Hold Your Liquor
Las Cruces bar closings come after statewide changes to the Liquor Control Act
By Mark Sanders
Las Cruces isn’t typically the first place that comes to mind when you hear the word “nightlife.” But until a couple weeks ago, you could still go out and see live music and do some bar-hopping.
The Coalition of Indigenous Teachers of Oaxaca (CMPIO)
Locals relate firsthand accounts of the Mexican city's rebellion as the movement draws supporters from around the country
By Marisa Demarco
Oaxaca lives in the international headlines these days, brief glimpses of a movement gathering momentum in Mexico since an early May teachers' strike set it in motion. President Vicente Fox sent 4,500 federal troops to the southern Mexican state on Oct. 29, and a protest of 20,000 from around the country gathered on the streets of Oaxaca to demand their removal over the weekend.
By Amy Dalness
Just Ducky—What do you get when you cross a Patricia Madrid rally, disgruntled demonstrators, a sore foot and a woman in a duck costume?
Ortiz y Pino
Stem Cells: Separation of Church and State
Public policy shouldn’t be based on one group’s perspective
By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
Two weeks ago, the governor announced he would seek $10 million in state funding to help the UNM Medical School pursue research into the possible beneficial uses of fetal stem cells.
The Real Side
Staying the Course is Not a Strategy
Democrats, we’re talking to you
By Jim Scarantino
The Iraq war has been very, very good to Democrats. So it’s time they stuck their necks out for the troops.
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Dateline: The Netherlands--In an example of startling efficiency, a 65-year-old Dutch widow, who had meticulously planned her own funeral after her husband’s death last year, died last week next to her own grave. The elderly woman probably died of a heart attack while visiting the family grave in Amsterdam where her name, but no date, was already inscribed, De Telegraaf reported. The woman was carrying a handbag containing her will when she died. She had already organized all the details of her funeral, including what music she wanted played, the paper said.
I enjoy reading your humorous and thought-provoking column, “¡Ask a Mexican!" I feel it promotes cultural understanding between New Mexicans and "Old" Mexicans. Gracias.
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