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  • In Brief - Election 2012 - August 17, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Ad links Romney to Ryan budget
    WASHINGTON — A new television ad from President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is linking Republican rival Mitt Romney to the education cuts in a budget plan by GOP running mate Paul Ryan.
    The ad doesn’t name Ryan. But it criticizes Romney for backing plans to cut college aid for nearly 10 million students, which is what the White House says would happen under Ryan’s budget.

  • Romney camp seizes comment

    By Matthew Daly
    The Associated Press

    DANVILLE, Va. — Vice President Joe Biden told voters in southern Virginia on Tuesday that Republican Mitt Romney wanted to put them “back in chains,” sparking outrage from the GOP campaign.

    Addressing a crowd that included hundreds of black people, Biden said Romney wants to get rid of new Wall Street regulations Obama signed into law after the 2008 financial collapse.

    “Unchain Wall Street,” Biden said. “They’re going to put y’all back in chains.”

  • In Ryan, Obama sees twofold target

    By Ben Feller and Ken Thomas
    The Associated Press

    DES MOINES, Iowa  — In his run for a second term, President Barack Obama had an opponent before he had an opponent: House Republicans. They shellacked him in the midterm elections, blocked much of his legislative agenda and pushed economic views that are wildly different from his.

    Mitt Romney put a campaign face on all that for Obama: Paul Ryan.

  • An inevitable catastrophe?

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    A wildfire in the Gallinas Canyon could have catastrophic effects on the Las Vegas water supply, forest, fire and water officials told community leaders during an Aug. 6 tour of the canyon.

  • Temporary home - Shelter offers pets of all kinds

    Cinder, a young bunny, lives in a temporary home at the city of Las Vegas Animal Shelter. Once a roamer, she was caught by animal control, and now awaits a permanent home. The bunny is part of the influx of animals awaiting adoption at the new and improved animal shelter, located near City Hall.

  • City mulling no tolerance on drugs

    Should city of Las Vegas workers who test positive for drugs get a second chance?

    That was one of the question posed to the City Council during last week’s work session — a new monthly meeting that City Manager Timothy Dodge has called in an effort to build consensus among governing board members.

    The second-chance question is one that has divided some city officials.

  • Authorities capture federal fugitives

    The two fugitives authorities were searching for in connection with last week’s drug raid have been captured.

    Las Vegas police received a tip at 12:24 p.m. Monday that Ernestina Gallegos, 32, was in the area of Garfield and Pecos Streets, Chief Christian Montaño said.

    When Las Vegas police arrived at the area, however, they saw U.S. Marshals taking her into custody.

    The chief said that Gallegos appeared to have been taken into custody without incident.  

    Montaño said Gallegos was transported to Albuquerque.

  • Looking Back - August 15, 2012

    In 1962

    Benjamin Coca was named chairman of the Young Republican Organization of San Miguel County at an organizational meeting Monday night. Joe Lujan was the other candidate for chairman of the group.
    Others elected for the coming year are Alfred Nelson, vice chairman; Bernardino Encinias, secretary; Dora Roybal, assistant secretary; and Jose Felix Duran, treasurer

  • Looking Ahead - News - August 15, 2012

    Story Time at Carnegie Library

    Story Time at Carnegie Library returns today (Wednesday). Times are 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the children’s area of the public library. This week’s book is “Teacher’s Pets” by Dayle Ann Dodds. Story Time is free and open to the public.

  • Weather - August 15, 2012

    Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86. West wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20 percent. Scattered showers and thunderstorms at night. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59. North wind 5-10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent.