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  • Tea partiers a factor in Congressional races

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doubters who thought the tea party would fade away can forget it. More than 70 of its favored candidates are on Nov. 2 ballots, and nearly three dozen are locked in competitive House races, according to a state-by-state analysis by The Associated Press.

  • Iran will be ready to resume nuclear talks soon

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Friday that Tehran was ready to resume talks about its nuclear program with the international community within a matter of weeks.

    "From our point of view October or November is a good time for the re-establishment of negotiations," Mottaki said.

  • Soldier says he was ordered to delete Fort Hood videos

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A soldier who recorded the terror of last year's deadly shooting rampage in Fort Hood using his cell phone was ordered by an officer to delete both videos, a military court heard Friday.

  • Fault in line leaves residents in the dark

    A fault in an underground power line near the Community Building resulted in 4,150 utility customers to losing electricity Wednesday morning.

  • Transportation board to discuss policy

    If looking at a big project or a study and having a policy that sets goals to work within is beneficial, it is also something Los Alamos County has lacked. Tonight, during the transportation board meeting, work will be done to reverse that situation.
    The board will meet from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Pajarito Cliff Site Building 1 conference room to hammer out a resolution to establish a policy for design of streets and right-of-ways in Los Alamos County. The resolution willl then go to county council on Nov. 9 for consideration.

  • Update 10-14-10

    Correction

    The story, “Fuller Lodge gets a new roof” published Tuesday had some misinformation. The last time Fuller Lodge got a new roof was 10 years ago and the total cost for the project is $292,435.  It should also be noted that the historical archives are located in Fuller Lodge but the county’s records are temporarily located at Pajarito Cliffs.   

    Applications being accepted

    Los Alamos County is currently accepting applications for the
    following Boards or Commissions:

  • Obama's campaigning blitz: It's about 2012, too

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are poised to topple at least a dozen Democratic governors next month, and that could cause President Barack Obama and his party major headaches far beyond this year's elections.

  • Judge: Suit over health overhaul can go to trial

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge says some parts of a lawsuit by 20 states challenging the Obama administration's health care overhaul as unconstitutional can go to trial.

    District Judge Roger Vinson ruled Thursday in Pensacola, Fla., that some parts of the lawsuit need to be heard. The administration had asked him to dismiss the entire lawsuit, which was spearheaded by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.

  • Judge: Suit over health overhaul can go to trial

    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge says some parts of a lawsuit by 20 states challenging the Obama administration's health care overhaul as unconstitutional can go to trial.

    District Judge Roger Vinson ruled Thursday in Pensacola, Fla., that some parts of the lawsuit need to be heard. The administration had asked him to dismiss the entire lawsuit, which was spearheaded by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.

    The lawsuit is likely to wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Ready, set, snore! Spain holds siesta contest

    MADRID (AP) — Some clutched pillows or stuffed animals, others fought back giggles as they sought to take a siesta in public — all in the name of plugging a quintessential Spanish custom endangered by the demands of modern life.

    Amid the bustle of a shopping mall, with babies wailing and pop music piped in overhead, clutches of people tried to snooze Thursday in what was billed as Spain's first siesta competition.