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The Daily Word in major I-40 & Louisiana Blvd construction, an electric car by Apple and Tavis Smiley vs Donald Trump
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jan 12 2016 11:05 AM ]
The major rebuild of the eastbound I-40 Louisiana Blvd. off-ramp began last night and will be affecting traffic on I-40 and Louisiana Blvd. through June 2016.
Some folks are raising awareness of oil exploration plans in Rio Rancho.
Donald Trump's latest twitter dispute is with Tavis Smiley, who is asking the media to start asking why Trump is so popular rather than simply marveling at Trump's popularity.
Music and culture critic Robert Christgau writes about 6 things Bowie did in the '70s that changed music and culture.
The Free Range Kids movement is celebrating a new federal law that allows kids to walk to school at whatever age parents feel is appropriate.
World's most (in)famous county clerk, Kim Davis, will be attending the State of the Union address tonight.
You could be the proud owner of Anton LaVey's drawing of a "typical '70s male" if you have the economic might to win the eBay auction.
The Daily Word in cutting power to "Yallquaeda", conforming to the Real ID law, a lot of pink bottles and one huge Mao statue
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jan 5 2016 11:51 AM ]
In order to conform to Federal "Real ID" law, New Mexico may start issuing two different driver's licenses.
Lawyers for the two former APD officers charged in the James Boyd shooting want the trial moved out of the Albuquerque area.
A remote rural area in China is now home to an enormous, gold Mao statue.
Obama gave an emotional speech today, introducing his executive action on gun control.
Disgraced former mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, had a very expensive "sobriety coach" after he got out of rehab.
Design your own outrageous, 18th century wig. No, really. Try it.
Authorities are preparing to cut off heat and power to the—literally, soon—numb nuts who took over a building and a gift shop in a bird refuge in Oregon.
The Daily Word in the misogyny of Donald Trump vs the misogyny of Steve Harvey
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Dec 22 2015 12:57 PM ]
An APD officer shot and killed a man last night.
An Albuquerque city councilor wants to stop people from panhandling at lucrative on/off ramps.
New Mexico's oil industry isn't happy about the steep drop in oil prices.
There's a new police officer lapel recording of drunken Governor Martinez.
An appeals court ruled on behalf of an Asian-American band called The Slants that the government can't deny a copyright on the grounds that something is offensive.
Stop what you are doing and immediately grok this Steve Harvey "wisdom".
The Daily Word in a new Secretary of State for NM, a mysterious newspaper owner in Nevada and Cosby sues for defamation
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Dec 15 2015 10:51 AM ]
Accused child molester from Nob Hill magic shop who fled to Nepal 14 years ago is headed to court after being captured by the FBI.
Brad Winter will be replacing Dianna Duran as New Mexico's Secretary of State.
All Los Angeles area schools are closed today due to a "credible threat".
Nobody knows who the new owner of Nevada's largest daily newspaper is.
Less new magazines started in 2015 and less folded in the same period. Basically we're talkin' less print magazines, folks.
The Texas plumber who's work truck ended up in the Syrian civil war is suing the auto dealer for not removing his business decals and phone numbers.
The Daily Word in targeting the intrauterine device as a"life-ending divide" and other interesting Christian views
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Dec 1 2015 3:41 PM ]
A former inmate at the old NM state penitentiary is going digging in the exercise yard for buried evidence of illegal organ harvesting.
Albuquerque will have a parade honoring Holly Holm on December 6th.
Here's how the unscrupulous Martin Shkreli became the owner of a pharmaceutical company.
Pirelli Tires has a nifty 2016 calendar eschewing the usual models and exotica in favor of b&w photographs of respected female artists.
Some anti-abortion groups are working to make insurance coverage of IUDs less common by arguing IUDs are a "life-ending device" that violates the Religious Freedoms Act.
The last king of Ireland rules 150 people on Tory island.
You must hear what this pastor has to say about the audience in Bataclan who deserved to die by virtue of their attending an Eagles of Death Metal concert.
In case you really want to get an idea of how widespread government requests for internet-related personal information, the US released some long lists.
The Daily Word in escalation in Syria, why Winston Brooks was under investigation by APS and a runaway anchor
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 24 2015 12:06 PM ]
Local media is getting closer to finding out why, exactly, former APS Superintendent Winston Brooks was under investigation by his employer when he resigned.
A former Human Services Department worker has plead guilty to being involved in a conspiracy to defraud the SNAP/food stamps program.
Right before Thankgsgiving, New Mexico Department of Corrections is putting all 11 state prisons on a three day lockdown.
Things aren't getting better since Turkey shot down a Russian plane.
On a less serious note, here's a bestial Thanksgiving turkey story.
Here's a list of things Donald Trump believes are "true".
I could watch this video of a freighter losing control of its anchor over and over.
The Daily Word in a controversial story on encryption and the Paris Attacks, Anonymous and eating spiders in your sleep
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 17 2015 10:35 AM ]
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is joining other states opposed to accepting Syrian refugees.
Road conditions are poor throughout New Mexico.
The Lantern Festival was a success, but The Sandia Speedway where it was held is to be fined for not having appropriate permits.
Albuquerque is ranked 6th in nation among "best digital cities" by some organization.
Sleeping, dreaming, eating lots of spiders.
While Obama was trying to be a voice of reason, he did ask for it; John McCain took the President up on his invitation to "pop off" about US foreign policy.
Because there is NO indication it's true, NYT pulled their story blaming encryption for the Paris Attacks.
Step aside and let Anonymous handle ISIS, says Anonymous.
Telephone Museum Installs New Sign!
No longer must you be standing directly in front of doors to know there's a museum in the vicinity
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Nov 13 2015 1:51 PM ]
Since opening in 1997, The Telephone Museum of New Mexico has been a hidden gem among Albuquerque museums –quite literally, due to its only signage consisting of two dimensional lettering on recessed entrance doors. Alibi is happy to report the long-time-coming of a three dimensional sign outside the downtown museum.
Museum vice-chair Tom Baker was overseeing the sign installation today and predicted that the improved signage would increase museum attendance, which he said has already increased since the removal of the 4th street pedestrian mall. For those who don't know, The Telephone Museum of New Mexico has three full floors of telephones, switchboards, paraphernalia, diaries and phone co. records and much much more. Among the telephones on display are some of the grooviest oddball phones from the '60s and 70's you will ever, ever see.
The Telephone Museum of New Mexico is open from 10:00am to 1:30pm every day and is staffed entirely by volunteers. Admission ranges from 1.00 to 4.00. The museum is located in Downtown Albuquerque at 110 4th NW, north of Central.
The Daily Word in Jeb! would kill baby Hitler, a slow speed car race at Albuquerque's Lantern Fest and where ice cream comes from
RIP Allen Tousaint
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 10 2015 11:19 AM ]
There could be major changes to the bail system in New Mexico, from eliminating bail for non-violent crimes, to doing away with the informal parody between bail amounts and specific charges.
A transgender student in Cibola County will be allowed to use the restroom of her choosing after changes were made to the school district's code.
To get around a permit problem, Albuquerque's Lantern Fest will be holding a "slow speed race" all day at Sandia Speedway.
Yes, given the opportunity, Jeb Bush would kill baby Hitler.
You already knew Unicorns poop ice cream, but have you heard of the Squatty Potty?
"I am Cait" and "Here we are Hanging Out at Starbucks in Albuquerque, New Mexico"
Replied Caitlyn Jenner after I told her I worked for the local alt-weekly newspaper
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Nov 7 2015 5:33 PM ]
There were no lights, no cameras in the Starbucks on Lomas and Broadway in Albuquerque this morning, but there was more than a little action one couldn't help notice centered around a rather tall, slim and classy-looking lady who was giving her coffee order. I can't tell you who the young entourage was that surrounded Caitlyn Jenner, but they all seemed excited to be with America's most recognizable trans celebrity and, in my opinion, themselves exuded an aura of Hollywood. Perhaps the group was all involved in Caitlyn Jenner's new project "I am Cait", which has apparently been doing some filming in New Mexico.
Truth be told, quite a few cell phone cameras did start to appear as I asked for a photo with a celebrity I realized is a celebrity twice-over. Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner is now Caitlyn Jenner, a TV star and cultural icon. Having a brief face to face with Caitlyn really brought home to me how "real" her gender transition is. She's all woman. Judging from the comments she was getting in buckets—from fans she told one of her companions were starting to "come in a bit hot"—Caitlyn Jenner genuinely inspires people and, by being so public and open about her life, has helped give the trans community a degree of acceptability that mightn't exist right now. She's singlehandedly reduced some of the hate and bigotry in American culture. I could say the same about Dan Savage and "It Gets Better" but he wasn't in my local Starbucks this morning and he isn't as pretty as Caitlyn. Gush.
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