Supreme Court


V.26 No.11 | 03/16/2017

The Daily Word in Silencers, Credit Card Skimmers and the Supreme Court

The Daily Word

What happens when schizophrenics embrace the voices they hear?

There's been a shooting outside of the UK's Parliament in London.

Legislation is in the works to relax the long-standing federal regulation to make silencers easier to buy.

Google has created a new way to share your location with your contacts.

There are still potentially 19 credit card skimmers out and about in town.

Today is the third day of Neil Gorsuch's supreme court confirmation hearing.

Will TrumpCare be approved?

Another person from the Trump Campaign is connected to Russia … he was paid by “a Putin ally.”

V.25 No.43 | 10/27/2016

Seasons Change

Early Voting Edition

So you've probably heard of this crazy thing called early voting... ever tried it? I have. It's totally the best. You get hit with a rush of patriotic power, like, as soon as you walk in because you get to vote almost as soon as you walk in.

Seriously, though, I highly recommend it. The longest I've ever had to wait for early voting was maybe three minutes. Compared to what I saw for the primary election earlier this year—crazy long lines and wait times—and, personally, I expect there will more people this time around.

Early voting is easy. You can literally google, “early voting near me” and polling stations near you will come up on your screen. Go here and they'll even tell you what the wait time currently is! If you're concerned about time, your employer legally has to give you time off to vote.

Voting is important, particularly this election cycle. Please vote. And the sooner, the better. Good luck fam. Early voting ends Nov. 5.

V.25 No.25 | 06/23/2016

The Daily Word in Inequality, Abortion Rights and Helium

The Daily Word

A bird's eye view of inequality and a few words on perspective by the photographer who snapped the powerful images.

On Monday the Supreme Court struck down on abortion clinic restrictions in Texas, stating that the strict requirements “constitute an undue burden on [a woman's] constitutional right to [seek an abortion].”

The ruling could have a ripple effect on many other Republican-run states with strict abortion laws.

Evolution favors simplicity, which is one of many reasons why it doesn't make sense for our ape cousins to evolve into humans. Take it from the experts; I only minored in anthropology.

Scientists discovered more than a trillion liters of helium beneath Tanzania, a relieving find after some researchers feared an impending helium shortage. Scientists rely on the gas for MRI scanners which I guess is more important than high-pitched birthday party entertainment.

Boba already exists, Starbucks.

Harrison Ford for president.

V.25 No.12 | 3/24/2016

news

The Daily Word in Lawsuits, Zoo Escapes and The Easter Bunny

The Daily Word

A Siamang monkey escaped from the Biopark Zoo this weekend and I missed it.

Oklahoma and Nebraska no to the Colorado ganja.

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hoppin’ through a New Jersey mall, throwin’ punches in a brawl.

When Starbucks gives you a little instead of a latte.

HashtagTeamApple.

First impressions are literally everything.

It’s been proven that the early 2000’s will obviously never die. Now what about bringing back those 2000’s fashion trends?

V.25 No.10 | 03/10/2016

News

The Daily Word in pregnant dinosaurs, sainthood and Merrick Garland

The Daily Word

Dahling, your neighborhood is just sooooo charming.

#TrumpUniversityMascot is the best hashtag game ever.

The food industry doesn't want you to know which products are genetically modified. Gross.

Also gross: a video of molten copper being poured over a Big Mac ... to no effect.

President Obama has nominated Garland as Scalia's replacement in the US Supreme Court.

Mitch McConnell plans to delay the Senate's vote on the next Supreme Court justice.

Ready for the real life Jurassic Park? Scientists have discovered a fossilized pregnant T Rex!

N.M. has a serious opiate abuse problem so the government has awarded the state $1.7 million for health centers and treatment providers.

Divers in Indonesia found endangered animals trapped in underwater cages.

The Ferguson City Council has unanimously agreed to a DOJ overhaul on its police force and municipal court system.

Mother Teresa may be coming up on sainthood but she was no saint.

V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016

News

The Daily Word in manure, guard wigs and #vajayjaygate

The Daily Word

A trial date has been set for the mother of Omaree Varela.

A city bus driver is under investigation after trying to kick a passenger off the bus for holding a conversation with no one.

Sometimes you just need that nicotine.

Justice Anthony Kennedy has the opportunity to roll back the new laws in Texas that closed about half of the state's abortion clinics.

Some people have no imagination: Here's a map of the US by what is most searched for on Pornhub.

Do you know about #vajayjaygate?

A farmer in Ohio spelled out "NO TRUMP" in manure across his field.

Get your "guard wig" now to win a Donald Trump look-alike contest while also protecting your noggin from assassins.

V.24 No.26 | 06/25/2015

news

The Daily Word In OMG THE SUPREME COURT LEGALIZED SAME SEX-MARRIAGE IN ALL 50 STATES!

The Daily Word

There's no other news today other than

SAME SEX MARRIAGE WAS LEGALIZED IN ALL 50 STATES ! ! !

Major high five, Supreme Court!

Let's celebrate and take in this incredibly important moment in our history!

V.24 No.3 |

news

The Daily Word in heavenly lies, gay marriage and glitter

The Daily Word

The kid who wrote The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven admits: “I did not die. I did not go to heaven.”

The clock is ticking on the issue of gay marriage for Supreme Court justices who need to put it on their calendar before their current term ends in June.

If civics isn't your best subject, you might not want to move to Arizona.

Police are looking for a teenage Kentucky couple who have gone on a multi-state crime spree.

Scientists report that 2014 was the hottest year in Earth's recorded history.

SWAT has been called out to a home in southwest ABQ where a man has barricaded himself after trying to commit an auto burglary. This story is still developing. Check KRQE for updates.

APD has released the names of the two officers who were involved in Tuesday night's fatal shooting on San Mateo: Michael Oates and Matthew Fisher.

The lawyers for APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez have filed a motion to stop the DA's office from prosecuting murder charges for the shooting of James Boyd in March 2014.

The Bernalillo County commissioners agreed to go ahead with a tax increase that would raise $40 million a year to help with the county budget and mental health programs.

An Ohio woman is being charged with vandalism after trashing her boss' office with glitter and silly string. Wait … what's the bad part?

V.23 No.38 |

news

The Daily Word in airstrike plans, Alison Krauss' imposter and a hearse parade

The Daily Word

The White House kicks off it's “It's On Us” campaign to address sexual assault on campuses.

The American Freedom Defence Initiative has placed anti-Islamic ads on a hundred NYC buses and two subway entrances this week.

Deputies in North Florida are baffled after 51-year-old Donald Spirit killed seven of his family members, then turned the gun on himself.

Alabama District Court Judge Mark E. Fuller is being pressured to resign after being accused of assaulting his wife.

After Congress gave the “OK” for a plan to arm and train Syrian rebels, the Pentagon is waiting for President Obama to approve their airstrike list.

A New Mexican woman is in trouble for violating probation after impersonating bluegrass star Alison Krauss and conning an elderly man in Arkansas out of his life savings, his house and his cars.

After two New Mexico counties went to the Supreme Court to put two nonbinding questions about marijuana and taxes on the November election ballads, Secretary of State Dianna Duran went to the federal court to intervene. But they said they won't referee this issue.

Jesus Arredondo Soto has been convicted of killing a woman and her 1-year-old son in 2010. He faces up to two life sentences, plus more than 70 years in prison.

According to a statewide ABQ Journal poll, 50 percent of New Mexico voters opposed marijuana legalization, while 44 percent were in favor.

You ever see a parade of hearses? No? Head to Michigan this weekend.

V.23 No.26 |

news

The Daily Word in "The View," medical marijuana and forgotten dough

The Daily Word

Twelve-year-old Charlie Bothuell V, a Detroit boy who has been missing since June 14, was found alive in his parents' basement.

The Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts law that banned protesters within 35 feet of abortion clinics.

German parliament “cuts ties” with Verizon Communications Inc., after allegations that the US was spying and that the firms were handing over data.

What's “The View” to do without Walters, Shepherd and McCarthy?

Doctors are baffled at the diseases states list as being eligible for medical marijuana prescriptions.

Because of impairment fees, the State has a nice little nest egg that they completely forgot about.

KOB4 obtained audio recordings of interviews with APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez from two days after the fatal shooting of James Boyd.

Two APD officers are being credited for “a big save” after talking a man down when he screamed that he had a gun and wanted to be killed.

A facility to open in Artesia, N.M., that will house women and children who've entered the US illegally to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America.

Now this is a photo with a story.

V.22 No.52 |

news

The Daily Word in Pussy Riot, New Mexico tourism and Nintendo porn

The Daily Word

Pussy Riot may be out of prison, but their work is far from over.

Conrad Alvin Barrett's getting charged with a hate crime, and he thought he was just playing a game.

A Louisiana man, who was in the middle of a custody battle for his four children, shot and killed three people before killing himself.

Monsignor William Lynn's case involving priest-sex abuse charges was overturned, and he could get released as early as this week after spending 18 months behind bars.

Utah wants to take same-sex marriage ruling to the US Supreme Court.

Speaking of same-sex marriage, now that it's legal in New Mexico, does that mean a boost in tourism?

Robert Ortiz, after drunkenly rolling his Chevy Blazer, goes into a giggle fit when cops issue a sobriety test. Oh, and he also has 10 DWI arrests to his name.

Thanks to good road crews, descansos remain on the highways.

A father in Virginia reported to local news that his son found pornographic images on a Nintendo gaming system he got for Christmas. Sorry buddy.

V.22 No.51 | 12/19/2013
Image by Jeff Drew

news

Love is Officially Love

New Mexico Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage

New Mexico has now become the 17th US state to legalize gay marriage. In a unanimous vote, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex unions, making it unconstitutional to deny homosexual couples a marriage license in the Land of Enchantment.

After several counties in New Mexico made a push in August to allow same-sex couples to marry, citizens urged the higher-ups to consider allowing statewide same-sex marriages to be considered lawful. Since state statutes neither banned nor condoned same-sex marriage, it has always been legal for gay couples to apply for marriage licenses. But depending on which county they lived in, it didn't mean they'd be approved … until now.

“We hold that the State of New Mexico is constitutionally required to allow same-gender couples to marry and must extend to them the rights, protections and responsibilities that derive from civil marriage under New Mexico law,” said Justice Edward L. Chavez in the Court's decision.

Just last month, Hawaii and Illinois also made same-sex marriages legal. This also makes New Mexico the first state in the American Southwest to legalize gay marriage. All signs point to a trend of tolerance developing throughout the US. One can only hope.

V.22 No.40 |

news

The Daily Word in the Albuquerque mayoral election, copper mining, a negative assesment of NSA data-collecting and the Devil and Antonin Scalia

The Daily Word

It's time for Albuquerque voters to elect a mayor, select city councilors and approve (or not approve) city bonds. Here be a map to voting locations, yar.

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions is overwhelmed by claims from workers furloughed during the government shutdown.

A bunch of truckers are planning to congest DC beltway traffic on Friday in protest of the government shutdown.

The one nay-saying member of a panel charged with passing weaker regulations for copper mining has stepped down, which is a victory for Susana Martinez.

A redesigned U.S. $100.00 bill goes into circulation today.

A new report concludes that NSA data collection is a really, really bad idea for many, many reasons.

It is 300 years after the Age of Reason and an American Supreme Court Justice believes the Devil exists.

Ohio is considering banning "gay conversion therapy."

The Tesla electric car is big in Norway.

The 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded today.

There's an app for controlling cockroaches in this day of nightmare-producing technological advancements.

V.22 No.25 |

news

The Daily Word in affirmative action, transgender rights and possible fraud

The Daily Word

First the Food Network and now Smithfield! You're making some enemies, Paula!

Affirmative action takes the backseat ...

Berlusconi gets seven years, but will it stick? No pun intended.

Colorado court rules in favor of a transgendered girl who was denied access to the girls' bathroom.

Phillip Garcia found guilty of kidnapping.

Have some mental health providers been mishandling funds? Tsk Tsk Tsk ...

When did they start letting people in Aransas Pass have monkeys? Should I move back to Texas?

V.22 No.24 |

news

The Daily Word in Arizona's voting law, news on same sex marriage and New Mexico fire updates

The Daily Word

Supreme Court shuts down Arizona voting law that requires people to show citizenship verification.

A Pew Study concludes that news stories revolving around same sex marriage have taken on more of a supportive stance rather than an opposing view.

So ... they're still looking for Jimmy Hoffa?

Zimmerman trial enters second week of jury selection.

New Mexico wildfire update from fire officials: Thompson Ridge is 80 percent contained. Tres Lagunas is 90 percent contained. Jaroso is zero percent contained. White's Peak is 25 percent contained, and Silver Fire is five percent contained.

Some Albuquerque home invaders messed with the wrong woman.

Some don't see eye to eye on the "Rio Grande Vision."

So now you wanna lick some eyeballs?