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Today's News

  • Illegal immigration healthcare costs affect you

    The national spotlight is on Arizona for doing what the federal government and previous Gov. Napolitano refused to do: rein in an invasion of illegal aliens bankrupting Arizona.  At an August 2009 healthcare town hall in Phoenix, legislators said that more than half of Arizona’s $4 billion budget deficit was the result of paying for three areas of services to illegal immigrants: education, healthcare and incarceration.  

    What does illegal immigration have to do with your costs and your access to medical care when you need it?  

  • It’s time to take a stand

    When I got the news about Israel’s armed attack on the Gaza Flotilla at 2:30 a.m. May 31, I felt sick. I immediately called a friend in Jerusalem, one of the most committed activists I know. 

    Across the ocean, I could hear in her voice that she was in tears. “The worst part about it,” she said, “is that nothing will change.”

    “No,” I replied. “I can’t believe that can be true.  Things have to change.”

    “Well,” she said, “then it is up to you, the internationals.”

  • Breaking News Another fire burns in the Jemez

    Fire officials report that a second fire is burning in the Jemez, close to last week’s Rio Fire.

    State police say they are closing SR 126 between mile posts 10 and 15.

    Check back for new developments.

     

  • Candye Kane is back in town

    EDITOR’S NOTE:  For  the remainder of the 2010 Los Alamos Summer Concert Series, Organizer Russ Gordon will submit a weekly column to share information and insight   about the performers.

    At 7 p.m. Friday, the Los Alamos county Summer Concert Series and its sponsors present soulful blues diva Candye Kane.

    The incredible blues and gospel singer/songwriter Thomas Dorsey said, “the blues is a good woman feeling bad.”

  • Quick fix for BP oil disaster could come from LANL

    Thousands of suggestions are pouring into the U.S. government about how to plug the disastrous BP oil leak that’s been spewing an estimated 1 million gallons into the Gulf of Mexico daily since April 20. Local engineers and a principal developer from Chicago are confident they have the solution to halt that leak within a day or so and are attempting to get the decision makers’ attention.  

  • Paula Dean up to the challenge of assistant superintendent

    Initially, Paula Dean said she faced her new position as assistant superintendent with some anxiety. But that anxiety has transformed into excitement.

    "I am very excited," she said. "I have moved incrementally from anxiety to full-blown excitement. I think it's going to be a challenge and I love it - I love a challenge."

    Dean, the former principal of Barranca Elementary School, will officially become assistant superintendent July 1. Former Assistant Superintendent Kate Thomas retired this year.

    Read more in the Monitor.

     

  • Don't miss this week's Police Beat

    Get the low-down on what's happening at the cop shop: click here.

  • Women dominate in big primary wins

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Coast to coast, women ruled.

    In an election year filled with female candidates, Tuesday turned out to be a big night as two businesswomen captured the Republican nominations for Senate and governor in California, a female state lawmaker prevailed in the GOP Senate primary in Nevada and a South Carolina legislator brushed aside allegations of infidelity to grab the commanding spot in the GOP gubernatorial runoff.

  • UN approves new sanctions against Iran

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has approved new sanctions against Iran over its suspect nuclear program that target the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard, ballistic missiles, and nuclear-related investments.

    The resolution imposing a fourth round of sanctions against Iran was approved Wednesday with 12 "yes" votes, two "no" votes from Brazil and Turkey, and one abstention from Lebanon.

  • MLB: Strasburg fans 14 in Nats debut

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Poor Stephen Strasburg. Too much pressure to put on a 21-year-old kid. No way he could live up to the hype, right?

    Ha!

    Strasburg didn't fall short of the hype. If anything, the hype fell short of him. Fourteen strikeouts. Not a single walk. An electrifying performance, including an unforgettable final inning in which he struck out the side while all of Nationals Park roared with every pitch.