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  • Voters head to polls

    Around 8:30 this morning, this was the scene at Kelly Hall in Trinity on the Hill Espiscopal Church, one of three voting centers for Los Alamos County. Polls close at 7 p.m. Look for results on LAMonitor.com.

  • LANL overhead changes trouble subcontractors

    The bagel and coffee breakfast hosted by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce for Los Alamos National Laboratory officials and their subcontractors went down pretty easy, but subcontractors who were present had a hard time swallowing the bad news they received from a LANL presentation.

    LANL’s group leader for the Chief Financial Division, Aaron Menefee, started the presentation off with data that showed LANL has lost $400 million in funding to support contracting work since 2011, a number that is projected to grow larger as the government looks to trim expenses in a number of areas overall.

    Then Menefee, along with Doug McCrary, head of acquisition services management at LANL, told the subcontractors exactly what the dismal parade of figures could mean to their livelihoods,  as well as the future of their businesses.

    Menefee and McCrary said because of the losses, LANL will be trying a new “cost model” that will ask subcontractors to share more of the cost burden.

    “We just want to make sure we’re charging everyone a fair and equitable amount,” Menefee said during his talk. “When we go back and talk to our customers, we want to make sure we can tell them that everyone is paying their fair share of these overhead costs.

  • LAMonitor.com opens access for election coverage

    LAMonitor.com will be live and access will be free throughout the evening with the latest in election results for all the local, state and national races. The Los Alamos Monitor news team will then produce a complete election wrap up for Wednesday’s edition that will be a Total Market Circulation to most households in the county.

  • Raw: Jersey Shore Town Casts Votes in Winnebago

    Voters in one New Jersey shore community cast ballots in a mobile polling station dubbed the "vote-a-bago" just one week after Superstorm Sandy devastated the towns and cities along the state's coastline.

  • Raw: NH Residents Cast First Election Day Votes
  • Control of NM statehouse up for grabs

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A costly fight for control of the Legislature comes to an end Tuesday as voters decide whether Republicans will gain a majority in the House for the first time in nearly 60 years and top Democratic Senate leaders can survive efforts by GOP Gov. Susana Martinez to oust them.

    The first-term governor, who wasn't up for re-election this year, used her political popularity and fundraising muscle to aid Republican candidates across the state and potentially transform legislative elections into a referendum on her policies, including a proposal to stop New Mexico from issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.

    Victories for governor-backed candidates could give Martinez more GOP support in the Legislature and possible clout in pressuring Democrats in the House and Senate to agree to her legislative agenda.

    GOP and Democratic-leaning political action committees have dumped more than $3 million into the general election campaign, an unprecedented amount for legislative races in New Mexico.

  • Today in History for November 6th
  • 10 things to know for Tuesday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Tuesday:


    In dash to the finish, Obama and Romney make their appeals to an ever-smaller universe of undecided voters. The most accurate election forecasting model from the University of Colorado still shows a landslide victory for Mitt Romney.


    With all the early and absentee voting, Election Day just isn't what it used to be.


    The AP's Dennis Waszak Jr. tells the harrowing story of how he, his wife and their three children lived through the superstorm. The Obama administration's response to aid victims has raised the ire of survivors as a new storm approaches the area.


  • Clarification to Sunday charter report

    This is a clarification to the "Voters to weigh in on Charter proposals" story that published in the Sunday edition:

    Los Alamos resident Greg White, who was quoted in the report, followed up to say that he did not object to the publication of the Charter changes in the legislative format as was reported. White said that his objection revolves around what he believes, which is that Charter provision 900.3 was not being followed which requires that the full and final text of changes  be published 20 days before the election.

    White contends that the piecemeal nature in which the proposed changes were made available does not live up to the requirements or the spirit of the Charter. 

  • Today in History for November 5th