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V.25 No.10 | 03/10/2016

News

The Daily Word in pregnant dinosaurs, sainthood and Merrick Garland

By Renee Chavez [ Wed Mar 16 2016 12:56 PM ]
The Daily Word

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.

President Obama has nominated Garland as Scalia's replacement in the US Supreme Court.

Mitch McConnell plans to delay the Senate's vote on the next Supreme Court justice.

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.

V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012

News

International District residents say no to another drug clinic

By Marisa Demarco [ Mon Nov 19 2012 9:00 AM ]

In this week’s Opinion section, longtime reporter Carolyn Carlson takes on a tough issue. UNM wanted to build a substance abuse treatment center near Central and San Mateo. But residents in that area say there are already too many of those kind of places in their neighborhood. UNM argues that more than half of its patients live in or near that region, and it’s serviced by a reliable bus line.

The issue hit close to home for Carlson this year. Read her story and her thoughts on the clinic, addiction and recovery.

Neighborhood Watch

Close to Home

UNM halts plans to build a substance abuse clinic after neighbors protest

By Carolyn Carlson
Longtime reporter Carolyn Carlson pens an opinion column about opiate addiction in Albuquerque.
V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011
Illustration by Brapola!

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Grieving mother calls for teen treatment options in Albuquerque

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 18 2011 11:50 AM ]

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.

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