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  • AP-GfK Poll: Likely voters ready to embrace GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — All signs point to huge Republican victories in two weeks, with the GOP now leading Democrats on virtually every measure in an Associated Press-GfK poll of people likely to vote in the first major elections of Barack Obama's presidency.

    In the final survey before Election Day, likely voters say the GOP would do a better job than Democrats on handling the economy, creating jobs and running the government.

  • Obama's 4-day campaign swing is his longest yet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two years ago, presidential candidate Barack Obama drew 60,000 people to a riverfront park rally in Portland, Ore. Another 15,000 couldn't get in.

    But political organizers don't expect huge crowds when now-President Obama returns to Portland on Wednesday for the first time since that campaign heyday. Instead, the goal is for a far more modest showing of 5,000 people at a rally for Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber at the convention center.

  • Update 10-20-10

    AN meeting

    All local chamber of commerce members and prospective members are invited to attend the FAN Club from 5:30-7 p.m. today at Aspen Ridge, 1010 Sombrillo Court. The event provides an opportunity to network with other chamber members and enjoy refreshments.

    Spooky Los Alamos
    Do you have a spooky tale that you want to share?  Have you had a spooky encounter at a place in town, or in general? Features Editor Jennifer Garcia wants to hear your stories. Send them to lacommunity@
    lamonitor.com by Thursday.

  • Pertussis cases are on the rise in New Mexico

    Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil, MD, said Tuesday that New Mexico is seeing a significant increase in the number of pertussis cases statewide, and people can protect themselves and their families by getting immunized.
    Dr. Michael Nichols of the Los Alamos Children’s Clinic said this morning that there has been one case in northern New Mexico and it was a child who attends Los Alamos Public Schools. The schools are urging sixth graders and their parents to get booster shots as soon as possible.

  • Muni Building petition going to citizen vote

    The questions swirling around the legality of a petition concerning the municipal building weighed heavily on Los Alamos County Councilors during the regular council meeting Tuesday night at the White Rock Fire Station.
    While the council came down on both sides of the issue, they ultimately voted to certify the petition in a 4-3 vote.

  • Probe points to developing trend

    Women and minority employees who work for Los Alamos County have lodged a number of complaints against their employer. An armload of documents including independent investigative reports obtained by the Los Alamos Monitor cite examples of what appears to be a pattern of behavior by men in senior management positions.

    One of the earliest reports, dated May 31, 2007, detailed an investigation conducted by Debra J. Moulton in which she explored whether then County Attorney Peter Dwyer was creating a “hostile work environment.” 

  • Karachi violence death toll rises to 52 in 4 days

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — The death toll from four days of violence sparked by a contentious local election in Pakistan's largest city rose to 52 on Wednesday when at least one person was shot and killed despite efforts to restore order.

    Security forces patrolled the southern city of Karachi to prevent fresh violence and in many neighborhoods, businesses shut down while public transportation was scarce.

    "The atmosphere of terror is everywhere," said local resident Mohammad Sadiq. "People are scared to come out of their houses."

  • Autumn’s in the air

    Central  Avenue is ablaze with vibrant colors, reflecting beautiful fall days the community is experiencing.

  • 'Ninja burglar' fled to Los Alamos

    The Santa Fe boy dubbed the “ninja burglar” for reportedly donning a hood and black clothing and wielding an axe in the course of an alleged burglary was captured on 9th Street Saturday.
    “We received an anonymous tip about 2:30 p.m. that Shalom Katz was inside apartment #15 at 1203 9th St., and we dispatched officers to that address,” Los Alamos Deputy Chief Kevin Purtymun said. “When Cpl. Larry Baker and Cpl. Alfred Roybal arrived, the suspect was sitting outside in front of the apartment.”

  • White Rock Civic Complex gains support

    Despite some discussion regarding location, size and combining organizations in one space, the majority who attended the public hearing about the proposed White Rock Civic Complex on Oct. 13 agreed on one thing – the project should be approved.
    Most of the seats at the White Rock Town hall were filled for the meeting, which the Los Alamos Capital Improvement Projects Evaluation and Oversight Committee hosted.