• Genetic research into treatment for a disease that afflicts a large population of Hispanic New Mexicans includes first-ever human trial, at UNM.
• Mayor Berry wants each fire engine to have a paramedic -- and each rescue unit to have a firefighter -- to reduce emergency-response times.
• Pink markers flag "dog-do" in the Foothills. City says it's removed over 1,250 pounds from the trails.
• Postal workers turn out to support Saturday mail delivery. "It would be like chocolate without peanut butter."