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V.25 No.39 | 09/29/2016


The Daily Word in Special Sessions, rate increases, long snakes, an astronaut and a catfish

By August March [ Thu Sep 29 2016 11:19 AM ]
The Daily Word

Our governor, Susana Martinez, will convene a special session of the legislature on Friday. Action items include managing a huge state budget shortfall as well as discussion and debate regarding the death penalty in New Mexico.

PNM customers (this means you, Burqueños) will soon see a 10-13 percent rate increase under a plan modified and approved by the state Public Utility Commission.

The prosecution has rested in the murder trial of now-retired Albuquerque police Detective Keith Sandy and former APD Officer Dominique Perez.

Yesterday, New Mexico's Supreme Court heard arguments related to the "Copper Rule," a controversial law that regulates the amount of pollution big mining operations in the state can produce. At issue: the massive amount of ground water pollution such operations generate. A decision is forthcoming.

Legalizing weed in the land of enchantment could produce over $400 million in revenue for state coffers during the first year of such a program. So says a new study published by Ultra Health.

Meanwhile, long snakes caused a power outage in Rio Rancho.

A US presidential candidate from the Socialist Party visited our state's flagship university on Tuesday.

An astronaut from Albuquerque recently appeared at Kirtland Air Force Base.

Finally, in state angling news outta Storrie Lake, "Nicholas Gonzales and Marcelino Zaragosa teamed up to land a 33-inch, 13-pound catfish on the night of Sept. 17. They were using chicken liver."

V.20 No.7 | 2/17/2011


The Daily Word 02.11.11

By John Bear [ Fri Feb 11 2011 10:36 AM ]
The Daily Word

Mubarak resigns.

More women claim tainted yogurt samples. John Bear permanently swears off yogurt.

Ex-Astronaut not going to be Secretary of Energy.

Al Sharpton coming to New Mexico.

Opossum picks Oscar winners. (By the way, opossums are really chupacabras.)

Guy convicted of killing Chandra Levy to be sentenced.

Researchers find 200-year-old ship wreck.

Boss Hogg’s wife dies.

Happy Birthday, Burt Reynolds.

How to have good Valentine’s Day sex.

V.19 No.15 | 4/15/2010

NASA v. Comet Empire

By Devin D. O’Leary [ Mon Apr 12 2010 2:40 PM ]

It should come as no surprise that astronauts are a bunch of nerds. (The new ones anyway. Neil Armstrong and his boys were a bunch of hard-drinking, skirt-chasing wingnuts.) Leave it to a Japanese astronaut to take it to the next level, though. The other day, astronaut/otaku Soichi Noguchi hung out on the International Space Station dressed as Derek Wildstar (known as Susumu Kodai in Japan) from the anime series "Star Blazers" (known as "Space Battleship Yamato" in Japan). Awesome or nerdy or awesomely nerdy? You decide!

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