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  • ‘Enlisted’ in the peace movement

    By Pat Leahan

    My world changed completely since 9/11.

    My heart ached as I watched my country devolve into a war monger — innocent people killed, soldiers exploited, veterans abandoned, domestic programs eliminated, all in the name of imperialism disguised as patriotism.

    Communities everywhere were suffering. I couldn't stand idly by. So I enlisted. I left my career and enlisted in the Peace Movement. I began volunteering full-time for justice, and eventually the Las Vegas Peace & Justice Center was born.

  • Looking Back - Sept. 9, 2011

    In 1911

  • Looking Ahead - Sept. 9, 2011

    Sept. 11 victims to be honored here Sunday

    Woodmen of the World Lodge 2 in coordination with the city of Las Vegas will have an “In Honor and Remembrance” celebration at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Carnegie Library Park. The celebration will honor the heroes and victims of the Sept. 11 attacks as well as the men and women in the armed forces.

  • Weather - Sept. 9, 2011

    Friday
    A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48. North wind around 5 mph.

    Saturday
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. North wind around 5 mph, becoming south. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.

  • FYI - News

    More state police and case workers from the state Children, Youth and Families Department will be on hand at the New Mexico State Fair to watch for signs of child abuse, according to The Associated Press. CYFD Secretary Yolanda Berumen-Deines is scheduled to be at the fair today to promote a new hotline aimed at reporting child abuse. The State Fair kicks off this Friday.

  • Jail Log - Sept. 9, 2011

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center by area law enforcement between Aug. 30 and Sept. 7:

  • Richardson heads to Cuba

    By Paul Haven
    Associated Press

    HAVANA — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to seek the freedom of a U.S. government subcontractor sentenced to 15 years in prison for bringing communications equipment to the island illegally.

    It was the first sign that intensifying calls for Maryland-native Alan Gross’ release might bear fruit after months of false hopes and bitter disappointment that have overwhelmed efforts at improved relations between the two Cold War enemies.

  • Analysis: Rural NM risks loss

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Rural New Mexico and part of the city of Albuquerque are on the political chopping block as lawmakers consider how to redraw boundaries of legislative districts to adjust for population changes during the past decade.

    Eastern and north-central portions of the state are at risk of losing representation in the Legislature because the region’s growth since 2000 has lagged behind statewide population increases. The same is true for central sections of Albuquerque.

  • Appointee to remain on board

    By Barry Massey
    Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The state Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a request by labor unions to oust Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s appointee to a board that enforces New Mexico’s collective bargaining law for government workers.

    Despite the court’s ruling, a legal tug-of-war over the Public Employee Labor Relations Board may not be over.

  • In Brief - News - Sept. 9, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Officer accused

    ALBUQUERQUE — A Santa Fe woman says the New Mexico state police officer caught on video having sex on the hood of his patrol car propositioned her in April during her drunken-driving arrest.

    Elizabeth Enriquez testified Wednesday in Santa Fe that officer Bert Lopez told her she made his patrol car smell good. And the married woman said the officer asked if she ever thought about having someone on the side to “play with.”