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V.25 No.49 | 12/08/2016

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The Daily Word in the return of the DOJ and the debut of the "burgito"

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New Mexico's lottery scholarship is set to shrink.

Levi Chavez was denied his request for law officer recertification.

Department of Justice is looking into allegations APD altered or deleted police body cam videos.

South Korea's president has been impeached.

Scary mall Santas of yore.

American soccer fans that emulate British football fans.

Austria has finally announced its word of the year.

What New Mexicans have long known as a tortilla burger is making its Park Slope debut under the awkward moniker "burgito".

V.22 No.39 |

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The Daily Word in crap in a bag, protesters in the poke and the house of turds

The Affordable Care Act officially takes effect today

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How the government shutdown that took effect at midnight will affect the nation, New Mexico and public fountains.

Thirty-four undocumented youths are in custody at the US-Mexico border. They are protesting US immigration laws.

The Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")is here. But the enrollment websites are not working.

It's mating season for tarantulas.

Yes, we know: Levi Chavez is flat broke.

CNN celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain declares Santa Fe's Five & Dime Frito Pie "crap in a bag" made with canned chili, quickly issues apology.

O.J. Simpson is innocent!

Apparently this CBGB movie is really, really crummy (with link to movie and scathing review.)

Edward Snowden is a nominee for the Sakharov Prize, which recognizes individuals' achievements in furthering human rights.

BP may be fined for and are accused of lying about the magnitude of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

"Your fridge looks like it belongs to Satan" says reporter to man who consumes only raw meat.

A list of everything Walt Jr. ate for breakfast on Breaking Bad.

House of Turds.

Author Margaret Atwood wants the lyrics of O Canada changed so they are gender-neutral.

Goddammit, yesterday was Blasphemy Day.

V.22 No.28 |

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The Daily Word in Levi Chavez, Jenny McCarthy and the worst person in North America

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The Levi Chavez trial comes to an end, for better or for worse. (It's probably worse.)

The latest police shooting at least has a certain comedic value.

The Bosque has reopened! Please don't set it on fire.

Noted pretty person, terrible actress and raving anti-vaccination lunatic Jenny McCarthy will join The View. I wonder how many kids she will (indirectly) kill during sweeps week?

Alanis Morisette's song has been rewritten to actually be ironic.

Even though Los Zetas leader Miguel Treviño (official Worst Person in the North America and responsible for some truly evil acts) has been captured, don't expect Mexican cartel violence to stop any time soon.

And finally, today it's ok to marry gay in the UK.

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The Daily Word in Snowden, apple juice, fire restrictions

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Edward Snowden is seeking temporary asylum in Russia until he can reach one of the Latin American countries that has offered to take him in.

UNM police said a resident of Lobo Village admitted he was trying to make a psychedelic drug inside his apartment.

Closing arguments to begin today in the Levi Chavez murder trial.

House narrowly passes a controversial farm bill that carves out food stamps.

FDA to limit the amount of arsenic allowed in apple juice. Which led me to the question: there's arsenic in apple juice!?

Gentlemen, it might be time to lay off the fish oil.

Some fire restrictions lifted across the state today.

V.22 No.27 |

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The Daily Word in Levi Chavez, water-swiping Texans and Sarah Palin redux

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The recent rains mean that the National Forests aren't quite as likely to catch on fire if you camp in them. But you're still not allowed to do it yet.

Something something Levi Chavez trial something!

The Texans are coming for your water.

Behold, the strange and convoluted saga of the worst video game in the world! And charity marathon!

Sarah Palin is planning on running for senate.

Australia is spying on phone records too. But for really important reasons, like catching litterbugs.

You should be ashamed for giving up on Catch-22 after only 20 pages, but hey, at least you're not alone. Goodreads presents a graphic of the most commonly abandoned books.

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The Daily Word in local drug-treatment for teens, murder and low-impact sources of protein.

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MATS is now open to teens.

It is pretty hot.

Spend the rest of the day watching Levi Chavez stand trial for murder.

There is an aggressive hawk in Altura Park.

Someone found 100 pounds of weed in their recycling bin.

Tricky does Patti Smith.

A "low-impact source of protein."

Safety recall.

A Texas-based Swede was stabbed to death with a stiletto heel.

Football player gets 30 days for slapping his attorny's ass in court.

On this day in 1983 DEVO's Theme From Doctor Detroit peaked at #59 on the Billboard charts.

The Night-Stalker died.

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The Daily Word in Snowden's "disappearance," Syrian rebels and the Zimmerman trial

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Whooping cough claimed 10 children. Could lack of vaccines be a factor?

Where did Edward Snowden go?

The Zimmerman trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin starts today ...

Will the U.S. back Syrian rebels?

The Levi Chavez murder trial starts today as well ...

Ahem ... sir! That golf cart is not free!

New Mexico democrats rally to save federal special ed funding.

Officials say Thompson Ridge fire is 40 percent contained, while Kingston, N.M. has been issued a formal evacuation due to a fire in the Gila National Forest.

Val Midwest is on a photo spree!

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The Daily Word in China's fire, the Chavez case and bites on the buttocks

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You have the right to remain silent, now take this cotton swab and swirl it around your mouth for a spell.

Michael Douglas says that you can get throat cancer from an STD. Who'd have thought?

A fire at a poultry plant in Dehui, China kills 119 and injures 50.

Three storm chasers killed in Oklahoma; among them was veteran storm chaser Tim Samaras.

After a lengthy SWAT standoff, police have arrested a father and son in connection with the murder of 8-year-old Sunni Reza.

New Mexico fire crews hope to have two fires (Pecos and Tres Lagunas) fully contained by the end of Monday.

The Levi Chavez trial breaks ground almost six years after the shooting of his wife, Tera Chavez.

Tonight, we say "NO!" to fireworks!

Man arrested for aggravated battery after biting his wife's butt.

V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012

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The Daily Word in Bosque fire, WTF Florida, 100-pound scrotum

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American officials say C.I.A. is helping arm opposition to the Syrian government.

Bosque fire is much larger than previously estimated.

Levi Chavez has his bond doubled and is jailed after a witness in his case said Chavez confronted him.

Another naked man in Florida lashes out with his teeth.

Wait, what’s that? Another naked man on drugs in Florida?

Just stop it, Florida, stop it.

Best-selling biography by notorious, conservative ex-journalist portrays President Obama as a socialist, Muslim political hack.

The death of “Life in Hell.”

African-American student who was physically thrown out of a bar in North Carolina is exposing that bar for being, well, extremely racist.

Man with 100-pound scrotum has to wear a hoodie over his junk.

“The bat has the hiccups.”

Eh, people really ain’t that bad.

V.20 No.16 | 4/21/2011
Tera Cordova Chavez
Courtesy of the Cordova family

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“She Loved Strong”

The life of Tera Cordova Chavez

Tera Cordova Chavez was 26 when she died. Her husband, police officer Levi Chavez, reported that he found her body on Oct. 21, 2007, after she'd shot herself with his department-issued weapon. But questions arose. Police Chief Ray Schultz announced Levi’s termination this week.

News reports haven’t focused much on Tera as a person. This is her story.

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Ex-APD officer Levi Chavez has been fired

Police Chief Ray Schultz today announced that Levi Chavez is no longer on the city’s payroll.

Earlier this month, Chavez was indicted in the 2007 death of his wife, Tera Cordova Chavez. Read more about the case, including an interview with her family, in this Alibi.
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The Daily Word 4.8.11: Ducks, geese and lots of death

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Levi Chavez gets indicted for murder.

Goose and deer become buddies in cemetery.

Duck nesting at Chick-fil-A.

'30 Rock' may not be ending.

Tina Fey is pregnant with her second child.

Stripper gets 10 years in prison for killing a customer.

More than 100 bodies found in Ivory Coast, some burned alive.

Planned Parenthood only thing holding up budget deal, Harry Reid says.

Friday protests break out in middle east.

Police have suspect in Long Island serial killings.