The Daily Word in poverty, beisbol and cannabis
More nuevomexicanos live in poverty this year compared to last. And we're still the second-most impoverished state in the nation.
Scope our inaugural Cannabis Issue in print or online for editorials on politics and policy and arts and economics, a N.M. MMJ primer, a cannabis timeline, a compilation of weed quotes and more.
James Gandolfini would have turned 53 years old today. We sure do miss you, boss.
The Daily Word in Albuquerque's famous Tex-Mex cuisine
Hey, Albuquerque made a top-5 list of cities for foodies in Women’s Health Magazine! Let’s see what this well-researched article says about us. “Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines have been ABQ mainstays for—seemingly—ever.” Have you ever seen an entire city facepalm itself, Women’s Health?
Rain is coming! Thanks to Tropical Storm Odile.
A Las Vegas, NM man may have the second ever authenticated photo of Billy the Kid.
Forensic study of Richard III’s skeleton reveals that when he went down, he went down hard.
Santa Fe’s advisory Public Safety Committee is struggling to wrap their heads around the marijuana decriminalization law. “It’s unlawful but it’s not a big deal?” said committee member Joe Arellano. “I’m not sure I understand.” Actually, Joe, that’s pretty much it. This isn’t hard. Really.
And later today, we’ll find out which major league team the ‘Topes will feed into.
The Daily Word in a toy factory in downtown Albuququerque, bad ad hoc hypothoses and removing that U2 album from your iTunes
It is going to be cooler and wetter in New Mexico.
Some folks are upset about a graphic State Fair float.
The Etsy guy is starting a toy factory in downtown Albuquerque.
It's time for the Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses.
The effects of Fukishima on Mushi Mushi Land.
Here is a long list of crap you are doing wrong.
Get up to date on the bizarre Rob Ford/Doug Ford switcheroo that took place in the Toronto Mayoral race.
One quadruple amputation? OK. Three quadruple amputations? Suspicious.
Vice Magazine tries to vape cheap vodka.
The vice chair of the Arizona GOP made some naziesque comments over the weekend ....
Apple has put up a special page for removing the U2 album from iTunes.
The Daily Word in robots, rats and rockstars.
Kanye West stopped his concert because a fan in a wheelchair wouldn’t stand up.
Country crooner Lynn Anderson was arrested after a drunken car smash.
Courtney Love rocks the guitar lamely.
A Samsung robot sentry shoots everyone, period.
Quadrupedal robots frolic gracefully to the tune of a new cheetah algorithm.
An Albuquerque pumpkin heist will likely scar toddlers’ psyches.
A virtual Boobie Squeezing Simulator makes girlfriends obsolete.
Scottish independence might be an actual thing.
A sleeping Brooklyn toddler survived a savage rat attack.
A gravedigger photographed himself with the exhumed remains of his long deceased nephew.
The Bernalilllo County Commission will take legal action against the Secretary of State to ensure key issues (including decriminalization of marijuana possession) will be on the ballot in this November’s election.
It’s State Fair time.
Jose Nino’s baby won’t go to sleep.
Let the shooting competition begin.
What’s happening in Albuquerque today?
Happy birthday, Tom Hardy.
Today’s Daily Word was made possible with generous link-cullling assistance from Constance Moss, Geoffrey Plant, Janet Miller, Lisa Barrow, Kyle Silfer and Susan Petersen. Thanks, you guys!
The Daily Word in Zeus, health care and Rebel Donut
South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The Navy is searching for a missing pilot after two jets crashed into the Pacific Ocean.
A woman in Blackstone, Mass., was arrested after the remains of three infants were found in her home.
Around 250,000 people in Virginia will lose their health insurance at the end of November.
Rebel Donut is going to be featured on the show “Donut Showdown” tonight on the Cooking Channel!
A crafty thief used her kid as she stole a credit card, then proceeded to give herself the royal treatment with a shopping spree.
A woman and her 2-year-old son are on the mend after two dogs brutally attacked them.
Zeus, the world's tallest dog, passed away this week. RIP big guy.
The Daily Word in APD, melanoma and kindness
A USA Today article published yesterday quoted Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden recognizing "a systemic failure in ... ability to track employee misconduct." Eden went to say, "I believe there are people on the force who shouldn't be on the force.'' But Eden told USA Today that police union contracts make it difficult to enforce retroactive discipline within bounds of a union contract, stating "Yes, we may be stuck with them."
Today Albuquerque Police Officers Association President Stephanie Lopez told KOAT that she initially felt disappointed and angered that Eden would represent officers in this light. But Lopez and Eden have since talked and are now on the same page.
SolaranRX Inc. has licensed a groundbreaking method for diagnosing and treating melanoma. The process was developed by UNM Pharmaceutical Sciences and DermatologyAssociate Professor Dr. Yubin Miao. The technology involves a peptide that binds to melanoma cells which can be infused with imaging and therapeutic radionuclides to assess and treat melanoma.
Outfitted in full gear, Albuquerque firefighters climbed stairs 110 stories today in honor of those lost in the 9/11 terror attacks.
Starting next week Alaska Airlines will offer nonstop daily flights from Albuquerque to Seattle.
On this day of remembrance, a quote by Vonnegutian protagonist Eliot Rosewater seems appropriate: "Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you've got about a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of babies: God damn it, you've got to be kind."
The Daily Word in on-again, off-again pot ballot measures
Remember the pot question that was going to be on the ballot, then wasn’t going to be on the ballot, then was going to be on the ballot? It’s not going to be on the ballot.
You don’t have to dig up an Alamogordo landfill to find a lot of copies of a terrible game from the last century. A store in Albuquerque has hundreds of copies of “Night Trap,” the 1993 game that sent Senaotor Lieberman into apoplexy and pushed the industry to adopt a rating system.
Does your Internet seem slow today? Time to learn about net neutrality.
And Facebook likes Harry Potter better than the bible.
The Daily Word in Miley Cyrus' junk, Pablo Escobar's weird brother and Albuquerque's delicious tap water
Members of a church in Alamogordo showed their distaste for Satan by burning the Devil in effigy.
Albuquerque has some of the tastiest water in the nation.
Mayor Berry and APD chief Eden are on a junket to Vegas for better policing ideas.
That controversial national police shooting competition is on for this weekend in Albuquerque.
Miley Cyrus is having her first art show featuring "a bunch of junk glued to stuff".
Much to others' dismay, China is building it's own islands in the South China Sea.
Live coverage of today's iPhone 6 release.
Climate change will likely cause some species of birds to move or go extinct.
There's a longer video of Ray Rice knocking out his girlfriend in an elevator.
The Daily Word in Olive Garden, Chick-Fil-A and the destruction of the universe.
I suspect I’ve been fighting the new unidentified respiratory virus for two weeks as of tomorrow.
Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson comes clean with a racist email.
Stephen Hawking says the God particle could destroy the entire universe.
Behold the viking ring fortress.
Put a coin in dry ice.
Olive Garden offers you endless noodles for seven weeks.
Kate Middleton is pregnant again.
Will Bernalillo County commissioners put pot on the ballot?
The return of “Cops” makes some people angry.
The Grim Reaper spoke to KRQE.
Happy birthday, Aimee Mann.
The Daily Word in yearbook woes, the job market and free pot
Economists say the job growth in August wasn't very good, but there's no reason to worry.
In Florida, a missing autistic boy was found unharmed; however, the man he was found with is suspected of four murders.
A Maine mother is fighting the state over a do-not-resuscitate order placed on her injured child.
Another individual has come forward to sue Penn State in regard to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
Open space officers located a group of hikers who went missing yesterday in the Embudito area. All three were unharmed.
The autopsy report has been released for the gruesome killing of Emily Lambert in March in Carlsbad, N.M.
People in Portales, N.M., are outraged at topless photos in a high school yearbook.
Starting next summer, citizens in Berkeley, Calif., who make less than $32,000 can get free pot. Assuming they have a medical marijuana card, of course.
October Colors in New Mexico at Loma Colorado Main Library Auditorium
Annual Conversation with Mayor Richard J. Berry at Sheraton Uptown Hotel
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