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All of the Lights: Luminarias in ABQ

By Mark Lopez [ Mon Dec 22 2014 12:00 PM ]
Travel through Old Town and Country Club neighborhoods on this 45-minute luminaria tour.
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The Daily Word in Facebook feuds, the Aurora shooter and egg shaming

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 19 2014 9:13 AM ]
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It just goes to show that when you decline someone's Facebook friend request, things can get a little heated.

After Colorado legalized recreational use of marijuana, some neighboring states are asking the US Supreme Court to deem it unconstitutional.

Rapper Bobby Shmurda pleads not guilty after being arrested for gang conspiracy and gun charges.

The parents of accused Aurora shooter James Holmes sent a letter to prosecutors asking for their son's life to be spared.

MSNBC lists 10 topics to expect at President Obama's 2014 year-end press conference.

Two people were left dead and one in the hospital after a high-speed chase ensued on US 550 in Bernalillo County.

A teenage kid was harassed by a Walgreens manager for buying eggs for his mama. The nerve of some people.

The historic Old Mountain Lodge was lost in a fire yesterday in Carnuel, N.M.

The DA's Office says Kari Brandenburg is still weighing whether to charge APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the shooting of James Boyd.

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The Daily Word in Ferguson police, UNM experiments and Empty Socks

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 12 2014 10:28 AM ]
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After a standoff on a California bridge, Daniel Perez was arrested and is being held after vanishing last week with his wife and four sons. His sons are safe; however, his wife's body was found in the trunk of the family's car near their home.

After a report brought attention to harsh interrogation techniques administered by the CIA, the agency's chief defends the behavior, saying it's “unknowable” if they could have gotten the same answers with conventional questioning.

Due to unanswered questions, the FBI is looking into a North Carolina teen's hanging death (after it was ruled a suicide) to see if there was foul play.

The state appeals court in Arizona dismissed Debra Jean Milke's murder charge after she was on death row for 22 years for the killing of her 4-year-old son.

A temporary restraining order placed on Ferguson police has made it mandatory that they warn protesters before using tear gas.

A couple students at UNM are getting some attention for their “social experiment” videos.

Photos and video have been released of the fire that happened at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

Albuquerque media outlets banded together to raise funds for a single father whose house was robbed (and whose Christmas gifts for his two sons were stolen). The Christmas spirit's alive folks!

Some people really didn't like Paz Winshtein's take on the Virgen de Guadalupe.

Empty Socks, a long-lost film by Walt Disney from 1927, was discovered in a library in Norway.

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A Latin Christmas

By Mark Lopez [ Wed Dec 10 2014 12:00 PM ]
Sounds of salsa, merengue and cumbias with a mix of holiday cheer.
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Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 5 2014 2:10 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on Ms. Lauryn Hill’s concert special, a new Sleater-Kinney track and While We’re Young.
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The Daily Word in an albino deer, Cleveland police and Hillary Clinton

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Dec 5 2014 9:36 AM ]
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A US Department of Justice report has called out Cleveland police for using deadly or lethal force.

Former Pentagon official Ashton Carter is Obama's pick to run for defense secretary.

An unarmed man in Arizona was fatally shot by a police officer who mistook his pill bottle for a handgun.

Hillary Clinton's thoughts about the hardships and pressures of being president of the United States.

Loretta E. Lynch is heading a federal inquiry into the death of Eric Garner (who died in Staten Island when a police officer placed him in a chokehold), which could affect her nomination for attorney general.

A 10-year-old Albuquerque boy is headed to Japan this coming summer to climb its tallest mountain to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Today, the Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee is scheduled to discuss the DOJ's suggested plans and blueprints over police reform.

An Albuquerque man is warning holiday shoppers to be careful after his son and some friends were robbed at gunpoint.

New legislation is in the works in New Mexico, which would allow court-ordered outpatient treatment for mentally ill individuals.

A Missouri hunter who caught a lot of flack for killing an albino deer has decided to have the animal stuffed and to donate the meat to a needy family.

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More Tinsel! More Tinsel!: 7th annual Festival of Trees

By Mark Lopez [ Wed Dec 3 2014 9:00 AM ]
Featuring stunning, decorated trees, wreaths and centerpieces, live entertainment, an elves workshop and more.
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Light the Way: River of Lights Returns

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 28 2014 12:00 PM ]
Experience millions of sparkling lights at New Mexico's largest walk-through holiday production.
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The Daily Word in a 9-year-old's arrest, an Austin shooting and Barbie's decline

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 28 2014 9:24 AM ]
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An Ohio teacher is recovering from her sixth surgery after four teens dropped a 4.5lb rock on her car and crushed her skull.

Forget Barbie. It's all about the Frozen toys this year.

Today, the UN Committee Against Torture urged the US to “fully investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings of unarmed black youth.”

Due to an injunction for acting like a taxi company, Uber has suspended its transportation operations in Nevada.

Police in Austin, Texas, fatally shot a man who opened fire on several government buildings.

KRQE's got you covered of you wanna read a little about Black Friday before venturing out into the unknown (if you haven't already done so).

Wanna see all the crazy stuff the TSA has found in people's bags? Note: Be glad they check this stuff.

A 20-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a teenage couple last month in Santa Fe is being returned to the City Different.

The new I-25/Paseo overpass currently in construction will be “cast in colors that mimic the sun hitting the Sandia Mountains.

A 9-year-old girl was arrested and charged with battery for allegedly punching her 6-year-old sister in the head.

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Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 21 2014 2:01 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on The Velvet Underground reissue, the Babes In Toyland reunion and Kim Deal’s new 7”.
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