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  • Home prices rise 0.6 percent in July

    NEW YORK (AP) — A national gauge of home prices ticked up in July for the fourth straight month, but many cities are bracing for declines in the year ahead.

    The price increases were fueled by now-expired homebuyer tax credits. With the peak buying season over, a record number of foreclosures, job concerns and weak demand from buyers are pushing prices down.

  • Mexican governor among those feared dead in landslide

    OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — A hillside collapsed on a rural Mexican community on Tuesday and the region's governor said hundreds of people are feared dead.

    Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz told the Televisa television network that the early morning landslide in the town Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec buried 100 to 300 houses and speculated that 500 to 1,000 people could be dead.

  • Obama pushes to energize dispirited Dems

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — Determined to energize dispirited Democrats, President Barack Obama told New Mexico voters on Tuesday that Republicans would reverse the progress he's made on education reform and student aid.

  • Obama starts three-day, four-state trip in N.M.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is embarking on a four-state tour featuring three more of the backyard visits with American voters that have become a campaign staple of his.

    The president flew Monday to Albuquerque, N.M., where he planned to spend the night. He will meet Tuesday morning with several people at a private home to discuss the economy and education. Obama plans similar backyard visits Wednesday in Des Moines, Iowa, and Richmond, Va.

    Tuesday night he will attend a Democratic campaign rally in Madison, Wis.

  • NM candidates for governor face off in debate

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish sought Sunday to shift the focus of the race away from Gov. Bill Richardson's administration, which has been a punching bag for rival Republican Susana Martinez.

  • Diamond Drive opens for traffic

    Commuters get a much-needed reprieve from Diamond Drive roadwork as the project winds down for the season. 
    “The first part of Phase 4 is essentially complete,” said Pavement Division Manager Tom Roach. “Phase 5, which is the utilities portion, ran pretty much concurrently with Phase 4 and as of this week is substantially complete as well. We’ve got one more stretch of the project to complete from where we are now to the Omega Bridge starting next spring.”

  • Diamond Drive opens 4-lanes for traffic

    Commuters get a much-needed reprieve from Diamond Drive roadwork as the project winds down for the season. 
    “The first part of Phase 4 is essentially complete,” said Pavement Division Manager Tom Roach. “Phase 5, which is the utilities portion, ran pretty much concurrently with Phase 4 and as of this week is substantially complete as well. We’ve got one more stretch of the project to complete from where we are now to the Omega Bridge starting next spring.”

  • Broadband to boost LA economy

    Four counties, including Los Alamos, three municipalities, six tribes and 415 community anchor institutions are forging their mark on the high-speed Internet map.
    A $10.6 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will provide broadband services in the Regional Economic Development Initiative or REDI. Los Alamos County, Rio Arriba County, the City of Española, Santa Fe County, the City of Santa Fe, Taos County and Town of Taos are part of the initiative.

  • Los Alamos High School celebrates homecoming with parade, other events

  • Hillstompers in 10th year of ‘stompin’ to the music’

    Colorful, loud, fun  — and maybe just a bit unconventional are the words that seem to describe the Los Alamos Hillstompers.
    If you’ve attended any community events, fundraisers or parades in Los Alamos, you have likely seen the crazy characters that make up the band.
    They’re kind-of hard to miss.
    They’ve played at Smith’s a few times, where they were spotted performing “Green Onions” in the produce section and the “Poultry Dance” in the meat section of the store.