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Amy Schumer Live at Legends Theater May 22 8pm
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Win A Pair Of Tickets To See Amy Schumer Live At Legends Theather And Have The Best Night Ever!

By Amelia Olson and Mark Lopez [ Mon May 11 2015 11:11 AM ]
Qualify to win a pair of FREE tickets to see Amy Schumer live at Legends Theater May 22 at 8pm. Read more for details!
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Mama, Let's Go Out!

Mother's Day festivities around town

By Mark Lopez [ Fri May 8 2015 12:00 PM ]
An assortment of Mother's Day-themed activities in the Duke City.
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The Daily Word in the DOJ, Nike and lots of pot

By Mark Lopez [ Fri May 8 2015 9:31 AM ]
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The Department of Justice is launching a “federal civil rights probe” on the entire Baltimore Police Department after the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who died while in police custody.

A federal appeals court ruled that the NSA exceeded their authority by collecting and storing phone records.

Nike says it will create 10,000 jobs if President Obama's Trade Promotion Authority and Trans-Pacific Partnership deal goes through.

Footage has been released showing a Delaware police officer kicking a black suspect in the face as he followed orders to get down on the ground.

The city of Santa Fe has settled a lawsuit with a former police officer who pleaded no contest to charges involving women who sued him civil court. The charges included stalking, harassment and unauthorized computer use.

US Customs and Border Patrol officials found 3,846 lbs. of pot in a semi truck at the Santa Teresa port. Dayumn!

Sex offenders are all up on Facebook, even though the social media site says sex offenders aren't allowed.

A retired cop has sued the Albuquerque Police Department, claiming they retaliated against him when he raised questions about police instructors' certifications.

A woman in San Antonio, Texas, found a small package of cocaine in a Nature Valley granola bar.

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Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri May 1 2015 2:10 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on Nelly’s genre flip, grown listeners and a Nina Simone documentary.
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The Daily Word in Ben E. King's passing, inmate art and a two-faced calf

By Mark Lopez [ Fri May 1 2015 9:11 AM ]
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Singer Ben E. King, noted for his amazing songs “Stand By Me” and “There Goes My Baby,” has died at the age of 76. RIP, good sir.

The Justice Department is putting $20 million into a nationwide program to increase the use of body cameras worn by police officers. Just make sure you teach them how to turn them on.

New Mexico's State Auditor, Tim Keller, found a pattern of perks and consulting work between former APD chief Ray Schultz and Taser International and has forwarded his findings to prosecutors.

A teenager from Weatherford, Texas, has received a 45-year prison sentence for fatally shooting his sister and mother.

Prison inmates are gearing up to sell their art at the second annual Craftsmanship and Trades fair at the penitentiary in Santa Fe tomorrow. The money raised will go to their families and the victims they hurt. It goes from 9am to 4pm and costs $5 to attend.

KOAT shared a list of the 10 best breakfast burritos in New Mexico!

District Attorney Kari Brandenburg fears for her safety after filing murder charges against two APD officers.

A calf named Annabel was born this past Monday in Florida. Oh, and it has two faces.

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Fly Me There

Wildlife West Nature Park Wind Festival

By Mark Lopez [ Thu Apr 30 2015 2:00 PM ]
The skies will be filled with colorful kites of all shapes and sizes throughout the weekend. Take your own kite, or buy one at the festival.
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The Daily Word in university woes, sex clubs and The Ridiculous Six

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Apr 24 2015 9:31 AM ]
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Valdosta State University is shutting down today because of a huge flag protest.

A sex club is calling itself a church so it can open next to a children's school.

The folks over at an Ohio university thought some “straight pride” posters went “beyond free speech.” So they removed them.

The University of Florida is investigating allegations that some of its fraternity members spat on wounded military veterans.

Albuquerque Public Schools has approved a three-year contract for new superintendent Luis Valentino, and the dude is gonna be making $240,000 a year. Get it!

Some Native American actors walked off the set of Adam Sandler's new film The Ridiculous Six, which is shooting in New Mexico, because they felt offended and disrespected.

A man was taken into custody after allegedly shooting his girlfriend in the back last night in northeast Albuquerque. APD said the woman is undergoing surgery and is in stable condition.

Bernalillo County Manager Tom Zdunek plans to retire this summer after 45 years in business and government. Vacation!

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Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Apr 17 2015 4:43 PM ]
Mark Lopez muses on Percy Sledge’s passing, Mariah Carey’s new compilation and Jack White’s acoustic tour.
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The Daily Word in WikiLeaks, an angry gorilla and an uptight health clinic

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Apr 17 2015 9:30 AM ]
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The parents of an 8-year-old who died during the Boston Marathon bombing are urging officials against the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

I Wish My Teacher Knew” draws some sad and touching responses from third graders.

Police found five adults who apparently died from a shooting at a Phoenix home after a dispute over the family business.

WikiLeaks put over 170,000 emails from Sony Pictures Entertainment on a searchable web archive.

An Ohio man who apparently trained with a terrorist group in Syria has been accused by federal prosecutors of planning an attack in the United States.

An Albuquerque Metropolitan Detention Center officer has been arrested after being accused of raping an inmate.

A Rio Rancho clinic is turning away patients who've had a cigarette less than 30 minutes before their appointment. Say what?

“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston narrated a video for the series “New Mexico True Stories,” during which he reads from Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian. Yeah, you know you wanna watch it.

Lawyer Randi McGinn has been named as the special prosecutor in the murder case against APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez for the killing of James Boyd.

Don't piss off this gorilla … obviously.

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Heal Thyself

4th Annual Medicine for the People by the People

By Mark Lopez [ Thu Apr 16 2015 2:00 PM ]
Annual event where health care providers come together to share their services with the community for no cost.
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