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The Daily Word in ride-sharing rules, AR-15s and Steely Dan

In Alibi-centric news: We clarified our critical and satirical intentions in response to an anti-Ted Nugent missive. Perhaps more importantly, we published loads of excellent new content. If you're saving the print ish for weekend reading, scope highlights like

• "Why the US Can, Should and Someday Will Be a Soccer Powerhouse (Maybe)"

• a review of Paul Haggis' Third Person

• "Congratulations!: This is your Steely Dan concert"

• a Drinkable Feast celebrating Hunter S. Thompson's birthday

• "Fine Lines and Flesh: A brief history of tattooing in the Duke City"

In other local media news, KRQE News 13 faces backlash from viewers for their description of undocumented immigrants as "illegal immigrants" who carry disease. KUNM reports on the City's new public records fee schedule.

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has directed its staff to revamp the rules that impact ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber. And there was much rejoicing ...

North Valley residents express concern over a proposed waste transfer station.

Have you ever wondered whether sellers of New Mexico properties must disclose natural deaths, homicides or suicides that occurred on premises? The answer is no.

New Mexico lands on another list that's nothing to brag about, being among the top five states with the highest percentage of uninsured residents.

A public relations survey sez Albuquerque is the sixth-most attractive city to border state millennials, owing to its "ethnic, affordable and youthful" vibe.

KOB Eyewitness News 4 reports that APD is all set to purchase 350 AR-15 rifles from a local vendor.

People born on July 10 include Nikola Tesla, Marcel Proust, Tura Satana, Ronnie James Dio, Zoogz Rift and Sofía Vergara.

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The Daily Word in rocket attacks, getting high with Obama and exploding mailboxes

Good morning, it's July 9,

and the lights are out in parts of Albuquerque,

the jails are abusive in Truth or Consequences,

the mailboxes are exploding in the Heights,

and the family of a man who was killed in Albuquerque by US Marshals have released his name to the press.

Meanwhile,

rockets are flying and tanks are rolling in Israel/Palestine,

the former mayor of New Orleans is going to prison,

a Google exec found that his "mutually beneficial arrangement'" wasn't so beneficial when the call girl administered a fatal dose of heroin

your kids are still watching too much TV,

and no, Barack Obama would not like to get high with you, sir.

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The Daily Word in Doritos Roulette, Sarah Palin opened her mouth and Insane Clown Posse fans are a "gang"

A Mason Jar exploded in the Jemez Mountains.

A prisoner escaped from MDC.

New Mexico made the top of another list, this time for slowest internet speeds in the nation.

Obama is asking Congress for 4 million dollars to help deal with all the unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the US-Mexico border.

Insane Clown Posse's lawsuit over their "gang" status was tossed out.

State declarations and nuclear-free zones.

Sarah Palin is calling for President Obama's impeachment.

"Doctor Death" Jack Kevorkian's Deathmobile (a bubble window VW microbus, a real deathtrap!) was purchased from a Detroit pawnshop.

One fifth of Detroit is slated for demolition.

Three new species of mushroom were found in a package of dried mushrooms from China.

If you live in Canada you can try the new Doritos flavor: "Doritos Roulette".

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The Daily Word in patriotism, spying and scared dogs

Fireworks scared Albuquerque's dog population, and a local veteran's service dog ran away.

LANL is busy determining whether organic cat litter caused the fire at WIPP.

A local veteran is frustrated with the Veteran's Administration.

If you can't turn on your phone, it will not be allowed on some US-bound airplanes.

How a paraplegic Brazilian porcupine gets around.

90 percent of those surveilled by the NSA are innocent.

Hurricane Arthur hit New Brunswick, Canada pretty hard.

"Try burning this one" and other stupid patriotic tattoos.

Remote controlled birth control.

Germany is retaliating against American espionage by starting to spy on American spies.

Tour De France selfies are dangerous.

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The Daily Word in ArtBar, Santa Muerte and fire danger

Albuquerque Business First reports that ArtBar has been granted a temporary liquor license by the New Mexico Regulation and Licensing Division and can reopen, but organizer Julia Mandeville says organizers need to meet to decide whether or not to reopen the private, nonprofit bar.

Two Oklahoma residents convicted in Albuquerque will get a second trial thanks to Santa Muerte. Sort of.

APD Officer Daniel Carr is being investigated by Internal Affairs over allegations that he attempted to use his badge and power to get a date with an adult entertainer.

In the wake of radiation scandal, LANL confirms that 115 workers contracted by Energy Solutions are now unemployed because LANL isn't sending out waste.

New Mexico State Auditor Hector Balderas is demanding that Mayor Berry and his administration address the money problems stemming from mismanagement of City golf courses.

Religious leaders are calling for people to gather at the site of Albuquerque's latest fatal officer-involved shooting.

Tomorrow's the 4th of July. Please consider the potential for starting fires when planning your festivities. We're in a drought, remember? Check out this rad list of fireless fireworks from ABQ hackerspace Quelab.

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The Daily Word in the ArtBar, Bigfoot and OMG raccoons

It's Wednesday, July 2,

and ArtBar by Catylyst Club will be closing its doors due to problems with the State Alcohol and Firearms department,

Joline Gutierrez Krueger of the Journal is freaking out about raccoons,

and Gary Johnson is finally president! Of a marijuana cough drop company.

Meanwhile,

an analysis of several Bigfoot hair samples suggests that legendary creature is some kind of wolf/ cow/raccoon/bear hybrid,

Target is asking that people please stop bringing huge guns into their stores,

whereas the state of Georgia says it's okay for you to bring guns wherever you want! Including bars, government buildings and airports,

and in a revelation straight from my nightmares, plants can hear themselves being eaten.

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The Daily Word in air quality, teacher evaluations, mayoral performance and Hitler's moves

There was an air quality advisory for ABQ due to smoke from a wild fire in the Jemez Mountains, but the advisory has been cancelled.

It is now illegal to text while driving in the state of New Mexico.

Hannah Skandera says there is flexibility in how New Mexico teacher evaluations affect teacher pay.

Hitler practiced his moves.

The "cannibal cop" had his conviction overturned.

The Supreme Court found that Hobby Lobby may assert its religious values on employees by refusing to cover birth control under their insurance plan.

In France, there is a ban on full Muslim veils.

Here is a large collection of stupid GOP quotes about rape.

Soon "tiger selfies" will be illegal in New York.

Kim Jung Sexy Beast Ek (for short) has the longest name in Sweden.

Rob Ford is back.

It's time for Netflix's annual movie dump.

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The Daily Word in name tags, necrophilia and North Korea.

North Korea fired two missiles at Seth Rogan and James Franco.

Rest in peace, Bobby Womack.

They got Tyler’s name tag wrong at Taco John’s.

Fire kills spiders.

Was Jimmy Savile a necrophiliac?

The Nanny from Hell is packing her bags.

Will you see a UFO tonight?

Congratulations on your latest statistical victory, New Mexico.

There’s a fire in the Jemez.

A woman claims she was blackmailed by an APD officer.

An Albuquerque woman called her boyfriend 77,000 times in one week?

Happy birthday, Terry Funk.

Susan Petersen, thank you for the links!

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The Daily Word in "The View," medical marijuana and forgotten dough

Twelve-year-old Charlie Bothuell V, a Detroit boy who has been missing since June 14, was found alive in his parents' basement.

The Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law that banned protesters within 35 feet of abortion clinics.

German parliament “cuts ties” with Verizon Communications Inc., after allegations that the US was spying and that the firms were handing over data.

What's “The View” to do without Walters, Shepherd and McCarthy?

Doctors are baffled at the diseases states list as being eligible for medical marijuana prescriptions.

Because of impairment fees, the State has a nice little nest egg that they completely forgot about.

KOB4 obtained audio recordings of interviews with APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez from two days after the fatal shooting of James Boyd.

Two APD officers are being credited for “a big save” after talking a man down when he screamed that he had a gun and wanted to be killed.

A facility to open in Artesia, N.M., that will house women and children who've entered the US illegally to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America.

Now this is a photo with a story.

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The Daily Word in Uber, APD and APS

After hitting .309 this season and with 56 RBIs under his belt in 2014, Isotope First Baseman Clint Robinson gets called up to LA.

San Pedro Boulevard has the potential for walkability.

This sister of an APD shooting victim speaks out at World Socialist Web Site.

Uber is denied by the state Public Regulation Commission, yet continues to operate in the Albuquerque metropolitan area.

A man is suing Albuquerque Public Schools for having him arrested when he was 12.

A federal judge issued an injunction against the city of Ruidoso, N.M., over a violation of the First Amendment.

The Brookings Institution says our town is in the midst of a double dip recession.

Here is what’s going on at the vast nuclear weapons repository and 24-7 hot refueling center next door to us.

Thirty-six million dollars in Burque’s outstanding senior lien airport revenue bonds have an A+ rating, according to Fitch.

In this week’s fishing report, please note some dude named Robert “caught a 42-inch, 26-pound tiger muskie on Saturday at Bluewater Lake and later said, “It was a big, fat guy.”

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