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  • GOP invites business to vent about regulations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On issues ranging from the air we breathe to the noise factories make, business leaders want the government to stay out of their way. And the Republicans, looking toward the 2012 elections, are listening.

    The House's principal investigative panel, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is taking its turn Thursday in a hearing designed to give a voice to business complaints about government regulations.

  • Sandia team helps Kazakhstan with nukes

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A team from Sandia National Laboratories helped the country of Kazakhstan move nuclear materials — enough to build an estimated 775 nuclear weapons — to safety.

    Shipping containers holding casks of nuclear materials were loaded onto special trains for an 1,800-mile journey to long-term storage in the Central Asian country's interior.

  • National health care month

    ALBUQUERQUE — February is National Wise Health Care Consumer Month and the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center (NMPDIC) would like to take this opportunity to pass a long a simple message: Call Before You Go.
    If you think you or someone in your household has been poisoned, call NMPDIC at 1-800-222-1222.
    Calling your poison center with a poison emergency saves you time and reduces health care costs.

  • Moonlight snowshoe hike at Bandelier Sunday

    Superintendent Jason Lott announced that Bandelier National Monument is offering its second ranger-guided Moonlight Snowshoe Hike at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. There is no charge, but participants need to sign up ahead at the Visitor Center, 505-672-3861 x 517.  They must be 15 or older and bring their own snowshoes, poles, and headlamp or flashlight. Snowshoes can be rented at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

  • Strokes are rising fast among young

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Strokes are rising dramatically among young and middle-aged Americans while dropping in older ones, a sign that the obesity epidemic may be starting to reshape the age burden of the disease.
    The numbers, reported Wednesday at an American Stroke Association conference in California, come from the first large nationwide study of stroke hospitalizations by age. Government researchers compared hospitalizations in 1994 and 1995 with ones in 2006 and 2007.

  • Update 02-09-11

    Environmental Sustainability Board

    The Environmental Sustainability Board’s meeting on Feb. 17 has been cancelled and rescheduled for 7 a.m. Feb. 24 at the Eco Station.

    P&Z meeting

    The Planning and Zoning Commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. today in council chambers.

    APP Board meeting

    Los Alamos County Arts in Public Places Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. today at Mesa Public Library’s meeting #1.

    Library Board

  • Council begins search for new county administrator

    Selecting a new county administrator took a step forward during the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night.

    Council approved directing county staff to issue a request for proposals (RFP) or a request for qualifications (RFQ) for an executive firm to conduct a national search for candidates to potentially fill the county administrator post.

  • New drilling method opens vast oil fields in US

    A new drilling technique is opening up vast fields of previously out-of-reach oil in the western United States, helping reverse a two-decade decline in domestic production of crude.

  • Rep. Giffords speaks for first time since shooting

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords spoke for the first time since she was shot in the forehead, her spokesman said Wednesday, yet another significant milestone in her recovery from a traumatic brain injury.

    Giffords first spoke within the past few days and is speaking "more and more," spokesman C.J. Karamargin said Wednesday. He didn't know what her first words were, but said at breakfast one morning she asked for toast.

  • Blizzard roars through US's snow-weary midsection

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A second powerful blizzard in a week roared through parts of the nation's midsection on Wednesday, bringing biting winds and dumping more than a foot of snow on areas still digging out from last week's major storm.

    As the system barreled through the Plains toward the Deep South, it blanketed parts of northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas under a new layer of snow.