An estimated 150,000 babies were taken from “illegitimate” Australian mothers in the 20th century.
So what can Trump actually do?
Buzzfeed: Always asking the important questions.
Republicans advanced Trump's cabinet nominees while no Democrats were present, a clear violation of finance committee rules which require members of both parties to be present for voting.
What's the future of the tech industry under Trump's reign?
What is the EPA going to do to monitor the long-term effects of the 2015 mine spill that poisoned rivers in the Western US?
A policy dissent cable has gathered over 1,000 signatures by state officials.
Albuquerque teens are opposing a proposed curfew, saying such a law would criminalize being a teenager.
Investigators in Ukraine think they have found pieces of a missile that brought down Flight MH17.
One of the images captured by the Curiosity Rover appears to show a woman walking across the surface of Mars.
Archeologists think they have solved the mystery of the 16th century colonists who vanished from Roanoke.
The paper lobby is losing yet another fight to keep the US Government using paper rather than digital communications and record keeping.
Ferguson protests marking the one year anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting resulted in 3 more shootings .
The land down under is dealing with major Vegemite-related issues.
In local news, the EPA spill of yellow mining sludge is far worse than originally thought.
A knife attack at an Ikea in Sweden has left two people dead.
Alaskan neighborhoods are among the most racially diverse in the country.
The Legionnaire's outbreak has killed a dozen people in New York.
Thanks to Desiree Garcia for the links!
You got problems? These comics have PROBLEMS.
New Mexico's antiquated liquor sales restrictions may loosen up some more.
Would eliminating cheap booze reduce the incidence of DWI?
TLC Driving School finally (not really) explains why they closed without notice.
Looks as though parts of the missing Air Asia plane and some bodies of passengers have been recovered.
A toddler shot and killed a woman in a Walmart. The questions this raises about America and gun safety would seem too large to ignore–but I bet we'll have no problem ignoring them anyway.
If you aren't familiar with Hip Hop Family Tree Comics, start with this week's Boing Boing installment, then gorge on archives or buy a copy. Ed Piskor's comic has become something I greatly anticipate every week.
According to the EPA, tailings from abandoned uranium mines have left nearby residents in Grants and Milan exposed to harmful levels of airborne radiation.
In related news, Mt. Taylor may soon be home to the world's largest uranium mine, bringing much needed revenue to the state. And also probably cancer.
Just because they show up armed with semiautomatic weapons, a "fleet" of cop cars and an Army helicopter doesn't mean you have to let them in.
Harsh three-strikes laws now extended to muppets.
Serena Williams offers her opinion on the Steubenville rape survivor and also reminds everyone that you can be both good at tennis and a clueless moron who probably shouldn't offer her opinion on the Steubenville rape survivor.
This just in: Jimmy Hoffa is still missing.
Dozens reported dead after double car bomb explosions in Damascus.
APD officer ordered to take paid leave after neighbors report he encouraged them to fight.
Statistics kill yer Powerball buzz.
Major energy company exec. faces criminal charges in wake of 2010 coal mine disaster.
The EPA bars oil giant BP from getting new contracts.
APS leadership stonewalls TV news station.
Baby rhino arrives via FedEx.
Bernalillo County Commission candidate Simon Kubiak applied for a Metro Court judgeship.
Slayer holiday "jumper" (sweater?) unfortunately sold out.
Egocentric gift-giving tips.
Holiday gadget gift guide, 1952.
Japanese street performers, documented.
Shinichi Maruyama's frozen motion ("Nude").
Everyone knows arsenic is a poison, but did you know it's in your water too? Low levels of arsenic in your glass are naturally occurring. The Environmental Protection Agency says that drinking water must have fewer than 10 parts per billion of arsenic to prevent harmful effects of long-term exposure. According to the 2010 report by the Albuquerque Bernalillo Water Utility Authority, these water zones have as high as 8 parts of arsenic per billion. It’s worth keeping an eye on. Check your zone here: bit.ly/abqarsenicwater. (EK)
The EPA says the Sandia Labs Mixed Waste Landfill isn’t a threat, but a 2011 report by Citizen Action says otherwise. The mixed-waste landfill lies directly above the main source of water for 600,000 Albuquerque residents. From 1959 to 1988 the landfill was used for disposal of low-level radioactive materials. Contaminants include nickel, cadmium, nitrate and chromium, all of which can cause nasty health problems with overexposure. What’s more, Mesa del Sol—a “green” community development touting that its “respect for the environment result[s] in a healthier, simpler, more sustainable way to live”—just broke ground adjacent to the site. (EK)
A Superfund site is a polluted area that the federal government has determined is harmful to public health or the environment and is in need of immediate cleanup efforts. Lucky Albuquerque has three.