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  • Strikes erupt as Egypt protesters defy VP warnings

    CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of state workers and impoverished Egyptians launched strikes and protests around the country on Thursday over their economic woes as anti-government activists sought to expand their campaign to oust President Hosni Mubarak despite warnings from the vice president that protests won't be tolerated much longer.

  • At CIA, grave mistakes, then promotions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In December 2003, security forces boarded a bus in Macedonia and snatched a German citizen named Khaled el-Masri. For the next five months, el-Masri was a ghost. Only a select group of CIA officers knew he had been whisked to a secret prison for interrogation in Afghanistan.

    But he was the wrong guy.

  • Hauling out radioactive material

    A truck transports a bin of radioactive waste from DP Road last week.

  • State News at a Glance 02-08-11

    Efforts to undo emission rules stalled

  • Immigration rights supporters rally in NM

    SANTA FE — Immigrant rights supporters rallied at the Capitol on Monday against what they view as anti-immigrant policies of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, including a directive that state law enforcement check the immigration status of criminal suspects.
    Waving placards and at one point chanting, “We are New Mexico,” protesters gathered outside of the Capitol just below the fourth floor offices of the governor.

  • Marchers seek to give a voice to NM families

    On Feb. 11 women and supporters from throughout New Mexico, representing many cultures and various socio-economic groups, will gather in Santa Fe to make their voices heard by lawmakers and Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration.
    The 1,000 Women March will begin at noon from the Railyard Park at Cerrillos Road and Guadalupe Street. Participants will march to the state capitol for a rally at the Roundhouse followed by a 2:30 p.m. press conference at the Rotunda.
    A group of organizers met this morning at El Parasol in Los Alamos to discuss the march.

  • Update 02-08-11

    P&Z meeting
    The planning and zoning commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers.

    Library Board
    Los Alamos County Library Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Mesa Public Library.

    APP Board meeting
    Los Alamos County Arts in Public Places Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mesa Public Library’s meeting #1.

  • Small quake registered near Los Alamos again

    The U.S. Geological Survey registered a 2.7 earthquake with an epicenter located 15 miles south of Los Alamos, at 1:50 p.m. Monday.
    The exact location was 35.694°N, 106.288°W, which is also 20 miles south of Santa Fe and 45 miles north, northeast of Albuquerque.
    It was the second earthquake to be located in the area in the past two months.
    On Dec, 14, a quake of 2.9 was registered 40 miles northwest of Los Alamos, but Peter Roberts, the operator of the Los Alamos Laboratory seismic network, the quake was smaller and registered closer to 2.3.

  • Parker, her dog honored for community service

    Wherever Ruth Parker and her 11-year-old Keeshond Duncan go, people seem to stop what they are doing to say hello.
    A woman working hard on a jigsaw puzzle at the Betty Ehart Senior Center Monday immediately took a break to give Duncan a gentle pet as he sat down by her side.
    It was the same thing with everyone in the room. When Ruth and Duncan came near, people were compelled to pet Duncan. Parker said Duncan works a room like a politician. He goes to every person and sits and waits to be petted.

  • Utility defends cutting off gas service in storm

    SANTA FE — Natural gas service was cut off to thousands of New Mexicans last week because utility officials feared losing control over the company’s distribution system and having potentially dangerous uncontrolled outages across the state, lawmakers were told Monday.