The Daily Word in snake wine, wolf poaching and a feast for 5,000
So, uh, stuff has happened in the past on this day.
Make sure to read the fine print in your most recent PNM bill.
Take a look at APD's new use of force policy.
Awwwoooo! Do you have a wolfie heart?
In NY, a feast for 5,000 people was made out of food that would have been thrown away.
New studies show that government culling of wolves increases poaching.
Is Earth really the only habitable planet?
Move over dudes. The salamanders don't need you anymore.
Rare seal pups need the ice that is melting.
Pro tip: Don't drink or make wine with tiger bones in it.
Social Change Activist Visits Page One
Bruce Berlin, public sector attorney and social change activist, will be at Page One Books at 3pm on Sunday, April 3, to talk about and sign his first book, Breaking Big Money's Grip on America: Working Together to Revive Our Democracy.
The book is described as such: This book is an urgent call to all Americans to focus on a critical issue: huge sums of money unjustly influencing US elections and public policy. Some people see the United States as a plutocracy run by and for the very rich. Breaking Big Money's Grip on America provides convincing evidence to support this view and explores how a nationwide Democracy movement can overcome Big Money's control and convert our government into one that serves the needs of the American people. It also demonstrates why breaking Big Money's grip is critical to solving other crucial issues like gun violence and income inequality. Whether you are a conservative, moderate, liberal or progressive, your participation is vital for fixing our broken political system.
Berlin has devoted himself to social justice issues for more than 45 years. He earned his AB in government from Cornell University in 1967 and his JD from New York University in 1970. Berlin is the founder and former executive director of The Trinity Forum for International Security and Conflict Resolution, a nonprofit organization that brought together policymakers and concerned citizens. While directing The Trinity Forum, Berlin was awarded a Jennings Randolph Peace Fellowship from the United States Institute of Peace in 1988. He currently is certified in Negotiation and Mediation by the National Center for Collaborative Planning and Community Services, and in Economic Development by the New Mexico Community Economic Development Leadership Institute. He now lives in Santa Fe, working on nonpartisan efforts to revive democracy in America, promote peace in the Middle East, and diversify Los Alamos National Laboratory, among other issues.
The Daily Word in Transparency, Private Prisons and Chemical Spills
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.
The Daily Word in Local Zookeepers, Government and Education
If you haven’t already heard, Harper Lee died last night.
The NM Legislature is finally funding the 5,500 rape kits that are on backlog to be tested.
The ‘Hairy Panic’ tumbleweed has taken over an Australian town.
North and South Korea are gunna go to war any minute now.
The Mayor gets called out by a local (former) zookeeper.
In case you need reassertion that the police don’t care about black people in Florida.
This badass kickboxer is teaching Muslim women to defend themselves.
“Men are just smarter than women. It’s just a scientific fact.”
The Daily Word in Saudi Arabian women vote for first time, Wu-Tang Clan and Janis Joplin
Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time. You’d think this former Oklahoma police officer would have been aware of that.
Saudi Arabian women get to run and vote in an election for the first time ever and I think that’s pretty awesome.
The amount of money auctioned on Janis Joplin’s 1965 Porsche could probably pay for my college tuition for the rest of my life.
Wu-Tang Clan drops one copy of their new album and it’s not Bill Murray who bought it.
The Daily Word in the KKK, Star Trek and cats
Police wives plan support rally for Officer Webster's procession on Tuesday.
Anonymous plans to reveal identities of 1,000 Ku Klux Klan members this Thursday, in wake of the anniversary of the Ferguson protests.
An Omaha woman gets her hand bitten by a tiger after sneaking into the zoo.
Attention Trekkies: New Star Trek series coming in 2017!
Pictures of show cats reveal how they really feel about the whole process.
In men trying to control women news: Principal says dress code is there to preserve girls' virginity.
Ever wonder the history of the backpack? Wonder no more!
Tom Jones, the singer, plans to take a DNA test to see if he has any black ancestry.
The Truth is Out There ... in Rio Rancho
2015 New Mexico UFO Conference
The Daily Word in Dayton's immigrants, the mayoral election and randy tarantulas
While the government shutdown still looms, Congress is questioning whether the debt ceiling will be increased and ponders the likelihood of a default.
Al Qaeda fugitive Abu Anas al-Libi was captured in Libya over the weekend and is being held on the U.S.S. San Antonio in the Mediterranean Sea before being taken to New York to be prosecuted.
“World's first flexible OLED [organic light-emitting diode] panel for smartphones"? LG corners the market on curved screens and such.
Dayton, Ohio sees improvements in its economy by lending help to people immigrating to the US.
After an anti-abortion group was accused of picketing a doctor's house in Bernalillo County, the county commissioners are looking into an anti-picketing ordinance to prevent this from happening again.
Jerry Chavez is accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death while his two boys, ages 6 and 12, witnessed the crime. Though his friends have stated that he is a good, Christian man and “would never kill anyone.”
With the mayoral election happening tomorrow, the question remains: Will there be a runoff?
The Daily Word in moon poop, the world's top brand and the "Breaking Bad" finale
A partial government shutdown sounds serious, no? So, USA Today has answered some important questions as to what that entails.
A business jet crashed into a Santa Monica Airport hangar on Sunday leaving no survivors. Officials aren't quite sure how many people were onboard.
What kind of world is this when computers beat out soda pop for top brand?
Excuse me, Mr. Whac-A-Mole, I think your warehouse is on fire.
It's no secret that astronauts have left behind some sort of memento to commemorate their time on the moon, but who knew it'd be something so personal?
Are you one of those people that never eats food past its expiration date? Here are a few tips to gauge whether you're throwing away perfectly good food.
Santa Fe's Heavenly Boutique is back open after the FBI raided it last week and found 7,300 mg of Oxycodone, a prescription pain medicine.
Anthony Bourdain likes New Mexico's green chile best!
The Daily Word in hot schools in the Midwest, California's Rim Fire and lava lamps
Congress and the White House are still trying to decide whether or not to launch a limited military strike against Syria for using chemical weapons on civilians last month.
One-year-old Antiq Hennis was shot in the head and killed Sunday night in Brooklyn, NY. According to sources, the bullet was meant for this father, Anthony Hennis.
For those who are taking a break this Labor Day and reading Fifty Shades of Grey, the two main stars of the movie adaptation were announced.
California's Rim Fire is still raging, and many fear for the lives of the cattle that graze those lands.
It's getting hot in here, so can I please go home?
The search still continues for missing firefighter, Token Adams, who went missing on Friday afternoon when he failed to report to his crew at a “pre-planned meeting point” when responding to a fire in the Jemez.
Five people (including two children and a pregnant woman) died this Labor Day weekend in car crashes around the state.
Hey Londoners, go get you some lava lamps. They turn 50 tomorrow!
The Daily Word in Snowden's "disappearance," Syrian rebels and the Zimmerman trial
Whooping cough claimed 10 children. Could lack of vaccines be a factor?
Where did Edward Snowden go?
The Zimmerman trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin starts today ...
Will the U.S. back Syrian rebels?
The Levi Chavez murder trial starts today as well ...
Ahem ... sir! That golf cart is not free!
New Mexico democrats rally to save federal special ed funding.
Officials say Thompson Ridge fire is 40 percent contained, while Kingston, N.M. has been issued a formal evacuation due to a fire in the Gila National Forest.
Val Midwest is on a photo spree!
Cat Power calls U.S. out
Singer/songwriter says she’s leaving America on Instagram rant
Leave it to your trusty copy editor to place blame on the blameless. Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, released a statement/rant on her Instagram page (with the Statue of Liberty as the backdrop), criticizing the state of America and claiming she’s leaving the country until things change. In the public statement, she claims the illusion of liberty has become a symbolism of entrapment, fostering hope in Americans in an effort to make them prisoners of false ideas. In the all-caps statement—chill out gurl; you don’t gotta yell—she claims that the powers that be have used said symbolism “AS FALSE CURRENCY TO RAPE THIS EARTH WITH IT’S[sic] LIES, PROTECTION OF WEALTH, AND VICIOUS SLAYINGS & INHUMANE PRIVATE CONTRACTED MILITARIES WORLDWIDE FOR DOMINATION ...”
She goes on to demand a tri-partisan government as well as a Native American vote. Preach on, Chan! But like I said, as a copy editor, I can’t help but twitch at the errors, considering it’s my job to make sure that all text entering the public domain is free of grammatical/factual errors so it reads smoothly. Now, I can attest to the fact that when something is written with passion, integrity, and a pressing need to completely reiterate certain feelings without censorship or too much thought, it’s important to throw the rules out the window and say what you gotta say. And I guess Ms. Marshall has ... she even went to the extent of tagging several well-known Twitter users like: Diplo, U2, Dave Chapelle, Madonna, The New York Times and more. Some good words, Chan, but if you need a copy editor, let me know. But then again, I may be making a moot point because a statement like this isn’t just meant to be typed/transcribed, but also meant to be spoken. As Marshall says, “HOW DO YOU FIGHT WITH JUST A WORD IN TEXT, SPEAK IT.”
The Daily Word in New Years resolutions
11 things to expect in the future.
Turns out God is a woman and she just stabbed her son with a screwdriver.
Americans are getting poorer, unless you're a congressman in which case you're probably a MILLIONAIRE.
I hope there's a giant at my funeral.
Photo gallery of deserted London Christmas morning.
I love the sea dwelling cone snail, their venom can get you high and they eat things alive with utmost decorum.
Whale sperm is not the reason the world's oceans are salty.
German insurance firm rewards top employees — with an orgy.
The Sacramento Bee has an "Crime Q&A" section on their website.
Five reasons not to leave the house on new years eve.
The Daily Word in a name change for Al Qaeda, government shutdown and no more bookstores
Another government shutdown is looming. (How many times have I written that headline this year?)
Al Qaeda needs a better PR firm.
Ex-Richardson officials appear before grand jury.
Time's person of the year is … sigh.
Government to stop minting $1 coins.
The fifty funniest tweets of 2011.
"If you could rape someone, who would it be?" Asking for a friend.
Listen to Terry Gross make Louis CK cry.
Women should excel from the bedroom to the boardroom, right?
Lady Gaga posed nude for Tony Bennett.
Birthers fly message about Obama's birth certificate over closed dome of football stadium.
Robert Downey Jr. acting venn diagram.
The trailer for Sahsa Baron Cohen's new movie The Dictator is here.
Don't forget the world is supposed to end next month.
Wonder Woman gives herself a breast exam.
John Updike's boyhood home is for sale.
Facebook launches a suicide prevention tool this week.
Longest article I've ever read about pubic hair.