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  • Voters move to square charter with state statutes

    Los Alamos voters gave a thumb’s up to all 11 proposed county charter amendments in Tuesday’s election. As a result, the Los Alamos County Charter will now become more consistent with state statutes.

  • Update 11-03-10

    Listening session
    The Trinity Site Revitalization Project Advisory Committee will host a second public listening session regarding the Trinity Site project from 6-
    7:30 p.m. Thursday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Deadline extended

  • Murkowski, Miller set for another ballot showdown

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski began a drawn-out battle Wednesday for every ballot with her handwritten name, as her long-shot attempt to come back from a primary defeat forced Alaskans to choose between Sarah Palin's tea party and the state's long-time GOP establishment.

  • Republicans promise an era of limited government

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by a commanding House majority and Senate gains, Republican leaders vowed Wednesday to deliver on their "golden opportunity" to roll back the size of government and President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

  • Wallace wins reelection in tight Dist. 43 battle for NM House seat

    Long-time Republican incumbent Jeannette Wallace, the District 43 Representative in the New Mexico House, retained her seat in Tuesday's election narrowly fending off a challenge from political newcomer Democrat Stephanie Richard.

    District 43

    25 of 25 precincts - 100 percent

    Jeannette Wallace, GOP (i) 5,516 - 51 percent

    Stephanie Richard, Dem 5,306 - 49 percent

  • GOP Martinez elected first female NM governor

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Susana Martinez won election Tuesday as governor of New Mexico, making history as the first Hispanic woman to become a state's chief executive.

    Martinez, 51, defeated Democrat Diane Denish to also be elected New Mexico's first female governor. There was no incumbent in the race, with Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson barred from seeking re-election because he is finishing his second consecutive terms.

  • State Constitutional Amendments

    Amendment 1-Veteran Scholarships

    1,252 of 1,457 precincts - 86 percent

    x-Yes, 348,183 - 77 percent

    No, 103,327 - 23 percent

     

    Amendment 2 - Term Limits

    1,252 of 1,457 precincts - 86 percent

    Yes, 77,162 - 17 percent

    x-No, 371,031 - 83 percent

     

    Amendment 3 - Voting Language

    1,252 of 1,457 precincts - 86 percent

    Yes, 247,673 - 57 percent

  • Major State Races

    U.S. House of Representatives, Dist. 3

    Ben Lujan (D) AP has declared WINNER

    Tom Mullins (R)

    New Mexico House of Representatives, 43rd Dist.

    Stephanie Richard (D) Conceded the race live on lamonitor.com

    Jeannette Wallace (R)

    Governor

    Diane Denish (D)

    Susana Martinez (R) AP has declared WINNER 

    Lieutenant Gov.

    Brian Colon (D)

    John Sanchez (R)

  • Final Unofficial Results for Los Alamos County Races (contested)

    These vote results are with all precincts reporting and include absentee and early voting totals. All results remain unofficial until a final canvass of the vote is made.

    Magistrate Judge

    Pat Casados (D) 4520 Win

    Gary Ahlers (R) 3903

    County Council

    Kenneth Johnson (D) 4027

    Betty Ann Gunther (D) 3222 

    Deborah Gill (D) 3939

    Frances Berting (R) 4368 Win

    Ronald Selvage (R) 4750 Win

    Geoffrey Rodgers (R) 4454 Win

  • Update 11-2-10

    Election night coverage

    The Los Alamos Monitor news team is planning to bring you extensive coverage of local and regional races on election night, Nov. 2. Be sure to check out the newspaper’s Web site, lamonitor.com, for live-streaming video of polling results as they are posted at the Justice Center. Watch live interviews with candidates and get up-to-the-minute election returns posted throughout the evening. The live-steaming video event begins at 6:30 p.m.

    Deadline extended