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V.23 No.3 |

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The Daily Word in pot-legalization in New Mexico, 85 people own half the world and the toilets of Sochi

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There was a very high-speed police chase and accident in Corrales.

New Mexico State Senator Ortiz Y Pino is trying to get a pot-legalization resolution on next November's ballot.

A New Mexico Judge ruled that spotting pot plants from the air does not allow authorities to conduct a ground search.

President Obama's current views on marijuana.

Fundraiser for the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team!

Detroit is getting a big-ass Robocop statue.

Macgyver should have driven a Pontiac Stinger.

85 people own half the world.

A huge cache of documents related to sexual abuse by priests in the Chicago Archiocese have been published online.

There is a large dolphin kill happening in Japan.

An Arizona State University fraternity held an offensively-themed MLK Day party.

Read this Legs McNeil interview with Moe Tucker.

The Sochi Olympic games still have the specter of terrorism hanging over them but the big news is now the toilets.

V.22 No.52 |

news

The Daily Word in drones, reefer stores, hematomas and how the NSA controls your iPhone

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Here's a list of local holiday closures to help you figure out when to put out your trash and stuff.

The Rio Grande is bone-dry in southern New Mexico.

Santa Fe's plastic bag ban takes effect February 27th 2014.

The Johnny Tapia film is coming soon.

NSA has 100% access to your iPhone. Messages, contacts—and they can remotely turn it into a listening device. Not cool.

Ariel Castro's neighbor was a murder-raping pig and he is going to jail.

Michael Schumacher is getting relatively better after his terrible skiing accident.

There is now a better cardboard box, people.

Cab Calloway's lexicon of hip will make you the life of the party before you cop a final.

Weed stores will open their doors in Denver tomorrow.

Dig this totally righteous anti-Nazi Christmas card from 1943.

You will need this guide to identifying and hiding from drones.

Buy Chuck Norris' house.

A tanker train exploded in North Dakota.

"The octopus-man would make a fine policeman or soldier ...."

V.22 No.49 |

news

The Daily Word in assisted suicide, a lost-then-found Johnny Cash album and spying on gamers

Sandia Peak Ski Area announces early opening

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New Mexico to consider legalizing assisted suicide.

Sandia Peak Ski Area is opening early this Friday.

City of Albuquerque spends a lot of money settling lawsuits and now some settlement details are available to public online.

Denver City Council amended the weed law so it is OK to blaze on your front lawn, balcony, etc.

Obama shook hands with Raul Castro at Mandela's memorial.

In other Cuba news, Russia plans to forgive 29 billion dollars owed to her by the tiny communist country.

Yet another way the NSA is spying on everybody all the time.

MURDOCHISEVIL.

Previously unknown Johnny Cash record to be released.

Great collection of (NSFW) ancient Pompeii graffiti.

Learn what a "sun dog" is.

Joan Jett demanding Sea World stop blasting her music at Shamu.

The rent is still 2 damn high.

Christiane F. has a new book, says she's dying.

V.22 No.47 |

news

The Daily Word in Gallup exposure deaths, Rick Springfield buttocks-assault and a foam-party death arrest

Ski Santa Fe opens on Thanksgiving Day

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Ski Santa Fe will open on Thanksgiving!

It's not really winter in New Mexico until some people freeze to death in Gallup.

The Whittington brothers have been presented with a plethora of search warrants, including one executed by the DEA at their car dealership in Albuquerque.

Some folks really don't want the Albuquerque parole offices to move downtown.

State Police made an arrest in connection with the "teen foam-party death."

There is now a ginormous Rough Trade record store in Brooklyn.

Mistrial declared in case involving alleged injury sustained from assault by Rick Springfield's ass.

There is a Velvet Underground song you probably have not heard!

Mushrooms make breezes.

Keep off the grass man.

Time to check in with awesome stupid chatroulette.

The Buddha may be older than we thought.

The site of the real Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

Is Charles Manson getting married to a freaky-deaky 25 year old Susan Atkins look-alike!?

Bro, we did too leave a damn tip.

A can of Soylent Green was auctioned for 2000 bucks.

V.22 No.23 |

news

The Daily Word in local drug-treatment for teens, murder and low-impact sources of protein.

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MATS is now open to teens.

It is pretty hot.

Spend the rest of the day watching Levi Chavez stand trial for murder.

There is an aggressive hawk in Altura Park.

Someone found 100 pounds of weed in their recycling bin.

Tricky does Patti Smith.

A "low-impact source of protein."

Safety recall.

A Texas-based Swede was stabbed to death with a stiletto heel.

Football player gets 30 days for slapping his attorny's ass in court.

On this day in 1983 DEVO's Theme From Doctor Detroit peaked at #59 on the Billboard charts.

The Night-Stalker died.

V.22 No.18 |

news

The Daily Word in the incredible story of the Cleveland hostages, pink dolphins and hairy visors

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Reported cases of HIV infection are on the increase on the Navajo Reservation.

Colorado pot legalization involves some new taxes that may not have the support of pro-marijuana groups.

KOAT reports a rash of bike thefts downtown.

Are some of our contemporary English words identical to words from a 15,000 year old "proto-Eurasiatic" Ice Age language?

Kidnapped in Cleveland, hostages for ten years and an instant-classic TV interview.

The United States finally came out and accused China of cyber-espionage.

The pink dolphins of Hong Kong are dying.

I bet Bill Richardson could get Led Zeppelin back together.

The ABBA museum in Stockholm is now open!

This article explains the origins the conservative Islamist movement in Bangladesh.

There's only enough room in this world for one manufacturer of "visors with simulated hair," AKA hairy-hats.

On this day in 1980, Yugoslavian dictator Josip Tito was buried.

V.22 No.9 |

news

The Daily Word in illegal hot air balloons, ghost wives, forced to pee in a bucket and more interlock license restrictions

Happy birthday Dean Stockwell

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Hot air balloons are illegal in Albuquerque, dogs rejoice.

This guy may sue Circle K for allegedly making him pee in a bucket.

A bill headed to the NM Senate takes the state's fight against drunk-driving to a new extreme. I can think of one way to get around this.

Filesharing site Pirate Bay says it has moved operations to friendlier-than-Sweden North Korea.

Another excellent Dangerous Minds rant about Facebook's "broken on purpose" EdgeRank scheme.

Sinkholes around the world and in Albuquerque.

The White House thinks you should be able to unlock your phone or tablet and wants the current law changed.

A town that wanted to put up a statue of Len Bias finds out that most people think of the dead basketball star as a crackhead, not an athlete. Whatever you may think, he was a pivotal figure in the War on Drugs.

These guys have a suitable dead woman that would make a great wife for your dead single brother.

Harrison Ford is going to be in Anchorman 2.

On this day in 1936 Dean Stockwell was born into this big plastic hassle.

V.21 No.51 |

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The Daily Word in beauty pageants, bilingual dogs, maple syrup, and a disgraced former APD cop returns to Albuquerque

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Rogue APD cop who served part of his lengthy sentence in Pelican Bay is back in town.

Miss Las Cruces resigned her title after being charged with DWI.

Miss USA is Miss Universe.

A "driving under the influence of marijuana" charge was filed against a man in Washington state.

The President of France came close to apologizing to Algeria for all the crap it went through under French colonization.

Colorado, Mayan apocalypse and the inspiration for Indiana Jones.

Anchorman 2 will be released one year from today.

Get yer bulletproof backpacks heah!

Authorities in Canada have recovered two thirds of the stolen national strategic maple syrup reserve, arrested three.

Montreal passed a bylaw requiring dogs to respond to commands in both English and French.

Here is a collection of the main title sequences from all the James Bond films.

A huge mall is set to be built in a town of four in Sweden.

Good, if short, NYT Willie Nelson interview.

Unusual menstrual pads.

Andy Richter can help you come out this holiday.

Samuel L. Jackson and Anne Hathaway find out who's movie is more depressing.


V.21 No.49 |

news

The Daily Word in news-choppers, ACME products, bedbugs, and The Residents

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This Santa Fe kid may be in big trouble.

Rio Rancho has planning problems.

The guy who invented the news-chopper died.

There is a new Residents box set. Ten of them. $100,000 each.

Warner Brothers Cartoons ACME catalog!

Ever heard of Dataium?

John MacAfee was captured.

Bedbugs in the library books.

There will be an inquest into the death of the Australian nurse who put the fake call through to the Duchess of Cambridge.

The image quality in the new Hobbit film is too good.

On this day in 1967 Jim Morrison was arrested on charges of inciting a riot and indecent exposure.


V.21 No.44 |

Election

Colorado legalized weed

"We have a lot to celebrate tonight," says Judge Jim Gray, Gary Johnson's presidential running mate.

Ending the drug war was part of the Libertarian platform this year. And Colorado has voted in favor of the sale of marijuana for recreational use.

V.21 No.38 |

news

The Daily Word in Mullet vs. beard, man vs. fish, woman vs. sandwich and Fiona Apple vs. The Man

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New Mexico's Spaceport development has problems.

Yes, you can play golf at the Angola Penitentiary golf course.

The ex-controller of the New Mexico Finance Authority has been indicted.

Unintentional, run-away double entendre strikes when Jill Biden introduces the Vice-President.

The Rio Arriba County Sheriff's Department planned to buy a boat three days after cutting hours of service due to lack of funds.

150 years of lesbians photo gallery.

Verdict in the Amish beard-cutting case: "Mullet guilty in beard case."

A woman ate a "Stellanator" in Omaha.

A weird effigy of Obama was lynched in Austin.

This may be the first good, in-depth news item about bath salts.

Groundbreaking video illustrates the best way to clean mushrooms.

Not so groundbreaking: we are running out of fish.

An Intel worker called the police because a coworker put a "kick me" sign on his back. And people kicked him.

Some companies are instructing employees NOT to use work email after hours.

Snoop Dogg was the celebrity guest on The Price is Right yesterday.

Like many before her, Fiona Apple was busted for pot possession at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint.

Hypnotic map of the 2012 presidential election swing states.

"Girls have got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all." Happy birthday Joan Jett and Nick Cave.

V.21 No.38 | 9/20/2012

news

The Daily Word in minimum wage, cardboard bikes and Bob Dylan

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State Supreme Court orders minimum wage increase back on the November ballot.

There’s a zip line at the Fair this year—and tigers.

Way to go, N.M. organ donors!

Santa Fe’s politicians call for a meeting with Zozobra organizers, saying the event should be more family-friendly.

Slinky blows physics’ mind.

The man who made the anti-Islam film causing violent protests throughout the Middle East is a 55-year-old former criminal and Coptic Christian in California, according to the Associated Press.

Protesters storm the U.S. Embassy in Yemen.

An actor from that anti-Islam film says she had no idea they were staring in a propaganda flick.

Meet the $9 recycled cardboard bike that can support a 485-pound rider.

Monica Lewinsky is writing a book, maybe.

Santa Muerte.

Wussies and pussies complain about that stuff,” says Bob Dylan in response to accusations that he’s plagiarized some of his material.

How to: Turn your wall into a projector screen for $50.

31 rad DIY projects.

The first 1,000 digits of Pi skywritten over San Francisco.

Hobby Lobby doesn’t want the Affordable Care Act to make it cover birth control for employees.

V.21 No.33 | 8/16/2012

Occupy the Alibi

La Lucha, Unida

Mexican peace movement crosses the border

The Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity traveled from the top to the bottom of Mexico in a "caravan of consolation" to demand an end to the drug war and the violence it entails. On Saturday, Aug. 18, it comes to Albuquerque.
V.21 No.20 |

news

The Daily Word in Phonehenge, another birther politician, the El Rancho Murders and the solar eclipse.

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New Mexico Department of Tourism just paid 180,000 dollars to have their website redesigned. An out of state company was hired to do it.

Solar Eclipse this evening!

Update on the El Rancho murders case.

The saddest aquarium in America.

Unbelievably bad music video paean to Facebook, "Thank You Facebook."

The DEA wants to scan every single license plate on cars traveling on Utah's Interstate 15.

Arizona Secretary of State is not sure the President is a citizen and wants proof before putting Obama on the ballot.

Jackie Chan is retiring from action films and beginning his DeNiro phase.

Audio-book version of the erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey, narrated by Gilbert Gottfried.

The New York Times takes a look at Mitt Romney's religious beliefs.

The Harry Potter franchise has joined the ranks of Finding Nemo, Babe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and other films that inspired people to buy pets they couldn't take care of and didn't really want.

1970's ads for mens jumpsuits.

Phonehenge West is no more. Garbage visionary Kim Fahey was fined and placed on probation -which includes five days community service at the coroner's office....

On this day in 1944, Joe Cocker was born.

V.21 No.19 |

NEWS

The Daily Word in drag queen school teacher, calico lobster, skateboarding puppies

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JPMorgan Chase CIO to retire in wake of $2 billion trading loss.

Petition signed to re-hire Santa Fe school teacher forced to resign because of controversy over her side-job as a drag performer.

Norther New Mexico doctor pleads guilty to trafficking prescription drugs.

This video on infinity hurts my brain.

New York man spends over $60,000 in doggy custody battle.

Kodak Park's secret underground nuclear reactor.

49 decapitated bodies found along a highway in Mexico may have links to drug cartel.

Super-rare calico lobster caught of the coast of New England.

The drug that makes you incapable of exercising your own free will.

Skateboarding puppies. 'Nuff said.