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

The Daily Word in Victory at Standing Rock, Fire in Oakland, and the Cost of Protecting Donald Trump

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In a historic decision, the Army Corps of Engineers prevented further construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Sunday afternoon. The Corps denied the pipeline a legal easement required to drill under the Missouri River, saying that an environment impact assessment was needed before the Energy Transfer Partners could put an oil pipeline beneath the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's only source of drinking water. Finally, something to celebrate. (Not that Trump couldn't legally reverse this decision once he's in office.)

President-Elect Trump has tapped Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. This despite the fact that Carson said he would not seek a cabinet position, since he has literally no government experience. So, you know. I'm sure that'll pan out well.

Tragedy in Oakland–my old home–on Friday night, when the Ghost Ship warehouse-turned-art-space burned down during a dance party. At least 36 people are confirmed dead.

The murder trial for the police shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man, is still deadlocked. Michael Slager, the police officer on trial, was recorded laughing immediately after he shot the man, who was running away from him.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has asked the federal government for $35 million to cover the cost of protecting Donald Trump and his family until inauguration day.

V.24 No.22 | 5/28/2015

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The Daily Word in lightning, moustaches, couch abuse and erectile dysfunction

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Severe weather is killing and disappearing people in Texas and Oklahoma.

Ever wondered who invented Memorial Day?

Protesters in Oakland are protesting the new protest laws.

Daily coffee consumption could be the reason your wiener is working properly.

In the elite world of fabulous facial hair, this man is putting Albuquerque on the map.

Colorado is throwing $100 Million in good taxpayer money after bad for the completion of this colossal construction failure.

While on the way to Ruidoso via motorcycle, a woman was struck by lightning.

A 65-year-old woman gave birth to quadruplets.

A male Flight Attendant was caught smuggling passports in his skivvies and has been sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Robots could take over your job.

It’s the 10th anniversary of Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah’s couch.

A Santa Fe vandal almost won the Darwin Award.

V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
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Music Interview

Postmodern Black Spirituals

Oakland duo’s pilgrimage Of Deconstruction

August March talks composition, deconstruction and artistic evolution with Black Spirituals’ Marshall Trammell and Zachary James Watkins. Experience the Oakland, Calif. duo at Spirit Abuse this weekend.
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V.19 No.27 |

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A Restless Oakland

There was footage of the BART police officer shooting and killing an unarmed black man. Oscar Grant died on New Year's Day in 2009.

Today the verdict was read. Officer Johannes Mehserle was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

As word spread, people fled the city. The shooting itself ignited days of rioting.