The Daily Word in marriage equality, NIMBY and Kurt Vile

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At 8am on Wednesday, Aug. 21, Doña Ana County Clerk Lynn Ellins announced his office would begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses. Couples traveled to Las Cruces from all over New Mexico to enshrine their love in the eyes of the law; by close of business, 42 same-sex couples had taken the matrimonial plunge.

Barron Jones reports on the controversy over the New Mexico Corrections Department's plans to centralize and consolidate services for probationers in Downtown's Plaza Maya building.

Mark Lopez raps with Kurt Vile about parenthood, music and schnitzel. See Kurt Vile and the Violators at Sister (407 Central NW) on Friday, Aug. 23. Geoffrey Plant reviews Antenna to the Afterworld, the latest from show opener Sonny & the Sunsets.

Wikileaks saga protagonist Bradley Manning comes out as transgender, and asks that appropriate pronouns and the name Chelsea be used to refer to her henceforth.

State regulators say that Kirtland's jet fuel plume cleanup must take a more aggressive tack.

New Mexico Mercury Publisher Benito Aragon urges lawmakers to resist the conservative, corporate agenda and pursuant pressure from groups like American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

Congrats to Rebel Donut on their doughnut-makin' contest triumph on Food Network's "Donut Showdown."

New Mexico In Depth poses and attempts to answer the top 10 questions about the State's behavorial health provider Medicaid freeze.