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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

international news

When a body is cremated, if it has any metal parts, like a titanium hip, those metal parts are left behind. For years those parts were either buried in old graves or sent to the dump. But a Dutch company, OrthoMetals, has a business that gathers those materials and processes them for industrial reuse, sending the proceeds to charity. Via PRI's The World.
When a body is cremated, if it has any metal parts, like a titanium hip, those metal parts are left behind. For years it was either buried in graves or sent to the dump. But a Dutch company, OrthoMetals, has a business that gathers those materials 

Solar Flare Shoots Away From Earth—Luckily

It is just the latest in what promises to be a pretty steady show as the sun enters a peak activity period, scientists say. They could even spruce up the aurora borealis as often as once a month. Read more:
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National News

Alaska's Department of Natural Resources head wants to stop "conserving and protecting" the state's natural resources. The new mission statement proposed removes those words, and keeps the word "develop."
The commissioner of the state's Department of Natural Resources wants to change the agency's mission statement, and the proposed changed is not sitting well with at least one lawmaker and conservation groups who are worried about a pro-development bent.
Safe and Caring Schools new publication for Two Spirit Youth: A Guide for Teachers and Parents. Available online for free or hard copies can be requested
MacArthur 'Genius' Tiya Miles does pioneering research on the relationship between Cherokee Indians and African-Americans. She speaks with host Michel Martin about shedding light on the unexplored history of Native American and African-American slavery in Michigan.
Floridians are voting now for whom they prefer as the GOP Presidential challenger to President Barack Obama. Polls in Florida are open until 7 p.m. local time. Will you be watching the results as they come in tonight?
Floridians are voting now for whom they prefer as the GOP Presidential challenger to President Barack Obama. Polls in Florida are open until 7 p.m. local time.
Women's Music History - Tret Fure, Meg Christian, Cris Williamson, Vicki Randle, Peggy Gilbert, Alix Dobkin, Chevala Vargas and Margie Adam
imru.posterous.comWomens Music Podcast by Sheri Lunn Listen on Posterous Podcast Date: January 30, 2012 - Written and Produced by Sheri Lunn This special edition of IMRU features a brief history of Women's Music and a long-form interview with Tret Fure . 
If our LGBTQ community organizations are working with youth, are they also making room for youth voice at the decision-making-table? Check out these updates from the Creating Change Conference:
Over 2,000 people showed up at the annual Creating Change conference in Baltimore to talk about building an inclusive agenda for queer activists and allies.
Do you know someone who fits one of the descriptions below?
• They helped propel the LGBTQ movement in the Pacific NW forward
• They are a role model to the local queer community
• Their actions have somehow made it safer and easier for LGBTQ people to be themselves
• They have contributed to the growth of the LGBTQ movement in the Pacific NW

Nominate them for the 2012 Queer Heroes NW Award! For additional information, please email Deadline is March 1!
RIP, Camilla Williams.
The musical pioneer was ninety-two years old. 
They’re Singing ‘The Fracking Song’ All Over the World

Not long ago, fracking was an obscure method of extracting oil and natural gas. Then the videos started showing up of people lighting their tap water on fire! Read more:
January 2012 report by Fighting Injustice to Reach Equality, or FIRE, initiative explores the intersections of race, economics, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

"Black gay and transgender Americans in particular experience stark social, economic, and health disparities compared to the general population and their straight black and white gay counterparts."
The Sprout of the Popular Potato

The potato nourished American Indians for centuries, long before Spaniards brought the spuds to Europe. Read the story:

Article here...

New Mexico News

Should you be able to take part of your concealed carry gun classwork online? Why or why not?
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The New Mexico Department of Public Safety just shot down a local gun center's attempt to put part of a concealed carry class online. Tuesday, January 31, 2012. shared a link.
By Heath Haussamen • Commentary • Hanging photos of foster children who are up for adoption in the halls of the Roundhouse would be a powerful statement about the priorities of state government. I hope the legislative branch changes its mind and grants the governor’s request to do it.
Here is a good story about a NMGCC bill in the legislature
SANTA FE - New homebuyers would get a one-time tax credit and a lifetime of lower energy bills under legislation that Democrats are pushing as part of their job-creation package.
A Senate committee leader is raising objections about Gov. Susana Martinez's nominee to run the Corrections Department, saying he apparently omitted information from a background check questionnaire.
Federal authorities are asking for the public's help in capturing a fugitive accused of running a scam that collected millions of dollars in donations from people who believed they were helping U.S. Navy veterans.
State lawmakers are looking over a proposal to improve the way crime victims can keep track of what happens to the criminals who made them victims in the first place, and the idea is to make the bad guys pay for it.
An Albuquerque lawmaker wants more openness and less secrecy about judges who face accusations of wrongdoing on the job - judicial misconduct.
A Democratic Senate leader suggests scrapping a newly approved 25-year lease with the Downs at Albuquerque, which plans to build a larger casino at the state fairgrounds.
Great conversation with NPR's Ted Robbins, the Southwest Correspondent for their national desk.
This is the legislative season not just in New Mexico but across the country and National Public Radio is taking a closer look at state budgets. New Mexico fares rather well when pitted against the budget woes of states across the country and across the Southwest.  

KOAT shared a link.
SANTA FE, N.M. -- A proposed $5.6 billion state budget hit a last-minute snag in a House committee Monday after Republicans objected that several of the GOP governor's initiatives might get chopped if the state's revenue outlook dims. Monday, January 30, 2012.
EXTRA! EXTRA! Get your Stapleton confrontation video here! (Our latest on the blog)
Representative Sheryl Williams Stapleton can’t wait for people to forget the December 14th meeting of the Legislative Education Subcommittee. Stapleton, smarting from a report filed by KRQE’s Larry Barker, took the opportunity at a lunch break to confront Representative Nora Espinoza.  

New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce shared a link.
Bipartisan Survey Finds Seventy Percent of New Mexico Voters Recognize that Renewable Energy Creates Jobs , Seventy-One Percent Support State's Renewable Energy Standard
Reies Lopez Tijerina, an icon of the Chicano Movement, is slated to make a rare appearance Thursday at the Roundhouse.
A legislative agency has released a video of a confrontation between two lawmakers in which a Democratic House member calls Republican Gov. Susana Martinez a "Mexican."
Headed to the Senate floor to pay tribute to New Mexico hero, Spc. Pernell Herrera from Espanola, New Mexico. Watch live here:

Gallup area news

Window Rock Weather

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Wind: N at 0 mph
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Yá át ééh shí diné!! What a nizhoni-ful sunrise we had here on Diné tah this morning, wouldn't you agree?

Have a great day!!!
indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.comLate October, Sasha Houston Brown, a member of the Santee Sioux Nation, wrote an open letter to the chief executive officer of Urban Outfitters
An Aztec mother is concerned about a major intersection that kids cross on their way to school every day. Cars have clipped two kids in less than two months.
Vice President Rex Lee Jim visits Washington DC, Schedule announced for Navajo Utah Trust Fund town hall meetings,
Yaateeh beautiful people! It's the beginning of the week and much lies ahead in our busy lives. Please, take time out of your schedule and let your loved ones know that you love them & are thinking about them. And in that moment, share a laugh or two (or more). I love it when I laugh so hard my stomach hurts, tears appear, and I end up snorting like a pig. Those are the best laughs! Having a good sense of humor is important & healthy. I hope you have a good laugh today. Laughter is the best medicine we can give ourselves.

Thoughts for each & everyday: "Laughter is the spark of the soul."

Make it a fabulous day! Hozho', ♥, & blessings...

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Kosher cell phones? Well, there's not an app for that, but you can find them at stores in the U.K. and available for sale on the Internet.
Among the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, there is concern that cell phones with certain features could lead to immodesty among its community members. 

The New York Times is continuing their look into the economy that's built around Apple products, like the iPhone, iPod and and iPad. But there's a human cost to the price of those products. Here's the story.
A staggering manufacturing system in China has made it possible for Apple and other companies to make devices almost as quickly as they can be dreamed up, but for workers, it can be dangerous.

National News

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer published a book a few months ago with an unflattering portrayal of a meeting with President Barack Obama. When the two met Wednesday at an airport in Phoenix, Obama took issue with that portrayal in what, at times, looked like an intense discussion.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer published a book a few months ago with an unflattering portrayal of a meeting with President Barack Obama. When the two met Wednesday at an airport in Phoenix, Obama took issue with that portrayal 

National Native News and National Museum of the American Indian shared a link.
National Congress of American Indians on Livestream. Live events from the National Congress of American Indians. - Watch live streaming Internet TV. Broadcast your own live streaming videos, like National Congress of American Indians in Widescreen HD. Livestream, Be There.

GM Mosquitos Fight Disease, Crop Pests—But Safety Fears Surface

Mosquitos to be released have been genetically modified to produce defective offspring. Would you feel safe if such a frankenstein mosquito bit you?
‎"White Night, Big City" from singer songwriter Chuck Prophet, is a tribute to the riots that happened in San Franscisco after Dan White's manslaughter conviction in the murders of Harvey Milk and George Moscone. Check it out.
First single from Chuck Prophet's new album Temple Beautiful, on iTunes at
Director: Thaddeus Homan © 2012 Yep Roc (((belle sound)...
She'll be laid to rest on Friday.
Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy.

New Mexico News shared a link.
By Gwyneth Doland • News • Gov. Susana Martinez on Wednesday endorsed a plan by Rep. David Doyle that would give the construction industry a break on gross receipts taxes. Meanwhile, Sen. Steve Fischmann proposes eliminating the tax on all business services
Republican Gov. Susana Martinez will face her first test of this legislative session Thursday over a proposal to stop New Mexico from granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
From a landmark joint that's back in business to the new yoga, discover what's happening in Santa Fe.
Discover the newest hot spots in New Mexico's capital city. shared a link.
By Heath Haussamen • Analysis • Most agree that policymakers need to address issues with the law allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses, but the governor and many Democrats are at odds over what to do. A victory by either side or a compromise appears to be unlikely again
A man was awarded $22 million for the inhumane treatment he endured while at the Dona Ana County Jail. While in jail, he wrote more than a dozen letters, asking for medical help. shared a link.
By Sarah Lenti • Commentary • Here's what my colleagues and friends in their 20s and 30s - of all professions, parties and persuasions - thought about the policy ideas in the State of the Union Address.
Governor Susana Martinez told lawmakers not to bother passing any bills that would do away with the $50 million cap on the payback deal for movie-makers.
The gross receipts tax on goods and services is applied to contractors, subcontractors and suppliers on construction projects. Taxes pile up on the finished project, making it more expensive and not competitive with other states.