The Daily Word in Incest, no one riding the bus and beer whispering
Bus ridership is down in Albuquerque.
The Forest Service is seeking funds to thin New Mexico's Forests.
Rapper B.o.B. is on a crusade to convince us the Earth is flat.
The Daily Word in a Baltimore sinkhole, penis pills and wild, wild horses
Police in Minnesota say they prevented a disaster by stopping a teen from bombing schools and killing his family.
Joel McHale of “The Soup” and “Community” talks about being the emcee at the upcoming White House Correspondents' Dinner.
The US unemployment rate dropped 6.3 percent, “the best performance in two years,” as 288,000 jobs were added in April.
A carjacking last night at the CVS Pharmacy at Eubank and Menaul ended with a man being shot multiple times in the chest.
Alpha Kappa Alpha, a historic black sorority, brings an undergraduate chapter to UNM.
The Navajo Nation has come up with a plan to manage wild horses and keep them from going to slaughter houses.
State Auditor Hector Balderas is asking for an FBI investigation after former Tierra Amarilla Land Grant Board President Dennis Wells allegedly used tax payers' money on casinos and penis pills.
The Daily Word in the Albuquerque mayoral election, copper mining, a negative assesment of NSA data-collecting and the Devil and Antonin Scalia
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions is overwhelmed by claims from workers furloughed during the government shutdown.
A bunch of truckers are planning to congest DC beltway traffic on Friday in protest of the government shutdown.
The one nay-saying member of a panel charged with passing weaker regulations for copper mining has stepped down, which is a victory for Susana Martinez.
A redesigned U.S. $100.00 bill goes into circulation today.
It is 300 years after the Age of Reason and an American Supreme Court Justice believes the Devil exists.
Ohio is considering banning "gay conversion therapy."
The Tesla electric car is big in Norway.
The 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded today.
The Daily Word in Mubarak's potential release, bear maulings and Pistorius' indictment
Egyptian officials are calling for the release of former President Hosni Mubarak from prison, which some say could result in more violence in Egypt.
A study shows that US unemployment rates increased in more than half the states in July, and hiring, which has been steady since January, took a slow decline in July as well.
Oscar Pistorius, Paralympic champion, is being indicted for premeditated murder for the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.
This is why I don't go jogging in Michigan, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming … or pretty much anywhere.
I don't care if you raised the prices. We came to see some polar bears!
UNM has incorporated a new system where students can log in online to report crimes they witness on campus. … because phones are so last year.
It's not every day that you pay 25 cents upon receiving a parcel from China. … and then get arrested for it.
Just in case you ever wondered what would happen if you stuck a fork into your meat and two veg, a 70-year-old Australian man has the answer.
Prescription for Termination
Medical marijuana laws conflict with employers’ drug testing policies
The Daily Word in unemployment, microbrew taxes, new life
February jobs report shows the economy added 236,000 jobs, bringing the unemployment rate to 7.7 percent.
New Mexico senate has voted to cut taxes on microbreweries.
Russian scientists claim the discovery of a new type of bacterial life in water from an Antarctic lake.
Accused Aurora shooter James Holmes expected to enter a plea next week, after his legal team lost an attempt to challenge the constitutionality of Colorado laws governing mental health defenses.
Some progress seen in the fight against childhood obesity.
Albuquerque bail bond company apologizes to a terrified family after bounty hunters accidentally swarmed their home looking for a bail jumper.
The "thong bandit" is not the name of a SisQo song.
The father of a Rio Rancho Middle School student says his daughter's substitute teacher hit her on the head with a pen.
Bear With Me
The Daily Word in Angry Birds, hacktivists and arty nip slips
21 states—not N.M.— have stand-your-ground laws. In Florida, that law prevents the man who killed a teen from being arrested.
Islamic extremist shot in the head by French police after a gunfight.
President Obama stops in Lea County to talk about how he digs oil companies.
Survey says Americans think politicians are talking about religion too much.
Our own Rep. Steve Pearce pushes a national bill that would require drug testing for everyone receiving food stamps or unemployment benefits.
Three supermarket chains say no to pink slime.
Hacktivists steal more data than criminals.
Chase results in APD-involved shooting on Laguna land.
Romney's campaign is like an Etch A Sketch.
NASA helps Angry Birds developers understand space physics.
A regularly updated database of all the nipples on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Being bilingual makes you smarter.
Pianist covers all of Mastodon's metal concept album Leviathan.
Freestyle dough acrobatics at the World Pizza Games.
Why are there loud booms every night in Clintonville?
Doctor Who's next companion.
Never mind a dog. Get yourself a fox.
The Daily Word: 7.8.11- Middle East protests, miracle twins, baseball fan's demise and Leal's execution.
And the senseless butchering of The Great Gatsby
APD SWAT needed to break up domestic dispute.
Thousands of Egyptians demand faster reform, fill Tahrir square again.
Also, thousands of Syrians protest president, fill Hama.
South Sudan becomes an independent country tomorrow. Happy birthday, South Sudan!
Man falls from stands to death, trying to catch ball at Rangers game.
Twins born 50 hours apart, in two different counties.
California prison inmates on hunger strike over isolating conditions.
Texas is all "I do what I want," and executes Humberto Leal.
Dude, the unemployment rate is high.
Roger Ebert's appropriately scathing review of a dumbed-down Great Gatsby. With winch-inducing excerpts!
Doghouse Diaries on camera technology.
Leave Me Alone, People of Fourth Street Mall
Downtown’s Fourth Street Mall could be a nice place. It’s landscaped. It’s a pedestrian thoroughfare between bars, restaurants, hotels and even museums. Every time I stroll down it though, rather than enjoying the trees or the faint scent of Italian spices, I’m panhandled and/or sexually harassed by idle loiterers around the mall. What are the scores of them doing there at 2 p.m. on a Thursday? Why won’t they leave me alone when I’m trying to get a sandwich?
The Daily Word 9.3.2010: No sex for China, scamming the system, the voting habits of young people
Funds for flicks in New Mexico.
Kitties aren't supposed to live in walls.
Been scamming unemployment? Watch out.
A dude with crazy hair was arrested after his ex-gf's body was found yesterday.
Gypsy Fest! Damn, it's in Serbia.
Oh how Twitter grew.
Young'uns won't even pick a political party.
Oh NIKE? Why must thee be so dickish?
This Mr. Potato Head rules!
The Daily Word 8.20.2010: Go for the Gov's mansion, u suk @ typing and North Korea gets social
Didn't get to watch Martinez and Denish square off last night? Want to watch it again? Go for it.
But, who won?
Sounds like Wyclef won't be Prez after all.
Space science comes to NMSU.
The Lobos still kick basketball butt though.
The floods in Pakistan suck.
So does being unemployed. Thank goodness for "retirement" money.
Where's the beef...coming from anyway?
You know you wanna do it Harry Potter style.
Bear With Me
A small-town reporter goes for broke
I’m a tumbleweed; you’re a micromanaging fascist.
In a case of irony invading my life, I was fired from my newspaper job for writing.
I had been working as a crime reporter for a twice-weekly paper, which means I was broke but also working as feature writer, city council writer, question-of-the-week writer, parade correspondent, photographer and Lunch Boy.
Lunch Boy (one who fetches the editor’s lunch) wasn’t offered as a class in college, so I learned on the job. Actually, I have no journalism degree, either, and learned how to be a reporter by being a reporter.
Recession and Race
Economist says job losses have been hard on the state’s Hispanics
In the summer of 2006, New Mexico economist Gerry Bradley and his colleagues were baffled by housing construction data. “Too many houses were being built. We’d never seen anything like it," he says. “It looked like something that wasn’t going to continue.”
The Daily Word 11.07.09: Booze tax, salt cavern, abortion, unemployment
Will the state up taxes on booze?
Giant salt cavern near Carlsbad threatens to "swallow part of the highway and possibly a church, several businesses and a trailer park." Sounds like an excellent horror movie premise.
I-40 construction coming to an end.
Eleven-year-old Belen boy officially charged with murder.
House wants a stronger ban on federal funding for abortion in healthcare bill.
World Trade Center to sail the high seas.
Obama promises not to neglect American Indians.
Weather: Snow, come Friday.