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V.23 No.42 |

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The Daily Word in the First Amendment, cannabis and green chile

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Democratic candidate for New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller's new attack ad uses the pop culture cachet of the A1A Car Wash from "Breaking Bad" to reference the dirt on Republican opponent Robert Aragon. Oh and the ad is narrated by "Gomie" (Steven Michael Quezada).

Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides announced that Spaceport America, located in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, is just four test flights away from its inaugural commercial travel flight .

Tierra Blanca High Desert Ranch High Desert Youth Program owner/operator Scott Chandler, who stands accused of abuse and torture of troubled teens, has filed a defamation/libel lawsuit against Steve Cowen (the father of a youth resident/alleged victim), reporter Rene Romo, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the New Mexico State Police.

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden discusses efforts to combat a 10-49 (department code for "information") failure within APD and progress that he's made moving APD away from "siloing information."

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson posits that medical marijuana could be a potential treatment for ebola.

Historical teevee drama "Manhattan" was renewed for a second season by WGN America.

Former UNM student Monica Pompeo is suing the university for violating her First Amendment rights by forcing her to drop a course titled "Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts." The academic conflict began when Pompeo critiqued mid-'80s lesbian romantic drama Desert Hearts by referring to lesbianism as perverse and using the word "barren" a lot.

PBS considers nuevomexicano farmers' concerns about the state green chile industry competition with out-of-state growers while coping with extreme weather's negative impact on crop yields.

Happy birthday, Oscar Wilde, Nico, Tim Robbins and Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar).

V.22 No.50 |

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The Daily Word in a very personal End of the World, a broken carcass eater and antiquing in "the Burq"

The Daily Word

The Dallas Morning News has an article about antiquing in Albuquerque, or "The Burq" as locals apparently call it. (Hat tip to Duke City Fix for spotting this.)

Give the man a hand and a leg up. Because his severed hand was grafted to his ankle for safe keeping until it could be reattached, and therefore puns are in order.

It may not quite be Mission Impossible, but the secret bidding war to repatriate long-lost Hopi artifacts to the tribe was still pretty cool.

The End of the World has finally come for Doomsday prophet Harold Camping.

Stores like Toys R Us are going to stay open for nearly 100 straight hours in the run up to Christmas. So you can get your toy shopping done at 3am on Sunday night if you're the creepiest person on the planet.

New Mexico Agriculture Department's huge, two-story tall "animal carcass grinder/digester" is still not working. And thank God, I say, because that sounds terrifying.

V.22 No.48 |

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The Daily Word in black Santa, garbage fruit and ruined dog breeds

The Daily Word

Nope, UNM didn't blow up yesterday.

There's a downside to putting your church on wheels: somebody might steal it.

Britain has a special holiday gift for China: £45 million worth of pig semen.

How to be a reverse racist, an instructional video.

Meet the durian, the spiky king of fruits which smells like delicious, delicious garbage.

Eight examples of how purebred dogs have been ruined.

It turns out that asking questions like "If Santa Claus is a black man, wouldn't all the presents be stolen?" doesn't really help the cause of diversity.

V.19 No.47 | 11/25/2010
Josh Slotnick surveys his family farm outside Missoula, Mont. New legislation could require small growers like him to build cost-prohibitive industrial facilities.
Ari LeVaux

Food for Thought

Farm vs. Factory

Congress will soon vote on the most significant piece of food legislation ever passed. Here's some of what's at stake.

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V.19 No.30 | 7/29/2010
Tour organizer Jennifer Dwyer’s backyard is wind-powered.

Mina's Dish

Urban Gardens Flourish in the Duke City

2010 Coop and Garden Tour July 31 through Aug. 1

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V.19 No.29 | 7/22/2010
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

Crop Art

Reviving an ancient farming tradition starts at home

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V.16 No.34 | 8/23/2007

Culture Shock

Flying Femmes

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