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Today's News

  • State roundup: NM makes national history

    Gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez rode the Republican tidal wave of victory into office in Tuesday’s general election with a solid 53.4 percent of the vote. Two-term Lt. Gov. Diane Denish lost her bid for governor, pulling just 46.3 percent in this year’s overall trend to replace Democratic incumbents at the local, state and national level.
    “Together we did all that we could to win this election … we came up short, but I hold my head up high…and you should, too,” Denish told supporters in her concession speech.

  • Voters move to square charter with state statutes

    Los Alamos voters gave a thumb’s up to all 11 proposed county charter amendments in Tuesday’s election. As a result, the Los Alamos County Charter will now become more consistent with state statutes.

  • Update 11-03-10

    Listening session
    The Trinity Site Revitalization Project Advisory Committee will host a second public listening session regarding the Trinity Site project from 6-
    7:30 p.m. Thursday at the White Rock Town Hall.

    Deadline extended

  • Be There 11-03-10

    Today
    The Sierra Club is hosting Kim Ribbons from Bioneers, a global non-profit organization, at 7 p.m. at Mesa Public Library. Bioneers serves as a hub and source for breakthrough solutions for the issues facing us today.  Through conferences in the U.S. and internationally, globally syndicated radio series and other media outlets, Bioneers is encouraging a way to live on Earth that honors both people and planet. Learn more about its history and work.
    Thursday

  • Help at the Hilltalkers tourney

    The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team needs some assistance. They are in search of people who would like to help judge their tournament on
    Nov. 12.
    “Every year since 1962, we hold a speech and debate tournament,” said Los Alamos High School Teacher and Speech and Debate Assistant Coach Margo Batha. “This year it’s at the middle school because there’s no room for the speakers and debaters here.”
    Registration for the tournament will take place from 2:30-5 p.m.

  • Murkowski, Miller set for another ballot showdown

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski began a drawn-out battle Wednesday for every ballot with her handwritten name, as her long-shot attempt to come back from a primary defeat forced Alaskans to choose between Sarah Palin's tea party and the state's long-time GOP establishment.

  • Republicans promise an era of limited government

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Emboldened by a commanding House majority and Senate gains, Republican leaders vowed Wednesday to deliver on their "golden opportunity" to roll back the size of government and President Barack Obama's signature health care law.

  • Wallace wins reelection in tight Dist. 43 battle for NM House seat

    Long-time Republican incumbent Jeannette Wallace, the District 43 Representative in the New Mexico House, retained her seat in Tuesday's election narrowly fending off a challenge from political newcomer Democrat Stephanie Richard.

    District 43

    25 of 25 precincts - 100 percent

    Jeannette Wallace, GOP (i) 5,516 - 51 percent

    Stephanie Richard, Dem 5,306 - 49 percent

  • GOP Martinez elected first female NM governor

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican Susana Martinez won election Tuesday as governor of New Mexico, making history as the first Hispanic woman to become a state's chief executive.

    Martinez, 51, defeated Democrat Diane Denish to also be elected New Mexico's first female governor. There was no incumbent in the race, with Democratic Gov. Bill Richardson barred from seeking re-election because he is finishing his second consecutive terms.

  • State Constitutional Amendments

    Amendment 1-Veteran Scholarships

    1,252 of 1,457 precincts - 86 percent

    x-Yes, 348,183 - 77 percent

    No, 103,327 - 23 percent

     

    Amendment 2 - Term Limits

    1,252 of 1,457 precincts - 86 percent

    Yes, 77,162 - 17 percent

    x-No, 371,031 - 83 percent

     

    Amendment 3 - Voting Language

    1,252 of 1,457 precincts - 86 percent

    Yes, 247,673 - 57 percent