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The Daily Word in Solo Cups, Marijuana, and Avalanches

By Samuel Kerwin [ Fri Jan 13 2017 3:20 PM ]
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Belen's old Solo Cup factory is about to begin pouring the molten plastic again. As Plastic News reports, the plant was bought out by Keter Plastics—who plans on expanding the operation to consume up to 100 tons of plastics a day! The plant will produce patio furniture, sheds, toolboxes, and much more.

New Mexico's Medicaid fund may get a little higher with help from its friend: Marijuana. According to KRQE News a bipartisan bill was introduced yesterday that would tax medical marijuana in order to help bolster the state's underfunded Medicaid fund.

Call off the Saint Bernards, New Mexico is about to get its first avalanche warnings! According to KOB News, Taos, NM is now home to a new avalanche center that will help the National Weather Service and the U.S. Forrest Service issue avalanche warnings.

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The Daily Word in skirting questions, Montreal muffin fires and Paul Krassner's The Realist

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jan 10 2017 1:30 PM ]
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There's a new charter school in downtown Albuquerque, Siembra Leadership High School.

Victoria Martens' autopsy for your perusal.

Lotsa bodies buried in the high desert.

This guy is accused of trying to burn down his local Walmart.

Russian interference in US elections? Watch future Attorney General Jeff Sessions masterfully skirt the question.

The US Senate published a damning report on Backpage.com yesterday.

Highway muff fire in Montreal.

If you haven't heard of Paul Krassner and his publication The Realist, you're welcome.

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The Daily Word in WIPP, the worst and waterflow

By August March [ Thu Dec 22 2016 1:23 PM ]
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Regulators with the New Mexico Department of Environment approve of re-starting operations at WIPP, a thing the US Department of Energy wants done before year's end.

Bill Jordan, the senior policy advisor at New Mexico Voices for Children, writes about our state's troubled economy in this commentary over at nmpolitics.net.

Last week, 70 or more attendees of a New Mexico Department of Health Holiday Luncheon were sickened by a mysterious food-borne illness allegedly served at the catered event.

Income inequality is worse in New Mexico than in 38 other states, reports the Taos News.

New Mexico's winningest high school football coach has resigned.

A woman stopped at the Columbus, New Mexico border crossing allegedly tried to smuggle methamphetamine into this country. The drugs were hidden in rubber tubing that was part of several "dreamcatchers" found in her possession.

This recent UNM grad is also the mayor of Magdelena, New Mexico!

Two Colorado hikers who were saved by rescue teams from Kirtland Air Force Base recently visited the Duke City to say thanks.

Duke City Fix Blogger Scot Key offers readers a year-in-review article that begins locally but also goes global.

Finally, here are current waterflow conditions for streams and rivers in the State of New Mexico.

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The Daily Word in New Mexico news highlights

By August March [ Thu Dec 15 2016 12:00 PM ]
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A team from the New Mexico Department of Environment has completed its inspection of the facilities at WIPP. The results of said inspection are pending.

Layoffs due to budgetary shortfalls at the NM treasurer's office mean an end to state-sponsored financial literacy classes.

Questa, New Mexico has gone eight days without running water. That's about to change, reports the Albuquerque Journal.

Public backlash over an artist's depiction of colonial New Mexico has resulted in the whiting out of a looming sword.

On Saturday, Dec. 17, UNM's football Lobos square off against the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners in the Gildan Bowl. Named after a brand of men's underwear, the game will take place at University Stadium in Albuquerque.

Our own state Department of Transportation has launched a marketing campaign to help curb the over-serving of alcoholic beverages at bars and restaurants. It's a real buzzkill.

Albuquerque's National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is planning a series of winter day camps aimed at educating and entertaining holiday-break-bound local children.

Over at Duke City Fix, blogger Scot Key writes about the history of road construction in Albuquerque.

Meanwhile over at the Daily Lobo, Skylar Griego examines one student's experience at UNM's Department of Music.

Apparently, some pretty big rainbow trout reside in the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond at Tingley Beach.

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The Daily Word in the return of the DOJ and the debut of the "burgito"

By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Dec 9 2016 10:01 AM ]
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New Mexico's lottery scholarship is set to shrink.

Levi Chavez was denied his request for law officer recertification.

Department of Justice is looking into allegations APD altered or deleted police body cam videos.

South Korea's president has been impeached.

Scary mall Santas of yore.

American soccer fans that emulate British football fans.

Austria has finally announced its word of the year.

What New Mexicans have long known as a tortilla burger is making its Park Slope debut under the awkward moniker "burgito".

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The Daily Word in Trump's Choices

By August March [ Thu Dec 8 2016 12:13 PM ]
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The CEO of Carl's Jr., a fast food hamburger chain, will likely be chosen to be the new Secretary of Labor.

Former Marine Gen. John Kelly has been tapped to become the head of the US Department of Homeland Security.

The co-founder of a professional wrestling concern, known as the WWE, will likely be in charge of Trump's version of the Small Business Administration.

"Fierce EPA critic" and current Oklahoma State Attorney General Scott Pruitt shall be the next head of the federal government's official environmental watchdog group.

Here's a detailed rundown of the president-elect's other picks for top government posts.

Feeling stressed out after reading through this morning's Daily Word? Well, then you might just need to watch and listen to this rocanrol video to assuage your mounting fears of the coming apocalypse.

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The Daily Word in Lo Ultimo de Nuevo Mexico

By August March [ Wed Dec 7 2016 3:14 PM ]
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Senator Tom Udall isn't running for governor of the land of enchantment.

State economists here have revised revenue expectations after data showed the state falling behind in employment, wages and economic growth.

According to 24/7 Wall St, we're one of the worst-run states in the nation called America.

Elected officials residing in a town in Northwest New Mexico want to keep their 10 Commandments monument.

The British tabloid press got a hold of a report from KRQE about a Las Cruces cop, aprés-shower nakedness and Domino's Pizza. Starkers?! Really.

In Alamogordo (which means fat cottonwood, btw) there's an exhibit of New Deal Art, courtesy of the National New Deal Preservation Association.

UNM President Bob Frank may be in trouble.

Safety concerns continue to trouble the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad.

UNM's Lobo football team is headed for post-season play for the second year in a row.

A human from Farmington caught a 25 inch brown trout using a size 24 black foam wing midge.

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The Daily word in privilege, time-wasting and a new branch in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County library system

By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Dec 2 2016 1:21 PM ]

The Duke City is opening a new library branch where the Caravan East nightclub has been oh these many years.

Yar, here be the suspect in a string of suspicious fires that afflicted several businesses in Albuquerque.

Is Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev asleep? Russians want to know.

British politicians will be exempt from the scrutiny of their country's new "Investigative Powers Act" which will collect data en masse from "ordinary" Brits.

Niagara Falls has a new, balls-to-the-wall, LED powered illumination that turns the whole place into a DMT fairy mound made of violent water. Wow.

Utah drivers suck.

It's official. Serial killers are out. Individuals with a bunch guns and less than an hour are in.

In local weather, Sunday, December Fourth will be a beautiful day for a yard sale. Especially in the Mountain Road/Harwood area, they say.


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The Daily Word in Noticias de Nuevo Mexico

By August March [ Thu Dec 1 2016 11:30 AM ]
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Pete Domenici is back!

Lobo men's hoopsters beat Abilene Christian by nine.

A Las Cruces woman allegedly attacked her boyfriend with a chainsaw.

A man from Albuquerque died in Califas.

State Game and Fish officers nabbed an alleged poacher.

Hanna Skandera likes Betty DeVos.

There was a deadly police chase near Clovis.

As the Facebook Data Center in Valencia County begins construction, issues have arisen regarding the hiring of local subcontractors and laborers.

Doña Ana County Treasurer David Gutierrez was found guilty of "gross immorality."

Mountainair's only grocery store closed in April, but is set to reopen before Christmas.

A member of the Breitbart News editorial team will speak at UNM in January.

When humans vacate the state of Oklahoma, they rarely land in the land of enchantment.

New Mexico is among five US states with the highest rates of death from opioid overdose.

The US Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a claim of pay discrimination claim emanating from New Mexico.

Un Burqueño caught a rainbow trout at Tingley Beach, while fly-fishing with an egg pattern.

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The Daily Word in Gotham the Hudson River whale, influential fake news and Florence Henderson

By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Nov 25 2016 1:01 PM ]
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Suspicious devices were found at three Albuquerque Starbucks locations.

Thanksgiving Day thieves robbed a church of its tabernacle.

Did Russian media outlets serve Trump's campaign by promoting particular fake-news stories?

Elton John is not playing Donald Trump's inauguration.

Check out this great collection of chola portraits from the'70s and '80s.

One whale was euthanized off Long Island this week while another whale has taken up residence in the Hudson River.

Winter weather is adding a sinister bent to oil pipeline protests in South Dakota.

Florence Henderson died at age 82.

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