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The Daily Word in assisted suicide, a lost-then-found Johnny Cash album and spying on gamers

Sandia Peak Ski Area announces early opening

New Mexico to consider legalizing assisted suicide.

Sandia Peak Ski Area is opening early this Friday.

City of Albuquerque spends a lot of money settling lawsuits and now some settlement details are available to public online.

Denver City Council amended the weed law so it is OK to blaze on your front lawn, balcony, etc.

Obama shook hands with Raul Castro at Mandela's memorial.

In other Cuba news, Russia plans to forgive 29 billion dollars owed to her by the tiny communist country.

Yet another way the NSA is spying on everybody all the time.

MURDOCHISEVIL.

Previously unknown Johnny Cash record to be released.

Great collection of (NSFW) ancient Pompeii graffiti.

Learn what a "sun dog" is.

Joan Jett demanding Sea World stop blasting her music at Shamu.

The rent is still 2 damn high.

Christiane F. has a new book, says she's dying.

V.22 No.28 | 7/11/2013
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Back of the Bus

Shuttle driver deems same-sex hand-holding “inappropriate”

Barron Jones reports on a pre-Pride incident wherein a Sunport shuttle driver demanded that a gay couple holding hands move to the back of the bus.

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The Daily Word in same-sex marriage and North Korea

RIP Paul Williams

An Albuquerque landlord was judged to be discriminatory in his treatment of a man who has multiple sclerosis.

APD released night-vision helicopter footage of neighbors in Ventana Ranch shooting at each other.

North Korea is sustaining their rhetoric against the U.S. and South Korea. Here's why this is happening.

This article about North Korea has a great mixed metaphor.

Rush Limbaugh concedes (in his own way) the same-sex marriage debate.

Many of you probably heard Justice Scalia say this.

Surprise! A Republican National Committee guy posted something offensive about gays on his Facebook page.

Bacon flavored condoms.

The show was cancelled but Michelle Shocked showed up anyway.

The U.S. Navy's "Little Crappy Ship."

Florida "polo tycoon" loses bid to legally adopt girlfriend in order to avoid losing millions after a possible wrongful death judgement.

Paul Williams, founder of Crawdaddy and executor of P.K. Dick's literary estate, died.

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Wear Your Hoodie Wednesday

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A friend who moved here from another part of the country told me he calls the hoodie the Albuquerque raincoat. I’d argue it’s our suncoat, too. And our hanging-out-at-home-coat or going-to-the-opera coat. Hell, put on two or three, and that’s blizzard-ready gear.

Well, tomorrow folks can break out the 505 all-weather, all-eras jacket of choice to show solidarity with Trayvon Martin.

Martin was walking home from a convenience store in Florida, talking on his celly with his girlfriend, when he started to feel like he was being followed. He was approached by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, who shot and killed the African-American teen.

In a 911 recording, Zimmerman was advised not to follow Martin despite his suspicions. He did anyway. Zimmerman hasn’t yet been charged with a crime and says he was acting in self-defense.

People around the country are outraged and demanding the gunman be arrested.

Tomorrow demonstrators will gather in Union Square and march to the United Nations. Wednesday also marks the UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

In solidarity, you can wear your hoodie, and upload a picture of yourself to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #millionhoodies. Or you can sign this petition on change.org, which was started by Martin’s parents.

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Class action payout for Native farmers

George and Marilyn Keepseagle at their ranch on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota
Courtesy of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers and Toll law firm
George and Marilyn Keepseagle at their ranch on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota

Alibi reporter Carolyn Carlson drove out to Gallup at the end of December to speak with claimants for a $760 million settlement. The payout is the result of a class action lawsuit—Keepseagle v. Vilsack— brought by Native American farmers who were denied USDA loans by a prejudiced Department of Agriculture.

The court battle was 13 years long.

After it was over, lawyers went to different parts of the country to find people who qualified for part of the settlement. About 300 people from New Mexico filed claims.

This isn’t the first time the Agriculture Department’s been in hot water for discrimination:

• In October 2011, African-American farmers settled their case against the Agriculture Department for $1.2 billion.

• In March 2011, women and Hispanic farmers settled their lawsuit for $1.3 billion.

V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012
George and Marilyn Keepseagle at their ranch on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota
Courtesy of Cohen, Milstein, Sellers and Toll law firm

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Justice for Native Farmers

Class action settlement to benefit New Mexicans

The U.S. District Court approved the Keepseagle v. Vilsack class action settlement of $760 million. Lawyers sought out potential claimants for that money—including people in New Mexico.

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