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V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012
Easter, 1941: Roy Ebihara (at far left, with siblings Mary, Kathy and Bill) was part of a tight-knit Japanese community living in Clovis, N.M. After Japan declared war, the families were threatened by neighbors and forced to move to a small camp in Lincoln County. They were finally interned at Topaz Relocation Center in Utah.
Courtesy of Roy Ebihara

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Japanese American history in New Mexico

Though a lifelong New Mexican, I had no idea before reporter Margaret Wright embarked onthis story that our state was home to internment camps for Japanese Americans during WWII.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is working to rectify that kind of widespread cultural ignorance. Salazar has been speaking about how minority history is largely left out of monuments countrywide. Less than 3 percent of the United States’ landmarks are dedicated to minority groups.

The National Park Service is offering grants to people looking to memorialize sites within their communities. The Japanese American Citizens’ League of New Mexico secured funding to recognize the camps in New Mexico.

Easter, 1941: Roy Ebihara (at far left, with siblings Mary, Kathy and Bill) was part of a tight-knit Japanese community living in Clovis, N.M. After Japan declared war, the families were threatened by neighbors and forced to move to a small camp in Lincoln County. They were finally interned at Topaz Relocation Center in Utah.
Courtesy of Roy Ebihara

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Dark Days of Detention

The legacy of Japanese American internment in New Mexico

Advocacy group raises awareness about internment camps during WWII in our state.
V.20 No.38 | 9/22/2011

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The Daily Word in no more don’t ask don’t tell, North Korean death camps, Palin’s former flame

The Daily Word

As of today, “don’t ask, don’t tell” is no more.

The official song of the shitty economy, “My EBT,” is going viral.

Italian scientists go on trial for failing to predict the L’Aquila earthquake.

American and European scientists find a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system.

John Travolta’s $100,000 Mercedes-Benz was stolen.

Satellite photos depict concentration camps the North Korean government swears don’t exist.

Miguel Caballero’s new fashion line for men and women is bulletproof, literally.

Obama unveils a plan to save the U.S. Postal Service by ending Saturday mail.

Did Sarah Palin hook up with former NBA player Glen Rice in 1987?

Nothing beats a list of the 10 most bizarre sex world records.

Albuquerque Studios has a new owner and is operating free of debt.

A real human skull is confiscated after found for sale on Phoenix’s Craigslist.

A necklace recovered from the Titanic (no, not that one) is stolen from an exhibition in Copenhagen.