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Today's News

  • U.S. can’t account for $8.7B in Iraqi funds

    BAGHDAD — The U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the U.S. for rebuilding the war ravaged nation, according to an audit released Tuesday.

    The report by the U.S. Special Investigator for Iraq Reconstruction offers a compelling look at continued laxness in how such funds were being spent in a country where people complain basic services like electricity and clean water are sharply lacking seven years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

  • United Way agencies put their heads together

    Sometimes the best way to move forward is to gather the “troops” and put your heads together to think of new strategies and forge tighter bonds.

    United Way of Northern New Mexico is using this philosophy during the upcoming state conference this week.

    United Way agencies from throughout New Mexico will attend the conference, which will be held Thursday and Friday in the Los Alamos National Bank boardroom.

  • County attorney bids farewell

    Tuesday evening marks the final Los Alamos County Council meeting for longtime community leader Mary McInerny.

    “This council meeting will be the culmination of a long and distinguished career of public service to our county,” County Council Chair Michael Wismer said.

    Read the full story in today's Monitor.

  • County attorney bids farewell

    Tuesday evening marks the final Los Alamos County Council meeting for longtime community leader Mary McInerny.

    “This council meeting will be the culmination of a long and distinguished career of public service to our county,” County Council Chair Michael Wismer said.

  • Valles Caldera Trust eyes 10-year plan

    You should have already received an email to let you know the Valles Caldera Trust is proposing a 10-year plan to restore and manage the forest, grassland, shrubland, and riparian systems of the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

  • Mammograms save lives

    I have practiced oncology and hematology in Los Alamos for two years alongside Dr. Peter Lindberg.

    Dr. Lindberg works on Tuesdays and cares for patients with prostate cancer. I take care of people with all other cancers and blood disorders all the other days of the week.

    My practice is diverse, ranging from providing care for people with anemia to those with multiple myeloma, breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, malignant brain tumors and many other diseases. They are from all walks of life.

  • BREAKING NEWS!France declares war against al-Qaida

    PARIS (AP) — France has declared war on al-Qaida, and matched its fighting words with a first attack on a base camp of the terror network's North African branch, after the terror network killed a French aid worker it took hostage in April.

    The declaration and attack marked a shift in strategy for France, usually discrete about its behind-the-scenes battle against terrorism.

    "We are at war with al-Qaida," Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Tuesday, a day after President Nicolas Sarkozy announced the death of 78-year-old hostage Michel Germaneau.

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  • NM accepts unemployment benefits extension

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to accept a federal extension for unemployment insurance benefits.

    The agreement extends the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Act of 2008 and will make more benefits available to eligible New Mexico unemployment insurance claimants.

    Emergency unemployment compensation benefits will be available for those people who have exhausted regular unemployment compensation under state law. Those who are potentially eligible will receive a letter from the state.

  • WikiLeaks: More US documents coming on Afghan war

    LONDON (AP) — The release of some 91,000 secret U.S. military documents on the Afghanistan war is just the beginning, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange promised Monday, adding that he still has thousands more Afghan files to post online.

    The White House, Britain and Pakistan have all condemned the online whistle-blowing group's release Sunday of the classified documents, one of the largest unauthorized disclosures in military history. The Afghan government in Kabul said it was "shocked" at the release but insisted most of the information was not new.