Office With 'Cat Library' Lets Employees Check Out Kittens on Breaks 

A government center in New Mexico offers an employee perk that is way better than a startup company’s snack wall or foosball table. At the Dona Ana County Office, there’s a kitten library set up in the lobby. When employees find themselves in need of some pet therapy, they can “check out” a kitten to hang out and play… »6/12/15 6:50pm6/12/15 6:50pm

New Mexico Republicans Trying to Pass the State's First Abortion Bans

New Mexico—my home state and the best place on earth—has always been an oasis of common sense and compassion when it comes to abortion laws. But the new GOP majority in the state legislature is working to make that a thing of the past, successfully passing two bills out of committee that would severely limit access to… »3/04/15 4:30pm3/04/15 4:30pm

Woman On Heroin Smuggles Gun Into Jail Via Vagina, Is Basically Magic

Josephine McAllister of Albuquerque , NM was recently booked on a grab bag of charges (including larceny, obstruction of the law and receiving stolen credit cards). But all of that wasn't enough, so McAllister is also adding "hiding a gun in the privates" to her list of charges. Except her story needs some work. »1/07/15 6:40pm1/07/15 6:40pm

Images of Teenage Rape Victim Reportedly Shared at New Mexico School

This story is getting to be disturbingly familiar: a widely-shared social media post in Albuquerque, New Mexico claims that a 15-year-old girl, a student at Valley High School, was raped at a party in early November by at least two men. Some versions of the post include what the original poster says is a still frame… »12/17/14 2:50pm12/17/14 2:50pm

Court Rules Bigot Jagoffs Can't Refuse to Photograph Gay Weddings

First, apologies for the double negative in the headline about this positive development: the Supreme Court of New Mexico has ruled that a photography business can't refuse to photograph a same-sex wedding on the grounds that the photographers find same sex marriage so, so, so gross. To paraphrase the ruling: the… »8/23/13 2:40pm8/23/13 2:40pm

Want Welfare in New Mexico? Better Be Ready to Prove You Were 'Forcibly Raped'

Time to woefully set the giant "DAYS SINCE SOMEONE IN THE GOVERNMENT SAID SOMETHING ASININE ABOUT RAPE" sign back to 0. It seems that the state of New Mexico is trying to limit certain state aid to only women who can prove their child is the result of "forcible rape." Not that other, less awful sort of rape that… »9/20/12 6:15pm9/20/12 6:15pm

Blue the Dog Wants to Roam Free From the Long-Arm of the Law

The New Mexican town of Elephant Butte has a resident Australian cattle dog named Blue that roams around, presumably asking for a) belly scratches and b) food. What Blue hasn't asked for is to be tethered to a leash, i.e. society, but Blue's bondage was the most recent point of contention in Elephant Butte's City… »6/17/12 6:10pm6/17/12 6:10pm

Anti-Gay Governor's Gay Hairstylist Quits Over Her Dickery

New Mexico governor Susana Martinez's life just got significantly less fabulous: her hairstylist, a gay salon owner, has refused to style her hair until she stops opposing gay marriage. Depriving a Republican of the services that keep her looking like a modern June Cleaver is an act of defiance louder than a… »2/22/12 5:25pm2/22/12 5:25pm

New Mexico Spares No Expense In Prosecuting Dastardly Pumpkin Thief

Today in ridiculous court proceedings: the case of a woman who stole a $2 pumpkin and is now facing a jury trial. The thief, Lauren Medina, allegedly committed her horrible crime at McCall's Pumpkin Patch in Moriarty, New Mexico this past October. According to Medina's sister Annette Atencio, Medina spent $75 on… »2/20/12 9:30am2/20/12 9:30am

Woman Sues Over Ex-Boyfriend's Heinous Miscarriage Billboard

Last month, a billboard went up in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Carrying the endorsement of New Mexico Right To Life, it announced that a woman had decided to "kill our child." Now the woman, Nani Lawrence, who apparently had a miscarriage, has successfully sued to have the billboard taken down and be granted an order of… »6/07/11 1:30pm6/07/11 1:30pm