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V.25 No.45 | 11/10/2016

The Daily Word in I still can't believe Donald Trump is going to be our next president

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Almost a week later and I'm still reeling from the election. Trying to find glimmers of hope wherever I can, like the fact that Trump has said he doesn't oppose same-sex marriage, and that he won't appoint Supreme Court judges with the goal of reversing that ruling. Of course, in the same breath he said that he opposes abortion rights. We've got a lot of work to do in the next four years, y'all.

As the election results rolled in, I felt particularly betrayed by one section of the population: the 52% of voting white women who voted for Trump. Why, despite the at times blatantly misogynistic rhetoric and the fervor to take away women's reproductive rights, do so many white women continue to support the GOP?

We know a lot about Trump's disrespect for women, but one thing we still don't know much about is his foreign policy. And that's really terrifying.

John Oliver dedicated the entire season finale of Last Week Tonight to the election. His overall message "Don't normalize Donald Trump."

For those of us who still believe in facts and still see global climate change as a real issue, be terrified by the fact that 2016 is set to be the warmest year on record.

Here's your only semi-positive story of the day. Tonight, hopeful stargazers will get to see the biggest and brightest supermoon since 1948.

V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016

News

The Daily Word in the legislature, donut stealing, the Whirlaway and catching bass with half a nightcrawler

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Here's the latest news from the special legislative session happening at the NM Roundhouse this week, including budget cut approvals and the reinstatement of the death penalty.

Here is a preview of the coming gridiron battle between our glorious Lobo Football team and the Boise State Broncos.

Meanwhile, a New Mexican man was arrested in Nueva York for allegedly stealing a donut.

Also in today's news, a couple from Florida is visiting our Balloon Fiesta for the 27th time along with their lofty ride, the Whirlaway.

Excel Energy has completed work on a high-voltage electrical transmission line that will serve customers in the Eastern part of this state.

Proactively addressing climate change is a thing at UNM-Taos.

And speaking of our flagship university, NM's congressional delegation announced that UNM will receive a grant "to provide training, licensing and induction services to Native Americans interested in pursuing a career in education."

Kirtland Air Force Base is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Los Alamos National Laboratories will soon stop disposing of low-level nuclear waste onsite, say recent reports.

Just last week, Nancy Armijo caught and released a 14-inch largemouth bass while fishing the south end of the Central Pond at Tingley Beach. She was using half a nightcrawler as bait.

V.25 No.29 | 07/21/2016

The Daily Word in Russia, Twenty One Pilots and ART

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Trump isn't working with Russia? Riiiiight...

After being completely ignored by the guards, an 18 year old died after she asked for medical help when withdrawing from heroin.

Listen to this mashup song of Twenty One Pilots, Halsey, Melanie Martinez and Sivan.

Speaking of Twenty One Pilots, here's a clip of Tyler Joseph singing My Chemical Romance's song Cancer.

Global Warming is already affecting people in colder climates like Alaska.

Welcome to the Tesla Gigafactory.

Opening statements have begun in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the ART project.

All the charges have been dropped against the three remaining officers in the Freddie Gray trial.

V.25 No.20 | 05/19/2016

The Daily Word in Local Police Brutality, Truck Drivers and Climate Change

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Who could have guessed that vigilante justice could go wrong?

Metal mantra: Fuck the system, not the people oppressed by the system.

Kim Jong Un looks really great, nowadays, huh?

Yeah, let's make truck drivers who drive over 70 hours a week drive more. What a good idea.

BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL!

Yes, killing an 88 year old man who is having a mental breakdown cause by his wife's death with over 60 pepperballs and an attack dog is super professional. Wow, APD, you're so good at your job.

The Catholic Church in Mexico opposes legalization of same-sex marriage but the gang violence can slide.

“God, Riley, Jessica is such a player!” —Every seven-year-old

V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016

The Daily Word in Crime, Animals and Global Warming

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Step one to dealing with a smart phone when you have ADHD: Turn your notifications off.

“I like him!” Paul Ryan says smiling while submerging himself in a tank of bleach.

Um, Loretta Lynch for president, PLEASE!

These pups can bring world peace.

What is the most watched television show in New Mexico? Have you ever heard of it?

Instead of stopping our use of fossil fuels, let's give cows oregano to combat global warming.

For-Profit schools are watching this closely (unless they're swimming in a pool of money).

Police are on the lookout for a man who may be connected to a double homicide that happened on Tuesday.

The horrible nitwit George Zimmerman tried to auction off the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin.

V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016

Literature

UNM Landscape Prof at Page 1

Baker H. Morrow, professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of N.M., will be at Page One Books at 3pm on Sunday, May 1, to talk about and sign his updated non-fiction effort, Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes: Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Revised and Expanded Edition.

The book is described as such: "First published in 1995, this invaluable guide to the trees, shrubs, ground covers, and smaller plants that thrive in New Mexico's many life zones and growing areas is now available in a long-awaited new edition. Landscape architect Baker H. Morrow considers the significant factors that impact planting in New Mexico—including soil conditions, altitude, drought, urban expansion, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation—to provide the tools for successful gardens and landscapes in the state. Added photographs and sketches identify the forms and uses of plants, including many new species that have become widely available in the region since the 1990s. The latest recommendations for specific cities and towns include more photos for ease of reference, and botanical names have also been updated. With ingenuity and efficient water management, Morrow demonstrates how to create landscapes that provide shade, color, oxygen, soil protection, windscreening and outdoor enjoyment."

Morrow, Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, has been a principal of Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd., Landscape Architects for the past 36 years. Morrow is Professor of Practice of Landscape Architecture at the University of New Mexico (since 1975), where he is the founder of the MLA program in the School of Architecture and Planning. A third-generation New Mexican, he is the author of a number of books, including Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes and A Dictionary of Landscape Architecture, and the co-editor of Canyon Gardens: The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest. Morrow is an award-winning landscape architect, experienced at working with stakeholders on pressing issues in both English and Spanish. He and his firm have received over 90 design awards and citations since 1980. Practicing in New Mexico and the surrounding area, he has served as project manager and principal in charge for more than 3000 projects. Among Professor Morrow’s award winning projects are the Journal Center, the New Mexico State Fairgrounds entries, Park Square, Dietz Farm Plaza, Children’s Psychiatric Center at UNM, St. Joseph Square, the Albuquerque Academy, and Yale Boulevard in Albuquerque.

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Morrow event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.

V.25 No.1 | 01/07/2016

The Daily Word in Black Holes, Police Corruption and Playground Pirates

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2015 was the second hottest year in American history. I blame Al Gore.

For the first time ever, visible light was detected in a black hole, and even amateur-level telescopes can see it.

6-month manhunt for drug lord "El Chapo" ends in capture. Whereabouts of the sweet ride he escaped on go unreported.

Rio Rancho High School parents are concerned about the firing of a substitute teacher after an investigation into what Rio Rancho police are calling "improper actions" with a student.

Former Albuquerque Records Clerk claims he was instructed by APD to actively impede records requests.

New Mexico's snowpack smashes 30-year average. Groundhog: "Here we go, again."

Mexico's "Grand Warlock" predicts failure in Trump's future. Trump's frown deepens.

In 1999, the best place to learn science was Brittney Spears' Guide to Semiconductor Physics.

500-year-old skeleton of an executed pirate discovered under a school playground in Edinburgh, UK. And you thought an hour in detention sucked.

V.24 No.50 | 12/10/2015

The Daily Word in Star Wars dress code, the sentence of Dianna Duran, and what we do about climate change.

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Star Wars A Cappella performed by the cast.

Republican debate shows stunning ignorance of how technology works.

What we do now to prevent climate change.

Don't bring your Light Sabers to the Star Wars premiere.

ABQ zoo gives gifts to animals today and it's gonna be cute as hell.

Dianna Duran did not get off easy.

A dissection and explanation of behavior in office parties.

V.24 No.37 | 9/10/2015
Not Without A Fight

Feature

The Art of Saving a Planet

A season for change

HABITAT: Exploring Climate Change Through the Arts is a season-long artistic initiative to open up dialogue about environmental issues. Here’s a preview.
V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015

Flash in the Pan

Will Sail for Food

Transoceanic shipping has a huge carbon footprint, but what if goods came via sailboat?

Is it possible to ship goods across the ocean in a climate-friendly way?
V.24 No.9 | 02/26/2015

news

The Daily Word in mental health taxes, a house thief and true love

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Eight people died last night in a series of shootings in south-central Missouri.

Jim Inhofe provided a little show-and-tell on the Senate floor.

A California couple who'd been married for 67 years died on the same day while holding hands. That's love, y'all.

Porn lovers can rejoice, as Google has lifted the “explicit sexual content” ban on Blogger.

Season 3 of “House of Cards” is now live on Netflix, y'all! Note: SPOILERS in the following link.

A Rio Rancho mother is “disturbed” by a pornographic book her son checked out of his high school library.

Bernalillo County commissioners approved a tax hike that'll go to mental health services.

Snap! APS has decided to close schools today. Snow day!

Apparently, a thief in Oregon stole an entire house. No, really.

V.23 No.50 |

news

The Daily Word in "credibly accused clergy," mushrooms are murder and hard times befall Dickens World

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Knockouts bouncers arrested over beating of patron.

Some cops in Roswell bought a dad baby formula rather than arrest him for shoplifting.

Gallup Catholic diocese has released a "credibly accused" list of clergy.

These Jimmy Kimmell-John Krasinski Christmas pranks are pretty funny.

"I'd like a cup of coffee and your most feral adoptable cat please."

Theme park "Dicken's World" has, ironically, fallen on hard times. Something Billy Childish can tell us about.

2014 words of the year.

In true Jesus fashion, a naked man burned down a church.

More Americans believe in immaculate conception than believe in climate change.

Hollywood producer Aaron Sorkin is pissed at the media reporting on the Sony hack.

Taliban gunmen massacred 141 at a school in Pakistan.

My favorite cocktail party factoid, that mushrooms are more animal than plant, just got bolstered.

V.23 No.36 |

news

The Daily Word in Miley Cyrus' junk, Pablo Escobar's weird brother and Albuquerque's delicious tap water

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Members of a church in Alamogordo showed their distaste for Satan by burning the Devil in effigy.

Albuquerque has some of the tastiest water in the nation.

Mayor Berry and APD chief Eden are on a junket to Vegas for better policing ideas.

That controversial national police shooting competition is on for this weekend in Albuquerque.

Meet Pablo Escobar's eccentric brother Roberto!

Miley Cyrus is having her first art show featuring "a bunch of junk glued to stuff".

Nifty-neato collection of c. 1900 "lifeboat men" drawings.

Much to others' dismay, China is building it's own islands in the South China Sea.

Live coverage of today's iPhone 6 release.

Climate change will likely cause some species of birds to move or go extinct.

There's a longer video of Ray Rice knocking out his girlfriend in an elevator.

V.23 No.31 |

News

The Daily Word in methane craters, an officer-involved shooting and the Central Avenue underpass flood problem

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A BernCo sheriff's deputy shot a man who rammed his patrol car and trapped the deputy inside.

A city councilman introduced a controversial proposal that would substantially reduce marijuana possession penalties.

The remains of a missing hiker were recovered from the Santa Fe forest.

The city may finally do something about the lake that forms in the Central Avenue underpass when it rains heavily.

An Afghan soldier killed an American General, the highest ranking US service member to die in conflict since Vietnam.

There's intense fighting in Ukraine.

Guardians of the Galaxy's James Gunn once made some funny porn spoofs.

Media giant Gannett is splitting its newspaper and broadcast/digital divisions in order to make the lackluster print portion debt-free. And then, presumably, they'll throw it into a black hole so that it remains debt-free. Forever.

Huge methane gas releases caused by global warming appear to be causing the mysterious Siberian craters.

Here are some of the scant details on the Ebola "cure" administered to two American aid workers.

Check out the Disobedient Objects in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

V.23 No.20 |

news

The Daily Word in the next APD shooting (contest), cat harrasment and YODO

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Good morning, it's May 21, 2014,

and the NRA will hold a shooting contest for Albuquerque police in September. “It is an economic boost for the city and a source of pride for us,” police spokeswoman Janet Blair said, without a trace of irony,

an ex-policewoman is accused of harassing her neighbor by having 12 cats,

and a local funeral home would like to remind you that YODO.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration will soon tell us a little more about how they decide which Americans to kill with drones,

uncovered memos from the 60s show that the US government's official stance on LGBT employees used to be "Once a homo, always a homo,"

actor Michael Jace, from the TV show 'The Shield,' shot and killed his wife,

over 100 "RATers" were arrested for remotely spying on computer users through their webcams,

and game show host Pat Sajak thinks that people who believe in climate change are racists.