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Today's News

  • Brand new pencils, brand new notebooks

    Tim Martinez, Los Alamos National Laboratory employee giving specialist, and the staff at Self Help, Inc. ran into a problem that many charitable organizations in small towns face. Their intentions to supply children who are in need with new school materials were overlapping and the two entities found each other stepping and stumbling over each other’s toes.

    To avoid the problem this year, Self Help’s Tools for School and LANL’s backpack drive are teaming up to help children get ready for the school year.

  • Clean up White Rock and be proud again

    Pictures of neglected, debris-infested homes in White Rock could make a 50-page edition for us to browse through.

    But rather than that, how about we all go out, look around at our own homes, spend a  weekend, if need be, (cutting grass/weeds, putting things away or getting rid of them if we have no place to store them, getting dead vehicles sent to vehicle heaven, storing your boats, campers, etc. out of sight to your neighbors.)

  • United Way of Northern New Mexico praised

     On behalf of the United Way of Central New Mexico (serving Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance and Valencia Counties), I extend  thanks and appreciation to the United Way of Northern New Mexico for their hospitality and leadership in convening local United Ways from around the state.  

    New Mexico’s communities are served by a number of independent United Ways and the United Way of Central New Mexico values the opportunity to meet with, and learn from, other United Ways in the state.

  • Keep it simple, stupid

    At every level, we humans have a natural drive to understand the world around us. We try to understand people and the economy (with little success), and we try to understand the natural world around us (with more and more success over time).

  • NEWS ALERT!Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge dealt a serious rebuke to Arizona's immigration law on Wednesday when she put most of the crackdown on hold just hours before it was to take effect.

    The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton sets up a lengthy legal battle as Arizona fights to enact the country's toughest-in-the-nation law. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer said the statewill likely appeal the ruling and seek to get the judge's order overturned.

  • Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

    PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge dealt a serious rebuke to Arizona's toughest-in-the-nation immigration law on Wednesday when she put most of the crackdown on hold just hours before it was to take effect.

    The ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton shifts the immigration debate to the courts and sets up a lengthy legal battle that may not be decided until the Supreme Court weighs in. Republican Gov. Jan Brewer said the state will likely appeal the ruling and seek to get the judge's order overturned.

  • Ditch the negative for the positive

    There has been a lot of negative information in the news lately about celebrities and businesses. Irrelevant of whether the person or business is guilty or innocent or whether you care about the topic or not, as a society we need to stop having so much negativity.

    The truth is that generally happy, healthy people don’t commit crimes. I’m mainly concerned about this because constant negative attention can drive anyone to the dark side.

  • 07-20-10 Police Beat

    Police Beat items are compiled from public information contained in Los Alamos Police Department Records. Charges or citations listed in Police Beat do not imply innocence or guilt.

    July 9

    9:27 p.m. — Christine Jackson, 34, of Peñasco was arrested on Central Avenue on an outstanding District Court Warrant following a traffic stop regarding a fictitious license plate.

    July 10

  • Records: Investigation eyes NM money management

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An investigation is under way to determine if investments made by the state of New Mexico were influenced by possible fraud or other criminal activity from 2004 to 2009, court documents state.

    A copyright story Monday in the Albuquerque Journal cites a sentencing memo filed in federal court in New York in connection with a bank fraud case against Democratic Party fundraiser Hassan Nemazee.

  • New Mexico near rock bottom in child well-being rankings

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation says New Mexico's ranking in the health and well-being of children has declined.

    The state was 46th in the nation in this year's Kids Count report. That's down from 43rd in 2009.

    The report released on Tuesday bases its rankings on 10 indicators of well-being for children. New Mexico is near the bottom nationally in several of those categories.