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  • 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.

  • NPR fires Juan Williams following Muslim remarks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — NPR has fired longtime news analyst Juan Williams, also a commentator on the Fox News Channel, after he told Bill O'Reilly that he gets nervous when he sees people in Muslim garb on an airplane.

    In a statement late Wednesday, National Public Radio said it was terminating Williams' contract as a senior news analyst over his comments on Fox's "The O'Reilly Factor."

  • Study: Women give more to charity than men

    SEATTLE (AP) — Women across nearly every income level gave significantly more to charity than men, nearly twice as much in some cases, according to a study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

    Nonprofits have long suspected that women were the driving forces behind many of the gifts they receive, but they haven't had much proof. But the results of this study are so decisive and consistent, they can stop wondering, said Debra Mesch, director of the university's Women's Philanthropy Institute.

  • Election Day is already over for early voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Election Day is already over for more than 3 million Americans, and a surprising number of them are Democrats.

    Republicans clearly are gaining ground in turning out early voters compared with their showing two years ago, but figures from the first batch of states that offer clues about 2010 early voting patterns still give Democrats an edge in a number of states and big counties.