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V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015
News City
Robert Maestas


WIPP Settlement Looms

News from around the state.
V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015


The Daily Word in Paris Attacks, WIPP Leaks and Eating Healthy

The Daily Word

ISIS claims responsibility for attacks in Paris. The Guardian is providing live updates.

Suspect in road rage killing of 4-year-old pleads not guilty.

UNM wants to make sexual assault investigations happen more quickly.

The state is close to a settlement over the WIPP leak.

Several more business opening in the shipping container development near Carlisle and the freeway.

The Don't Hug Me I'm Scared crew explain healthy eating.

V.24 No.32 | 8/6/2015

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Aug. 6, 2015

If you’re hungry for a high score, take this week’s Albuquerque news quiz.
V.24 No.19 | 05/07/2015


The Daily Word in dog fighting, bee die-offs and racist principals

The Daily Word

A year after an accidental release of radiation from WIPP, the Deparment of Energy has said the facility is now totes okay for storing waste plutonium.

Some people's first instinct when they see a bear is to chase it with a hatchet. Police would like to remind you that that instinct is wrong.

A man with an obscured face wants you to know a few things about dog fighting.

A Georgia High School principal blames Satan for the racial remarks she made during a graduation ceremony. Satan could not be reached for comment.

Two Florida hearse drivers have been fired after they made a quick pit stop to pick up some doughnuts. Which I guess you're not supposed to do when there's a corpse in the back of the car.

And bees are still dying like crazy.

V.24 No.18 | 04/30/2015


The Daily Word in radiation fines, poop-free beards and Deflategate

The Daily Word

It’s Wednesday, May 6,

And an “abstinence only” high school’s student population is suffering from a chlamydia outbreak.

No, beards don’t naturally have poop in them, (ahem, Constance).

Oh, hey, remember Deflategate? It’s back.

One employee has been released from the hospital and another remains critical after an accident at Los Alamos National Labs.

New Mexico cattle have been mysteriously disappearing. Probably stolen by rustlers. I mean, aliens. Obviously, aliens.

A rapist on probation was thrown back into jail after it was discovered he owned a copy of the “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” DVD.

And the Department of Energy has agreed to pay the state of New Mexico $73 million dollars in fines following a radiation leak at the WIPP underground waste facility.

Have a great day!

V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015
Robert Maestas


Watching the Watchmen

On the origins of a radioactive leak at WIPP

Human error is the bogeyman of the nuclear age.
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The Daily Word in Cuomo's passing, WIPP and TV bloopers

The Daily Word

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo died yesterday at the age of 82 from natural causes.

Police believe a man in California killed his wife and son, and critically wounded his daughter, before taking his own life on New Year's Eve.

Jeb Bush resigned from all his board memberships and is possibly eyeing a presidential run.

Immigrants who are now in the US illegally may be able to get driver's licenses in California.

23-year-old Christian Gomez of Florida is being accused of decapitating his mother on New Year's Eve.

Gov. Susana Martinez' inaugural ball attracted a lot of protesters.

Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson says a minimum wage increase that was supposed to take effect on Jan. 1 didn't happen due to a “simple oversight.”

After a leak at WIPP in February 2014, the US government has denied $8 million of performance-based pay to the contractor running the joint.

ICYMI: The Huffington Post has a collection of 2014 TV news bloopers that are worth checking out.

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The Daily Word in Ferguson police, UNM experiments and Empty Socks

The Daily Word

After a standoff on a California bridge, Daniel Perez was arrested and is being held after vanishing last week with his wife and four sons. His sons are safe; however, his wife's body was found in the trunk of the family's car near their home.

After a report brought attention to harsh interrogation techniques administered by the CIA, the agency's chief defends the behavior, saying it's “unknowable” if they could have gotten the same answers with conventional questioning.

Due to unanswered questions, the FBI is looking into a North Carolina teen's hanging death (after it was ruled a suicide) to see if there was foul play.

The state appeals court in Arizona dismissed Debra Jean Milke's murder charge after she was on death row for 22 years for the killing of her 4-year-old son.

A temporary restraining order placed on Ferguson police has made it mandatory that they warn protesters before using tear gas.

A couple students at UNM are getting some attention for their “social experiment” videos.

Photos and video have been released of the fire that happened at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

Albuquerque media outlets banded together to raise funds for a single father whose house was robbed (and whose Christmas gifts for his two sons were stolen). The Christmas spirit's alive folks!

Some people really didn't like Paz Winshtein's take on the Virgen de Guadalupe.

Empty Socks, a long-lost film by Walt Disney from 1927, was discovered in a library in Norway.

V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Nov. 13, 2014

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V.23 No.32 |


The Daily Word in repetitive headlines about the death of Robin Williams, the sad state of individual rights in the digital age and WIPP!

The Daily Word

New York Times obit for Robin Williams.

How far in advance are obituaries written?

Even the President of the United States loves Mork.

Marcos Delgado, suspect and fugitive in the murder of three women in Albuquerque shot himself in the head.

LANL is under fire for even considering biodefense/biological warfare programs as part of its mission.

APS superintendent Winston Brooks is the subject of a school board investigation as a result of a 911 call. And a tweet that offended "Public Education Secretary Designate" Hanna Skandera.

Let Ferguson, Missouri show us how to really say F**k tha Police.

Drag when the props in your political ad get hard.

The evil overlords could remotely kill your smartphone if this bill passes in California.

Who among the youth of Baltimore will obey a severe blanket curfew?

"Make no bones about it, WIPP has to come back" says the energy secretary.


The Daily Word in cruel hierarchies, BrBa autopsy and sentinel wells

The Daily Word

An alleged robber was really just scratching himself.

Our mayor is doing something about chronic poverty and homelessness.

Regular safety inspections at WIPP went undone because the agency in charge of those sorts of issues didn’t know if it had the authority to inspect a Department of Energy site.

The local board of education wants to meet in closed session about superintendent Winston Brooks but they keep postponing the matter.

In the cruel hierarchy of college football, UNM walk-on and Roswell native David Anaya gets a break.

In the southeast part of town, a "smiling man" was accused of automobile theft.

Starting today, scientists will begin drilling “sentinel" wells in the Trumbull Village neighborhood near Kirtland Air Force Base.

Here’s a new LA Times article about the autopsy of some teevee show called "Breaking Bad."

Warning fellow Scots about the dangers of police militarization using Albuquerque as an example, a resident of Dundee writes, “Get the guns back in the boot of the armed response team cars where they belong.”

A 26-inch catfish was caught at Tingley Beach using shrimp as bait.

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The Daily Word in killing homeless folk, throwing up in cabs and peeping

The Daily Word

Some Albuquerque teens made the national news.

A good old fashioned peeper is haunting one local family.

Don't step in that hole.

Bodies from the downed Malaysian airplane are on their way to Holland.

You may never eat McDonald's again.

Puking in a cab in Calgary will cost you.

There is an inquiry into Litvenenko's poisoning.

Celebrity diet still lifes.

Bob Log is here.

Professional troll sues detractors.

V.23 No.19 |


The Daily Word in radioactive cat litter and fracking New Mexico

The Daily Word

It's Wednesday, May 14th,

and experts suggest that the WIPP radiation leak may be due to kitty litter. "Just regular cat litter," said Dr. Jim Concha;

New Mexico's own Mora County is getting ready to battle fracking companies in a case with national implications,

and a beautiful spring is giving way to New Mexico's fifth, and least popular, season: Fire Season.


Justin Beiber has been accused of stealing a cell phone at a Los Angeles batting cage,

scientists have found the oldest sperm on record, but aren't sure why it's so big,

global warming will continue to make my margaritas more expensive,

and a man installing a No Parking sign received a parking ticket. "But I'm putting these signs up," the man said "Then you should know you can't park here," the officer responded.

Have a great day!


The Daily Word in life on Mars, the wreck of the Santa Maria and Susana Martinez' war chest

The Daily Word

Photos of the WIPP containers responsible for what could be a three year shutdown of the facility.

Governor Martinez has raised 36 times the amount of campaign funds than the next best funded NM gubernatorial candidate.

The Signal Fire near Silver City is still zero percent contained.

A UNM student is a candidate for the first Mars expedition. So is this coulrophobic Nova Scotia woman.

H.R. Giger died.

Rapper explains why he severed his penis.

Did you misplace a coffin filled with weapons?

This Baltimore TV station is reporting on a crazy guy who has apparently barricaded himself inside their TV station.

Casey Kasem is missing.

They found Christopher Columbus' ship.

We may finally find out the true identity of the Zodiac Killer.

V.23 No.11 |


The Daily Word in a radiation spike in Carlsbad, a news chopper crash and more NSA revelations

The Daily Word

Carlsbad has seen an increase in radiation levels, but it's not related to the recent accidents at the nearby Waste Isolation Pilot Plant. Click here for a schedule of informational meetings about the radiation leaks.

A local school bus driver was arrested.

The man recently shot by APD may have been homeless.

Banksy is having a new exhibit in Stockholm.

Russia is going to annex Crimea.

There was a dramatic news helicopter crash in Seattle.

More money has been added to the fund to compensate workers and family affected by the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh.

How to get out of jury duty.

Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 appears to have changed course on purpose.

The NSA can record 100% of phone calls.

A guy fell into the Grand Canyon.

The New Mexico Senate is considering a bill that would help preserve native seeds.

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