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  • 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.

  • 'Tiger Eyes' is shooting in area

    SANTA FE—Gov. Bill Richardson today announced that the film Tiger Eyes is being shot in New Mexico. The film is an adaptation of the young adult novel by bestselling author Judy Blume.  
    The production is shooting in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Los Alamos and is expected to hire more than 100 New Mexico cast and crew.  
    “Judy Blume’s novels are known throughout the world for their character-driven, relatable stories that take on real-life issues, and I am sure this will be a tremendous success,” Richardson said.

  • Indian gov't: Pakistan spies tied to Mumbai siege

    NEW DELHI (AP) — An American convicted in the 2008 Mumbai attacks said Pakistan's main spy agency was deeply involved in planning that strike, monitoring the preparations and providing funding and advice to the attackers, according to an Indian government summary of his interrogation.

  • Dallas bomb plot suspect may take stand at hearing

    DALLAS (AP) — A 20-year-old Jordanian man who tried to bomb a downtown Dallas skyscraper could take the stand Tuesday as a federal judge considers his sentence.

    Attorneys for Hosam Smadi said their client may testify during the second day of his sentencing hearing. On Monday, his father testified that Smadi became deeply depressed after his mother's death four years ago, even sleeping by her grave, and doctors provided dueling conclusions of whether Smadi suffered from mental illness.

  • Democrats make pre-election pitch to help seniors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are making a pre-election pitch to give Social Security recipients a one-time payment of $250, part of a larger effort to convince senior voters that their party, and not Republicans, will best look out for the 58 million people who get the government retirement and disability benefits.

    The $250 check is meant to make up for a second year without a cost-of-living increase due to low inflation.