The Daily Word in Solo Cups, Marijuana, and Avalanches
Belen's old Solo Cup factory is about to begin pouring the molten plastic again. As Plastic News reports, the plant was bought out by Keter Plastics—who plans on expanding the operation to consume up to 100 tons of plastics a day! The plant will produce patio furniture, sheds, toolboxes, and much more.
New Mexico's Medicaid fund may get a little higher with help from its friend: Marijuana. According to KRQE News a bipartisan bill was introduced yesterday that would tax medical marijuana in order to help bolster the state's underfunded Medicaid fund.
Call off the Saint Bernards, New Mexico is about to get its first avalanche warnings! According to KOB News, Taos, NM is now home to a new avalanche center that will help the National Weather Service and the U.S. Forrest Service issue avalanche warnings.
The Daily Word in murder trials, police brutality and devastation in Nepal
A devastating earthquake in Nepal has left the death toll at over 4,000 and rising.
It also sparked an avalanche on Mount Everest.
Other natural disasters around the world this weekend included a giant tornado in Texas, heavy rains and flooding in Pakistan, killing dozens, and volcanic ash blanketing the Chilean town of Ensenada.
McDonald's expects to have closed at least 700 stores by the end of 2015.
The James Holmes murder trial is set to begin today, almost three years after the mass shooting occurred in a Colorado movie theater.
In other Colorado news, mayhem erupted at a carnival in Colorado Springs over the weekend.
Natural disaster kills the mood in icy Swedish examination of love and marriage
The Daily Word in Marquez' death, a Russian firefighter and a balloon crash
Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died yesterday at the age of 87.
Yesterday, Missouri police arrested a suspect, accused of a string of vehicle shootings on Kansas City highways.
Relatives of those who were on Flight MH370, which disappeared weeks ago, want answers.
An avalanche swept down Mt. Everest, killing at least 13 people.
The City settled several lawsuits from people who were arrested or cited for feeding the homeless.
Earlier this morning, a hot air balloon crashed into a house in the Sage and Unser area.
Gov. Susana Martinez addressed negative things that were said on secret audio recordings from four years ago, pero she won't say “sorry” because they were private.
A medical marijuana supplier wants to give people a mall-like experience. In that case, do they provide free samples?
The Daily Word in superstition, general strikes and goats that are stoked
Does today trigger your paraskavedekatriaphobia?
Formal challenge lodged against Mexican presidential election results.
The state's lending authority may have faked its 2011 audit.
Martin Heinrich has a lead against Heather Wilson in recent polls.
Workers ratchet up protests in Spain.
What it feels like to survive an avalanche.
Irish "anarchy," i.e., religious riots.
Kofi Annan condemns Syria after new reports of atrocities.
Iran could have nukes within 2 years, says British intelligence agency chief.
U.S. funded ally in sub-Saharan Africa plays a part in destabilization of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Silvio Berlusconi, redux?
Here's your "Weird Renaissance Boob holder." You're welcome.
"I like surfing, so I figured the goats would like surfing."