently calls the risk of terrorists getting a nuke “the single biggest threat to U.S. security.” What he is less likely to talk about is the United States’ own shortcomings in safeguarding its nuclear stockpile.

  • Parents urged to seek help

    Gov. Bill Richardson issued a proclamation naming April “Child Abuse Prevention Month” in an effort to address the approximate 30,000 reports of child abuse and neglect in New Mexico each year.

    “Child abuse and neglect are serious problems and finding a solution depends upon the involvement of people within our community,” Richardson states in his proclamation. “During periods of economic challenges, families feel more vulnerable and as a result child abuse and neglect increase drastically.”

  • Update: Online reporting glitches may be holding up campaign finance reports

    As of Wednesday afternoon, only seven of the eleven county council candidates had campaign finance reports posted on the secretary of state's site. The deadline for filing the reports elapsed at midnight Monday. The penalty for failure to file the report can cost a candidate for public office $50 per day. However, a spokesperson with the secretary of state's office suggests that the problem may rest more with the online reporting system rather than with candidates filing late.

  • 04-14-10 Update

    Book fair

      The Los Alamos Medical Center Auxiliary will host a book fair from 9 a.m.-

    3 p.m. tomorrow in the main lobby of the hospital.

    Little Forest open house

    Little Forest Playschool is hosting an open house from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday. Participants are invited to view classrooms, see children’s artwork, meet teachers and pick up registration. For more information, call the school at 662-5895 or visit www.littleforestplayschool.org.

    Herbs and vegetable talk

  • Tax penalty looms

    Los Alamos County would like to remind property owners that the second half installment of property taxes for 2009 was due April 12 and becomes delinquent after May 10.

    Payment must either be made in person at the 311 Customer Care Center by 5 p.m. May 10, or must be postmarked by midnight that same day to avoid late payment penalty and interest charges.

    The 311 Customer Care Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and has recently moved to its new location at 150 Central Park Square (formerly Curves) in Los Alamos.