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Allegations of 2014 election result falsifying attempts by Unity party
Allegations of 2014 election result falsifying attempts by Unity party
During the 2014 Saeima elections, the then Secretary General of the "Unity" political party, Artis Kampars, allegedly asked the election software provider – information technology (IT) company "SOAAR" – to falsify the election results, the head of SOAAR Renārs Kadžulis claimed on the Latvian Television program "What's Happening in Latvia?/Kas notiek Latvijā? (KNL)" on April 24.
Leftover gingerbread cookies recipes
Leftover gingerbread cookies recipes
Did you bake too many gingerbread cookies over Christmas? Fear not – LSM's Latvian language service has come to the rescue with three dessert recipes featuring the spicy crunchies.
Four traditional Latvian yule dishes
Four traditional Latvian yule dishes
Solstice and yuletide celebration food traditions have changed over time but some nuances have persisted. Ancient beliefs say we should eat plenty to bless the next year.
Cleanup helps nature on River Narūta in Latgale
Cleanup helps nature on River Narūta in Latgale
On August 1, during a restoration cleanup of the Narūta rapids in the Rāzna National Park, an almost half-kilometer long section of the river was cleared of fallen trees, driftwood and beaver dams, restoring the rapids and improving the environment for protected species, the Nature Protection Administration (DAP) said.
Six Latvian sporting highlights for August
Six Latvian sporting highlights for August
Sport is currently riding high in Latvia, and with summer in full swing there are plenty more sporting activities to get involved with, whether as a participant or spectator. The LSM sports department has drawn up a list of half a dozen highlights.
Traditional 'Jāņu' cheese recipe
Traditional 'Jāņu' cheese recipe
Jāņu cheese has always been a Latvian staple especially for Midsummer celebrations and all year round. Seasoned cheesemakers have each their own recipe, but LSM's Latvian-language service has published one for beginners – simple and delicious.
Hunting death investigation completed
Hunting death investigation completed
Last fall, an individual was shot dead during a hunt in Stopiņi parish of Ropaži district, in which a high-ranking State Police (VP) official was among the three participants. 
Rīga sees biggest pride march so far
Rīga sees biggest pride march so far
On Saturday, June 3, the Rīga Pride Week events culminated in what was estimated to have been the biggest pride march in Latvia so far.
Half of minors experience sexual behavior from peers
Half of minors experience sexual behavior from peers
Although child sexual exploitation is usually associated with adult activities, minors also tend to go too far. A survey conducted by the Research Center SKDS shows that more than half of children and teens under 16 faced sexual comments or activities from other children, LSM reported October 26.
Four candidates to take over at Latvian central bank
Four candidates to take over at Latvian central bank
Four people are in the running to become the next head of the Latvian Central Bank - and by extension a member of the European Central Bank's governing council - when the mandate of the current governor, Ilmārs Rimšēvičs, comes to an end on December 21.
Airport boss resigns
Airport boss resigns

Armands Jurjevs, board chairman of the Riga International Airport, has submitted a resignation, airport representative Laura Karnīte told LSM Thursday.

Telecoms merger a no-go, says state
Telecoms merger a no-go, says state

On Tuesday the government rejected the proposed merger between Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) and Lattelecom, partly owned by the Latvian state, reported LSM's Latvian-language service. 

Suspect Revenue Service officials to be rotated
Suspect Revenue Service officials to be rotated

Unscrupulous State Revenue Service (VID) employees will be moved to jobs not associated with the service or the Finance Ministry, Prime Minister Māris Kučinskis told LETA Wednesday, reported LSM. 

Latvian Television's program developer kept in place
Latvian Television's program developer kept in place

The National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP) will keep board member Sergejs Ņesterovs in charge of program development at Latvian Television (LTV) for five more years, reported LSM Tuesday.

Indie music label I Love You scoops European award
Indie music label I Love You scoops European award

The Latvian indie music label I Love You Records has been showcased in the Independent Music Companies Association (IMPALA) award for unique European independent music labels less than 15 years old, reported LSM Tuesday.

Saeima condemns Savchenko verdict
Saeima condemns Savchenko verdict

On Thursday members of the Latvian parliament adopted the Foreign Affairs Committee declaration condemning the verdict of the Donetsk City Court in Rostov Oblast, Russia over the Ukrainian air force pilot and Verkhovna Rada deputy Nadiya Savchenko, reported LSM.

President to resume duties next week
President to resume duties next week

On March 30 Latvia's president Raimonds Vējonis will be resuming his presidential duties in full, three months after undergoing heart surgery, reported LSM Wednesday.

Plans underway for major open-air stage rebuild
Plans underway for major open-air stage rebuild

People from the Culture Ministry and the Rīga City Council on Friday signed an agreement about the building project of the iconic Mežaparks open-air stage, to be reconstructed by 2021. This kicks off what will be the largest culture project in Rīga since the restoration of independence, reported LSM. 

Pension index increased
Pension index increased

On Thursday Saeima adopted amendments to the Pensions law, ensuring higher indexation of retirement benefits starting next year, reported LSM.

Saeima makes anti-graft squad more independent
Saeima makes anti-graft squad more independent

On Thursday Saeima adopted amendments to the Corruption and Prevention Bureau (KNAB) law, making the anti-graft authority more independent and giving its chief more power, reported LSM.

Rīga City Council to supersize budget deficit
Rīga City Council to supersize budget deficit

The Rīga City Council plans on increasing the city's 2016 budget deficit from €0.668m to €32.9m. That is a fiftyfold increase, reported LSM via LETA Thursday.