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  • Arena may come to North Mesa

    Despite sticker shock on a project where the cost estimates have nearly doubled, the Capital Improvement Project Oversight and Evaluation Committee is recommending the county council approve funds for design and construction of a multi-use covered arena on North Mesa.
    The committee gave their thumb’s up during a meeting Tuesday night. It is not yet determined when council will discuss the recommendation.  
    Four different options and costs were presented for the committee’s consideration.

  • Firefighter faces exposure rap

    Los Alamos firefighter Brandon Gore has been charged with indecent exposure in Albuquerque — the third incident to rock a department already left reeling from two other high profile cases this year.
    According to the criminal complaint filed in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Alameda Blvd., at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday on a report of a man exposing himself.

  • Lawmakers stand firm on taxes as talks start

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats and Republicans are working to reach a deal to extend Bush-era tax cuts that expire at the end of the year, but neither side is budging as negotiations begin in earnest.

    Even as they talk, House leaders are planning to hold a politically charged vote Thursday to extend middle-class tax cuts while letting taxes for the wealthy rise.

  • Lame-duck agenda features political votes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans threatened Wednesday to block virtually all legislation until expiring tax cuts are extended and a bill is passed to fund the federal government, vastly complicating Democratic attempts to leave their own stamp on the final days of the post-election Congress.

  • 2 million lose jobless benefits as holidays arrive

    Extended unemployment benefits for nearly 2 million Americans begin to run out Wednesday, cutting off a steady stream of income and guaranteeing a dismal holiday season for people already struggling with bills they cannot pay.

    Unless Congress changes its mind, benefits that had been extended up to 99 weeks will end this month.

  • Stocks rise sharply on fresh signs of job growth

    NEW YORK (AP) — A report that small businesses are hiring more workers than economists expected sent stocks sharply higher Wednesday.

    The Dow Jones industrial average gained 200 points in early trading. All 30 stocks in the index rose. 3M Co. and United Technologies Corp. each rose more than 3 percent.

  • Social Security cuts are part of deficit plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisions remain within President Barack Obama's deficit commission on politically explosive budget cuts and slashes in Social Security benefits, even as the panel's co-chairmen go public with a revised plan to tame the runaway national debt.

  • East braces for more nasty weather after tornadoes

    ATLANTA (AP) — The East Coast prepared Wednesday for yet another day of heavy rain, severe thunderstorms and strong winds, while residents and officials in northern Georgia surveyed more than 50 homes damaged by a suspected tornado.

  • Local firefighter faces exposure rap

    Los Alamos firefighter Brandon Gore has been charged with indecent exposure in Albuquerque — the third incident to rock a department already left reeling from two other high profile cases this year.

    According to the criminal complaint filed in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court, a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Alameda Blvd., at about 1:30 p.m. on Sunday on a report of a man exposing himself.

  • Holidays boost sales for retailers

    The days may be dark and cold, but many local businesses are facing a bright, shiny start to the holiday shopping season.
    This past weekend, holiday songs that filter through retail stores were accompanied by the ringing of cash registers.