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  • Council freezes work on nuisance code revisions

    Updating the nuisance code was put on ice during the Los Alamos County Council meeting Tuesday night. The council voted, with Councilors Nona Bowman and Mike Wheeler opposing, to put a freeze on any action with the proposed nuisance ordinance changes. Furthermore, the council agreed that prioritized enforcement of current ordinances should proceed.

  • Health insurers spending more money on GOP campaigns

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health insurers flirted with Democrats, supported them with money and got what they wanted: a federal mandate that most Americans carry health care coverage. Now they're backing Republicans, hoping a GOP Congress will mean friendlier regulations.

    They may get more than they're wishing for.

  • US ups Pakistani military aid by $2 billion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday laid out a five-year, $2 billion military aid package for Pakistan as it pressed the Islamabad government to step up the fight against extremists there and in neighboring Afghanistan.

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the plan during the latest round U.S.-Pakistani strategic dialogue. The administration will ask Congress for $2 billion for Pakistan to purchase U.S.-made arms, ammunition and accessories from 2012 to 2016, Clinton said.

  • Williams: NPR was looking for reason to fire him

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ousted NPR analyst Juan Williams said Friday that he believes his former employer had been looking for a reason to fire him and used comments he made this week about Muslim airline passengers as an excuse to do so. Meanwhile, a U.S. senator said he would start the ball rolling to cut federal funding to the network.

  • Poll: Americans split on health care repeal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First it was President Barack Obama's health care overhaul that divided the nation. Now it's the Republican cry for repeal.

    An Associated Press-GfK poll found likely voters evenly split on whether the law should be scrapped or retooled to make even bigger changes in the way Americans get their health care.

  • NM gov candidates tangle in final TV debate

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's candidates for governor jabbed at each other Thursday while tangling over familiar themes — jobs, spending and governmental ethics — in their final debate of the campaign.

    Republican Susana Martinez linked Democrat Diane Denish, the lieutenant governor since 2003, to Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson and double-digit spending increases that occurred during what she called the "Richardson-Denish" administration.

  • Los Alamos County’s traffic control war room buzzes 24/7

    Hidden away in the back room of a nondescript building at the Pajarito Cliffs site the proverbial war room of the county’s traffic division is abuzz.

    A video wall shows an array of digital images and traffic monitor screens. While on a console, a row of computer monitors provides more information.

    Alipio Mondragon, traffic operations manager, mans this futuristic-looking system.

    What this Star Trek-like command center allows the transportation division personnel to do, Mondragon said, is to monitor traffic signals.

  • Update 10-21-10

    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 Oct. 28.

    CIP meeting

    The County’s Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Evaluation and Oversight Committee will hold the next set of public hearings on Phase 1 applications at 5:15 p.m. today, in Council Chambers.

    Ribbon cutting

  • Power outages keep DPU busy

     Lightning kept electric linemen with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities busy early this morning.
    Several blown fuses in Los Alamos, primarily in the Barranca Mesa and Villa neighborhoods, caused five different power outages beginning as early as midnight with the latest at 8:50 a.m.
    Crews restored power to those affected within the hour of each occurrence.
    The first outage was reported at midnight and affected 25  customers on Villa near 37th Street.

  • Costs mount in county investigations

    Aside from the obvious human toll, investigations into employee complaints lodged against Los Alamos County have made a financial impact on the community.

    In the last five years, the county has undertaken at least six investigations into allegations of gender bias, harassment and a possible hostile work environment.