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  • Investigators seek answers to Houston's death--Video Extras

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators worked Sunday to piece together what killed Whitney Houston as the music industry's biggest names prepared for a Grammy Awards show that will undoubtedly feel as much like a memorial as a celebration.

    Houston's body arrived at the morgue early Sunday, and an autopsy could shed some light on how Houston died while in a room at the Beverly Hills Hilton on Saturday afternoon. An official determination of her cause of death will likely take weeks while investigators await the results of toxicology tests.

  • Update 02-12-12

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m.
    Wednesday at the DPU Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.

    Council meeting

    There will be a council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the White Rock Fire Station #3.

    Iwo Jima talk

    World War II Marine Corps veteran Bill Hudson will show a DVD about the battle of Iwo Jima at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mesa Public Library. After the viewing, Hudson will give a brief talk.

    Soil sampling

  • N.M. 4 construction schedule released for week

    From a press release

     

    On Monday, Mountain States Constructors will begin milling the existing road surface at the following intersections.

    Monday and Tuesday: N.M. 4 and Grand Canyon, La Vista                        

    Tuesday and Wednesday: N.M. 4 and Sherwood

    Wednesday and Thursday: N.M. 4 and Bonnie View as well as the Hampton Inn and Metzger’s entrances/driveways

     Thursday and Friday: N.M. 4 and Rover Blvd.

    Expect lane closures and flagging operations during non-peak hours. Follow the detour signs as posted.

  • VIDEO: 5 Killed in Wrong-way Crash on I-10 in La.

    Authorities say five people were killed when a driver going the wrong way crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 10 outside New Orleans, closing the westbound lanes for nearly five hours.

  • Supreme Court overturns House redistricting plan

    Monitor Staff, Wire Reports

    The New Mexico Supreme Court on Friday overturned a plan that realigned districts for the state House of Representatives and ordered a judge to draw a new map.

    The court issued a 4-1 split decision that was tantamount to a victory for Democrats and the Legislature, which had challenged a redistricting plan ordered last month by retired District Court Judge James Hall.

    The justices said the judge should try to develop a new redistricting plan by Feb. 27. The traditional filing deadline for House candidates is next month, but the uncertainty of the redistricting case has cast doubts over that schedule.

  • House OKs change in pension plan 


    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico legislators will have to contribute more into their pension plans under a bill passed Thursday by the House, but the proposal’s sponsor says the Legislature needs to scale back its retirement benefits.
    No other state offers a similar pension system for its legislators, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. That’s because New Mexico lawmakers don’t receive an annual salary and instead get a daily payment intended to offset their expenses. Typically, pension contributions and benefits for public employees are based on their salaries.

  • What happened to spell check?

    This sign greets motorists and pedestrians on Central Avenue, heading toward the Bradbury Science Museum.

  • Update 02-10-12

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m.
    Feb. 15, at the DPU Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.

    Council meeting

    There will be a council meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the White Rock Fire Station #3.

    Iwo Jima talk

    World War II Marine Corps veteran Bill Hudson will show a DVD about the battle of Iwo Jima at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Mesa Public Library. After the viewing, Hudson will give a brief talk.

    Coming Sunday

    Construction begins on a new TRU Waste Facility at the lab.Get the details on how this will accelerate shipments to WIPP.

    ESB meeting

  • Citizens prefer 'natural' plan for Ashley Pond

    The 30 or so residents attending the public meeting on the Ashley Pond renovation project were divided between a “naturalistic” master plan and a “mixed” design combining natural and more formal elements.

    They were all in agreement on one thing: a very ‘’formal” option received not a single vote.

    The overriding goal of the renovation is to revitalize Ashley Pond, which is dying from a depletion of oxygen in the water called eutrophication. To rejuvenate the pond, a number of factors must be addressed, including reducing runoff carrying dissolved nutrients from fertilizer and pollutants from parking areas and finding ways to increase water circulation.

  • Blasts hit security HQs in Syrian city Aleppo

    BEIRUT (AP) — Two explosions struck security compounds in Aleppo on Friday, killing 28 people, state media reported, the first significant violence in a major city that has largely stood by Syrian President Bashar Assad in the 11-month-old uprising against his rule.

    The blasts come as escalating violence between regime forces and an increasingly militarized opposition has raised fears the conflict is spiraling toward civil war.