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Today's News

  • GOP 'Pledge' makes closing argument to voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are putting their leading midterm congressional campaign arguments into a new manifesto designed to show they're listening to an angry public and are focused on creating jobs.

    GOP lawmakers later Thursday will roll out their "Pledge to America" — a 21-page document filled with familiar proposals to slash taxes and spending and cut down on government regulation, as well as repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and end his stimulus program.

  • Calif. city officials face judge in corruption case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor, the ex-city manager and six current and former officials of Bell were headed from jail to court Wednesday as residents of the modest, working-class suburb celebrated their arrest on charges of bilking taxpayers out of $5.5 million.
    As former City Manager Robert Rizzo, Mayor Oscar Hernandez and the others were rounded up during Tuesday morning raids on their homes, residents across the city honked their car horns, burst into cheers and staged impromptu celebrations.

  • Flyover opposition grows in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A resolution opposing low-altitude Air Force flights over northern New Mexico and southern Colorado is being drafted by city officials in Las Vegas, N.M.
    Mayor Alfonso Ortiz says he expects the resolution will pass.
    Organized opposition to the proposal also has formed in Taos, where city spokeswoman Cathy Connelly says the area attracts tourist who want peace and quiet. Las Vegas plans a special council meeting to consider the resolution before Cannon Air Force Base’s Oct. 4 deadline for public comment.

  • Alcohol, drug abuse require attention

    Santa Fe – Governor Bill Richardson is encouraging the citizens of New Mexico to observe the month of September as National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.  
    Drug and alcohol addiction is a subject that appears to require more and more attention not only on a national and state level, but also in Los Alamos.

  • Text messaging helped thwart crime in Santa Fe

    SANTA FE (AP) – Santa Fe sheriff’s deputies said they’ve made an arrest under a new program that sends alerts and mug shots of wanted people to cell phones via text messages, Twitter and Facebook.
    A Walmart shopper on Monday got a text alert about a man wanted in connection with several robberies.

  • State News at a Glance 09-22-10

    Feds issues disaster declaration for New Mexico counties

    FARMINGTON — Federal officials have issued a disaster declaration for San Juan County and four other New Mexico counties after heavy rains and flooding damaged bridges, highways, buildings, parks and water treatment plants.
    The storms hit between July 25 and Aug. 9.
    The other areas affected are Cibola, McKinley, Mora and Socorro counties, as well as the Navajo Nation and Acoma Pueblo.

  • A ‘splendiferous’ time

  • Unusual worry for economy: Is inflation too low?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It might seem like prices are rising wherever you look, from medical care to college tuition. Yet to the Federal Reserve, they might not be going up fast enough.

    The Fed says a little more inflation might be just the thing to start a chain reaction that would ultimately create jobs — and avoid a spiral of falling prices that could damage the economy.

  • Friend: Chicago bomb suspect wanted quick fame

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge says a man accused of trying to plant a bomb in Chicago must stay in jail while awaiting trial.

    U.S. District Judge Susan Cox denied bail Wednesday to 22-year-old Sami Samir Hassoun, saying he is a danger and a flight risk.

    The Lebanese immigrant allegedly dropped a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Chicago's Wrigley Field.

  • Be There 09-22-10

    Thursday
    The Authors Speaks Series presents Shirley Raye Redmond at 7 p.m. in the upstairs rotunda at the Mesa Public Library.
    Friday
    There will be a Democratic Party meeting from 7-
    8:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Mesa Public Library to plan for upcoming elections. All Democrats welcome to attend.