Did the FCC save newspapers or kill media diversity? Ex-FCC commissioner Gloria Tristani gives us her take.
The Federal Communications Commission made a decision last week that could forever change the country's media landscape.
Answer Me This
Where’s your red-light camera money going? The federal dollars the state doesn’t want. This week in Spaceport America. Plus, A 14-year-old girl gets sent to the slammer.
Take That, Secrecy!
The House and Senate pushed through big reforms to the Freedom of Information Act, more commonly known as the FOIA around newsrooms. What does FOIA do? If journalists want to lay hands on an unreleased but legally available document, they submit FOIA requests.
The TIDDs Roll In
After boycotting the last meeting, Heights councilors (along with District 1's Ken Sanchez) showed up on Dec. 17 to bestow a Christmas present on the Southwest mesa.
A graduate of Hard Knocks University builds familia in the South Valley
To the casual observer, La Plazita café might look like your average Albuquerque coffee shop—serving fair trade coffee, free Internet and your choice of old-school tunes from the record collection. Well, look again. The kid who just walked in the door? He was tagging his gang’s “turf” last year—today he’ll be selling one of those paintings on the wall. The barista who just handed you your latte—she looks a little tired? She was up until 3 a.m. cooking for a group of Hopi runners traveling 1,500 miles from Arizona to Mexico City to raise awareness of water crisis in the region.
Ortiz y Pino
Why more women in New Mexico need to enter government
It's starting to look like the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign may not be grinding its way to inevitable victory after all. Her once formidable lead in the polls has been slipping in recent weeks. She is beginning to look beatable.
Odds & Ends
Dateline: Brazil--Santa Claus almost got a cap busted in his ass while flying over a notorious Rio de Janeiro slum. A helicopter taking Santa to deliver presents to children came under heavy gunfire while passing over the Baixa do Sapateiro favela, or slum neighborhood. The flight was bound for a Christmas party last Sunday where Santa was to deliver presents to underprivileged children. The pilot flew back to a heliport where Santa was transferred to a car and continued on his journey. Charles Gonzales, the president of the Baixa do Sapateiro Neighbors Association, said his group picked up Santa after being notified about the incident. No one was injured in the attack, but at least two bullet holes were found on the helicopter. Police blame the attack on drug traffickers at war with a rival gang in the nearby Vila João favela.
[RE: Letters, "Ditching Pornotopia," Dec. 13-19 and “Perverting the Porn Supply,” Dec. 6-12] The last two letters that have been printed regarding both Pornotopia and Self Serve have not exactly been complimentary, prompting me to throw my hat into the ring. Let me first disclose that I am a friend of the owners of Self Serve, and I am a vocal advocate of their business. Having worked for a year and a half at a "traditional" porn store in Atlanta, I can appreciate what a breath of fresh air their store can be.