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  • Obama criticizes GOP presidential rivals on taxes--video extra

    CANNON FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Hitting back against an emboldened GOP, President Barack Obama launched a rare direct attack Monday on the Republican presidential field, criticizing his potential 2012 rivals for their blanket opposition to any deficit-cutting compromise involving new taxes.

    "That's just not common sense," Obama told the crowd at a town hall-style meeting in Cannon Falls, Minn., as he kicked off a three-day bus tour through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.

    "You need to take a balanced approach," he insisted.

  • Taos Bridge renovations won't include hampers to jumpers

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A planned $2.6 million renovation of the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge in Taos won't include structural changes to prevent suicides.

    According to the Department of Transportation, proposals to directly address jumpers — including higher fencing and a net extending beneath the bridge — are costly, and the look of the bridge can't be altered because of it is on both state and national registers of historic places.

  • Ex-Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty ends White House bid

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is dropping out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

    Pawlenty told supporters on a conference call Sunday morning that he would announce on ABC's "This Week" that he was ending his campaign after a disappointing finish in the Iowa straw poll on Saturday.

    The poll was a test of organizational strength and popularity in the state whose caucuses lead off the GOP nomination fight.

    Pawlenty had struggled to gain traction in Iowa, a state he had said he must win, after laying the groundwork for a campaign for nearly two years.

  • Bachmann wins GOP 2012 test vote

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won a test vote of Iowans on Saturday, a show of popularity and organizational strength for the tea party favorite five months before the state's caucuses kick off the GOP presidential nominating season.

    The result is the first indication of what Iowans think of the field of Republicans competing for the chance to challenge President Barack Obama next fall. But it's hardly predictive of who will win the winter Iowa contest, much less the party nod or the White House.

  • Flash Flood Watch in effect through Sunday evening

    FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING...

    THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR

    * A PORTION OF NORTH AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO... INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS... EASTERN LINCOLN COUNTY... JEMEZ MOUNTAINS... RATON RIDGE/JOHNSON MESA... SOUTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS... SOUTHERN SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS ABOVE 9500 FEET... SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS AND WEST SLOPES SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS.

    * STORMS CAPABLE OF HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE A THREAT OVER WESTERN... CENTRAL... AND NORTHERN NEW MEXICO THROUGH THIS EVENING AND AGAIN TOMORROW AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE INCREASED THREAT FOR HEAVY RAIN IS DUE TO A SURGE OF MONSOON MOISTURE FROM THE SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH AS THE UPPER HIGH SHIFTS INTO NORTHWEST TEXAS.

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    For more information about the projects listed below, please email lacpw@lacnm.us or call 662-8150.

     

    Diamond Drive
    Phase 4

  • Event supports Alzheimer's research

    Aging is a fact of life. Despite efforts to fight the process, it’s a futile struggle. Though retirement years are considered the “golden years,” many elderly — and even some younger people — are developing Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Bandelier comes back to life

    Rumors have been flying about Bandelier National Monument since the Las Conchas fire, including one that the park will remain closed for three years. Although some areas of the park may be closed that long, Public Information Officer Rod Torrez is quick to put that rumor at rest.

  • 'Toppers are tops!
  • Best of Best winners are doing what they love

    The Los Alamos County Fair offers residents a chance to share their passions with the community and receive some recognition for their talent.

     In addition to first through third place awards in each category, entrants compete for Reserve Grand Champion and Grand Champion.