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V.25 No.11 | 03/17/2016

News

The Daily Word in Transparency, Private Prisons and Chemical Spills

By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Mar 19 2016 5:31 PM ]
The Daily Word

Read about the state senator responsible for the lottery scholarship.

A south valley couple shares their experiences with living in a neighborhood that bares a disproportionate burden of industrial pollution.

A private prison for noncitizens has likely been providing inmates inadequate medical care.

New Mexico is home to the country's largest methane cloud, but new rules may help alleviate it.

Looks like the New Mexico Legislature is refusing to provide the Attorney General records for criminal investigation of a retired state senator.

But that's not the only questionable thing going on with our local and state officials.

The New Mexico Environmental Department disagrees with KUNM's continuing coverage of a plume toxic dry cleaning chemicals in the ground water in some downtown neighborhoods.

V.25 No.10 | 03/10/2016

News

The Daily Word in Pork, Fire and Hitting People with Cars

By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Mar 12 2016 8:24 PM ]
The Daily Word

New Mexico leads the country in pedestrian fatalities.

Ryan Boetel and Elaine Baumgartel discuss the most recent report from police reform monitor James Ginger.

Governor Suzana Martinez cracked down on spending with almost two-thrids of the cuts comming from Democrat sponsored projects.

Large numbers of dead and dry trees east of Albuquerque pose a fire hazard.

District Attorney Kari Brandenburg feels that after changes to the deadlines outlined in the Case Management Order they are still difficult to meet.

V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016
The Daily Word

News

The Daily Word in the toxic cost of consumerism

By Renee Chavez [ Tue Feb 9 2016 4:08 PM ]

Just had to get that upgrade? There is a lake in China filled with the toxic, radioactive sludge that is the byproduct of your new smartphone.

"Santa's elves" work for a pittance mass fabricating your useless holiday trinkets.

V.25 No.3 | 01/21/2016

News

The Daily Word in Hospital Fines and Yeti Wingmen

By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Jan 23 2016 4:40 PM ]
The Daily Word

What Isleta's newly reacquired land means for its community.

Some New Mexico hospitals are being fined over safety concerns.

APD is looking for a suspect involved in a stabbing downtown last night.

The Sprint call center in Rio Rancho is closing, costing the city almost 400 jobs.

City Councillor Isaac Benton wants the city to buy 60 acres of land around the Petroglyph National Monument.

Evidence for using cannabis to treat epileptic seizures continues to grow.

Sasquatches make great wingmen. Given the number of sasquatches I know and the low rate at which I get laid, I think there may be some validity there.

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

News

The Daily Word in REAL ID, Bosque Trails and dinosaur lovin'

By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Jan 9 2016 7:14 PM ]
The Daily Word

The REAL ID can got kicked further down the street, at least for airports.

The city is asking for comment on where the new trail should run. If and how wide are already decided, so stifle those complaints.

New Mexico's less shitty teen pregnancy rate isn't reflected in rural communities.

Insurance companies failing to pay the Department of Health for vaccines has doctors turning away patients.

An Oklahoma company is pushing for a zoning exemption to begin drilling for oil in Rio Rancho.

Arizona and the US Department of the Interior are making plans for a diversion of the Gila river that threatens its ecology.

Babe I love you, but I'm a T-Rex

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

News

The Daily Word in real estate, fracking and affirmative action

By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Dec 12 2015 5:32 PM ]
The Daily Word

A Northeast Albuquerque area bicyclist has died after a hit-and-run last night. APD is looking for information.

Albuquerque Business First says that Fortune magazine claims Trulia real-estate data shows the Albuquerque metro area is the worst place to own a home. You heard it here fourth.

A mailman was shot at by another motorist for "giving him a bad look."

Everybody's favorite new method for extracting hydrocarbons, "fracking," may be coming to Rio Rancho.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made some pretty racist remarks regarding affirmative action. That's probably the greatest argument that could be made about institutionalized racism in our country and the need for affirmative action.

Malfunction

V.24 No.49 | 12/03/2015

News

The Daily Word in Sunport scares, climate talks and even more gifting

By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Dec 5 2015 3:30 PM ]
The Daily Word

A security scare briefly shut down the Sunport yesterday.

Defense attorneys in the Boyd trial are seeking a change of venue.

APD and reform monitor James Ginger are stuck trying to reach an agreement on a new use-of-force policy.

The Paris climate change talks are off to an encouraging start.

First Congregational Church held a vigil for victims of last Friday's shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood.

Are you super sad that we didn't do yet another gift guide this week? There, there, I found a nerdy one for you. And here's a dogmatically nerdy one.

The heart. The bird. The reckoning.

V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015

News

The Daily Word in helping homeless, planned parenthood shooting and carbon emission

By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Nov 28 2015 3:45 PM ]
The Daily Word

Mayor Berry's homeless initiative makes national news.

Albuquerque Game Developers Guild needs a bigger meeting space.

Three killed and nine injured during attack at a Colorado planned parenthood.

Chicago protestors of police shooting marched on a major shopping district yesterday.

Globally, carbon emissions are slowing while power generation and economic activity expands.

"In short order, a monkey has bested seven adult men. This should give you a dim view of human potential."

V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015

News

The Daily Word in Republicans, dry-cleaning spills and Islamic State Fighters

By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Nov 21 2015 1:20 PM ]
The Daily Word

UNM is not alone with difficulties providing students resources to report sexual assault.

Growing Marijuana on tribal land is especially sticky—legally speaking.

The dry-cleaning chemical spill Downtown is large enough to warrant vapor testing in area homes.

Theocon Damon Linker continues to be increasingly alienated by his former conservative colleagues.

The Nation's Lydia Wilson interviews an imprisoned ISIS fighter.

I can be a doctor if I say I am.

V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015

News

The Daily Word in Paris Attacks, WIPP Leaks and Eating Healthy

By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Nov 14 2015 1:10 PM ]
The Daily Word

ISIS claims responsibility for attacks in Paris. The Guardian is providing live updates.

Suspect in road rage killing of 4-year-old pleads not guilty.

UNM wants to make sexual assault investigations happen more quickly.

The state is close to a settlement over the WIPP leak.

Several more business opening in the shipping container development near Carlisle and the freeway.

The Don't Hug Me I'm Scared crew explain healthy eating.

V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015

News

The Daily Word in Horses, Pipelines and Roboter Kinder

By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Nov 7 2015 11:46 AM ]

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.

Diese Kinder sind die Roboter.

V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
Robert Maestas

Letters

Diaperin’ Is Easy!

The cloth-diapering community offered scathing critiques of our staffer’s research; said staffer and contributing writer Amelia Olson responds to a massive dose of online venom.
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014

Arts Feature

A Long-Lost Field Guide for the Soul

Rediscover an ecstatic, mystic book of nature writing

By Nora Hickey
How a slender volume unearthed by Terry Tempest and Brooke Williams in a dusty bookstore became the antidote to “a poverty of the soul.”
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V.23 No.48 | 11/27/2014
Jesse Schulz

La Jicarita

Welcome to Albuquerque

Nuclear meltdown capital of the world

By David Correia
Weekly Alibi’s latest collaboration with environmental politics journal La Jicarita examines a source of serious discontent, the radioactive contents of the Sandia Mixed Waste Landfill.
V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013
Freaking Green by Laura F. Sanchez • CreateSpace • paperback • $11.99

Book Review

Breaking Green

By Barbara Korbal
Two young adult novels grapple with being green in a world intent on destroying itself.
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