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  • Update 09-07-11

    Lunch with a Leader

    The League of Women Voter’s Lunch with a Leader will be at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Central Avenue Grill. The guest speaker will be Los Alamos County Environmental Services Specialist Tom Nagawiecki.

    Fuller Lodge

       The Fuller Lodge Historic Districts Advisory Board will meet at 5 p.m. today in the Curtis Room.

    Coming Thursday

    Check out restaurant inspection reports in Thursday’s Diversions inside the Los Alamos Monitor.

    Alzheimer's walk

    The 17th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s will begin with registration at 4 p.m. at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. A basket/quilt raffle will be from 4-6:30 p.m.  Sept. 10.

  • Legislators convene special session

    SANTA FE — The Legislature convened Tuesday for a special session and immediately focused on the politically charged task of redistricting, which will influence elections and public policy in New Mexico for the next decade.
    As lawmakers returned to work, House and Senate Democratic leaders said redistricting was their top priority. But Republican Gov. Susana Martinez also wants the Legislature to consider 10 proposals besides drawing new boundaries of congressional, legislative and other elective office districts.

  • Council considers more options for Trinity Drive

    More than 75 people packed Tuesday night’s county council meeting to debate the results of  MIG’s NM 502/Trinity Drive Corridor Study and Plan, the Ourston peer review of that plan and two petitions opposing any plan with less than four lanes.

    After a marathon session, council adopted a motion that includes more options for consideration, with staff input on the pros and cons of each choice.

    MIG had made some changes to its final proposal based upon public input at previous meetings. Jay Renkens, director of urban planning services for MIG, presented the proposal.

  • Roasting Chile

    Farmer Matt Romero of Alcalde roasts some chile last week at the Farmers Market. Romero said he will be back at the market Thursday.

  • Bombing outside court kills 11 in India's capital

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A powerful bomb hidden in a briefcase ripped through a crowd of people waiting to enter a New Delhi courthouse Wednesday, killing 11 people and wounding scores more in the deadliest attack in India's capital in nearly three years.

    An al-Qaida-linked group claimed responsibility, though government officials said it was too early to name a suspect. The attack outside the High Court came despite a high alert across the city and renewed doubts about India's ability to protect even its most important institutions despite overhauling security after the 2008 Mumbai siege.

  • Russian jet crash kills 43, many top hockey stars

    TUNOSHNA, Russia (AP) — A Russian jet carrying a top ice hockey team crashed just after takeoff Wednesday, killing at least 43 people and leaving two others critically injured, officials said. It was one of the worst plane crashes ever involving a sports team.

    The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said the Yak-42 plane crashed into a riverbank on the Volga River immediately after leaving an airport near the western city of Yaroslavl, 150 miles (240 kilometers) northeast of Moscow. It was sunny at the time.

  • Congress returns to fight over jobs, budget cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fights large and small await Congress as it gets back to business, with jobs and budget cuts topping a contentious agenda that also includes a lengthy roster of lower-profile but must-do items that also are potential victims of partisan gridlock.

    President Barack Obama is to unveil his jobs agenda in a nationally televised address Thursday night, but early glimpses of the package show it relies heavily on extending expiring programs.

    Obama is expected to propose $300 billion in tax cuts and federal spending to get Americans working again. Republicans on Tuesday offered to compromise with him on jobs — but also assailed his plans in advance of his prime-time speech.

  • GOP debate features first appearance for Perry

    SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Rick Perry is looking to make a strong first impression on the national stage. Mitt Romney is hoping for another flawless debate performance. And Michele Bachmann, perhaps, is shooting for relevance in what increasingly appears to be a two-man GOP presidential race.

    With the national unemployment rate stuck at 9.1 percent, the economy was likely to dominate Wednesday's debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Republicans competing for the chance to challenge President Barack Obama next fall were taking the stage one day before the incumbent Democrat rolls out a jobs-creation plan.

    It's the first of three Republican presidential debates scheduled over the next three weeks.

  • Seen at the Scene: Galileo's Footsteps

    Here are scenes from the Atomic Theater Festival’s “Galileo’s Footsteps” which was performed at UNM-LA recently

  • State Briefs 09-06-11

    State unveils new portal

    SANTA FE — New Mexico has redesigned its online gateway to state government services and information.
    The Department of Information Technology said the state’s Internet portal  www.newmexico.gov had not undergone a major update since it was launched in 2005.
    The new online portal provides links to a wide range of information, including a section for visitors to New Mexico with guidance on museums, parks and cultural events.
    There’s a link to a New Mexico Press Association web site that makes available public notices about governmental activities.