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Today's News

  • Pakistan army wants cuts

    By Chris Brummitt
    Associated Press

    ISLAMABAD  — Pakistan’s army on Thursday called for cuts in the number of U.S. military personnel inside the country to protest the American commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden, and threatened to cut cooperation with Washington if it stages more unilateral raids on its territory.

  • Salazar endorses Latino museum

    By Brett Zongkera
    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON  — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is endorsing a federal commission’s call to build a national museum devoted to American Latino art, history and culture next to the Capitol as part of the Smithsonian Institution.

  • CASA having unique fundraiser

    Submitted to the Optic

    The Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates Board of Directors is sponsoring a fundraiser called the “No Show Ball”.  

    The concept of the “No Show Ball” is that invitations are sent out to potential donors, and instead of spending money for fancy clothes and tickets, the invitees relax, stay home and make a generous contribution to CASA so that we can continue advocating for abused and neglected children who are living in foster care.

  • Store to have grand opening

    Submitted to the Optic

    Shoppers in Las Vegas have a new place to shop for everyday essentials.  

    Dollar General recently opened a new store at 1008 Mills Avenue and is hosting a grand opening celebration starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 7.

    At the grand opening event, customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes. The first 50 shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways.

  • Que Pasa - May 6, 2011

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  • Noticias - May 6, 2011

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  • Gurley wins scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University computer science graduate student Jessica Gurley participated in computer science conferences in Boston and San Francisco in April.

    Gurley, a 31-year-old Las Vegas native, was awarded full scholarships to attend the Computer Research Association – Women Grad Cohort 2011 in Boston, and the annual Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference in San Francisco.

  • Activists target states

    By Matthew Brown
    The Associated Press

    BILLINGS, Mont. — A group of attorneys using children and young adults as plaintiffs plans to file legal actions in every state and the District of Columbia on Wednesday in an effort to force government intervention on climate change.

    The courtroom ploy is backed by high-profile activists looking for a legal soft spot to advance a cause that has stumbled in the face of stiff congressional opposition and a skeptical U.S. Supreme Court.

  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Boy’s death ruled a homicide

    SANTA FE — The medical examiner says a Santa Fe-area boy’s death resulted from blunt-force trauma to the head and neck. The Office of the Medical Investigator released results of an autopsy Tuesday into the death of 3-year-old Leland Valdez in January.

  • Editorial Cartoon - May 6, 2011