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The Daily Word in traffic-stop mom details, bitcoins, Rob Ford's war and -no kidding- Walmart is asking for donations to help their impoverished employees

Today Albuquerque decides whether to ban late-term abortions

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It is election day in Albuquerque. Vote for or against an extremely controversial municipal late-term abortion ban at these polling places. Find a grain of salt and read the ballot first.

Dateable girls know how to shut-up.

Taos District Attorney says the New Mexico State Trooper who shot at the traffic-stop mom won't face criminal charges.

Local home movie footage of JFK's 1962 visit to Albuquerque.

UNM has doubled the cost of parking at Lobo games.

The DEA says a Pagosa Springs businessman with ties to Albuquerque is suspected (but not accused) of laundering significant amounts of drug money through his hot springs resort.

Thoreau yelling at Mao in a canoe.

More Mayor-of-Toronto ("the crack mayor") Rob Ford zaniness. Ford's theme.

Walmart has provided donation boxes in Walmart stores to raise money to help Walmart employees in need over the holidays.

The United States government is embracing bitcoin.

"Selfie" is the Oxford Dictionary word of the year.

Not all Swedes can piss in Jagger's mouth.

The best. James Brown. Interview. EVER.

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The Daily Word in the postal service, Van Damme's split and New Mexico immigration

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Mr. Ford can't fight the fever … “to lose some powers” has gotta be rough.

Police have identified the passenger who fell from a small plane that was flying over the Atlantic.

Patsy Davis' body was exhumed from her frontyard after her husband lost a court battle to keep her in her wanted resting place.

The postal service lost $5 billion this past year.

An abortion protester named Rives Grogan was arrested yesterday for shouting at people near Zimmerman Library about religion and abortion. He's being charged with disorderly conduct and public nuisance. And that's not counting his Veterans Day stunt.

Today is the last day for early voting in the special election. The election itself happens on Nov. 19.

US attorneys have prosecuted 5,999 people for immigration offenses in New Mexico so far this year, the fastest rise among the country's 94 judicial districts.

And you thought you could do the splits?

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A woman in control

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Absentee Voting on Municipal Late-Term Abortion Ban Starts Today

Here's where and when you may cast your vote

Although New Mexico's Attorney General Gary King issued an informal opinion declaring this first-of-its-kind municipal abortion ban unconstitutional, proponents gathered enough signatures to force the inclusion of the "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance" on a ballot in a special election. This law would make it illegal in Albuquerque to perform abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and has no exceptions for cases of incest or rape. It is widely agreed that because such a ban would be unenforceable (because it flies in the face of state and federal law) the object of right-to-lifers is to appeal the issue through the courts in a challenge to the Roe v. Wade decision.

This is an important decision for voters. Absentee voting began today and early voting begins on October 30th. Until November 15th, you may cast your in-person absentee or early vote at the City Clerk's office on the 7th floor of the Plaza Del Sol building at 600 2nd NW 87102 or at the City Records Office located at 604 Menaul NW 87107. These two polls are open from 9am to 6pm Monday through Friday. Election day for this issue is November 19th. Here is a list of places to vote on the late-term abortion ban on the 19th.

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The Daily Word in book banning, disenfranchised Republicans and gun deaths

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A new election rule looks like it will make it harder for Republicans to become Mayor of Albuquerque, even when Dems split the vote.

And Republicans in Rio Rancho are also feeling disenfranchised.

That whole minimum wage law thing? We're still talking about it. Now the servers have their say.

New Mexico legislators are fighting about whether or not they should be allowed to ban books, especially ones about brown people.

2,635 people have died via gun violence since the Newtown massacre. At least.

Who doesn't love trolling celebrities on Twitter? Watch out, though, because sometimes Internet tough guys meet the real deal.

This just in: Kids everywhere love toys.

Pope? Nope.

Update: Smoke rises from the Sistine Chapel signifying that a new pope has been chosen.