Debbie O'Malley


The Daily Word in BP, poorest president and Pong

BP's looking at a $4.5 billion fine and criminal charges against staff members.

The gap between rich and poor in New Mexico is the widest in the nation.

Pit bull terriers killed a Chihuahua and sent her owner to the hospital.

Debbie O'Malley might remain on the Council and take a seat on the County Commission.

Remember when 48 women training for the military said they'd been sexually assaulted or harassed by their instructors? The Air Force has a weird solution: Trainees must have a wingman all the time.

Nonstop flights from Albuquerque to New York.

FBI investigates death threats against the guy holding the coyote-killing contest in Los Lunas.

The poorest president in the world. "If you don't have many possessions, then you don't need to work all your life like a slave to sustain them."

Violence escalates in Gaza and Israel. Rockets kill 15 Palestinians and three Israelis.

Louisiana governor is the first Republican to denounce Mitt Romney's notion that he lost the election because President Obama gave gifts to minorities and youth.

5-Hour Energy shot-like drink blamed for 13 deaths.

Colorado Visitors Bureau plans NOT to capitalize on legal recreational marijuana.

Science looks at rappers' brains to find the basis of improvisation.

Pong is 40-years-old and no one has topped it, says this guy.

How to become as observant as Sherlock Holmes. (Also, "Sherlock," the BBC miniseries available on Netflix instawatch, is dope.)


Best of Burque bonus: Councilor Debbie O'Malley’s favorite things about ABQ

Albuquerque’s District 2 City Councilor let us peek at her Best of Burque ballot. (Click here to read picks from Gwyneth Doland, Tom Frouge, Jaque Fragua and three others).

Best High School

Valley, of course!

Best Festival or Parade

Carnuel Road Parade and Fiesta, a true community celebration!

Best Thing About Albuquerque


Best Mural

The Convention Center mural. It is very colorful and lively.

Best Museum

¡explora! It's got something for everyone at any age.

Best Arts Nonprofit

VSA North Fourth Art Center. VSA is a community-based organization that serves the whole community and has played a significant role over the years in changing society's attitude toward people with disabilities. At VSA you will find some of the most wonderful pieces of art and incredible artists.

Best Bakery

Flying Star. Because they use butter in everything!

Best Specialty Grocery Store

La Montañita Co-op, because it supports local growers and has the best deal on bulk oatmeal.

Best Toy Store

Out of the Blue on Rio Grande. You can find a toy for anyone at any age and support a local business!

Best Gym

New Heart Center for Wellness, Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation. After my husband's heart attack we started attending this gym and have really enjoyed the experience.

Best Spa

Betty's. I had a facial there, what a treat.

Best Dry Cleaner

Route 66 Dry Cleaners. Dependable and affordable, they do the best job.

Best Hair and Nail Salon

Salon "B." The salon is owned and operated by a local Old Town family, Barbara does a great job on my hair and her mom does my nails.

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