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Today's News

  • UNM-LA Advisory Board candidates unveil their platforms

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series

    Four candidates will be running for two spots on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board. Linda Hull and Ralph Phelps are running for position four, while Stephen Boerigter and Michael Di Rosa are running for position three.
    There were going to be five candidates, but current LAPS school board member Jody Benson, who was running for position four, withdrew this week.
    Here is the explanation from Benson as to why she withdrew.

  • Community announcements 01-20-11

    Bracelets for sale
    The Los Alamos High School Student Council is selling different-colored bracelets to raise awareness for cancer. Each color represents different types of cancer. The bracelets will be on sale at LAHS in the Auxiliary Gym lobby everyday at lunch for $2 each. The proceeds will benefit cancer research. While they are hoping to raise some money, their primary focus is to make students aware of these types of cancers and their effects. The colors include; blue, teal or white, purple and pink, representing prostate, cervical, testicular and breast cancer.

  • Be There 01-20-11

    Today
    A forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters will introduce the community to the candidates for the Los Alamos Public Schools School Board and for the University of New Mexico Los Alamos Advisory Board. Meet the eight candidates at UNM-LA Lecture Hall from 7 - 9 p.m.  Early voting is happening now. The election is Feb. 1.

    The Creative Culture District’s cultural planner is coming to Los Alamos Jan. 19-21. Attend the town hall meeting to give your input on what the needs are in Los Alamos. It will be from 6-

  • Community annoucements 01-20-11

    Bracelets for sale
    The Los Alamos High School Student Council is selling different-colored bracelets to raise awareness for cancer. Each color represents different types of cancer. The bracelets will be on sale at LAHS in the Auxiliary Gym lobby everyday at lunch for $2 each. The proceeds will benefit cancer research. While they are hoping to raise some money, their primary focus is to make students aware of these types of cancers and their effects. The colors include; blue, teal or white, purple and pink, representing prostate, cervical, testicular and breast cancer.

  • There's no free lunch

    It is easy to get caught up in the minutiae when it comes to economic policy. With the state facing a $400 million deficit and budget cuts in the offing, every special interest is busy coming up with their own economic analyses explaining why subsidies or regulations that serve their own interest will really benefit the public at large.
    The fact is that more often than not, simple logic is more useful than complex economic studies that are ultimately designed to justify a predetermined policy.

  • Hu says China not a military threat to any nation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese President Hu Jintao sought to assure U.S. business leaders on Thursday that his country is an economic partner and not a military threat to America or anyone else. But he rejected foreign interference on issues such as Tibet and Taiwan.

  • 2 officers, suspect killed during Miami shootout

    MIAMI (AP) — A shootout erupted Thursday in a notoriously crime-ridden section of Miami as a team of heavily armed law enforcement agents tried to serve a warrant, leaving two officers and a suspect dead, authorities said.

    Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez said the first officer had been shot once and died at the scene. The second officer, who was shot several times, was taken to a hospital and later died, Alvarez said. The officers and suspect were not immediately identified.

  • Palestinian killed after firing at Israeli troops

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man opened fire at an Israeli guard post in the West Bank on Thursday and soldiers returned fire, killing him, the military said.

  • Woman kidnapped as baby: Finding family 'a dream'

    NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who was kidnapped as an infant 23 years ago says finding her real mother "felt like a dream."

    "I'm so happy. At the same time, it's a funny feeling because everything's brand new. It's like being born again," said the woman, who was named Carlina White by her parents but was raised in Connecticut under the name Nejdra Nance.

  • Stocks edge lower on fears of Chinese rate hike

    NEW YORK (AP) — Worries that China may hike its interest rates sent copper, oil and the companies that produce them lower Thursday.

    Commodities fell sharply after China reported that its economy expanded 10.3 percent in 2010, raising expectations that the country's central bank will increase borrowing rates to curb spending and slow growth. China's inflation surged 4.6 percent in December.