the Daily Word in Trump's cabinet appointments, a new APD scandal and A$AP Yams' mom
A petition has been circulated by some UNM professors asking that UNM protect undocumented students from deportation.
Former records officer at APD claims he was ordered to destroy, withhold or alter records in several high profile cases including the Mary Hawkes and James Boyd shootings.
Yes, Virginia, there is going to be a penguins exhibit at ABQ Biopark.
A 14 year-old cancer patient won the right to be cryogenically frozen in hopes she will be cured one day.
In case it escaped your attention, Trump's presidential campaign was attended and post-campaign events are increasingly attended by confederate flag waving.
Trump has appointed three conservatives—all of whom have made off-color or rascist remarks— to key cabinet positions.
Our culture's legal drug, alcohol, should be ingested in low quantities. Good luck with that, everyone.
The Daily Word in Russia, Twenty One Pilots and ART
Trump isn't working with Russia? Riiiiight...
After being completely ignored by the guards, an 18 year old died after she asked for medical help when withdrawing from heroin.
Listen to this mashup song of Twenty One Pilots, Halsey, Melanie Martinez and Sivan.
Speaking of Twenty One Pilots, here's a clip of Tyler Joseph singing My Chemical Romance's song Cancer.
Global Warming is already affecting people in colder climates like Alaska.
Welcome to the Tesla Gigafactory.
Opening statements have begun in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the ART project.
All the charges have been dropped against the three remaining officers in the Freddie Gray trial.
The Daily Word in pregnant dinosaurs, sainthood and Merrick Garland
Dahling, your neighborhood is just sooooo charming.
#TrumpUniversityMascot is the best hashtag game ever.
The food industry doesn't want you to know which products are genetically modified. Gross.
Also gross: a video of molten copper being poured over a Big Mac ... to no effect.
Ready for the real life Jurassic Park? Scientists have discovered a fossilized pregnant T Rex!
N.M. has a serious opiate abuse problem so the government has awarded the state $1.7 million for health centers and treatment providers.
Divers in Indonesia found endangered animals trapped in underwater cages.
The Ferguson City Council has unanimously agreed to a DOJ overhaul on its police force and municipal court system.
Mother Teresa may be coming up on sainthood but she was no saint.
The Daily Word in no social security benefits for Nazis, an HBO Johnny Tapia documentary and outrageous details of torture
The color of the year has been announced.
APD released another image of the man suspected of shooting my favorite 7-11 clerk this past weekend.
A former Nazi charged for his involvement in an infamous WWII massacre in France appears to be off the hook.
In other Nazi-related news, Congress has passed a law that will prevent former Nazis from recieving social security benefits.
All those allegations of torture and cruelty against terrorism suspects in the hands of Americans and their minions turn out to be true and worse than previously alleged according to a report just released.
A private company is winnowing the field of candidates for a one-way mission to Mars.
Check out Boing Boing's gift guide.
Afghanistan just harvested enough opium to equal 90 percent of the world's supply.
NM Street Press
Mediating Heroin and Harm Reduction
Expanding access to treatment may reduce NM’s high rate of overdose
The Daily Word in a not-so-dead guy, an epic b-ball shot and Vermont's heroin
President Barack Obama sheds light on the problems of young minorities in America.
A federal appeals court ruled that it wasn't unconstitutional to ask students to remove shirts with the American flag during a Cinco de Mayo celebration in 2010 at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill.
You ever watch a movie on Netflix and fall asleep in the middle? And when you wake up, you can't remember where you left off? It looks like some engineers found a solution.
Wanna know what Jaws was like? Some researchers got the scoop …
“I was shocked at the depth of addiction here,” James W. Baker, former director of the Vermont State Police, said in regards to Vermont's current heroin “epidemic.”
Just in case you missed the basketball game, watch an Eldorado High School girl score the winning shot from 70 feet away, with only 1.7 seconds on the clock. It's pretty awesome.
A state auditor claims that the Human Services Department cost New Mexico millions of dollars by mismanaging funds.
Albuquerque police are looking for a woman that is stealing from the elderly.
To the Lobo fan who threw a cup at an opposing player at a basketball game … they're coming for you.
A man who was pronounced dead woke up later in a body bag in the morgue … reminds me of that movie Death Becomes Her.
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
Since last week's Rooster Roundabout, we lost one of rock 'n' roll's truest gods … Mr. Lou Reed. I can't speak for others, but he had a profound effect on how I listen to music, and he showed the immense beauty that exists when poetry and rock meld together seamlessly. It's a practice few can master. And no one did it like Reed. You can read the obituary his wife, Laurie Anderson, wrote here. This one's for you, Lou.
According to the folks over at Pitchfork, Beck has signed with Capitol Records and will be releasing a new album (Morning Phase) in February 2014. This has been sort of a long time coming, as his last full-length release was back in 2008, and it wasn't one of his best. They also stated that a good amount of personnel on this new record worked with Beck on 2002's Sea Change, so this should be interesting.
Okay, I'm obviously playing favorites at this point, but I can't help it. Savages is still very much on my radar with their stellar release Silence Yourself. And now they've come out with a new video for album closer “Marshal Dear,” one of the best tracks on the album. Then again, all of the tracks on the album are fantastic. Okay, okay … I'll stop gushing. Just watch the animated, conceptually war-torn video.
Oh those relentless psych-garage rockers! First Ty Segall and now Thee Oh Sees. The latter band is coming out with a third Singles Collection that's scheduled to drop on Nov. 26. They've also made the track “What You Need” available, so get those boomboxes (assuming you still got one) prepared for this probably-pretty-good compilation.
James Blake has one of those magnetic voices that just needs to be heard. It operates on a wavelength that mixes beautiful tones with a soulful prowess rarely seen in male vocalists. Maybe that's why Blake won the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for his album Overgrown. For those who don't know, the Mercury Prize is given once a year for the best British or Irish album. Past winners include Primal Scream, PJ Harvey and Antony & The Johnsons.
Dancing at numerous parties in Austin, Texas, it was natural to stumble upon Calle 13, a Puerto Rican outfit who've been steadily releasing albums for years to much acclaim. They've also garnered 19 Latin Grammies. Not bad, eh. Now the group has announced a new single that'll hit the streets on Nov. 13, and a new album that will come out in March, though they've stated that they plan on releasing it independently. So we'll see how that goes. You can hear their awesome track “Atrevete te te” below.
Lady Gaga has unleashed another derivative disco pop-infused club track, titled “Venus,” to the masses. Can we not have a little time to digest the last one, Gaga? Sheesh. Either way … the track is now available for listening via the world wide web. Gaga's ARTPOP is slated for a Nov. 11 release, so keep that pocket change jingling.
Devendra Banhart came out with a substantial release this past year (Mala). It was a release that showed him recycling his worldly sentiments and regurgitating them in a sonically forward-moving motion. Now Banhart has released a music video for the track “Für Hildegard Von Bingen.” You can view that below.
A week ahead of the release of The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem has shared his collaborative track with Rihanna, titled “The Monster.” If the song isn't a groundbreaking attempt to boast marketable partnerships, it's at least an okay iteration of Eminem's prowess as a rapper. And at this point, can we hope for anything more? [Editors Note: By the time this was scheduled to go up, Eminem also made his collaboration with Kendrick Lamar available, so you can hear that as well.]
The Daily Word in transgender rights, twisters in the US and an arrested "Worm"
Weather experts warn that more devastating weather can be expected on Monday after tornadoes ripped through the U.S. from Texas all the way to Minnesota on Sunday, May 19.
Yahoo buys Tumblr, promises not to "screw it up."
Kim case adds focus to how the feds probed a working journalist.
Miranda Pacheco, who killed a bicyclist three years ago, is in jail again for reckless driving.
DEA claims that marketing heroin to teens is making Albuquerque's drug problems worse.
Protest to take place on Monday morning for Damian Garcia, a transgender student at St. Pius High School, over which cap and gown he will wear on graduation day.
"Worm" arrested for alleged assault and throwing a rival's moped into the ocean ...
The Daily Word in Joe Arpaio, Chris Stevens, Susanna Martinez, Paul Watson, and Lynette
Rio Arriba County residents comment on Sheriff's department's shorter business hours.
Games, food and safety.
A Valencia County man is mad at Governor Martinez and some cows.
In Denmark, public transportation is completely awesome.
Eco-fugitive Paul Watson is hiding out somewhere at sea.
Collection of the "Rahm Emanuel likes Nickelback" dude's protest signs.
Latest on the "Innocence of Muslims" video, backlash, and weirdness.
How the restricting of the "Innocence of Muslims" video in some countries demonstrates web-firms' role in free speech and censorship.
Anyone can make a "reply-all" goof.
Someone stole the strategic maple syrup reserve!
"This Man Beats Women" advisory on Chris Brown CDs.
Record-setting tightrope-walkers did it without a net.
Anthrax-tainted heroin in the U.K.
Gallery of "On The Road" book covers.
Lynette from "Shit 'Burquenos Say" is now working for UNM.
On this day in 1965, Lost in Space premiered.
Grieving mother calls for teen treatment options in Albuquerque
As we reported in June, heroin is on the rise in our city. "We know there is a significant increase in heroin sales in Albuquerque, but we just don't know how much is out there," said Capt. Matt Thomas in an interview. "We tend to see different trends in drug prevalence, where it went from cocaine to meth and now to heroin."
At this week’s Council meeting, Jennifer Weiss spoke of her son’s death. She found the 18-year-old in his bedroom on Saturday. She said he’d overdosed. For about a year, Weiss has been speaking out about the problem as the president of the Heroin Awareness Committee. She and others asked the Council to find funding for a teen treatment center. Read the full story.
The Heroin Surge
As addiction climbs in Albuquerque, cartels are ready to deliver
The Daily Word: Geronimo, heroin, therapy kangaroo
Geronimo's great-grandson objects to bin Laden's codename.
House approves antiabortion package.
A lot of heroin in Albuquerque ($300K sold daily), says the Sheriff's Office.
"Seal Team 6, a unit so secretive that the White House and the Defense Department do not directly acknowledge its existence."
PRC investigates whether the gas company broke any rules during the cold snap.
The AP won't cover today's GOP presidential primary debate because of restrictions placed on the press by sponsors FOX News and the South Carolina Republican Party.
Pelosi wants more transparency in fraking.
Last WWI vet dies. He was 110.
Things are getting better, so Glenn Beck became irrelevant, argues WaPo columnist.
Ortiz y Pino
Heroin, Our Ignored Plague
Bruce Trigg is retiring from the state's Department of Health this year. The soft-spoken, scholarly and intensely committed public health physician has one last policy campaign he’s waging. It's a sort of farewell gift to us. He wants to wake New Mexico up to the silent plague that for at least 20 years has been mowing down hundreds of our young people. It kills them in the prime of their lives—and incredibly, draws scarcely any attention.