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  • Election shows work for Obama to win back voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Near the midpoint of his presidency, Barack Obama's diverse voter coalition reveals giant cracks and he faces major work repairing his standing among independents in states crucial to his re-election chances.

    Catholics. Older people. Women. Young adults. They shifted toward Republicans in this month's elections and failed to support Obama's Democratic Party as they did in 2008.

  • Big stock offerings next week could boost markets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the world of new stock offerings, everything about next week is big: The number of deals, the amount of money expected to be raised and the profiles of the companies going public — and now the world's most populous nation may be getting into the mix.

  • Insurgents attack NATO base in eastern Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents wearing suicide vests tried to storm a major NATO base in eastern Afghanistan but were repelled before they could enter on Saturday — the latest in a series of attacks on coalition targets that appear designed to show the Taliban remain strong despite U.S.-led offensives and an influx of troops.

    A bomb hidden in a motorbike also exploded on a busy street in the Imam Sahib district of the northern province of Kunduz, killing 10 people, including a police commander and three children, according to the Interior Ministry.

  • Gov-elect names Jim Hall to search committee

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov.-elect Susana Martinez has named a former state legislator to lead a search committee for top officials to run the General Services and Information Technology departments.

    Former Sen. Leonard Lee Rawson of Las Cruces is the committee chairman.

  • Director blossoms in artistic work

    Sometimes the simplest action can act as a seed; it takes root and blossoms into a whole new passion.
    That occurred to Valerie Silks, executive director of Dance Arts Los Alamos, when she took her children to dance classes at DALA.
    “At first, I was a ballet mom … just because my kids started taking classes there. I was impressed with the faculty and the quality of dance instruction,” she said.

  • Safety pushes CIP proposals

    Safety and environmental reasons motivated the Los Alamos County Recreation Division staff to seek funding for studies on improving and upgrading the Los Alamos Ice Rink.
    Three proposed capital improvement projects address the rink’s parking lot, bathrooms and locker rooms, as well as installing a lift station.  
    Los Alamos Hockey Association is proposing another potential upgrade to the outdoor rink, an arena cover.

  • Muni building issue takes another turn

    In yet another twist in what is fast becoming the most controversial issue in Los Alamos — the way forward for the municipal building — County Councilor Vincent Chiravalle plans to introduce an ordinance at Tuesday’s council meeting that calls for moving ahead with rebuilding the structure on its original site at Ashley Pond.

  • GOV.-ELECT MARTINEZ AND TRANSITION CHAIR TO TOUR LANL

    Governor-Elect Susana Martinez, along with Martinez Transition Chairman and former-Congresswoman Heather Wilson will tour the Los Alamos National Laboratory facilities then hold a press conference at the Radiological Laboratory/Utility/Office Building (RLUOB) Atrium on Friday, November 12th.

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  • Update 11-11-10

    Cake fundraiser
    Los Alamos Chapter #63, Order of the Eastern Star will be selling Collin Street Bakery fruitcakes, Apricot Pecan cakes and Pineapple Pecan cakes at Los Alamos National Bank from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19 and Dec. 3, 10 and 17. For information call Betty Robertson, 662-5185 or Nina Laird 662-7580.

  • Patriotic Flyover

    The 73rd Special Operations Squadron from Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis flew over the American Legion during a Veterans Day ceremony this morning.