V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013
An Education Without Borders
Winning photograph speaks volumes
By Genevieve Mueller [ Tue Dec 3 2013 4:37 PM ]
Winner of the 1st Annual International Education Week photo contest encompasses history and place.
V.22 No.46 |
The Daily Word in the postal service, Van Damme's split and New Mexico immigration
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 15 2013 11:15 AM ]
Mr. Ford can't fight the fever … “to lose some powers” has gotta be rough.
Police have identified the passenger who fell from a small plane that was flying over the Atlantic.
Patsy Davis' body was exhumed from her frontyard after her husband lost a court battle to keep her in her wanted resting place.
The postal service lost $5 billion this past year.
An abortion protester named Rives Grogan was arrested yesterday for shouting at people near Zimmerman Library about religion and abortion. He's being charged with disorderly conduct and public nuisance. And that's not counting his Veterans Day stunt.
Today is the last day for early voting in the special election. The election itself happens on Nov. 19.
US attorneys have prosecuted 5,999 people for immigration offenses in New Mexico so far this year, the fastest rise among the country's 94 judicial districts.
And you thought you could do the splits?
V.22 No.39 |
The Daily Word in crap in a bag, protesters in the poke and the house of turds
The Affordable Care Act officially takes effect today
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 1 2013 8:49 AM ]
Thirty-four undocumented youths are in custody at the US-Mexico border. They are protesting US immigration laws.
Yes, we know: Levi Chavez is flat broke.
CNN celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain declares Santa Fe's Five & Dime Frito Pie "crap in a bag" made with canned chili, quickly issues apology.
Apparently this CBGB movie is really, really crummy (with link to movie and scathing review.)
Edward Snowden is a nominee for the Sakharov Prize, which recognizes individuals' achievements in furthering human rights.
BP may be fined for and are accused of lying about the magnitude of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
"Your fridge looks like it belongs to Satan" says reporter to man who consumes only raw meat.
A list of everything Walt Jr. ate for breakfast on Breaking Bad.
Author Margaret Atwood wants the lyrics of O Canada changed so they are gender-neutral.
Goddammit, yesterday was Blasphemy Day.
V.22 No.32 | 8/8/2013
courtesy of Working Classroom
Art Theater Preview
Is It Real, or Is It Just the American Dream?
Dreamlandia adapts old questions for a new century
By Holly Von Winckel
Working Classroom brings their own spin to the timeless tale of how we deceive ourselves and others just to get by.
V.22 No.24 |
The Daily Word in Arizona's voting law, news on same sex marriage and New Mexico fire updates
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Jun 17 2013 10:08 AM ]
Supreme Court shuts down Arizona voting law that requires people to show citizenship verification.
A Pew Study concludes that news stories revolving around same sex marriage have taken on more of a supportive stance rather than an opposing view.
So ... they're still looking for Jimmy Hoffa?
Zimmerman trial enters second week of jury selection.
New Mexico wildfire update from fire officials: Thompson Ridge is 80 percent contained. Tres Lagunas is 90 percent contained. Jaroso is zero percent contained. White's Peak is 25 percent contained, and Silver Fire is five percent contained.
Some Albuquerque home invaders messed with the wrong woman.
Some don't see eye to eye on the "Rio Grande Vision."
So now you wanna lick some eyeballs?
V.22 No.13 |
The Daily Word in water wars, Elmo's further transgressions and Justin Bieber's monkey
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Apr 3 2013 9:58 AM ]
The next battle in the New Mexico water wars has begun: Carlsbad issues a "priority call" to stop Roswell and Artesia from pumping groundwater.
Round about we go, arguing about a roundabout. Perhaps some circular logic is in order?
The AP style book agrees: People aren't illegal.
The ACLU wants to make sure the Albuquerque Police Oversight Commission actually listens to its constituents.
The mean old Germans took Justin Bieber's monkey away!
C'mon guys, we ran out of "tickle-me-Elmo" jokes months ago. This stuff is just depressing now.
Now, let Yogi Okie Dokie entertain and unsettle you.
V.22 No.9 | 2/28/2013
Harvest of Empire
Polarizing issue of immigration has its origins exposed in historical doc
By Devin D. O’Leary
New, PBS-style documentary by Peter Getzels & Eduardo López, tries to tackle the issue of immigration from a fresh perspective. Based on the book by award-winning journalist Juan González (“Democracy Now!”), Harvest of Empire asks one very simple question: What are these people doing here in the first place? The knee-jerk, surface-layer answer is that people from poor countries emigrate to America to make more money. Simple, no? But why are so many Latin American countries riddled with civil war, organized crime and overwhelming poverty in the first place? The answer, as in so many cases, lies in America’s neo-colonial government policy.
V.21 No.41 |
The Daily Word in veep debate, diamond planet and sassy Big Bird
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 11 2012 10:08 AM ]
Supersonic human free fall has been rescheduled for Sunday due to weather.
Navajo Nation will put drone tech to good use by using an unmanned aircraft to monitor crops.
Soprano to take a Virgin Galactic flight into space and siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.
A diamond planet bigger than Earth.
13 obscure punctuation symbols you might like to use, such as the authority point and the snark mark.
Lots of people are going to be sassy Big Bird for Halloween.
Advice from Miami stripper Skrawberry. (Warning: Kinda raw.)
America is not mostly Protestant anymore.
How to find truth on the Internet.
In today's so-
And she's talking about driver's licenses some more.
V.21 No.34 | 8/23/2012
The Daily Word in hipster topics, inmate heroes and Dave Mustaine
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 16 2012 10:49 AM ]
An inmate work crew in Las Cruces saved a man’s life.
Someone won $1 million in New Mexico but might not know it yet.
A judge told Gov. Martinez she couldn’t publish the salaries of some state workers on the Sunshine Portal. So she put them on the New Mexico home page.
Megadeth singer blames President Obama for mass shootings. And if you can’t trust Dave Mustaine about politics ...
Brits are pissed that Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum.
Can’t hang with the footage of mosquitos biting people in this story about West Nile being on the rise. Stupid nature’s vampires.
Gov. Jan Brewer signed an executive order to deny Arizonans benefits from the new federal Dream Act-esque immigration program.
This month in free speech.
Anti-Semitic jerk in Hungary finds out he’s Jewish.
These gorillas are all happy to see each other.
Where does all that aid money go? Haiti’s still without safe housing for most people.
How to shop for groceries when you hate shopping for groceries. (Step One: Realize that your problem is not really a problem. After all, you could be living in a tent in an earthquake-ravaged country.)
Coffee shop bans people from talking about annoying hipster stuff like denim, left-handedness and anything that happened before 2000.
Best gravel voices in movie/TV history.
V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
Obama ups the ante on immigration reform
By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Jun 15 2012 12:40 PM ]
This morning, President Obama announced a policy—effective today—that will protect people from deportation who came to the States as kids. The executive order applies to folks who are under 30, got here before they turned 16 and have lived in the country for more than five years. Immigrants also must have finished high school, and be in college or the military. A criminal record disqualifies you.
I wonder how the news will affect a student we wrote about in 2010, who was slated to graduate a couple weeks ago from a graduate program at UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning. She came to the U.S. when she was 7.
Or Ramon Eduardo Dorado Mendoza, who was stopped by Albuquerque airport police for speeding in 2010 when he was driving down I-25 near the Lead and Coal exit. He was escorted to the border, along with his father, and separated from his mom and sister. Mendoza had been in the country since he was 4. He had no criminal history.
Folks say Obama’s move was calculated to garner Hispanic votes around the country. Mitt Romney advocates “self-deportation,” which even Gov. Susana Martinez doesn’t like. Romney hasn’t yet responded to the president’s executive order.
The Obama administration has been criticized for holding the record for deportations, though, the president says, those numbers may be deceptive.
Obama is scheduled to speak about the announcement in the Rose Garden today. There’s a live feed here.
V.21 No.13 | 3/29/2012
Deported and Dispossessed
Border Patrol separates people from their survival tools
By Marisa Demarco
Lawyers shed light on a policy that results in folks being deported to Mexico without their belongings.
V.21 No.6 | 2/9/2012
It’s Gov. Martinez’ bash, and she’ll pack it with controversy if she wants to
By Marisa Demarco
The guv stuffs even brief sessions with contention: 2012 brings us relentless hammering on driver's licenses, an embattled education secretary, abortion, medical marijuana, bullying and prescription pills.
V.20 No.52 | 12/29/2011
Year in Review: News
Best and Worst of 2011
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times
By Marisa Demarco
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. In 2011, the happenings of the world—and Burque—loomed large. Inspect the Alibi’s highlight reel.
V.20 No.48 | 12/1/2011
Ortiz y Pino
Send Me Your Weary
By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
If a democracy can’t do anything more when confronted by serious problems than kick them down the road for someone else to solve at some nebulous “more cooperative future time,” does that actually qualify it as a legitimate form of government? Or has Congress simply become a debating society on a grand stage?
V.20 No.45 |
The Daily Word in Penn State riots, UC Berkeley beatdown and the 90-foot-wave surver
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 10 2011 10:18 AM ]
Local credit unions see lots of new accounts after Bank Transfer Day.
The city of Farmington tries to assure Navajos that the city is a safe place for them to visit.
N.M. rattlers provide venom for cancer treatment.
Perry screws up. Big time.
A 70-year-old machine gun that still works.
Dude surfs a 90-foot wave.
Someone stole a ghost bike.
A trailer park in Tesuque Pueblo is demanding proof of citizenship from renters.
Unseen photos of Marilyn Monroe.
Police beat protesters with clubs at Occupy demonstration at UC Berkeley.
Penn State students riot over the firing of their football coach, who is accused of covering up his assistant coach's child molestation.
There are no more rhinos in West Africa.
Ex-banker takes over Greece.
California had a law against euthanizing "downer" animals. The Supreme Court overturned that law.
Why is gold our basis for money and not something else?
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