Movies
3:23 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

In 'Mosquita Y Mari,' A Tale Of Self And Community

(From left) Pineda, writer-director Aurora Guerrero and Troncoso pose for a portrait during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Larry Busacca Getty Images

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 12:32 pm

The film Mosquita y Mari — the first narrative feature by a Chicana director to screen at the Sundance Film Festival — is both the singular vision of writer-director Aurora Guerrero and a crowdsourced production that could not have been made without multiple communities coming together.

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House & Senate Races
3:08 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Longtime Rep. Kucinich Is Down, But Maybe Not Out

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, thanks his wife, Elizabeth, while conceding defeat in his race against Rep. Marcy Kaptur at Rubin's Restaurant and Deli in Cleveland on Tuesday.
Amy Sancetta AP

Originally published on Wed March 7, 2012 4:08 pm

Ohio's Super Tuesday contest wasn't just about the presidency. Two members of Congress there faced primary challenges — and were defeated. On the Republican side, four-term Rep. Jean Schmidt lost a challenge to Iraq War veteran Brad Wenstrup.

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World Cafe
2:52 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Willie Nile On World Cafe

Willie Nile.
Cristina Arrigoni

Willie Nile's folk-rock career has been varied and somewhat sporadic, but he always finds his way back to music. A gifted singer-songwriter, Nile has developed a versatile style that can be just as moving in a stadium as it is in a coffee shop.

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The Two-Way
2:52 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Sun Sends Solar Flares Speeding Toward Earth; Will Hit Thursday [VIDEO]

This image of a huge and powerful solar flare was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Tuesday.
NASA

Originally published on Fri March 9, 2012 10:15 am

The sun ejected two huge solar flares Tuesday, and NASA says that we here on Earth may notice the effects of magnetic fields and ionized gases that it estimates will arrive around 1:25 a.m. ET Thursday. So, if you detect some electronic interference — say, your GPS doesn't work right — blame it on the sun.

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Shots - Health Blog
2:50 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

1 In 3 Americans Is Having A Hard Time Paying Medical Bills

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While politicians and soon, the Supreme Court, are fighting about the fate of the Affordable Care Act, a new government study finds that a growing number of Americans are having difficulty coping with the high cost of health care.

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Regional
2:39 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Bingaman And Udall Call For Return Of Troops From Afghanistan

US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

WASHINGTON – In a bipartisan letter from 24 senators, Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall today called on the president to bring American combat forces home from Afghanistan.

As the Senate considers the 2012 Highway Bill on the floor this week, the senators pointed out that the total dollar amount spent in both Iraq and Afghanistan to datewould provide enough funding to rebuild the American interstate highway system five times over.

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The Salt
2:35 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Inhalable Caffeine Maker Gets Warning Letter From FDA

A woman holds an AeroShot inhalable caffeine device in Boston.
Charles Krupa AP

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a warning letter to the maker of a caffeine inhaler that's marketed around college campuses. The agency says it's concerned about misleading claims about the product and its safety.

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Regional
1:42 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Winds Force Road Closures, Including I-10 From Las Cruces To Arizona

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is assisting law enforcement with the road CLOSURES due to high winds, blowing dust with minimal visibility.   Please avoid any travels within this area until conditions change.

Closures:

US-180 Deming to Silver City

NM-11 Deming to Columbus

I-10 Las Cruces to Arizona state line

Regional
1:39 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Decisions On High School Transfers On Hold Until Next Month

LAS CRUCES---Students in the Las Cruces Public Schools who want to transfer to a school outside of their home attendance zone have until April 16 to submit a transfer application.  But, in a departure from tradition, the Superintendent himself will make the decisions on which transfers will be approved. 

In order to make sure all applications are reviewed at the same time, Superintendent Stan Rounds announced today that he will review and act on all transfer applications after the April 16 application deadline has passed.

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Regional
1:35 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Udall Announces Federal Loan For Rural New Mexico Electric Cooperative

US Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM)

 

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