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  • College tuition costs climbing again this fall

    College tuition costs shot up again this fall, and students and their families are leaning more on the federal government to make higher education more affordable in tough economic times, according to two reports issued Thursday.

  • Wild storm leaves behind damage, injuries

    VALE, N.C. (AP) — People from the Dakotas to North Carolina were dealing with the aftermath of a massive storm that roared across the country, unleashing dozens of tornadoes, rain, flooding and eventually snow to some places, leaving behind plenty of destruction.

    Heavy snow and strong winds battered the Dakotas for a second day Wednesday, with visibility reduced by blowing snow and roadways covered by ice, snow and slush.

  • County to stay mum on muni vote

    The county council could not reach a consensus in terms of how to handle a county staff request for direction regarding outreach to the public on the upcoming special election for the municipal building.

    The councilors’ struggle to find a way forward on the question led to three failed motions and ultimately the Los Alamos County Council declined to take any action during their regular meeting Tuesday night.

    In other business regarding the special election, council approved a budget allocation of $35,000 to pay for the election.

  • 911 nerve center flips switch at new location

    At 3 a.m. today all emergency calls from the community were routed to a large space that has now become the county’s 911 nerve center inside the renovated police headquarters at the Justice Center on Trinity Drive.

    Before the move, calls were fielded at a location within Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Emergency Operations Center.

    “The change to the public will be seamless because the same operators will be handling the calls,” said Capt. Randy Foster, who coordinated the move.

  • Update 10-27-10

    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.

    Sanchez to meet the public

    GOP Lt. Gov. candidate John Sanchez will meet the public from 6-7 p.m. Sunday at Republican Headquarters in Central Park Square.

    National Day of
    Rememberance

  • Incumbents challenged over pet projects

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Harry Reid, the No. 1 Democrat in the Senate, began his re-election campaign last year, he ran ads touting his ability to bring hundreds of millions of dollars in federal largess back to Nevada.

    "From Vegas to Reno, Carson City to Elko, he's helped build roads, hospitals and schools," said an early television ad.

  • Israeli settlers: Govt. delaying 4,300 West Bank apartments

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Jewish settlers accused the government on Wednesday of holding up construction of more than 4,000 apartments in large West Bank settlements, suggesting that Israel is quietly complying with U.S. demands to reinstate a building moratorium that expired in late September.

  • New home sales rise 6.6 pct. after dismal summer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes improved last month after the worst summer in nearly five decades, but not enough to lift the struggling economy.

    The Commerce Department says new home sales in September grew 6.6 percent from a month earlier to a seasonally adjusted annual sales pace of 307,000. Even with the increase, the past five months have been the worst for new home sales on records dating back to 1963.

  • Indonesia tsunami toll at 272; aid arrives... Video extra included

    MENTAWAI ISLANDS, Indonesia (AP) — Planes and helicopters packed with rescue workers and supplies landed for the first time Wednesday on remote Indonesian islands that were pounded by a 10-foot (three-meter) tsunami, sweeping away villages and leaving at least 272 people dead and more than 400 missing.

    The first aerial surveys of the region revealed huge swaths of land underwater and the crumbled rubble of homes torn apart by the wave. One lay tilted, resting on the edge of its red roof, with tires and slabs of concrete piled up on the surrounding sand.

  • Storm brings wind, rain to Midwest, South

    CHICAGO (AP) — A massive storm making its way through a big chunk of the nation brought a bit of everything: strong winds, rain, tornadoes and now even some snow for parts of the Midwest.