V.25 No.43 | 10/27/2016
By Joshua Lee
Teachers Protest Evaluations
In this week’s Newscity, APS teachers protest the state’s teacher evaluation process, APD begins to implement the use of Narcan and UNM reaches an agreement with the DOJ.
V.25 No.41 | 10/13/2016
The Power of Peanut Butter
By Joshua Lee
The Cheesecake Factory donates peanut butter, grocery prices drop, kids vote on their school lunch menu, four local breweries take home medals from the Great American Beer Festival and learn how to make your own cheese.
V.25 No.35 | 09/01/2016
The Daily Word In justified gun discharge, no big 12 and the return of Lyft
By August March [ Thu Sep 1 2016 12:25 PM ]
An APD officer who suffered a broken femur and wrist in an encounter with a convicted felon and habitual offender was cleared of wrong doing in the incident.
UNM sports teams are out of the running to be part of the Big 12 Conference.
An affordable housing project called CUATRO opened on Fourth Street recently.
Albuquerque Public Schools is delaying some important remodeling and renovation projects because of a lawsuit calling into issue the district's funding process.
First the Isotopes eked one out; then the Bees bounced back.
The return of Lyft bodes well for the Duke City.
There are some really big Rainbow Trout in New Mexico lakes and someone from Burque caught one in the Pecos River "while fly-fishing with a bead-head, pheasant tail nymph."
V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016
Gisela Merkuur / Public Domain
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.
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