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V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016

News

The Daily Word in the legislature, donut stealing, the Whirlaway and catching bass with half a nightcrawler

The Daily Word

Here's the latest news from the special legislative session happening at the NM Roundhouse this week, including budget cut approvals and the reinstatement of the death penalty.

Here is a preview of the coming gridiron battle between our glorious Lobo Football team and the Boise State Broncos.

Meanwhile, a New Mexican man was arrested in Nueva York for allegedly stealing a donut.

Also in today's news, a couple from Florida is visiting our Balloon Fiesta for the 27th time along with their lofty ride, the Whirlaway.

Excel Energy has completed work on a high-voltage electrical transmission line that will serve customers in the Eastern part of this state.

Proactively addressing climate change is a thing at UNM-Taos.

And speaking of our flagship university, NM's congressional delegation announced that UNM will receive a grant "to provide training, licensing and induction services to Native Americans interested in pursuing a career in education."

Kirtland Air Force Base is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Los Alamos National Laboratories will soon stop disposing of low-level nuclear waste onsite, say recent reports.

Just last week, Nancy Armijo caught and released a 14-inch largemouth bass while fishing the south end of the Central Pond at Tingley Beach. She was using half a nightcrawler as bait.

V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016
Allen Russell Photography

Event Horizon

Pow WOW!

Thursday, Apr 28: Gathering of Nations

Competitive performances, food, music and art at the largest pow-wow in North America.
V.23 No.20 |

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The Daily Word in a mad doggy, New Mexico's most wanted and police chief camera sex

The Daily Word

In case you're sad about Barbara Walters leaving “The View,” you can read about how she wants to spend her retirement.

Police try to categorize what kind of killer Aaron Hernandez is … you know … in case he gets convicted.

Charity Johnson, a 34-year-old woman from Texas, was arrested after posing as a high school student for nearly a year.

Police unions across the nation are pushing for workers' compensation if they suffer from PTSD.

Since ABQ Pride is coming up, here's a little snippet of milestones in the effort to legalize gay marriage, as compiled by the Miami Herald.

That's what you get, folks, for makin' whoopee.

Mason Campbell, the 12-year-old suspect in January's Roswell Middle School shooting, is expected to plead guilty at today's hearing.

It's “America's Most Wanted”—New Mexico style. Okay, it's New Mexico's Most Wanted.

Naia” is apparently proof that modern Native Americans and the first Americans share common ancestors.

Jin Dan has had enough!

V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Cat Power by Camille Garmendia

Music

Cat Power calls U.S. out

Singer/songwriter says she’s leaving America on Instagram rant

Leave it to your trusty copy editor to place blame on the blameless. Cat Power, aka Chan Marshall, released a statement/rant on her Instagram page (with the Statue of Liberty as the backdrop), criticizing the state of America and claiming she’s leaving the country until things change. In the public statement, she claims the illusion of liberty has become a symbolism of entrapment, fostering hope in Americans in an effort to make them prisoners of false ideas. In the all-caps statement—chill out gurl; you don’t gotta yell—she claims that the powers that be have used said symbolism “AS FALSE CURRENCY TO RAPE THIS EARTH WITH IT’S[sic] LIES, PROTECTION OF WEALTH, AND VICIOUS SLAYINGS & INHUMANE PRIVATE CONTRACTED MILITARIES WORLDWIDE FOR DOMINATION ...”

She goes on to demand a tri-partisan government as well as a Native American vote. Preach on, Chan! But like I said, as a copy editor, I can’t help but twitch at the errors, considering it’s my job to make sure that all text entering the public domain is free of grammatical/factual errors so it reads smoothly. Now, I can attest to the fact that when something is written with passion, integrity, and a pressing need to completely reiterate certain feelings without censorship or too much thought, it’s important to throw the rules out the window and say what you gotta say. And I guess Ms. Marshall has ... she even went to the extent of tagging several well-known Twitter users like: Diplo, U2, Dave Chapelle, Madonna, The New York Times and more. Some good words, Chan, but if you need a copy editor, let me know. But then again, I may be making a moot point because a statement like this isn’t just meant to be typed/transcribed, but also meant to be spoken. As Marshall says, “HOW DO YOU FIGHT WITH JUST A WORD IN TEXT, SPEAK IT.”

V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012

News Bite

Tribal Leaders Call Out the State

Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim says his government had limited opportunity to weigh in on the massive Medicaid overhaul. He was one of several tribal leaders who spoke at a state hearing.