An inmate work crew in Las Cruces saved a man’s life.
Someone won $1 million in New Mexico but might not know it yet.
A judge told Gov. Martinez she couldn’t publish the salaries of some state workers on the Sunshine Portal. So she put them on the New Mexico home page.
Megadeth singer blames President Obama for mass shootings. And if you can’t trust Dave Mustaine about politics ...
Brits are pissed that Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum.
Can’t hang with the footage of mosquitos biting people in this story about West Nile being on the rise. Stupid nature’s vampires.
Gov. Jan Brewer signed an executive order to deny Arizonans benefits from the new federal Dream Act-esque immigration program.
This month in free speech.
Anti-Semitic jerk in Hungary finds out he’s Jewish.
These gorillas are all happy to see each other.
Where does all that aid money go? Haiti’s still without safe housing for most people.
How to shop for groceries when you hate shopping for groceries. (Step One: Realize that your problem is not really a problem. After all, you could be living in a tent in an earthquake-ravaged country.)
Coffee shop bans people from talking about annoying hipster stuff like denim, left-handedness and anything that happened before 2000.
Best gravel voices in movie/TV history.
Santa Fe 12-year-old charged with DWI.
It’s plague season: the fifth case of Hantavirus has been reported in N.M.
After nickel-and-diming the debt ceiling, lawmakers ran out to summer recess before resolving an FAA shutdown that’s costing taxpayers $1 billion a month.
The U.S. is finally joining the developed world by moving birth control under health insurance coverage—but there are some catches and a whole lot of misinformation.
A new font designed to help dyslexics read.
The FDA still hasn’t defined when foods can be labeled “gluten free.”
If your house was on fire, would you take this stuff with you?
Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak stands trail.
Pro-bike mayor of Vilnius, Lithuania says “Nice parking job, asshole!” to a Mercedes ... with a tank.
Steer clear of ground turkey for a while.
Haiti braces for tropical storm Emily, more devastation.
Everyone stop what you’re doing: Miley Cyrus got a “gay marriage” tattoo.
Also, Amy Winehouse was secretly engaged.
This acclaimed Thai film is based on the life of Luang Paradit Pairoh, Thailand's most revered traditional musician. The elegant and sensitive narrative shifts back and forth in time, presenting our musical genius' life story and—by extension—the history of Thailand. The tale stretches from the Golden Era of King Rama V through to the ’30s when classical music was banned by the country's "modern" government. In Thai with English subtitles.
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Libya to halt military action.
Yemen calls state of emergency.
Japan death toll rises to 7,000.
Radiation hampers reactor efforts.
Warlocks go on tour with Charlie Sheen.
Aristide returns to Haiti.
Guy chased by Suge Knight in casino wants rematch.
Judge blocks anti-union law.
Egypt frees brother of al-Qaeda chief.
Jimmy Buffet to make Tiger Blood drink.
The animals at the zoo are cold.
Lots of broken furnaces.
And plenty of people are without gas.
Violence in Cairo.
Was Mona Lisa da Vinci's boyfriend?
A former first lady or a pop singer will probably be Haiti's next president.
How meditation alters your brain.
Obama talks about his faith.
Keeping little girls extra clean makes them sick.
Obama says America should be as good as 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green imagined it to be. Here's the full text.
What Gov. Martinez has to say about being sued by environmentalists.
The guv is also suggesting the state bleed CNM for cash.
Officials are moving a sex-offender registration location away from a bus stop.
Target wants to build a Target in the air Uptown.
Someone pulled a fire alarm at The Pit, forcing evacuation with one second left in the first half.
These people will name their baby after you if you find their dog.
Romanian birds died of the drink.
NPR photo essay: Then and now, a year after the quake in Haiti.
Landslides kill hundreds in Brazil.
Twin sisters turn 100.
Hard cider is back.
Don't have sex with your mister or mistress in the marital bed.
Tom Hanks' son, Chet, is a rapper who likes to smoke fancy weed in fancy places.
How about a nuclear car?
Guy finds 800-year-old remains under his house.
Police arrest fake bell ringer.
Thief tunnels through wall, steals Warhol painting.
U.S. lets companies do business with blacklisted nations.
The year in pictures.
Arkansas has had 500 earthquakes since September.
At least 45 people have been lynched in Haiti since beginning of cholera outbreak, most of them voodoo priests.
Paris airport running low on deicer.
New pill may help alcoholics have just one drink.
Louis XVI’s dried blood is inside a fancy gourd.
Randy Quaid is afraid he’s going to be murdered.
A one-handed model is all the rage in Europe.
You can fly from Hobbs to Houston. So figure out how to get to Hobbs, my friend, and… next stop, Houston. Then next stop, back. Then back to Houston.
Do you hate the Lead and Coal Project?
Masshole didn’t know what an atlatl was.
Happy birthday, Minnie Pearl.
There's a new lady holding court. Supreme, yo.
And you thought your VW was shitty...
Parents name their kids the darndest things.
Woo hoo! Less terrorism.
Conservatives mess with a news site that isn't Fox.
People suck at spelling, study says.
Get out there and vote in today’s primary!
Tropical Storm Agatha makes a giant hole in Guatemala City.
A woman who was hit by a car sues Google for faulty Google Map directions.
Kids are wearing yellow contact lenses and fangs in schools these days.
A new poll finds 46 percent of Americans suffer from debt stress.
Sarah Ferguson, videotaped in a hotel attempting to sell access to her ex Prince Andrew, tells Oprah she was just drinking.
The U.S. military withdraws from earthquake-ravaged Haiti today.
24 miles of Louisiana coastline has been fouled due to the Gulf oil spill.
A man shoots an employee and then himself at a North Carolina Target store.
California is split in half when it comes to Arizona’s SB 1070.
PNM wants a 21 percent rate hike on your electric bill.
Worker bees swarm Wall Street on Memorial Day. Are they trying to tell us something?
Moriarty may be the future site of a memorial for DWI victims.
Multiple teams will be cranking away non-stop at a broad array of games like Doom, The Curse of Monkey Island, Phantom Hourglass, Shadow of the Colossus, etc. A live stream of the whole thing will run from 4pm today until 3am Sunday MST. Some early donors have already gotten them about a quarter of the way to their fairly modest goal of $10,000, so it looks like they're set to do some actual good.
The ongoing charitable spirit within New Mexico's art community materializes again on Saturday night. Four bands and three dance ensembles--Wagogo, Rodney Bowe and Sina Soul, Racine Kreyol band and dancers, The Deteriorators, The National Institute of Flamenco, Odigba Adama, and Cathryn McGill--unite from 7 p.m. to midnight at El Rey Theater. Tickets are $20 general, and $15 for students and seniors. Get them at rkculturalarts.com, or by calling (786) 877-9800 or 401-8361. All proceeds benefit Yéle Haiti and Families2Families.
Winter Wallop: Washington D.C. could see another 20 inches of snow.
In other related news, throwing a snowball can get you locked up for a very long time.
It’s a good thing identity theft isn’t a problem or anything these days; people who receive adult day-care services have their social security numbers printed on the envelopes.
American Airlines to charge $8 for in-flight blankets.
A Toldeo, Ohio strip club raises nearly $1,000 with “Lap Dances for Haiti.”
Cold War Redux? Russia says a U.S. missle shield is aimed towards them.
I-40 closed at Santa Rosa after four tractor-trailers pile up due to sheets of ice.
Leading by example; an APD officer, who has been with APD for 21 years, is charged with DWI.
City councilor Don Harris accused of... swiping a drummer’s sticks?
The Obamas to launch a childhood obesity task force.
Toyota recalls more than 400,000 hybrid cars, including the hippie-wielding slow-driving Prius.
Eleven bands hit the stage on Thursday, Jan. 28, to raise money for the Red Cross relief effort on the ground in Haiti. We took in $1,050, which is fantastic.
We’re grateful to Launchpad, Eclipse Production Services and Ecco Gelato for helping us do this thing. Thanks to Jessica Billey, Minie Gonzales and Maya Malloy, who contributed art for the silent auction. Love to the Alibi family for helping out and chasing down prizes for the raffle. Further ups to all the bands who put on great shows. (Guys, if you want any pictures for your websites, I’ve got tons from that night.)
Enjoy this photo recap:
Beginning at 8 p.m. this evening the Launchpad will be overrun with 12 excellent, eclectic local acts raising money for the Red Cross’s Haitian relief efforts. There will be raffles with a host of prizes, plus free gelato from Ecco Gelato. Read more about the charitable festivities here.