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The Daily Word in Boko Haram, cute cats and the island of 20,000 graves
FoodNetwork's "Chopped" is looking for contestants from New Mexico.
On the other hand, some people shouldn't even enter the kitchen for their own safety.
Sandia Peak owners want to ruin the serenity of the Sandias with a goddamn rollercoaster.
Here is the lapel camera video from when the recent Amber Alert ended with the discovery of 9-month-old Ariana.
Boko Haram has proved itself to be even more evil by increasing their number of child suicide bombers 10 fold.
Governor McCrory now wants to protect employee rights but still doesn't see the problem with his anti-LGBT bill.
The island of 20,000 graves is not Stephen King's newest novel.
Two Russian warplanes simulated an attack on a US guided missile ship.
Pictures of animals help improve your mood, so here ya go.
Shine a Light
Sunday, Dec 13: Worldwide Candle Lighting
The Daily Word in Horses, Pipelines and Roboter Kinder
Horses to be put to pasture instead sent to slaughter.
Udall wants to take the burden of cleaning up mining spills off the tax payers.
Police monitor criticized over reform transparency during community meeting.
Obama passes on Keystone XL pipeline proposal.
Attorney General investigates Exxon Mobil claims about climate research.
The Daily Word in the US, Bees and Policing
Presidential Candidates as Disney villains.
Details of the US-led attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital are being released.
This women's underwear brand is getting a lot of attention—but not for the reason you think.
More disgusting issues regarding APS employees.
Kurt Cobain's unreleased songs will be made public soon. You can listen to one right now!
Police unions are active against fighting reform. Surprised? Me either.
Scaring kids doesn't teach them to know better. Water is wet.
The Daily Word in Amanda Knox, a car theft ring and those poor penguins
The penguin population in Punta Tombo is dropping due to climate change.
A Catholic Diocese in Montana is filing for bankruptcy protection in the wake of proposed settlements for lawsuits claiming the clergy sexually abused hundreds of people over a period of decades.
Amanda Knox ain't gonna “go willingly.”
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of being responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing.
Police may have cracked one of the biggest auto theft rings in Albuquerque history.
Russell Glanton has been accused of touching a girl inappropriately; the gymnastics community is left flabbergasted.
The Department of Corrections is reviewing its options concerning men behind bars being able to marry and father children while being locked up.
A Pizza Hut employee was arrested for spitting on a cop's pizza pie. Revenge never tasted so yucky.
The Daily Word in Chris Christie's apology, West Virginia's water and dead chickens
People weigh in on Gov. Chris Christie's apology concerning his team's “callous” and “stupid” behavior.
HBO's "Girls" gets renewed for a fourth season. Has the third even premiered yet?
After a chemical spill contaminated the water supply, nearly 200,000 people in West Virginia were left without H2O.
A major drop in added jobs for December flusters economists.
Someone's been leaving dead chickens at a North Valley cemetery.
It seems that panhandling has become a profession for a couple (and their kids) in Modesto, Calif.
Some students in Gallup found a way to cheat the system.
A woman surrendered her dog (that tested positive for cocaine and marijuana), but now she wants her canine friend back.
Coors Banquet beer puts out an 18-wheeler engulfed in flames.
The Daily Word in the debt ceiling, pesky interest rates and political superheroes
With three days before the debt-ceiling deadline, the White House and the House Republicans are still having discussions and working toward avoiding a default.
A San Francisco man is recovering after having spent 19 days lost in the woods in Mendocino County, surviving on squirrels, lizards and berries.
Your medical insurance won't cover this procedure? Sure, we can help you, but watch out for those interest rates!
Three Americans won the Nobel prize in economics for their work in assets.
A man wanted in connection with a Georgia murder was found in Albuquerque during a drug raid.
After nine missing children were reunited with their parents on Sunday evening, inquiries of abuse and an investigation of the Tierra Blanca Ranch still looms.
The 42nd Annual Balloon Fiesta wrapped up last night, and what a good finale it was!
What do your favorite superheroes think about political issues?
The Daily Word in beer can houses, busted child pornography rings and online auctions
Pope Francis declares that homosexuals shouldn't be marginalized or judged.
A recent study shows the top food choking hazards for children. Hint: Don't be giving them no hard candy.
In a major sweep, FBI arrest 150 pimps and rescue 105 children in a massive child prostitution ring.
Bill expected to pass which would create better interest rates on student loans, but it's not without its critics.
Officials estimate that the damage is up to $1 million after a severe storm hit Burque on Friday.
Going once! Going twice! Get your New Mexican unclaimed items right here!
19-year-old Justin Covey, who was reported missing yesterday, has been found by Albuquerque police and returned to his parents.
Austin has the Cathedral of Junk. Houston has a house covered in beer cans.
The Daily Word in donuts, racists and dead old people
New Mexico kids are the hungriest in the country.
But hey, now you can have donuts downtown!
And Sadie's takes another step toward its goal of becoming the new Garduños.
The world's oldest man just died. I bet that happens a lot, actually.
Them Mexicans are taking our jobs and now they're even singing our anthem! Why don't they just go back to, uh… Texas…
Sometimes we in the newspaper business make mistakes. Like when we write "stolen groceries" instead of "homicide."
And here's what happens when you take away a woman's right to choose.
Food for Thought
More than just plant life thrives in school gardens
On an unusually warm afternoon at Mountain Mahogany Community School, the fourth-grade class is working in a garden under the guidance of teacher Lisa Slavick. The campus feels like a little Eden tucked away from bustling traffic on Fourth Street; fruit trees, berry bushes, vegetable and flower gardens all burst with life.
The Daily Word in dog cop, Hoffa and Morrisey
27-year-old Abiquiú writer wins $53,000 on “Jeopardy.”
A KRQE interview with Chris Johnson, co-ower of the Weekly Alibi who also founded The Onion.
Schools around town give Breathalyzer tests to see if students are drunk.
In Vaughn, N.M., the only member of the police force is a dog.
How to casually exit a semitruck smash.
Is the Earth trying to shake us off?
British words creeping into American English.
What’s the deal with gluten?
Samuel L. Jackson curses his way through a children’s story in the name of politics.
Hand gestures can tell you what’s really going on.
Police look for Jimmy Hoffa under a driveway in Detroit.
Romney can’t keep his lines straight on health care.
Mexican navy captures top Los Zetas guy.
A letter from teenage Morrisey about how the Ramones are rubbish.
Dream It, Draw It, Do It!
Week-long art summer camp for kids
Emmy-winning cartoonist Mark Kistler teaches a week-long art camp for kids on cartooning and three-dimensional drawing. A proponent of art in schools, Kistler believes that drawing pictures and creating the stories to go with them stimulates the imagination and can help connect the right and left brain. This can lead to better critical thinking and more creativity.
Kistler had two shows on public TV,The Secret City and Mark Kistler’s The Imagination Station, and he has written nine books. His workshops dive into a new theme daily, such as dinosaurs and underwater adventures. Classes are catered to specific age groups, so your lil’ tiger will be with his or her contemporaries.
Classes take place July 18 through 22, at the Christ Lutheran Church and School (7701 Candelaria Road NE)
The summer art camp offers five sessions per day, lasting 60 minutes each. The 5th program, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., is for the entire family and friends. One session daily for one week is $89 per child. $69 for each additional sibling.
Visit draw3D.com for more details.
Lost and Found
The children of Cuidando los Niños
A soft-spoken young woman in a button-up shirt and black slacks bows her head. “Ya’at’eeh,” she says quietly in Navajo, then switches to English. “I became a mother at age 17,” begins Reina. She now has three young daughters.
Wu Tang (and Art) Is for the Children
Stephen Magli took the matter of underfunded after-school programs into his own hands. Collaborating with the Octopus and the Fox gallery, he's organized a one- night silent auction / art show / concert scheduled for Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. Local indie rocker frontman Adam Hooks (of Adam Hooks & His Hangups) is headlining with a kid-friendly solo set. Don't miss this opportunity to add to your collection. All proceeds from the auction will go to the enrichment programs at Monte Vista Elementary School.