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  • ‘Grab ‘em’ comment triggers national debate

    By Beth J. Harpaz
    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK — On Facebook and Twitter, on the phone and on the job, from living rooms to hair salons, Donald Trump’s “Grab ‘em by the p----” comment has unleashed a tsunami of stories from women sharing painful memories of sexual assaults.

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  • In Brief - News - Oct. 12, 2016

    The Associated Press

    Absentee voting begins in NM

    Absentee voting has begun in New Mexico ahead of the November general election.

    County clerks started issuing and collecting absentee ballots Tuesday across a state that was an early flashpoint for Republican concerns about Donald Trump. Support runs relatively high in New Mexico for the state’s former two-time governor, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.

  • Weather - Oct. 12, 2016


    HIGH 71° / LOW 38°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. North wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
    7:05 a.m. to 6:29 p.m.


    HIGH 69° / LOW 42°
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. South wind 10 to 15 mph.
    7:06 a.m. to 6:27 p.m.


  • Looking Back - Oct. 12, 2016

    Thursday, Oct. 6, 1966 — James Almanzar, who has played parts on television for the past several years, has been selected for a role in “Iron Horse,” to be shown Monday at 7 p.m. The son of Dan Almanzar, formerly of Las Vegas, James makes his home in Los Angeles.

  • Bring on the enchiladas

    Submitted to the Optic

    The 18th Annual Enchilada Dinner to support nonprofit projects in the community will take place on Thursday in the Flamingo Room of the Hillcrest Restaurant. Hours of service are 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m.   

    The total of donations to nonprofit organizations thus far from the Enchilada Dinner is more than $140,000, nearly $5,000 coming from last year’s dinner alone.

  • Noticias - Oct. 12, 2016

    Submit your calendar items and notices to…

    • The Adoptive and Foster Spiritual Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday at Our Lady of Sorrows religious education building. The group provides spiritual support to families with adopted and foster children. For more information, call Dolores Ortega or Savannah Montoya at 505-440-8686.

  • Que Pasa - Oct. 12, 2016

    10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
    Carnegie Library Story Time takes place in the children’s area of the library. All programs are free and open to the public.

    1 and 5 p.m.
    The AAUW Las Vegas Annual Fall Used Book Sale will be accepting donations at Sala de Madrid on the Highlands campus. The sale begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

    6 p.m.

  • Giving rise to populism

    Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Alton, Illinois, Telegraph and was originally published on Oct. 8:

    Whatever the outcome of November’s presidential election, one particular note should be apparent to political leaders going forward: Populism is alive and strong in American politics.

    But it’s not unique to the United States this year; populism is trending globally.

  • Editorial Cartoon - Oct. 12, 2016