V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016
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Kids These Days
Friday, May 13: The First Annual ABQ STEM Fiesta
By Megan Reneau [ Wed May 11 2016 12:00 PM ]
Science, technology, engineering and math activities for all ages.
V.25 No.13 | 03/31/2016
All Students (ahem, properly filled-in scantrons) Matter
Wednesday, Apr 13: First We Walked Out, Now We Opt Out
By Monica Schmitt [ Mon Apr 11 2016 10:00 AM ]
A town hall on standardized testing. Featuring special guest Janelle Astorga, co-leader of the Albuquerque High School PARCC walk outs.
V.25 No.12 | 3/24/2016
APD Still Not Meeting Requirements
APD still not meeting requirements, discussion on rights for transgender students gets heated and NM becomes abortion hotspot of the Southwest.
V.25 No.4 | 01/28/2016
Vote for Education
By Megan Reneau [ Mon Feb 1 2016 12:18 PM ]
If you’re a registered voter living in the Albuquerque area (particularly if you’re in the APS district), tomorrow is an important day! A vote regarding educational bonds affecting APS, CNM and local charter schools is taking place. This could increase CNM’s capital mill levy $1 million (they haven’t gotten an increase since 1996) and APS and charter schools' capital mill levy to $575 million. Capital mill levy means the money would go towards construction, renovations, operating expenses, etc. And guess what! This won’t increase taxes!!! Whaaaaat!
V.25 No.3 | 1/21/2016
The Kids are Alright
Memoirs of an educational assistant
By Taylor Grabowsky
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Dickens was talking about teaching when he wrote that, right?
V.25 No.2 | 1/14/2016
City Council Lite
Voting, electrical Lines, homelessness on agenda
By Carolyn Carlson
Gotta give some kudos to the council for the patience it takes at some meetings to listen to some citizen commenters.
V.25 No.1 | 01/07/2016
The Daily Word in innovative helmets, an escaped prisoner, and the State of the Union Address
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Jan 13 2016 11:53 AM ]
Finally, a way to stop sports from killing people.
Albuquerque man shoots dog in a disturbing and unpleasant incident.
The future of mass transit, hopefully.
V.24 No.53 | 12/31/2015
The Daily Word in winter storms, “woman’s card” and Walmart
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Mon Dec 28 2015 10:30 AM ]
Eastbound I-40 is reopening now, in small stages.
Extreme weather and deadly storms cross the southern and western parts of the United States, killing at least 43 people.
Could Superintendent payouts be a thing of the past? If this bill passes, then yes.
Netflix and Chill: what's coming to a streaming service near you in January.
Let this app do the breaking up for you, you coward.
The life and times of Walmart and it's customers.
V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015
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.
V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015
The Daily Word in the US, Bees and Policing
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Nov 5 2015 11:36 AM ]
Presidential Candidates as Disney villains.
Details of the US-led attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital are being released.
This women's underwear brand is getting a lot of attention—but not for the reason you think.
More disgusting issues regarding APS employees.
Kurt Cobain's unreleased songs will be made public soon. You can listen to one right now!
Police unions are active against fighting reform. Surprised? Me either.
Scaring kids doesn't teach them to know better. Water is wet.
V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015
The Daily Word in tripping witches, Trump effigies in the South Valley and Halloween
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 27 2015 10:03 AM ]
The Southwest Chief will continue to roll through New Mexico as usual.
The Green Jeans Farmery shipping container plaza was red-tagged by the city on the eve of its grand opening.
The City is offering "haunted jail tours" at the old metro court.
The South Valley's El Kookooe was a Trump effigy this year, El Koko Trump.
Some dude in Grants, NM got really drunk and killed a friend he thought was transforming into a zombie.
The sex abuse trial of the man who was hired by APS w/out a background check, Jason Martinez, ended in mistrial.
No eggs for minors at this store during Halloween.
Happy Halloween, don't electrocute yourself.
Chewbacca was arrested in Ukraine after violating election laws by campaigning for Darth Vader on Election Day.
Halloween, Halloween, Halloween. Let's take a moment to remind ourselves why witches ride broomsticks and what really makes them fly.
The World Series begins tonight with the Mets vs the Royals in Kansas City.
V.24 No.40 | 10/1/2015
The Daily Word in pickles, Boehners and the Pope
By Megan Reneau [ Fri Sep 25 2015 1:49 PM ]
Trans woman harassed by dumb idiots that work for the TSA.
Did the Holy Spirit move House Speaker John Boehner to change his party from “Asshole” to “Philanthropist”? Only time will tell.
Pope Francis heals all.
Tasha The Amazon must be an angel (or an alien) because her flow is heavenly.
New students at UNM inspire an overhaul of the local education system.
I encourage you to be a professional, take your job seriously (especially on a Friday!) and look at these otters.
Don't fuck with pickles, man.
Critical thinking is difficult for government officials, but I believe they can do it one day.
V.24 No.35 | 08/27/2015
The Daily Word in impeaching New Mexico's Secretary of State, the Shigir Idol and King Tut's boner
RIP The Pizz
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Sep 1 2015 11:46 AM ]
Highly regarded lowbrow artist The Pizz died.
The Atari games unearthed in Alamogordo and sold online have brought in a tidy sum of money for the city.
Secretary of State Dianna Duran is facing allegations she violated campaign finance laws by transferring money between personal bank accounts and campaign fund accounts, among other questionable actions.
Former Deputy Superintendent of APS Jason Martinez bonded out of a Colorado jail.
Was a Rio Rancho Middle School teacher intoxicated in the classroom?
Here's a look at the controversial new American history textbooks.
Guinea man hid behind a Mercedes car motor in an attempt to sneak across the Spanish border.
A Russian statue found in a peat bog is older than previously thought, making the wooden icon the oldest wooden artifact in the world—older than the Pyramids.
V.24 No.34 | 08/20/2015
The Daily Word in APD's BAC blues, The Fastest Nun in The West and John MacAfee on the Ashley-Madison hack
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Aug 25 2015 11:39 AM ]
Authorities in Colorado are issuing arrest warrants for the new and now former deputy superintendent of APS, who is facing child sexual assault charges there.
A group of trucks stopped traffic and did donuts for a while on I-25 near Montgomery last Sunday.
The "Fastest Nun in the West" is on her way to possible sainthood.
Stock markets rebounded from yesterday's crash after China once again cut its central interest rate.
Some kid in Taiwan accidentally poked a hole in a 17th century oil painting worth millions.
Although they're banned in Albuquerque pools, business at a mermaid tail swim school in Toronto is going swimmingly.
A girl who had been teased for liking boy stuff like Star Wars caught the attention of another Star Wars fan and ended up with some custom Storm Trooper armor and a meet with Weird Al.
V.24 No.29 | 07/16/2015
The Daily Word in naloxone, unicorns and bison.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 21 2015 1:29 PM ]
It may become more difficult for the public to access naloxone in New Mexico.
This is some seriously strange Cory Feldman right here.
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