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Today's News

  • Religion listings 10-08-10

    Baha’i Faith
    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • Talk about contrarian: Dow closes above 11,000 for first time since May

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 11,000 for the first time in five months Friday as hopes built that the Federal Reserve will take more action to get the economy going again.

    A weaker jobs report added to a series of tepid economic indicators in recent weeks that have built expectations that the Fed will announce new steps to encourage borrowing when it meets in early November.

  • Analysis: Jobs report is bleak news for Democrats

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The economic die is cast, and it's grim news for Democrats. There's nothing now that Congress or President Barack Obama can do to before the November elections to jolt the nation's listless recovery.

    Friday's unemployment report — the last major economic news before the midterms — showed the nation continued to lose jobs last month, reinforcing the bleak reality that it probably will be not months but years before the jobless rate returns to pre-recession levels below 6 percent.

  • BofA halts foreclosure sales in 50 states

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America Corp., the nation's largest bank, is stopping sales of foreclosed homes in all 50 states as it reviews potential flaws in foreclosure documents.

    The company had previously said it would only stop such sales in the 23 states where foreclosures must be approved by a judge.

  • Jones resigns as NSC chief, Donilon next director

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In another White House shake up, President Barack Obama on Friday announced that his national security adviser, Gen. James Jones, was stepping down after helping to shape the foreign policy for nearly two years. Tom Donilon, Jones' deputy, will take over as the top security adviser.

  • LANL program wins award

    Los Alamos National Laboratory received the U.S. Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program’s Innovation Award for its Safety Short program of videos, flyers and posters at a recent DOE-VPP conference in Orlando, Fla.
    Los Alamos was honored for “Outstanding industry performance and leadership in furthering the advancement of the principles of the Department of Energy Voluntary Protection Program.

  • Elected officials should be allowed only so much fun

    Serving a maximum of eight years as an elected official is enough fun, Los Alamos County Councilors agreed during their regular meeting Tuesday night. When asked to consider joining the New Mexico Association of Counties’ (NMAC) support of Amendment 2 to the state Constitution, the councilors agreed to take no action.
    Currently, county elected officials are restricted to serving two consecutive four-year terms. If the voters approve the resolution during this year’s election then the amendment would allow county officials to serve a third term.

  • Council candidates put to the test

    Anybody can talk a good game but are they able to walk the walk?
    During the League of Women Voters’ forum for Los Alamos County Council candidates Thursday night at Fuller Lodge, members of the public put the candidates to the test.
    The forum revealed that the council candidates share similar views on many of the topics raised during the question and answer period.

  • Race for Magistrate bench turns sour

    Likening Magistrate Judge Pat Casados’s performance to the under-sized, doughnut-like spare tire found inside the trunk of many cars and himself as a “brand new tire” is how challenger Gary Ahlers characterized the race in his opening remarks at Tuesday’s forum.
    “My opponent is doing an OK job…but we need to take the doughnut off and put a brand new tire on…,” Ahlers said.
    The Republican lost a 2006 run against two-time Democratic incumbent Casados.

  • New lab allows more training for NM magistrates

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For the first time this fall, new magistrates will tour the New Mexico Department of Health's Scientific Laboratory, seeing how its toxicology division operates and how it does testing in driving-while-intoxicated cases.

    "With the emphasis on DWI and the complexity of drug testing and all the issues that have come down from the Supreme Court, it's thrown the lab in the judges' faces more than it has in the past," said lab director David Mills. "So this is a real good opportunity to help them deal with it."