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  • Council begins search for new county administrator

    Selecting a new county administrator took a step forward during the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night.

    Council approved directing county staff to issue a request for proposals (RFP) or a request for qualifications (RFQ) for an executive firm to conduct a national search for candidates to potentially fill the county administrator post.

  • New drilling method opens vast oil fields in US

    A new drilling technique is opening up vast fields of previously out-of-reach oil in the western United States, helping reverse a two-decade decline in domestic production of crude.

  • Rep. Giffords speaks for first time since shooting

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spoke for the first time since she was shot in the forehead, her spokesman said Wednesday, yet another significant milestone in her recovery from a traumatic brain injury.

    Giffords first spoke within the past few days and is speaking "more and more," spokesman C.J. Karamargin said Wednesday. He didn't know what her first words were, but said at breakfast one morning she asked for toast.

  • Blizzard roars through US's snow-weary midsection

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A second powerful blizzard in a week roared through parts of the nation's midsection on Wednesday, bringing biting winds and dumping more than a foot of snow on areas still digging out from last week's major storm.

    As the system barreled through the Plains toward the Deep South, it blanketed parts of northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas under a new layer of snow.

  • Strikes erupt as Egypt protesters defy VP warnings

    CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of state workers and impoverished Egyptians launched strikes and protests around the country on Thursday over their economic woes as anti-government activists sought to expand their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak despite warnings from the vice president that protests won't be tolerated much longer.

  • At CIA, grave mistakes, then promotions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In December 2003, security forces boarded a bus in Macedonia and snatched a German citizen named Khaled el-Masri. For the next five months, el-Masri was a ghost. Only a select group of CIA officers knew he had been whisked to a secret prison for interrogation in Afghanistan.

    But he was the wrong guy.

  • Hauling out radioactive material

    A truck transports a bin of radioactive waste from DP Road last week.

  • State News at a Glance 02-08-11

    Efforts to undo emission rules stalled

  • Immigration rights supporters rally in NM

    SANTA FE — Immigrant rights supporters rallied at the Capitol on Monday against what they view as anti-immigrant policies of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, including a directive that state law enforcement check the immigration status of criminal suspects.
    Waving placards and at one point chanting, “We are New Mexico,” protesters gathered outside of the Capitol just below the fourth floor offices of the governor.

  • Marchers seek to give a voice to NM families

    On Feb. 11 women and supporters from throughout New Mexico, representing many cultures and various socio-economic groups, will gather in Santa Fe to make their voices heard by lawmakers and Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration.
    The 1,000 Women March will begin at noon from the Railyard Park at Cerrillos Road and Guadalupe Street. Participants will march to the state capitol for a rally at the Roundhouse followed by a 2:30 p.m. press conference at the Rotunda.
    A group of organizers met this morning at El Parasol in Los Alamos to discuss the march.