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Today's News

  • Albuquerque activists seek federal probe of police

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico activists have ramped up their call for a Justice Department probe into Albuquerque police after officers shot and killed two men last week, bringing the total of such shootings to 18 in just over two years.

    They aren't alone in demanding federal investigations into local authorities in the wake of recent high-profile police shootings.

    Civil rights activists in several cities across the nation — from Las Vegas to Omaha, Neb. — also have called for U.S. Department of Justice intervention, saying local police are using excessive and deadly force far too often.

  • 557 employees to leave LANL as part as voluntary separation program

     

    Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced that 557 employees will leave the Lab as part of a voluntary separation program announced last month. The employees come from nearly all Lab functions, excluding certain essential areas.

    “I would like to thank each and every employee who volunteered for the program,” said LANL Director Charlie McMillan. “Some of them devoted their entire careers to serving the nation during a truly historic time for the country and the Lab. They set the example that we will continue to follow.”

  • South Korea warns it may shoot down North Korea rocket

     

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Seoul warned Monday that it might shoot down a North Korean rocket if it strays into South Korean territory, as worries about what Washington calls a long-range missile test overshadowed an international nuclear security summit.

  • Authorities investigate Chimayo blaze

     

  • 7.1 earthquake hits Chile

     

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Chile Sunday night, the strongest and longest that many people said they had felt since a huge quake devastated the area two years ago. Some people were injured by falling ceiling material, but there were no reports of major damage or deaths due to quake-related accidents.

  • Kentucky, Kansas complete Final Four

     

    ST. LOUIS - Tyshawn Taylor came out of his slump in a big way, scoring 22 points to lead Kansas to an 80-67 victory over North Carolina on Saturday that returned the Jayhawks to the Final Four for the first time since winning it all in 2008.

  • Coalition issues statement

    The Regional Coalition of LANL Communities released a statement following its press conference Friday in Santa Fe.
     “Adequate funding is needed to ensure environmental liabilities are addressed. Funding cuts are undermining DOE’s commitment to a safe and timely cleanup. The hazardous materials incident that occurred last week at TA-21 raises serious questions about the challenges that the site faces in remediating legacy waste and reinforces the urgent need to fund cleanup efforts.

  • Update 03-25-12

    Star party

    Astronomers will be at PEEC, 3540 Orange St.,  a little before 7 p.m. Monday for a view of the crescent moon, Venus, Jupiter, Mars and the Orion Nebula. The program is free and open to the public. If in doubt about visibility, check the PEEC Web site or 662-0460.

    Bulk pickup

    Brush and bulk item collection will take place from 8 a.m. April 2 to 4 p.m. April 6. Items must be out by 8 a.m. April 2 for townsite residents with Monday or Tuesday trash service.

    March on Hunger

  • Large crane to spring into action

    On Monday morning, expect to see a large crane lifted into the air above the Municipal Complex building construction site, as construction begins on framing for the new government complex.
    The crane will be used to set steel beams in place for framework. Crews from Jaynes Corporation and their subcontractors will continue to pour the foundation concurrently with erecting the steel for the three-storey structure. The foundation for the new council chamber has already been laid.
    The site is divided into four zones. Construction during April and May will focus on Zone One, which includes the council chambers and the eastern entrance of the building. Work will progress from east to west and from north to south.

  • Cookies and conversation

    The Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and Assets in Action Cookies and Conversation event is held twice a month, on Monday. The program unites local senior citizens and students for lunch and conversation. Those wishing to volunteer or donate cookies for the event can call 661-4846.