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  • After City Council vote, MorningStar project ‘circus’ goes on

    A divided council decided to reconsider its decision to allow an assisted-living center to be built on Old Pecos Trail, but delayed for two weeks a vote on what action to take next, after the failure of a series of motions that included sending the matter back to the Planning Commission.

Council rejects increase in campaign matching funds

Supporters said the provision was designed to level the playing field between publicly and privately financed candidates.

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Afghans declare chief of Taliban died 2 years ago

After months of speculation, Afghan officials announced Wednesday that they were now certain that the Taliban’s reclusive leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar, died in a Pakistani hospital in 2013.

State home sales jump

Home sales have bounced upward in most parts of New Mexico with total sales for the first half of 2015 the best in at least eight years, according to the Realtors Association of New Mexico.

Pump up flavor of chicken with gochujang

Lately I’ve fallen for yet another Asian seasoning paste — gochujang, a Korean condiment made from chiles, rice, fermented soybeans and a host of other ingredients.

Gov. announces program to ease school kids’ access to vaccines

Got Shots? Protect Tots! will offer free immunizations at convenient hours for families. Vaccines will be available Saturdays at some sites. Generally, no appointments are necessary.

Consensus for sex education; division over what to teach

As colleges grapple with the widespread problem of sexual assault, there is a growing consensus that the nation’s schools need to do more to educate young people about sex and relationships before they ever set foot on campus.

Celebrations, July 26, 2015

Jenna and Patrick Harrington of Santa Fe announce the birth of their first-born child, a son, Parker Jude Harrington. Parker was born Feb. 15 at Women’s Lovelace Westside Birthing Center.

Dozens of brilliant bronze works on display at Getty Museum

Power and Pathos: Bronze Sculpture of the Hellenistic World brings together more than 50 bronzes from the Hellenistic period that extended from about 323 to 31 B.C.

Beyond air conditioning: Savvy ways to keep your home cool

As summer temperatures — and utility bills — rise, there are some easy ways to keep cool that are cheaper and greener than air conditioning.

Price of owning a car could mean after-school jobs or strict rules from parents

For teens, owning a car is a gift of freedom and independence. And as teens become more responsible for their own schedules, extracurricular activities and employment, it often becomes necessary for them to have their own means of transportation.

A hitchhiking robot starts a journey in the U.S.

As you read this, a three-foot tall robot is likely strapped into the passenger seat of a stranger’s car, whizzing down some road outside Salem, Mass. Its pool-noodle legs, clad in yellow rain boots, are splayed out in front of it.

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