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Dotdotdotdashdashdashdotdotdot: High court calls on SOS to perform job as election nears

In a stunning blow to governance by partisan paternalism, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Friday, Sept. 19, that the Secretary of State does not have authority to remove advisory initiatives approved by county commissions from the general election ballot. This high court ruling means that citizens of Bernalillo County will get to vote on two nonbinding polling questions regarding decriminalization of small quantities of marijuana and raising sales tax one-eighth of a cent to fund mental health services.

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The Daily Word in poverty, beisbol and cannabis

The Daily Word
In the news: More nuevomexicanos live in poverty this year, Grey Lady covers the National Police Shooting Championships and surrounding protest, Isotopes struck a four-year deal with the Colorado Rockies, Scope our inaugural Cannabis Issue in print or online, Gandolfini would have turned 53 years old today

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The Daily Word in APD, melanoma and kindness

The Daily Word
In the news: A USA Today article published yesterday, Lopez told KOAT that she initially felt disappointed and angered, a groundbreaking method for diagnosing and treating melanoma. The process was developed by UNM, Albuquerque firefighters climbed stairs 110 stories, nonstop daily flights from Albuquerque to Seattle, a quote by Vonnegutian protagonist Eliot Rosewater seems appropriate

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Opinion

County Commission Offers Alternative to Berry's Tender Mercies

On Friday, Aug. 29, Mayor Richard J. Berry made history. In his YouTube communiqué debut, Berry became the first Albuquerque mayor to veto an election amendment. According to Berry's statement, R-14-91 contained proposals he couldn't "in good conscience" allow Albuquerque citizens to vote on. Translation: Berry claims his ethics prevented him from permitting us to weigh in at the polls on a) raising sales tax one-eighth of a centto fund social services for the addicted, homeless and mentally illand b) to reduce criminal penalties for the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

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The Daily Word in jet fuel, horse meat and performance art

The Daily Word
In the news: Public Education Department is grabbing the financial reins, may rain, New Mexico State Fair, Azul Burrito Co, UNM is "not substantially compliant", gift that keeps on giving, Miller asks for a take-back, probably get to eat horse meat, Performance art ain't dead

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Opinion

The Revolution Will Not Be Posted On YouTube

Berry's historic veto endangers Albuquerque's future

Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry made history yesterday. In addition to debuting a YouTube communiqué strategy, Berry became the first mayor in Albuquerque's history to veto an election amendment. According to the announcement, Berry vetoed R-14-91 because he couldn't "in good conscience" allow citizens of Albuquerque the opportunity to vote on a) lessening criminal penalties for possession of marijuana in quantities of one ounce or less and b) raising the Albuquerque gross-receipts tax rate one-eighth of a cent to fund social services for addicted, mentally ill and homeless citizens.

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Music

Now Hear This, Vol. VI

You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension of A/V. This is the middle ground between mediocre and too-good-to-be-true, between something called "reggae" and the sound angels emit. You are traveling deep into the realm of rad tuneage. Next stop, Now Hear This!

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Now Hear This, Vol. V

You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension of A/V. This is the middle ground between mediocre and too-good-to-be-true, between something called "reggae" and the sound angels emit. You are traveling deep into the realm of rad tuneage. Next stop, Now Hear This!

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The Daily Word in hipsterism, #Ferguson and green burial

The Daily Word
In the news: Back to School Guide, Intro to Cool syllabus, Intro to Venues-ABQ 505 micro-course, The Literary Beat, Zine Scene 101, Follow the Bells, outrage and protest against militarized police violence, Crib Notes, Green burial

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Now Hear This, Vol. IV

You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension of A/V. This is the middle ground between mediocre and too-good-to-be-true, between something called "reggae" and the sound angels emit. You are traveling deep into the realm of rad tuneage. Next stop, Now Hear This!

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