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  • Google Unveils $10-a-month 'All Access' Music
  • Man killed dribbling soccer ball to Brazil

     

    A Seattle man trying to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup died Tuesday after being hit by a pickup truck on the Oregon Coast.

  • Report: State facing medical access difficulties

    SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexicans could have longer waits for a doctor or specialist as demand grows for medical services because of an aging population and expanded insurance coverage under a federal health care law, legislative auditors said Wednesday.
    A report released by the Legislative Finance Committee said state residents could encounter growing problems of access to medical care due to the potential need of 2,000 physicians, 3,000 registered nurses and as many as 800 dentists.
    Up to 172,000 uninsured New Mexicans are expected to receive medical coverage next year either through an expansion of Medicaid or a state-run health insurance exchange. “The number of health care professionals and their maldistribution throughout the state cannot adequately meet current demand, let alone the additional pressures brought about by the newly insured in 2014,” the report said.

  • Update 05-15-13

    Meeting

    The Environmental Sustainability Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the community building training room.

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    County Council

    Los Alamos County Council will meet in a regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday May 21 in council chambers.

    BPU meeting

    The Board of Public Utilities will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the DPU Conference Room, 170 Central Park Square.

    Farmers Market

    The Los Alamos Farmers Market is at 7 a.m. Thursday and runs until noon in the parking lot of the Mesa Library.

  • Standards could tighten

    Los Alamos County Council took a hard look at property maintenance standards during Tuesday’s work session in White Rock and gave Community and Economic Development Department staff the go-ahead to develop a new ordinance.

    CEDD Director Anne Laurent introduced the proposal and explained why it was necessary.

    “Certain people have ideas of what the county should be able to do when there is a problem,” Laurent said.
    “And with certain complaints that come in we say, ‘unless it gets worse, we’re not going to step in.’ And that’s frustrating.”

    Those complaints have to do with exterior property maintenance. CEDD staff is unable to address those problems because the county has no ordinance regarding upkeep.

    Current code has guidelines regarding weeds, rubbish, parking inoperable vehicles and structural failure.

    Exterior issues that fall short of structural failure, such as loose siding or roofing materials, holes in exterior walls, broken or missing windows and fences in disrepair are not addressed in the county code.

    Laurent stressed that aside from affecting property values in a neighborhood, the issue affects the community as a whole.

  • Federal Reserve: Smartphone Fraud Rising
  • Raw: View Atop Washington Monument Scaffolding

    Video captured from the helmet of a worker shows the scaffolding being topped off at the Washington Monument on Monday. The scaffolding is needed to repair the 555-foot marble obelisk damaged in a 2011 earthquake. Video silent from source.

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