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  • POLITICAL NEWS ADVISORY!Gingrich says he's considering presidential run

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday he's seriously considering seeking the Republican presidential nomination and will announce his decision early next year.

    Gingrich, 67, told The Associated Press that he would focus on helping Republican candidates through the midterm elections in November, then decide in February or March whether to seek the GOP nomination.

    "I've never been this serious," Gingrich said.

  • LOS ALAMOS UPDATE!County Council set for special session on capital projects Monday at 6 p.m.

    The Los Alamos County Council is meeting in special session Monday at 6 p.m. at the Community Building to consider moving forward on a number of Capital Improement Program projects.

    Items being mulled over by the council include the White Rock Visitor Center, the county golf course community building renovations, lighting upgrades to the North Mesa Sports Complex, and the location of the Los Alamos Archives and Records Center.

    The meeting is scheduled to be televised by PAC 8.

  • GUSHER IN THE GULF BREAKING NEWS!Cap in place, appears to be holding

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP finally gained control over one of America's biggest environmental catastrophes by placing a carefully fitted cap over a runaway geyser that has been gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico since early spring, though no one was declaring victory just yet.

  • Richardson to host meeting of border governors in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) ee" New Mexico will host a meeting of U.S. and Mexican border governors, providing a new venue for a conference that was scrapped in Arizona because of a dispute over its new immigration enforcement law.

    However, the governors of Arizona and Texas will not attend the rescheduled meeting.

    The meeting will be held in Santa Fe in late September, according to Gilbert Gallegos, a spokesman for Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson.

    The governors of six Mexican states are expected to attend, he said Thursday.

  • American Eagle dials back on Santa Fe-Dallas flight schedule

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One of three daily flights to and from Santa Fe and Dallas/Fort Worth is being cut by regional airline American Eagle.

    Santa Fe airport manager Jim Montman calls the change a seasonal adjustment.

    The airline is cutting the early morning flight from Santa Fe to Dallas, and the late flight from Dallas to Santa Fe. Montman says that will make it harder for business travelers who rely on those flight times.

    The change takes effect on Aug. 23 and the third flight is expected to return to the schedule on April 5.

  • Thousands evacuated as typhoon hits southern China

    BEIJING (AP) — A typhoon that left a trail of destruction and deaths in the Philippines hit southern China late Friday evening as emergency workers prepared for torrential rains and lashing winds, flights and ferries were canceled and tens of thousands of residents were evacuated.

  • Palestinians: home demolitions hurt peace talks

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians have warned a U.S. envoy that it will be difficult to revive peace talks if Washington cannot stop Israel from demolishing Arab homes or building for Jews in east Jerusalem, their chief negotiator said Friday.

  • Financial fix or financial flop?

    WASHINGTON — In the end, it’s only a beginning.

    The far-reaching new banking and consumer protection bill awaiting President Barack Obama’s signature now shifts from the politicians to the technocrats.

    The legislation gives regulators latitude and time to come up with new rules, requires scores of studies and, in some instances, depends on international agreements falling into place.

  • Grant will help local families

    Española — Funds from a $200,000 grant will be used to bolster the First Born Program in Los Alamos and Rio Arriba counties.

    The grant was awarded to the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation in Española.

    The grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will let LANL Foundation “play a key role in encouraging statewide awareness of the need for services for children ages birth-to-three, hold a statewide conference …  and to hire a part time LANL program officer,” according to a press release.

  • Eyesores mar White Rock

    A swell of disheveled homes peppering Rover Boulevard and seeping onto connecting streets has sparked multiple complaints to the Community Development Department (CDD).

    “I’ve lived here almost 50 years and this used to be a beautiful town,” said White Rock resident Mrs. Pete Roberts. “I’ve never lived in a place that had so many slobs that don’t care how their places look. It’s gotten to be an embarrassment.”

    Frustrated and fed up, Roberts lodged complaints with two county offices Thursday.