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V.25 No.51 | 12/22/2016

News

The Daily Word in WIPP, the worst and waterflow

The Daily Word

Regulators with the New Mexico Department of Environment approve of re-starting operations at WIPP, a thing the US Department of Energy wants done before year's end.

Bill Jordan, the senior policy advisor at New Mexico Voices for Children, writes about our state's troubled economy in this commentary over at nmpolitics.net.

Last week, 70 or more attendees of a New Mexico Department of Health Holiday Luncheon were sickened by a mysterious food-borne illness allegedly served at the catered event.

Income inequality is worse in New Mexico than in 38 other states, reports the Taos News.

New Mexico's winningest high school football coach has resigned.

A woman stopped at the Columbus, New Mexico border crossing allegedly tried to smuggle methamphetamine into this country. The drugs were hidden in rubber tubing that was part of several "dreamcatchers" found in her possession.

This recent UNM grad is also the mayor of Magdelena, New Mexico!

Two Colorado hikers who were saved by rescue teams from Kirtland Air Force Base recently visited the Duke City to say thanks.

Duke City Fix Blogger Scot Key offers readers a year-in-review article that begins locally but also goes global.

Finally, here are current waterflow conditions for streams and rivers in the State of New Mexico.

V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016

News

The Daily Word in New Mexico news highlights

The Daily Word

A team from the New Mexico Department of Environment has completed its inspection of the facilities at WIPP. The results of said inspection are pending.

Layoffs due to budgetary shortfalls at the NM treasurer's office mean an end to state-sponsored financial literacy classes.

Questa, New Mexico has gone eight days without running water. That's about to change, reports the Albuquerque Journal.

Public backlash over an artist's depiction of colonial New Mexico has resulted in the whiting out of a looming sword.

On Saturday, Dec. 17, UNM's football Lobos square off against the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners in the Gildan Bowl. Named after a brand of men's underwear, the game will take place at University Stadium in Albuquerque.

Our own state Department of Transportation has launched a marketing campaign to help curb the over-serving of alcoholic beverages at bars and restaurants. It's a real buzzkill.

Albuquerque's National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is planning a series of winter day camps aimed at educating and entertaining holiday-break-bound local children.

Over at Duke City Fix, blogger Scot Key writes about the history of road construction in Albuquerque.

Meanwhile over at the Daily Lobo, Skylar Griego examines one student's experience at UNM's Department of Music.

Apparently, some pretty big rainbow trout reside in the Bob Gerding Catch and Release Pond at Tingley Beach.

V.25 No.48 | 12/01/2016

News

The Daily Word in Lo Ultimo de Nuevo Mexico

The Daily Word

Senator Tom Udall isn't running for governor of the land of enchantment.

State economists here have revised revenue expectations after data showed the state falling behind in employment, wages and economic growth.

According to 24/7 Wall St, we're one of the worst-run states in the nation called America.

Elected officials residing in a town in Northwest New Mexico want to keep their 10 Commandments monument.

The British tabloid press got a hold of a report from KRQE about a Las Cruces cop, aprés-shower nakedness and Domino's Pizza. Starkers?! Really.

In Alamogordo (which means fat cottonwood, btw) there's an exhibit of New Deal Art, courtesy of the National New Deal Preservation Association.

UNM President Bob Frank may be in trouble.

Safety concerns continue to trouble the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad.

UNM's Lobo football team is headed for post-season play for the second year in a row.

A human from Farmington caught a 25 inch brown trout using a size 24 black foam wing midge.

V.25 No.4 | 1/28/2016
News City
Robert Maestas

Newscity

WIPP Settlement Finalized

WIPP settlement finalized, anti-crime bills on Roundhouse agenda.
V.25 No.2 | 1/14/2016
News City
Robert Maestas

Newscity

Producer Confidentiality Questioned

News from around the state.
V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015
News City
Robert Maestas

WIPP Settlement Looms

News from around the state.
V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015

News

The Daily Word in Paris Attacks, WIPP Leaks and Eating Healthy

The Daily Word

ISIS claims responsibility for attacks in Paris. The Guardian is providing live updates.

Suspect in road rage killing of 4-year-old pleads not guilty.

UNM wants to make sexual assault investigations happen more quickly.

The state is close to a settlement over the WIPP leak.

Several more business opening in the shipping container development near Carlisle and the freeway.

The Don't Hug Me I'm Scared crew explain healthy eating.

V.24 No.32 | 8/6/2015

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Aug. 6, 2015

If you’re hungry for a high score, take this week’s Albuquerque news quiz.
V.24 No.19 | 05/07/2015

news

The Daily Word in dog fighting, bee die-offs and racist principals

The Daily Word

A year after an accidental release of radiation from WIPP, the Deparment of Energy has said the facility is now totes okay for storing waste plutonium.

Some people's first instinct when they see a bear is to chase it with a hatchet. Police would like to remind you that that instinct is wrong.

A man with an obscured face wants you to know a few things about dog fighting.

A Georgia High School principal blames Satan for the racial remarks she made during a graduation ceremony. Satan could not be reached for comment.

Two Florida hearse drivers have been fired after they made a quick pit stop to pick up some doughnuts. Which I guess you're not supposed to do when there's a corpse in the back of the car.

And bees are still dying like crazy.

V.24 No.18 | 04/30/2015

news

The Daily Word in radiation fines, poop-free beards and Deflategate

The Daily Word

It’s Wednesday, May 6,

And an “abstinence only” high school’s student population is suffering from a chlamydia outbreak.

No, beards don’t naturally have poop in them, (ahem, Constance).

Oh, hey, remember Deflategate? It’s back.

One employee has been released from the hospital and another remains critical after an accident at Los Alamos National Labs.

New Mexico cattle have been mysteriously disappearing. Probably stolen by rustlers. I mean, aliens. Obviously, aliens.

A rapist on probation was thrown back into jail after it was discovered he owned a copy of the “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” DVD.

And the Department of Energy has agreed to pay the state of New Mexico $73 million dollars in fines following a radiation leak at the WIPP underground waste facility.

Have a great day!

V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015
Robert Maestas

Editorial

Watching the Watchmen

On the origins of a radioactive leak at WIPP

Human error is the bogeyman of the nuclear age.
V.24 No.1 |

news

The Daily Word in Cuomo's passing, WIPP and TV bloopers

The Daily Word

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo died yesterday at the age of 82 from natural causes.

Police believe a man in California killed his wife and son, and critically wounded his daughter, before taking his own life on New Year's Eve.

Jeb Bush resigned from all his board memberships and is possibly eyeing a presidential run.

Immigrants who are now in the US illegally may be able to get driver's licenses in California.

23-year-old Christian Gomez of Florida is being accused of decapitating his mother on New Year's Eve.

Gov. Susana Martinez' inaugural ball attracted a lot of protesters.

Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson says a minimum wage increase that was supposed to take effect on Jan. 1 didn't happen due to a “simple oversight.”

After a leak at WIPP in February 2014, the US government has denied $8 million of performance-based pay to the contractor running the joint.

ICYMI: The Huffington Post has a collection of 2014 TV news bloopers that are worth checking out.

V.23 No.50 |

news

The Daily Word in Ferguson police, UNM experiments and Empty Socks

The Daily Word

After a standoff on a California bridge, Daniel Perez was arrested and is being held after vanishing last week with his wife and four sons. His sons are safe; however, his wife's body was found in the trunk of the family's car near their home.

After a report brought attention to harsh interrogation techniques administered by the CIA, the agency's chief defends the behavior, saying it's “unknowable” if they could have gotten the same answers with conventional questioning.

Due to unanswered questions, the FBI is looking into a North Carolina teen's hanging death (after it was ruled a suicide) to see if there was foul play.

The state appeals court in Arizona dismissed Debra Jean Milke's murder charge after she was on death row for 22 years for the killing of her 4-year-old son.

A temporary restraining order placed on Ferguson police has made it mandatory that they warn protesters before using tear gas.

A couple students at UNM are getting some attention for their “social experiment” videos.

Photos and video have been released of the fire that happened at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

Albuquerque media outlets banded together to raise funds for a single father whose house was robbed (and whose Christmas gifts for his two sons were stolen). The Christmas spirit's alive folks!

Some people really didn't like Paz Winshtein's take on the Virgen de Guadalupe.

Empty Socks, a long-lost film by Walt Disney from 1927, was discovered in a library in Norway.

V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Nov. 13, 2014

What do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Find out with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.32 |

news

The Daily Word in repetitive headlines about the death of Robin Williams, the sad state of individual rights in the digital age and WIPP!

The Daily Word

New York Times obit for Robin Williams.

How far in advance are obituaries written?

Even the President of the United States loves Mork.

Marcos Delgado, suspect and fugitive in the murder of three women in Albuquerque shot himself in the head.

LANL is under fire for even considering biodefense/biological warfare programs as part of its mission.

APS superintendent Winston Brooks is the subject of a school board investigation as a result of a 911 call. And a tweet that offended "Public Education Secretary Designate" Hanna Skandera.

Let Ferguson, Missouri show us how to really say F**k tha Police.

Drag when the props in your political ad get hard.

The evil overlords could remotely kill your smartphone if this bill passes in California.

Who among the youth of Baltimore will obey a severe blanket curfew?

"Make no bones about it, WIPP has to come back" says the energy secretary.

 

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