The Daily Word in drought, privacy and Pet Sounds

The Daily Word

Headline du jour via NPR: Translated Into Navajo, 'Star Wars' Will Be

Barron Jones reports on the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District water bank closure and its impact on community farmers.

Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility plan contends that water use in Albuquerque is expected to rise 21 percent by 2024. John Fleck reports on population growth outstripping conservation efforts and the plan to reduce per capita water consumption by 13 gallons per person per day by 2024.

As constant drought continues, expect an uptick in roadkill-related auto accidents.

Today's KUNM Call In Show—featuring ACLU-NM Executive Director Peter Simonson, Senator Jerry Ortiz y Pino and former Taos Police Chief Rick Anglada—explored whether citizens are willing to sacrifice online privacy for enhanced security. If you missed the live broadcast, access it via KUNM's two-week archive.

The Guardian is planning an offbeat, out-of-the-way road trip from Austin to Albuquerque. Send journo Katie Rogers tips via Twitter: @KatieRogers

Scope Alibi coverage of Albuquerque Comic Expo in film, arts and music.

School yourself on upcoming Supreme Court decisions.

It's Brian Wilson's 71st birthday today, y'all. Celebrate with a classic, Pet Sounds.