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The Daily Word in a fired canine, a big state error and Jay Leno

It's official! Jay Leno is out, and Jimmy Fallon is in! Well … on Feb. 17, he'll be in.

According to an Oregon State University study, Chinook salmon use Earth's magnetic field to navigate where their ancestral feeding grounds are located.

The Sochi Olympics 2014 are underway, and you can read live tweets and get links to footage here … or pretty much anywhere on the interwebz.

Melvin Morse faces charges of assault and endangerment for apparently waterboarding his 12-year-old stepdaughter as well as pouring vomit over her head, stuffing food in her mouth and denying her toilet breaks.

Rio Rancho resident Angelique Iradella was denied a renewal of her nurse's assistant license, was turned down for three jobs and had an instance of abuse on her public nursing record, all due to a state error.

Mt. Taylor is a “traditional cultural property.”

New “Omaree's Law” bill would require the state to take custody of children showing injuries of abuse and would require parents to go through counseling before getting their kids back.

A former WWII colonel and Albuquerque resident still has two paintings he confiscated from Nazi Germany.

Poor little police pooch got fired for being lazy on the job. Sorry Fred.

V.19 No.18 | 5/6/2010
Model Molly Krause teaches prenatal yoga classes at Hot Yoga Downtown, which she co-owns. Krause is expecting her second daughter in August. Photo and styling by Jack Atlantis.
Photo and styling by Jack Atlantis

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The Art of Baby Catching

Modern midwifery in New Mexico

By Whitny Doyle, R.N.

Every now and again, my mother will look at my sisters and me with a self-satisfied little smile and declare, “I grew you girls!” Technically, she’s correct. She successfully performed one of nature’s coolest party tricks and produced three other healthy human lives. Furthermore, she suffered no birth-related injuries or residual complications (except for the mild mental derangement that most parents develop). Mom has every right to feel proud of her achievements. But the odds for such happy outcomes were stacked in her favor.

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V.19 No.11 | 3/18/2010
Whitny Doyle, RN, poses for a photo illustration by Eric Williams (ericwphoto.com). Digital post-production by Jack Atlantis.

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A Nurse in Wartime

On the seventh anniversary of the Iraq invasion, a New Mexico nurse discusses her service

By Whitny Doyle, RN

When people hear about nurses serving in war, they probably picture a woman in white tending to wounded soldiers on the battlefield. Modern American military nursing, however, goes beyond providing comfort to our uniformed service people. Nurses may dress the wounds of the enemy. They may deploy to New Orleans to salvage lives in a temporary hospital. Some military nurses may get the chance to share their skills and knowledge with Iraqi women in makeshift classrooms. Others may find themselves witnessing history firsthand as Saddam Hussein’s guilty verdict is being read.

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“The Wound Dresser”

The great American poet Walt Whitman volunteered as an Army nurse during the Civil War. This poem captures the sentiments of nurses who have witnessed the battlefield.

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