The Daily Word in mine sweeping rats, spray-on condoms and Morrissey’s junk
Citizens live without cell phones or WiFi in this West Virginian town.
Iconic percussionist and drumstick maker Vic Firth has died at the age of 85.
Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition James Palmer, who is currently nowhere to be found.
Everything you hate about wearing glasses.
I present to you the spray-on condom.
Prepare to be disappointed by tonight's blue moon.
Check out Prince's new song!
The Daily Word in patriotism, spying and scared dogs
LANL is busy determining whether organic cat litter caused the fire at WIPP.
A local veteran is frustrated with the Veteran's Administration.
If you can't turn on your phone, it will not be allowed on some US-bound airplanes.
Hurricane Arthur hit New Brunswick, Canada pretty hard.
"Try burning this one" and other stupid patriotic tattoos.
Germany is retaliating against American espionage by starting to spy on American spies.
Tour De France selfies are dangerous.
The Daily Word in air quality, teacher evaluations, mayoral performance and Hitler's moves
It is now illegal to text while driving in the state of New Mexico.
Hannah Skandera says there is flexibility in how New Mexico teacher evaluations affect teacher pay.
The "cannibal cop" had his conviction overturned.
The Supreme Court found that Hobby Lobby may assert its religious values on employees by refusing to cover birth control under their insurance plan.
Here is a large collection of stupid GOP quotes about rape.
Soon "tiger selfies" will be illegal in New York.
Kim Jung Sexy Beast Ek (for short) has the longest name in Sweden.
It's time for Netflix's annual movie dump.
Freedom of Assembly
Preaching to the Prez
Christian groups shout mixed messages at the White House
The Daily Word in minimum wage, cardboard bikes and Bob Dylan
State Supreme Court orders minimum wage increase back on the November ballot.
There’s a zip line at the Fair this year—and tigers.
Way to go, N.M. organ donors!
Santa Fe’s politicians call for a meeting with Zozobra organizers, saying the event should be more family-friendly.
Slinky blows physics’ mind.
The man who made the anti-Islam film causing violent protests throughout the Middle East is a 55-year-old former criminal and Coptic Christian in California, according to the Associated Press.
Protesters storm the U.S. Embassy in Yemen.
An actor from that anti-Islam film says she had no idea they were staring in a propaganda flick.
Meet the $9 recycled cardboard bike that can support a 485-pound rider.
Monica Lewinsky is writing a book, maybe.
“Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff,” says Bob Dylan in response to accusations that he’s plagiarized some of his material.
How to: Turn your wall into a projector screen for $50.
31 rad DIY projects.
The first 1,000 digits of Pi skywritten over San Francisco.
Hobby Lobby doesn’t want the Affordable Care Act to make it cover birth control for employees.
ACLU: Pharmacist refuses to refill a birth control prescription
Susanne Koestner called a Walgreens in Albuquerque to refill her birth control prescription in mid-June. The pharmacist working told her he wouldn’t do it and she should get her birth control the next day from someone else, according to an American Civil Liberties Union news release. He said it was against his religious beliefs.
So Koestner had to call a different Walgreens because she couldn’t wait. (Birth control is time-sensitive.)
“Something is very wrong when a man can walk in to any pharmacy and buy condoms, but a woman can't fill a birth control prescription prescribed to her by a doctor,” says Koestner in the release. “As a patient, I am at the mercy of licensed pharmacists and pharmacies when it comes to being able to receive the medications my doctor has prescribed for me.”
This was a hot topic in 2005, when states were considering whether to make emergency contraception available over the counter. Former Alibi Editor in Chief Christie Chisholm wrote about the issue back then.
Some states have made laws protecting a pharmacist’s right to refuse: Pharmacists can refuse to dispense specifically emergency contraception in Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi and South Dakota. So-called “conscience clauses” got their start in the ’70s after Roe v. Wade.
In Illinois, a law was passed demanding pharmacists dispense contraception.
The local chapter of the ACLU says the Albuquerque pharmacist’s refusal constitutes sex discrimination. “... Walgreens is free to accommodate the religious beliefs of its pharmacists,” says ACLU-NM Staff Attorney Alexandra Freedman Smith in the release. “However, religion cannot be used to discriminate against people, and that is exactly what happened here.”
The ACLU and the Southwest Women’s Law Center sent Walgreens a letter requesting that if a pharmacist on staff can’t fill prescriptions due to religious beliefs, another pharmacist should be on duty who can.
The Daily Word in depraved penguin sex and Gordon Ramsay self-destruction
Military suicide rate at highest level in ten years.
Is the Obama administration using leaks to bolster the President's image?
Small town murder rates are climbing.
It's not gonna happen, Jeb Bush.
Fire at the the downtown Hyatt overnight.
How prepared is the military for the eventual alien invasion?
Georgia widow wins $3 million lawsuit after husband dies during three-way.
"We're not racists, we just want to be with white people." said racist KKK member while defending the group's Adopt-A-Highway application.
Self-destruct with Gordon Ramsay.
Dead toddler comes back to life, then doesn't
The most shoplifted items are …
Trees reveal mysterious 1,200 year old radiation burst.
ATTN sinners: Introvale birth control pills recalled.
Depraved penguin sex scandalized uptight polar explorers.
Don't worry Israel, those weird lights in the sky are just the Russians testing their ICBs.
115 years together is enough for these tortoises.
Fiona Apple has a new album.
Pizza Hut getting into the gross sandwich business.
The Daily Word in birth control, Romney's dog and Deep Throat
25 percent of marriages in the state are interracial.
New Mexico ditches No Child Left Behind.
Honduras prison fire kills inmates, many of whom hadn't been charged or convicted.
Congressional hearing on birth control includes no women.
Santorum says birth control is harmful.
One time, Romney put the family dog on the roof of his car during a road trip. Now, it's haunting his campaign.
Linsanity is no accident.
People who walk slowly may be prone to dementia.
Mamma Mia! actor to play Linda Lovelace, star of Deep Throat.
Is this bikini model fat?
Prevention Goes Girlie
Free birth control and other big bonuses
The Daily Word with drunk children, airline shutdowns, dyslexia, gluten and Amy Winehouse secrets
Santa Fe 12-year-old charged with DWI.
It’s plague season: the fifth case of Hantavirus has been reported in N.M.
After nickel-and-diming the debt ceiling, lawmakers ran out to summer recess before resolving an FAA shutdown that’s costing taxpayers $1 billion a month.
The U.S. is finally joining the developed world by moving birth control under health insurance coverage—but there are some catches and a whole lot of misinformation.
A new font designed to help dyslexics read.
The FDA still hasn’t defined when foods can be labeled “gluten free.”
If your house was on fire, would you take this stuff with you?
Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak stands trail.
Pro-bike mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania says “Nice parking job, asshole!” to a Mercedes ... with a tank.
Steer clear of ground turkey for a while.
Haiti braces for tropical storm Emily, more devastation.
Everyone stop what you’re doing: Miley Cyrus got a “gay marriage” tattoo.
Also, Amy Winehouse was secretly engaged.
The Daily Word 12.02.10: The exclamation point edition!
Lobo Lucy was groped, according to APD.
No condoms for APS students, say emotional parents.
New major at UNM.
Interpol issues an arrest warrant for Dick Cheney. Ex-VP will be charged in a Nigerian bribery case.
Holy matrimony! Same-sex couples can't divorce in Iowa.
Ant-covered Jesus smote.
Usher Molests Inanimate Objects: A Guide
Eminem hoards Grammy nods for his tired b.s.
300 sextillion real stars!
Sexy time with Miss D.
Telling people condoms don't work is irresponsible, says Alibi columnist Whitny Doyle, R.N. But APS board member David Robbins spread that misinformation like an STI a few weeks ago. Read Miss Diagnosis' op-ed, which is rooted in her nursly experience.
And pass it on: Teens' health care confidentiality rights.
The Daily Word: The Dark Witch, Lohan’s drug test FAIL, APS on condoms
She got some advice from the Dark Witch.
Colin Powell thinks Obama should focus more on unemployment.
Lindsay Lohan tweeted about failing her latest drug test.
A missing cult once was lost but now is found.
The Gulf Oil Spill is officially, permanently plugged.
Spawn of the Super Salmon.
Hurricane Igor is very large.
Once knighted, fantasy writer Terry Pratchett forged a sword out of meteorites.
Have you tried a moral search engine? Me neither.
Yesterday was Talk Like a Pirate Day. What a day to miss church.
APS reveals its confused policy on condoms.
There was a stabbing on the Westside.
The world’s biggest and strongest spiderweb was discovered in Madagascar.
The Daily Word 09.16.10: Baby flamingo, graverobbers, pope v. atheists
This APS board member doesn’t believe condoms stop STDs. (This is about dispensing birth control on campuses.)
That dude who was shot Downtown by APD was armed with a butter knife.
Rio Rancho graverobbers steal bronze urns.
Baby flamingo at the zoo.
The expensive 2010 N.M. races.
Federal agency that gives money to religious groups has poor oversight.
The top 10 stories the media didn’t report.
Lobo robbed lobo, says UNMPD.
Criminals wear Yankees caps.
1 in 7 Americans lives in poverty.
Pope compares atheists to Nazis.
That band Hanson still exists. Now, it’s broody.
U.S. approves a new emergency contraceptive named after your friend
Weirdly, it's called Ella. Probably because that's catchier than ulipristal acetate.
The drug works for five days after unprotected sex. Plan B, the emergency contraceptive on the market today, only works for three days. Europeans have had Ella for a while. In the U.S., it will be prescription only.