The Two-Way
9:55 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Obama On Gun Violence: Americans Must Stand Up And Say 'Enough'

President Obama at the White House today, with Vice President Biden in the background.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 1:09 pm

At a White House event with children who wrote him letters after the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., President Obama today said the nation cannot wait any longer to do what can be done to reduce gun violence.

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Local News
9:52 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Economist Says Migration Keeps NM Jobless Rate Low

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An economist says one reason why New Mexico's unemployment rate is only 6.2 percent could be because some people leave the state to find work elsewhere.


University of New Mexico economist Lee Reynis says natural population growth and migration into the state increased the state's overall population in the 12 months ended last July.


But Reynis says that 7,500 more people moved out of the state than moved in during the same period.

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Entertainment
9:17 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Albuquerque's Guild Cinema

Wed. 1/16 10a:  Since 1966, the Guild Cinema in Nob Hill has been offering Albuquerque audiences an eclectic array of new, classic, independent and foreign films.  Spencer Beckwith speaks with the co-owner of the Guild, Keif Henley, about the history of the theater and some upcoming screenings.

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The Two-Way
9:13 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Reports: French Troops Fighting In Mali, Foreign Hostages Grabbed In Algeria

CIA World Factbook

Originally published on Thu January 17, 2013 5:32 am

After five days of airstrikes aimed at Islamist rebels, French troops are engaged in their first ground battles with those forces in Mali, according to several news outlets.

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Around the Nation
8:45 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Saying No To The Inauguration

A U.S. Capitol Police officer secures the area surrounding the west front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5 as preparations are under way for President Obama's second inauguration.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 1:22 pm

As supporters of President Obama prepare for his toned-down but glammed-up second inauguration over the long weekend of Jan. 19-21, the president's detractors are making other plans.

Across the country, disenchanted Americans are engaging in forms of protest — some public, some private — to signal their displeasure with November's election outcome.

How do they NOT love Obama? Let us count the ways.

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The Two-Way
8:39 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Top Stories: Obama's Plan On Guns; Inflation Remains In Check

Good morning.

Sorry we're late with the roundup. We've had quite a few things to post about already today, as you can see:

-- Before Obama's Plan Is Out, NRA Calls Him An 'Elitist Hypocrite'

-- Inflation Rate Slowed Sharply In 2012; Prices Were Flat In December

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Shots - Health News
8:23 am
Wed January 16, 2013

'Robogut' Makes Synthetic Poop To Treat Stubborn Infections

Microbiologist Emma Allen-Vercoe invented the Robogut, a mechanical device that mimics conditions in the human colon.
Courtesy of thestar.com

Originally published on Mon September 9, 2013 8:45 am

Last summer, we learned about fake poop made from soybeans that The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation used to test high-tech commodes at their toilet fair.

Now, we've come across another type of artificial poop, and it's being created to help people with really bad cases of diarrhea.

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The Two-Way
7:51 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Before Obama's Plan Is Out, NRA Calls Him An 'Elitist Hypocrite'

National Rifle Association

Originally published on Wed January 16, 2013 9:50 am

  • On 'Morning Edition': NPR's Ari Shapiro reports

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Cmmentary
7:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Op Ed: Raising Minimum Wage Could Cause Maximum Pain For Teens

It’s time to stop the minimum wage madness in New Mexico! Setting price floors for human labor is both bad economics and unfair to the very workers it is supposed to help. Already, Santa Fe has among the highest mandated wages in the nation at $10.29 an hour. Only wealth San Francisco currently has a higher wage.

Albuquerque recently enacted a wage of $8.50 an hour. Now, Bernalillo County may get into the act by adopting legislation that would match Albuquerque’s rate.

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Local News
6:55 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Senate OKs Webcasting Of Committee Hearings

The Senate is offering New Mexicans expanded online access to its proceedings through webcasts of committee hearings.

Senators approved a rules change on Tuesday to permit people from around the state to watch or listen to committee meetings through webcasts available from a link on the Legislature's web site.

Legislative webcasting has happened incrementally.

The Senate began streaming audio and video of its floor sessions in 2009. That same year the House started audio webcasting floor sessions and added video in 2010.

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