V.20 No.14 | 4/7/2011
Take a Hike
Utility reps and public advocates trade blows on rate increase
By Sam Adams
PNM said it needed more cash—now. In the middle of a battle to raise prices overall, the electric company asked for part of that increase as soon as last week. But opponents stopped the measure in its tracks.
V.19 No.48 | 12/2/2010
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com
The Cost of Living
The affordable housing crisis in New Mexico
By Christie Chisholm
Michelle knew she was close to the edge, but she didn’t realize how close until her fiancé found himself out of work. He had been employed as an electrician on a construction site. When the project finished, he didn’t have another gig lined up. He searched, but two years ago during the height of recession phobia, no one was hiring. Suddenly Michelle’s waitressing income was the only thing supporting the two of them and her five girls, ages 4 months to 14 years old. A few months later, after falling behind on rent, they were evicted.
V.19 No.46 | 11/18/2010
Keeping the Peace
Burque’s fair-trade mecca faces closure
By Sam Adams
A cooperative of more than 800 South African Zulu works full-time to create brightly colored baskets and bracelets fashioned from telephone wire. These crafts catch the eye upon entering Peacecraft, Albuquerque's only retailer that deals exclusively in fair-trade products. The items sold here provide enough income to support the Zulu co-op’s members and families, says Sharon Cantrell, Peacecraft's outreach director. The trade also creates jobs for fathers, she says, in a region where many families are split apart when men have to travel across the continent to find work.
V.19 No.43 |
The Daily Word 10.28.10: Volcano, Charlie Chaplin, Keith Richards,
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 28 2010 10:37 AM ]
Dems hope they can win this thing if enough voters go to the polls.
Carve a pornkin. NSFW.
Woman spotted talking on a cell phone in a 1928 Charlie Chaplin film.
Anti-abortion group campaigns for candidates outside churches.
You know who pushed SB 1070? The prison industry in Arizona. More immigrants in custody means more money.
Secretary of State's Office causing trouble for poll workers today. Shouldn't affect voters.
Sisters are good for you.
When the Lobos suck, they lose big money in ticket sales.
How the hell is Keith Richards alive?
Things may be turning around for the unemployed.
Gas station robbers in Santa Fe make away with smokes and pocket change.
"I had no idea what I was signing," says Bank of America employee.
Heroin shortage in Dublin creates a new kind of drug-dealer.
He spoke to the volcano until it killed him.
V.19 No.40 |
The Daily Word 10.07.10: Honeybees, thin women, the Danube
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 7 2010 10:28 AM ]
Need a job? The city needs bus drivers.
A teen with a machete gets the Taser treatment from APD.
A lawyer in Mississippi was thrown in jail for not saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
Year 10 of war in Afghanistan.
Soldiers and scientists may have figured out what's killing the honeybees.
A bill to help banks snuck through the Senate with no debate.
Very thin women make way more money.
Why does everyone hate the weather so much?
A Pakistani diplomat says President Obama exaggerated the terror threat to Europe.
Hispanics will likely vote Democrat this year.
Forbes named the first lady the most powerful woman in the world.
Toxic red sludge reached the mighty Danube in Hungary.
Got to read books by Mario Vargas Llosa. He just won the Nobel for literature.
V.19 No.38 | 9/23/2010
The Daily Word: The Dark Witch, Lohan’s drug test FAIL, APS on condoms
By Nick Brown [ Mon Sep 20 2010 10:43 AM ]
She got some advice from the Dark Witch.
Colin Powell thinks Obama should focus more on unemployment.
Lindsay Lohan tweeted about failing her latest drug test.
A missing cult once was lost but now is found.
The Gulf Oil Spill is officially, permanently plugged.
Spawn of the Super Salmon.
Hurricane Igor is very large.
Once knighted, fantasy writer Terry Pratchett forged a sword out of meteorites.
Have you tried a moral search engine? Me neither.
Yesterday was Talk Like a Pirate Day. What a day to miss church.
APS reveals its confused policy on condoms.
There was a stabbing on the Westside.
The world’s biggest and strongest spiderweb was discovered in Madagascar.
V.19 No.34 |
The Daily Word 08.26.10: Glenn Beck and MLK, uranium drilling, pizza burger
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 26 2010 10:14 AM ]
40 new plant and animal species discovered off the coast of Indonesia. Think: giant sea spiders and carnivorous flower sponges.
Where did the stimulus money go?
Glenn Beck to host a rally where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered "I Have a Dream" on the speech's anniversary.
Ex-RNC chair and Bush's campaign manager reveals that he's gay.
Women of Wal-Mart join together in a class-action discrimination suit.
German singer won't do jail time for exposing two men to HIV.
Cigarettes will no longer be free for those over 54 in Cuba.
Uranium drilling starts near Grants.
Old man in Santa Fe says the 15-year-old girl was teasing him.
Federal money will help New Mexicans buy food from farmer's markets.
President Obama will be in El Paso on Tuesday.
Rio Rancho may outlaw selling cats and dogs in pet stores.
Journal apologizes to Juarez, which is not the murder capital of the world.
Burger King's 2,500-calorie pizza burger.
V.19 No.32 |
The Daily Word: A local spill, doughnut burger, lung-grown pea plant
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 12 2010 9:41 AM ]
The activist organizing Taos Pride died, but the events will go on as scheduled.
Sheriff's department wants to move bus stops away from registered sex offenders.
Federal money to stave off funding cuts at New Mexico's public schools.
Another local spill—asphalt into the Rio de las Vacas.
Meet the doughnut burger.
Michael Pollan and the $4 peach.
The kidnapping capital of America.
Rape kits often go untested for years around the country.
Wells Fargo ordered to pay back unfair overdraft fees.
Grammar avenger hunting typos on signs around the country.
Baby born on 8/9/10 at 11:12.
Guy grew a pea plant inside his lung.
Pageants, still a thing.
The terrible comic strip "Cathy" is ending.
V.19 No.32 | 8/12/2010
The government wants you to tell it how to save money. No really.
By Marisa Demarco [ Mon Aug 9 2010 10:54 AM ]
How many times have you said, “I can’t believe the city wastes money on ... “? Or “I can’t believe they spent taxpayer dollars on [blank] while [blank] goes to the dogs”?
Today, Mayor Richard Berry will announce his latest effort to save the city some cash. Through an online form, you can report abuse, fraud and waste. You can also offer tips on how you think the city can spend our dough more wisely.
V.19 No.31 | 8/5/2010
Ortiz y Pino
Sleight of Mouth
By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
When professional magicians make coins, cards or pigeons disappear, we call it “sleight of hand.”
V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010
Bear With Me
A small-town reporter goes for broke
By John Bear
I’m a tumbleweed; you’re a micromanaging fascist.
In a case of irony invading my life, I was fired from my newspaper job for writing.
I had been working as a crime reporter for a twice-weekly paper, which means I was broke but also working as feature writer, city council writer, question-of-the-week writer, parade correspondent, photographer and Lunch Boy.
Lunch Boy (one who fetches the editor’s lunch) wasn’t offered as a class in college, so I learned on the job. Actually, I have no journalism degree, either, and learned how to be a reporter by being a reporter.
V.19 No.29 | 7/22/2010
The Downtown “Arena”
Berry should know better
By Paul Gessing
Like a bad penny, the idea of expanding the Convention Center keeps coming back. Mayor Richard Berry says he's neutral on the concept, but at least seven city councilors seem hell-bent on acquiring land at the First Baptist Church site to build the $400 million project. The Council voted on June 21 to urge the Berry administration to share the site with APS, despite the fact that no vote has been taken on the so-called arena project.
V.19 No.26 | 7/1/2010
Vaughan Investors Sue Trust Company
By Marisa Demarco
V.19 No.21 |
The Daily Word 05.27.10: Gulf geyser plugged? body image, kitty's first spin cycle
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu May 27 2010 10:38 AM ]
It might cost $100 million to clean up that maybe 8 million gallon jet fuel leak at Kirtland.
Speaking of spills, they may have stopped the Gulf geyser for now.
Meet the woman in charge of the federal department that inspects offshore oil rigs. Or don't meet her. She wouldn't comment.
The Gulf spill is officially the worst in U.S. history.
Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal might make it out of committee alive.
Interesting tag about ICE on this N.M. domestic violence story.
Hundreds in Ventana Ranch on the city's Westside are protesting at the construction site of a liquor store.
Bernalillo is in debt and won't hire a police chief or fire chief.
This guy tattooed himself to ask his chick to marry him.
A man writes about understanding women's body-image issues.
V.19 No.21 | 5/27/2010
By Carolyn Carlson
A standing-room-only crowd showed up to the Monday, May 24 meeting to remind the Council that cuts are losses to essential services for real people.
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