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  • Gov. Martinez among speakers on GOP convention slate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A trio of female firsts and three former GOP presidential contenders are among the first speakers disclosed for the Republican National Convention at the end of the month in Tampa, Fla.

    The convention schedule is packed with high-profile names to fire up divergent wings of the Republican Party, from social conservatives to fiscal hawks. They will speak before Mitt Romney accepts the presidential nomination.

  • Six protesters arrested in march on LANL -- photos added

    Six protesters in Los Alamos to mark the anniversary of the first atomic bomb dropped on Japan have been arrested in an early morning demonstration at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Those arrested were given several warnings by law enforcement officials prior to their arrest. 

    Traffic was a mess this morning as the Los Alamos National Laboratory was open to LANL and Department of Energy badge holders only.

    Badges were physically checked at the laboratory's vehicle access points. Those without badges were directed around the Laboratory via New Mexico Route 4.

  • Today in History for August 6th
  • Curiosity lands safely on Mars--Video Extra

    In a show of technological wizardry, the robotic explorer Curiosity blazed through the pink skies of Mars, steering itself to a gentle landing inside a giant crater for the most ambitious dig yet into the red planet's past.

  • Lightning strike at NASCAR race kills one, injures nine

    LONG POND, Pa. — A lightning strike in the parking lot at Pocono Raceway after a rain-shortened NASCAR race Sunday killed one person and injured nine others, racetrack officials said.

    It wasn't immediately clear if all 10 people were actually struck by lightning in the parking lot behind the grandstands, nor was it known whether one or multiple strikes occurred during the thunderstorm.

  • Officials ID shooter at Sikh Temple--Video Extras

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An ex-Army man who was reduced in rank before his discharge, Wade Michael Page, carried out the shootings at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin that claimed six lives, a federal official said Monday.

    The shooter also died in the incident.

    The U.S. official declined to be named publicly, noting that he was not authorized to speak while the investigation is still ongoing. Page was described as being 40 years old.

  • People chilled out, and spoke out at anti-nuclear event

    Ashley Pond was the scene of a day-long anti-nuclear rally Sunday, as speaker after speaker came to the podium to speak out against the Los Alamos National Laboratory as well as nuclear warfare in general. The event was sponsored by Nuke Free Now.

    Activist Robert Chavez told the crowd why it was important to teach youth about nuclear disarmament.

    “The kids, that are growing up now, today, they are going to be the leaders of this community” he said. “They  have to be informed now, no matter how old they are, even if they are just little kids.”

  • Today in History for August 5th
  • Selvage resignation rocks county council

    Los Alamos County Council members who could be reached for comment seemed shell-shocked by Vice Chair Ron Selvage’s resignation.

    Selvage submitted his letter of resignation to Council Chair Sharon Stover Thursday evening, shortly after information surfaced regarding an indiscretion with a woman during a trip to Sarov, Russia, as part of the Los Alamos Sarov Sister City Initiative last September. Selvage was representing the county on that visit.

  • County unruffled by nuke protests

    The ranks of those protesting the anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings are expected to swell this year, as (un) Occupy Albuquerque urges those on its social network to converge on Los Alamos today and Monday. The U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, Aug. 6, 1945.

    Ashley Pond will be the center of activities on Sunday, with teach-ins, concerts, rallies, speeches and the “Sackcloth and Ashes” peace march. Protesters also plan to launch 3,000 “peace lanterns” onto Ashley Pond Sunday night, around the same time a similar event takes place in Hiroshima.

    Nonviolent demonstrations near Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will take place Monday.