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This Week's News & Opinion: transgender rights, criminal justice reform, Medicaid, “Breaking Bad”

Adrien Lawyer performs with A Band Named Sue at a 2010 fundraiser for the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico.
D'asha Stephens
Adrien Lawyer performs with A Band Named Sue at a 2010 fundraiser for the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico.

News Profile: Transgender rights have been neglected, Adrien Lawyer says

Making Sausage: Criminal justice reform may still be in the cards for New Mexico

Ortiz y Pino: Medicaid needs overhaul, not amputation

Odds & Ends: Mayor’s ex-wife gets a birthday boulder; one plucky, popular parrot; a week on a flagpole; police search house for missing remote

Letters: Offending sex offenders; immigrants ruin America; Israeli apartheid; haiku gets lost in translation; if you don’t like “Breaking Bad,” change the channel

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This Week's News & Opinion: APD’s murkiness, indoor surfing, Badlands mystery, heroin problems

Instructor Nick Hernandez shows the author how it’s done.
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Instructor Nick Hernandez shows the author how it’s done.

Can APD beat its rap?

Indoor surfing? Knot those shorts tight.

The Radford Files: Lost in the badlands

Council Watch: City Council discuss heroin’s toll in Albuquerque

Odds & Ends: Attack of jealousy, that spark, hunt for fare-skipper, pink pistol penis shot

Letters: Student loans, subsidies, poverty and obesity

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This Week's News & Opinion: youth group’s hardcore biking, free birth control, drunk mayor

Jake Foreman (fifth from left) and students from the Native American Community Academy
Elise Kaplan
Jake Foreman (fifth from left) and students from the Native American Community Academy

Native youth group bikes 200 miles on the Trail of the Ancients

Miss Diagnosis: Free birth control and other big bonuses

Answer Me This: Tracking Burque, drunk mayor, tornado, mesa murders

Odds & Ends: Nuclear kitchen meltdown, no Kit-Kat for fishes, doll rescue, don’t sleep in the road, Batman’s helper

Letters: Boo El Machete, tiny toons, “Breaking Bad” makes us look bad, parents raise fat kids, game of thrones, the credit downgrade hurts

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This Week's News & Opinion: An alternative oasis for expectant mothers, council asks feds to probe APD

Midwives Melanie Yanke (left) and Abigail Lanin Eaves run Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center in the North Valley.
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Midwives Melanie Yanke (left) and Abigail Lanin Eaves run Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center in the North Valley.

News Profile: Where babies come from

City Council asks the feds to probe APD

Answer Me This: The week in trash, swimming, Arizona and marriage

Travelog: A damn Grand Canyon

Odds & Ends: Dog poop = gold, wine in the docks, playing favorites ... with a gun, truck testicles

Letters: Crap food and obesity, American fascism, Christian terrorism, goodbye Newsland, love for the ages

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This Week's News & Opinion: goodbye Newsland, wrestling love, inspector vs. Darren White

Newsland owner Roger Walsh
Elise Kaplan
Newsland owner Roger Walsh

Newsland closes the book

Love in the pro wrestling ring

Council Bite: Inspector could investigate Darren White

Ask Kat Curious: Am I being weird? Or is it women?

Odds & Ends: Meat lawsuit; fake arrest turns real; no candidates for mayor; a tea bottle between neighbors

Letters: How the U.S. spends money, your dogs are gross, steampunk writers, bad driving is bad driving

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This Week's News & Opinion: NM activists go to Gaza, Darren White, Casey Anthony’s knight

U.S. Boat to Gaza

Freedom Flotilla II: New Mexico activists join 22-country protest fleet to Gaza

Council Bite: The Darren White Probe

Odds & Ends: Pushing the boss’ car; the Netherlands’ worst driver; no clapping in public; Casey Anthony’s knight; punches for compliments

Letters: City cuts = reckless driving, Alibi in “Breaking Bad,” TED’s excellent adventure

Ask Kat Curious: Someone’s husband hit on me. Should I tattle?

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This Week's News & Opinion: last shuttle update, claiming a foul ball, big money in NM politics

The Vehicle Assembly Building where the shuttle was prepared for launch
Natalie Willoughby
The Vehicle Assembly Building where the shuttle was prepared for launch

The Last Shuttle: A report from the Kennedy Space Center

Baseball: Making claim to a foul ball is seldom easy

Kaaa-ching: Holding back the tide of big money in New Mexico politics

Odds & Ends: Bomb bell, suitcase escape, inmating, helmets R stoopit

Letters: We are really the worst, film losses, rock rock rock, fake guide

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The Daily Word where a dog bites Morrissey, Ron Paul Retires and there's Carmageddon in LA

Republicans gave away the debt ceiling fight.

The House fails to pass the Bulb Act.

Americans are having fewer children.

The Westboro Baptist Church chickens out of protesting Betty Ford's funeral.

Bronze letters stolen from buildings in Belen.

Recall elections begin in Wisconsin.

OUTRAGE after Michelle Obama eats a hamburger.

Ron Paul is retiring from Congress to focus on losing his presidential election.

Why the dollar store is a ripoff.

Bring your protractors to Pittsburgh.

The National League wins the All-Star Game.

Some dog hates Morrissey almost as much as I do.

L.A. is preparing for Carmageddon.

I've been a Netflix member since 2000, and in that time they've never raised my rates, but what the hell Netflix?

Greatest headline ever.

RIP Sherwood Schwartz.

Best ever cover of They Might Be Giants' Istanbul (Not Constantinople).

The last know surviving dinosaur was the triceratops.

What is a derecho?

Front row on world's steepest roller coaster.

Five million 4chan posts visualized.

Richard Simmons discovers planking, but when will he master flanking?

Happy Birthday Bob Crane!!!

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This Week's News & Opinion: firefighters’ struggles, detainees ask to be deported, chilling in Los Ranchos

The helicopter used by wildland firefighter Jessica Hall’s team, Sandia Helitack. Behind the chopper, the Monument Fire burns.
Jessica Hall
The helicopter used by wildland firefighter Jessica Hall’s team, Sandia Helitack. Behind the chopper, the Monument Fire burns.

Flame Wars: A year in firefighting unlike any other

Detainees in New Mexico beg to be deported through safe territory

Travelog: A staycation in Los Ranchos

Odds & Ends: Is there a doctor in the house?, lego car, Snickers in the gas tank

Letters: Gessing responds, Schrader on cigarettes, let me in the Bosque, homeless children

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This Week's News & Opinion: Take a walk in the cleated shoes of a golf course range picker, why the the state is nixing endangered wolf reintroduction, global warming skeptic, APD’s shooting spree

Jim Dunn at work at UNM's Championship Golf Course
Toby Smith
Jim Dunn at work at UNM's Championship Golf Course

Range War: A day in the life of a picker: An uncomfortably close look into the mind—and cage—of the guy with the golf ball target on his back.

Wolf vs. State: Guv-appointed commission yanks New Mexico’s support for wolf reintroduction

Ortiz y Pino: debates global warming skeptic Pat Michaels

Police on Police: Law enforcement think tank weighs in on APD’s shootings

Odds & Ends: Penis piercing; denture theft; Amish sexting; drive-through pass-out

Letters: Rail Runner, tax the rich, dating in the 505, prostitution ring

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This Week's News & Opinion: $1 million for wrong accusation, APD shootings, Gary Johnson, Rail Runner

Jim Dunn inside the picker cage.
Toby Smith
Jim Dunn inside the picker cage.

Justice at a Price: City writes $1 million check to magazine salesman accused of murder

Council Watch: APD shootings, fire code, red-light cameras

Answer Me This: The smeller, Gary Johnson, Rail Runner, stunning

Ask Kat Curious: Dating in your forties

Odds & Ends: Poisoned cookies, ancient feces, shot it off, assault with weasel

Letters: Rail Runner, sardines, Afghanistan, Aztec Motel

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This Week's News & Opinion: racism in the military, wildfire dangers, treasures of the North

Courtesy of Adam Jarrell

Return Fire: Soldier files a racism complaint about his superiors

Answer Me This: The guv, Op Curb Side, fire danger and the ER

Travelog: North! To Heron! (And away from the smoke)

Odds & Ends: Wife overboard, most pierced woman marries, boob job promise present, deadly flying bear, cemetery sex

Letters: Protecting the thin places, treatment for substance-abusing mothers

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This Week's News & Opinion: LGBT family pride, 35th Annual PrideFest, Families against APD, Johnny Tapia

Partners Rebecca Rosales and DeAnna Armijo with their two daughters
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Partners Rebecca Rosales and DeAnna Armijo with their two daughters

Family Pride: Making a place for LGBT parents—and their kids—is a priority for nonprofits

35th Annual Pride Parade and PrideFest: The official schedule

An interview with the activist who stood in the way of the oil industry

Council Watch: Families stand against APD shootings

Burque boxing legend Johnny Tapia’s real addiction

Ask Kat Curious: A diatribe against puritanism

Odds & Ends: Hedonistic monks, hug Nazis, drive-through homes

Letters: Herion, health care cuts, reversing the eco-rules

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The Heroin Surge: Addiction climbs in Albuquerque

The rise of a Serbian tennis star and his Burque superfan

Medicaid axes inpatient program for drug-addicted mothers

Odds & Ends: Assault rifle vs. washing machine, swim noodle fistfight, breasts distract courtroom

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This Week's News & Opinion: Mayor Berry’s new plan, words from a wildfire watchdog, on cheering bin Laden’s death

Smokey the Bear
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Sunbear Vierra

News Profile: This engine crew captain fights wildfires in New Mexico

The future of Burque

From the Foxhole: President Adams on bin Laden

Travelog: A Coen brothers-inspired visit to Las Vegas, N.M.

Odds & Ends: Right to porn, beer defense, policy saves, pencil stabbings, bus karma

Letters: Myth of deadly prairie dogs

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