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  • Senior Republican wins weeklong delay on Kagan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee postponed scheduled action Tuesday to send Elena Kagan's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate for confirmation, setting a panel vote for next week.

    Republicans insisted on the delay, saying they needed more time to review Kagan's written answers to questions they posed to her after her confirmation hearings, and to inquire still further into how she would behave as a justice.

  • Obama to nominate Lew as budget director

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget, a Cabinet-level post that plays a crucial role in shaping how the administration spends the public's money.

    In a statement, Obama said Lew will be "an extraordinary asset to this administration's efforts to cut down the deficit and put our nation back on a fiscally responsible path."

  • NEWS ALERT!Yankees owner George Steinbrenner dies at 80

    NEW YORK (AP) — George Steinbrenner, who rebuilt the New York Yankees into a sports empire with a mix of bluster and big bucks that polarized fans all across America, died Tuesday. He had just celebrated his 80th birthday July 4.

    Steinbrenner had a heart attack, was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa, Fla., and died at about 6:30 a.m, a person close to the owner told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not disclosed those details.

  • IMPORTANT ADVISORY!Cement Truck Tips Over Near Roundabout

    The driver of a cement truck carrying a full 8 yards of concrete reportedly missed a gear as he was turning right from North Road on to San Ildefonso Road near the roundabout at about 8:30 a.m. today.

    The driver suffered a laceration on his arm and was treated at the scene by Los Alamos Fire Department EMTs.

    Deputy Fire Chief Patrick Sleik explained this morning that the road will likely be closed throughout the day while equipment is located and brought in to pull the vehicle right side up.

  • Further details emerge from Monday's shooting rampage

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officers raced past dead and injured bodies in a New Mexico manufacturing plant as they looked for a gunman who had wounded his girlfriend during a confrontation before fatally shooting two of her co-workers then himself.

    Three others were wounded during Monday's rampage at Emcore Corp., which police say capped a bitter child custody dispute between the man and his girlfriend.

    Authorities identified the gunman as Robert Reza, 37, a former employee at the Albuquerque plant. Reza had addresses in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque.

  • Group threatens lawsuit against lab

    A Santa Fe citizen’s group is threatening to file a lawsuit to force Los Alamos National Laboratory to comply with requirements of a federal environmental act as it moves toward building a $3.4 billion annex for plutonium warhead cores.

    Los Alamos Study Group in a written statement said it will file the lawsuit in federal district court later this month if the National Nuclear Safety Administration does not agree to meet requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act.  

  • Council approves three projects

    Three of four phase two Capital Improvement Project applications were approved during Monday night’s County Council meeting.

    The following were approved for the next phase:

    • White Rock Visitor Center and Budget Revision.

    • Los Alamos County Golf Course Community Building and Budget Revision.

    • Lighting upgrades for North Mesa Sports Complex and Budget.

    The fourth CIP application on the agenda, Los Alamos Archival and Records Center and Budget Revisions and Budget Revision did not get the green light, however.

  • LOS ALAMOS MONITOR EXCLUSIVE!Richard leads campaign funding

    Local candidates report campaign contributions ranging from $5 to $2,000 donated from individuals and corporations to Political Action Committees.   Read more in today's Monitor.

  • Richard leads campaign funding

    Local candidates report campaign contributions ranging from $5 to $2,000 donated from individuals and corporations to Political Action Committees.   

  • Co-op enters home stretch

    After four years spent brainstorming, fundraising and signing up several hundred members, walls on the Los Alamos Cooperative Market are about to go up. The land is being prepared for the foundation under the 7,000-foot store, work crew subcommittees are being formed and the search for a manager is underway.