Firefighters, Bureaucracy and the Budget
The last council meeting of 2016
911 Calls Illuminate Shooting Timeline
The Daily Word in Obama's pressing conference, stray bullets and a grave-robbing decorator
I hope you got some good notes handy, Mr. President.
Sorry Monsanto, I didn't know these were your beans.
Just in case you want to know what's going on with Dr. Kermit Gosnell ...
Woman struck by stray bullet on Mother's Day "expected to be alright."
Steven Michael Quezada to speak at LULAC convention.
Wow, Brad Tate's got some record there.
Our local K-9's have got some good scent magic going on.
Debra Farinella, I think those deceased people would like their flowers back.
A tale of two studies
Two reports were released last month with conflicting suggestions for the Albuquerque Fire Department.
One, commissioned by the local union, suggests AFD needs more staff and more gear to meet calls within nationally recommended response times.
The second, commissioned by the mayor, looks at cost-cutting measures at AFD, such has trimming down personnel sent to emergencies and structure fires.
Read all about it in Carolyn Carlson’s article.
Study says AFD needs more staff and more gear to answer calls quickly
Mixed messages from the Council
In this issue’s episode of Council Watch, councilors give landmark status to Bataan Memorial Park but vote down the LGBT-friendly Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Day. Conservative councilors—Trudy Jones, Brad Winter, Dan Lewis and Michael Cook—shot it down. Don Harris left the meeting before the vote.
Hot in Here
The Daily Word in fire fighting drug traffickers, nuclear waste, National Good Day Day and Juan Epstein, r.i.p.
There is a new commission trying to figure out what to do with thousands of tons of nuclear waste in America.
Gwynyth Doland is the new head of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government.
Are Yelp and other crowdsourcing tools wrecking your chances for good time?
This guy figured out when Ice Cube actually did have that good day.
Here's a helpful guide about the American film industry's long-standing resistance to new technology.
The Pentagon wants a super-
Uggs are banned at this Pennsylvania middle school.
Oakland Mayor tells Occupy Oakland protesters to "stop using Oakland as its playground." 300 arrested.
This physician wanted to reanimate George Washington using a bellows, fire and lamb's blood.
Cats in sinks photo gallery.
Robert Hegyes, Welcome Back Kotter's Juan Epstein died.
The Star Trek house may be dismantled and sold. By the builder's ex-wife.
On this day in 1880 W.C. Fields was born.
Donate your old cell phones to overseas troops
In the past, I've had a few friends who made fighting with their boyfriends an art form. I'm talking about the kind of fighting where they would scream and yell, throw themselves out of slowly-moving cars, destroy their boyfriends' cell phones and go storming off into the darkness. I'm sure you know the type. If you're not one of these soap opera stars of life, chances are you have at least one cell phone sitting in a drawer somewhere that you've retired for the newer, sleeker model. You know you'll never use it again (or break it). There are many people overseas serving our country that could take that tiny machine and put it to good use. Please do a stranger a favor. You can donate your phones to any AFD fire station or APD substation. Delete all of the content on your cell phone prior to donating by going to this site. For the full 411, check out Cellphonesforsoldiers.com. If you're the type of person that hangs on to stuff just in case, keep in mind you can still go for lamps and dishes if you really need to destroy something to get your point across.