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22nd Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 27 2015 12:00 PM ]
Featuring a march, a family fiesta with children's activities, community awards, exhibits, food and live performances.
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The Daily Word in disciples, bike cops and a prostitute tester?

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 27 2015 9:47 AM ]
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President Barack Obama sat down with David Simon, creator of the hit HBO show “The Wire,” to talk about the drug trade.

The Disciples of Christ are considering moving their biennial convention out of Indiana after the governor signed a new state law allowing businesses to turn away gay customers.

A woman is being charged with fraud for allegedly milking benefits after false claims that she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

Authorities believe Andreas Lubitz, a co-pilot for Germanwings Flight 9525 (which crashed en route to Dusseldorf and left 150 people dead), may have had an illness that he kept secret from his employers.

Yesterday, San Francisco's public defender called on an independent investigation of the sheriff's department after claims that four officers forced prisoners to engage in “gladiator-style fights.”

You might not see anymore ABQ cops on bicycles.

UNM's athletic department is trying to come up with $500,000 to $1 million to fund scholarships for student athletes.

A cash-snatching genius is on the loose in Rio Rancho.

An alleged sexual assault at a juvenile detention center has New Mexico's juvenile justice system in a tizzy.

A social media company in Germany wants to hire a “prostitute tester.”

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Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 20 2015 1:59 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on a Sam Cooke biopic, Juliette Lewis’ new band and Ameriie’s new single.
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The Daily Word in Dr. Pepper, arsenic and workin' for the money

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 20 2015 9:27 AM ]
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Unsafe levels of arsenic in the wine"? I ain't drinkin' it!

A New York City man was sentenced to 20 years to life for killing his 5-year-old son with rat poison.

About 50,000 chickens perished in a fire at a New York poultry barn.

The body of Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird was found in the New Jersey River more than a year after he'd first been reported missing.

Think you work a lot? Washington Post has compiled a list of US cities where people work the most.

Last night a Navajo officer and a gunman were killed near the Four Corners.

Talk about a heist gone wrong: Two employees at a Verizon in Roswell confessed they fabricated a robbery in an attempt to steal phones and cash.

Albuquerque elementary teacher Sonya Romero got spotlighted on “Ellen” yesterday for fostering two of her students. Get ready to cry y'all.

Corrales police officer Jeremy Romero is the new Robocop!

Elizabeth Sullivan, 104, says drinking three cans of Dr. Pepper is one of the reasons she's still alive. Go figure.

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Treasures of the Earth Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Expo

By Mark Lopez [ Thu Mar 19 2015 9:00 AM ]
Enjoy door prizes, a raffle, a silent auction, a junior table, a live wolf, display cases, 50 dealers, gemstones, minerals and more.
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Something Green This Way Comes: High Desert Saint Paddy's Party and Parade

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 13 2015 10:45 AM ]
High Desert Pipes and Drums and the City of Albuquerque host an outdoor family fun event with two stages of Celtic music, dance and song plus arts, crafts and face painters, bagpipe and drum lessons, costume contests, parade, food trucks and artisan vendors.
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The Daily Word in mean tweets, overdue library books and Frozen 2

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 13 2015 9:35 AM ]
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President Obama joined the “mean tweets” gang on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

Well, it looks like the craze is continuing. Disney has announced Frozen 2.

Hours after the Ferguson police chief resigned after a Justice Department reported the police department acted on racial bias, two policemen were shot in a home on Thursday. An official believes it may have been an ambush.

One person was killed and two were injured after a medical helicopter crashed outside of Tulsa, Okla.

After a 19-year-old's video of her plea for citizenship went viral, a Texas legislator is introducing a bill to allow people to apply for delayed birth certificates in the county they are born in.

Police in Alamogordo are investigating a double homicide.

An APS teacher has resigned after being “bullied” by her students and receiving a death threat from one student.

Hey y'all! The National Wildlife Federation announced on Tuesday that Albuquerque is a top 10 US city for wildlife. Get it!

Johnathan Masters, a candidate in the race to be Kentucky's new lieutenant governor, was arrested for an overdue library book. Wait, what?

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Just a Little Brew: The Traveling Tea Leaf lecture

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Mar 6 2015 12:00 PM ]
Robin Scala, founder of The Fragrant Leaf, takes you on an adventurous journey of this Chinese herb.
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Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 27 2015 3:19 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on a new track by Rihanna, HBO’s Bessie Smith biopic and HOPELESSNESS
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The Daily Word in mental health taxes, a house thief and true love

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Feb 27 2015 9:11 AM ]
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Eight people died last night in a series of shootings in south-central Missouri.

Jim Inhofe provided a little show-and-tell on the Senate floor.

A California couple who'd been married for 67 years died on the same day while holding hands. That's love, y'all.

Porn lovers can rejoice, as Google has lifted the “explicit sexual content” ban on Blogger.

Season 3 of “House of Cards” is now live on Netflix, y'all! Note: SPOILERS in the following link.

A Rio Rancho mother is “disturbed” by a pornographic book her son checked out of his high school library.

Bernalillo County commissioners approved a tax hike that'll go to mental health services.

Snap! APS has decided to close schools today. Snow day!

Apparently, a thief in Oregon stole an entire house. No, really.

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