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Today's News

  • Our economy is flawed

    Finally, we almost have a new governor. Finally, also, we know the number of New Mexicans, 2,059,179 residing in the state as of April 1, 2010, plus another 8,094 living outside the country.
    We know the state’s rate of population increase, 13.2 percent during the past decade, was half the rate of the 1990 to 2000 decade.
    A good guess, if the Census Bureau’s between-census estimates are anywhere near correct, is that most of our population growth came from making babies. New Mexico holds much less appeal for grownups than do Arizona and Colorado.

  • Elections 2010: An expensive slurry of repeated slams

    On her retirement, a friend dedicated herself to public service and has since served on boards and run for office a few times. In the recent election, she lost her race for county commission.
    “My opponent spent $95,000. $95,000! For county commission! I raised $6,000 from my savings and by asking everyone I knew for money,” she said.
    For the lesser offices, she wonders, how does an ordinary person finance a campaign? Apparently all that cash flowing into races at the top of the ticket also flowed downhill to the well connected.

  • Bison: It's what's for dinner

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The deep snow blanketing the Midwest prairie didn't bother the bison on Ed Eichten's ranch one bit. The hardy animals evolved to survive — even thrive — year-round on the open range, and with their big heads, they can plow right through drifts 5-feet tall or more.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Baby boomers fear outliving Medicare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The first baby boomers will be old enough to qualify for Medicare Jan. 1, and many fear the program's obituary will be written before their own.

    A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that baby boomers believe by a ratio of 2-to-1 they won't be able to rely on the giant health insurance plan throughout their retirement.

  • Danish, Swedish police arrest 5 terror suspects

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's intelligence service on Wednesday arrested four people suspected of planning an "imminent" terror attack against a newspaper that printed the controversial Prophet Muhammad cartoons.

    Swedish police said they arrested a fifth suspect.

  • Footbal: Webb-led Vikings upset Eagles Tuesday night

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Written off by nearly everyone, the Minnesota Vikings wouldn't let two extra days sitting around a hotel bring them down.

    After all they've been through this season, it may have given them extra motivation.

    Rookie Joe Webb threw for 195 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first career start filling in for an injured Brett Favre, and the lowly Vikings stunned Michael Vick and the NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles 24-14 in the NFL's first Tuesday game since 1946.

  • Palestinians to take settlement battle to UN

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinians will ask the U.N. Security Council in the coming days to condemn Israeli settlement construction, a senior Palestinian official said Wednesday, part of a growing Palestinian campaign to rally international pressure against Israel with peace efforts deadlocked.

  • Airlines play huge game of catch-up in NYC area

    NEW YORK (AP) — Airports trying to shepherd a backlog of planes churned snow plows through the night, kept snack bars open late and scrubbed teeming terminals ceaselessly in an effort to return thousands of passengers stranded by a weekend snowstorm to their homes.

    By morning, most flights at New Jersey's Newark Liberty Airport were taking off and landing as scheduled. Continental Airlines said on its website that its hub there was nearly normal but that some cancelations and delays remained.

  • Road crews prep for winter storm

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Highway crews are preparing for a winter storm approaching New Mexico.

    State Transportation Secretary Gary Giron (Hee ROHN') says snow plows and crews are ready to hit the highway as soon as the storm rolls in.

    The National Weather Service says the winter storm is expected to hit portions of western and northern New Mexico Wednesday afternoon through Thursday.

    Heavy snowfall, strong to damaging winds and very cold temperatures are expected.

  • Basketball: LA opens Poe Corn tourney vs. Roswell

    The Los Alamos Hilltopper boys basketball team will have a tall order to fill tonight when it takes on the defending Class 4A champions.
    Los Alamos meets the Roswell Coyotes in the first round of the Poe Corn Invitational tonight. The Poe Corn, one of the oldest continuously held basketball tournaments in the state, gets going today in Roswell.
    In recent years, the Hilltoppers have been a regular at the Poe Corn. In 2009, the Hilltoppers finished third in the tournament, topping co-host Goddard in the third place game one night after struggling against the Coyotes.