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  • Huge developer eyes Trinity site

    If North American Development Group wins the Trinity Site redevelopment lottery, upscale retail is in Los Alamos’ near future.

    The Canada- and U.S.-based developer, which owns or runs more than 10 million square feet of shopping center space, would like to develop a “pedestrian friendly” center in Los Alamos.

     

    Read the full story in today's Monitor.

     

  • NEWS ALERT!Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge dealt a serious rebuke to Arizona's immigration law on Wednesday when she put most of the crackdown on hold just hours before it was to take effect.

    The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton sets up a lengthy legal battle as Arizona fights to enact the country's toughest-in-the-nation law. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer said the statewill likely appeal the ruling and seek to get the judge's order overturned.

  • Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge dealt a serious rebuke to Arizona's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law on Wednesday when she put most of the crackdown on hold just hours before it was to take effect.

    The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton shifts the immigration debate to the courts and sets up a lengthy legal battle that may not be decided until the Supreme Court weighs in. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer said the state will likely appeal the ruling and seek to get the judge's order overturned.

  • Records: Investigation eyes NM money management

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An investigation is under way to determine if investments made by the state of New Mexico were influenced by possible fraud or other criminal activity from 2004 to 2009, court documents state.

    A copyright story Monday in the Albuquerque Journal cites a sentencing memo filed in federal court in New York in connection with a bank fraud case against Democratic Party fundraiser Hassan Nemazee.

  • New Mexico near rock bottom in child well-being rankings

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says New Mexico's ranking in the health and well-being of children has declined.

    The state was 46th in the nation in this year's Kids Count report. That's down from 43rd in 2009.

    The report released on Tuesday bases its rankings on 10 indicators of well-being for children. New Mexico is near the bottom nationally in several of those categories.

  • Consumer confidence recedes further in July

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans' confidence in the economy eroded further in July amid worries about a job market that has proven stubbornly stagnant. The report raised concerns about the overall economy and the back-to-school season.

  • Audit: US can't account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the U.S. for rebuilding the war ravaged nation, according to an audit released Tuesday.

  • Consumer confidence tumbles again this month

    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans' confidence in the economy eroded further in July amid worries about a job market that has proven stubbornly stagnant. The report raised concerns about the overall economy and the back-to-school season.

  • U.S. can’t account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds

    BAGHDAD — The U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the U.S. for rebuilding the war ravaged nation, according to an audit released Tuesday.

    The report by the U.S. Special Investigator for Iraq Reconstruction offers a compelling look at continued laxness in how such funds were being spent in a country where people complain basic services like electricity and clean water are sharply lacking seven years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

  • United Way agencies put their heads together

    Sometimes the best way to move forward is to gather the “troops” and put your heads together to think of new strategies and forge tighter bonds.

    United Way of Northern New Mexico is using this philosophy during the upcoming state conference this week.

    United Way agencies from throughout New Mexico will attend the conference, which will be held Thursday and Friday in the Los Alamos National Bank boardroom.