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V.23 No.10 | 3/6/2014
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NM Street Press

Mediating Heroin and Harm Reduction

Expanding access to treatment may reduce NM’s high rate of overdose

By Barron Jones
NM Street Press co-founder Barron Jones reports on harm reduction-based health care strategies that aim to lower the high rate of overdoses in New Mexico, including the passage of SB 241 and potential for enhanced Narcan distribution and Good Samaritan laws.

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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.

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“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.

Music

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.

The Velvet Underground - “Heroin”

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.

Savages - “Marshal Dear”

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.

James Blake - “Retrograde”

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.

Calle 13 - “Atrevete te te”

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.

Devendra Banhart - “Fur Hildegard Von Bingen”

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.]

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Grieving mother calls for teen treatment options in Albuquerque

Illustration by Brapola!

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.

V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011

Council Watch

Heroin’s Toll

By Carolyn Carlson
An activist who works to raise awareness attended the Council meeting to plead for a teen treatment center. A couple of days before the meeting, her 18-year-old son died after an apparent overdose.
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V.20 No.22 | 6/2/2011
Illustration by Brapola!

News Feature

The Heroin Surge

As addiction climbs in Albuquerque, cartels are ready to deliver

By Joe Kolb
In 2008, the number of heroin-overdose deaths jumpedand the age of users dropped, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. "We know there is a significant increase in heroin sales in Albuquerque, but we just don't know how much is out there," says Capt. Matt Thomas of the Criminal Investigation Division in the Bernalillo Sheriff's Office. "We tend to see different trends in drug prevalence, where it went from cocaine to meth and now to heroin."

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The Daily Word: Geronimo, heroin, therapy kangaroo

Geronimo's great-grandson objects to bin Laden's codename.

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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.

Intel's air permit has been updated in spite of neighbors' health complaints.

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.

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Therapy kangaroo.

V.19 No.42 | 10/21/2010

Ortiz y Pino

Heroin, Our Ignored Plague

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

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 livesand incredibly, draws scarcely any attention.

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