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  • Egypt ruling party offers no concessions

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's ruling party said Thursday it was ready for a dialogue with the public but offered no concessions to address demands for a solution to rampant poverty and political change heard in the country's largest anti-government protests in years.

  • Winter weather continues to batter East Coast

    NEW YORK (AP) — A storm that had been predicted for days caught much of the East Coast off guard with its ferocity, tearing through with lightning, thunder and mounds of wet snow, leaving nearly 300,000 customers around the nation's capital without power Thursday and forcing people to shovel out their cars and doorsteps all over again.

  • Bomb strikes funeral, killing 48 in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A car bomb ripped through a funeral tent in a mainly Shiite area of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 48 people and triggering skirmishes between Iraqi troops and demonstrators angry about security failures.

    The blast and three other small bombings Thursday were the latest in more than a week of attacks that have killed more than 200 people, raising fears about an uptick in violence as the U.S. military prepares to withdraw from the country.

  • Foreclosure activity up across most US metro areas

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The foreclosure crisis is getting worse as high unemployment and lackluster job prospects force homeowners in an increasing number of U.S. metropolitan areas into dire financial straits.

  • Mandela hospitalized for tests in S. Africa

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African President Nelson Mandela was in the hospital Thursday for what his office said were routine tests, as the 92-year-old anti-apartheid icon's overnight stay drew extraordinary media attention.

  • 3-year-old Pojoaque boy dies; mother held

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say a 3-year-old boy is dead and his mother and her boyfriend are in jail. Police say Leland Valdez died Wednesday at an Albuquerque hospital from severe injuries.

    The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that authorities think the Pojoaque boy was beaten over a long period of time.

  • Snowstorm wallops Northeast, piling on the misery

    BOSTON (AP) — Commuters up and down the East Coast began the all-too-familiar task of digging out cars, shoveling sidewalks and slogging and slipping through a treacherous morning commute on Thursday after a drawn-out storm dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas overnight, heaping more misery on a region that has been hit by one snowstorm after another.

  • Further N.M. 502 study gets green light

    Los Alamos County Council pushed down on the gas pedal to move the N.M. 502 Corridor Study to its next phase. They directed consultants to proceed with investigating the A 2-3 alternatives, which feature roundabouts and left-turn bays at intersections.
    Councilors voted 5-2 on the issue during their regular meeting Tuesday night. Councilors Ron Selvage and Vincent Chiravalle were opposed.  

  • Residents chime in on proposed cultural district

    Leadership and a consensus to move forward were identified at a town hall meeting last week as necessary components to ensure the success of a proposed Creative Cultural District in downtown Los Alamos.
    Five percent planning and 95 percent consensus is necessary for the cultural district project to move forward, said Jerry Allen of the Cultural Planning Group.
    Allen and David Plettner-Saunders led the Creative Culture District Town Hall meeting at Mesa Public Library at which citizen input was gathered.

  • Update 01-26-11

    NJROTC Rib Night

    The Los Alamos High School NJROTC will serve a full brisket meal from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday night at the Posse Shack. The cost is $10 per plate.

    School Board meeting

    The School Board will hold its regular meeting, along with a work session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Chamisa Elementary in White Rock.

    LAPS and UNM-LA Board election

    Early voting is currently underway. The election is Feb. 1. To learn more about the candidates, visit www.lamonitor.com.