The SB 1070 Effect
By Marisa Demarco
Arizona’s stiff immigration law was scheduled to take effect on Thursday, July 29. As the day drew near, opponents were sweating, hoping a court would issue at least a temporary injunction to halt SB 1070 while lawsuits proceeded. On Wednesday, July 28, District Court Judge Susan Bolton blocked part of the law, which she said may be unconstitutional.
Wrong Side of the Law
Will the city’s agreement with ICE impact immigrant victims of domestic violence?
By Marisa Demarco
The city's agreement allowing immigration agents into the Prisoner Transport Center Downtown may have unintended consequences for victims of domestic violence, advocates say.
Bear With Me
A small-town reporter goes for broke
By John Bear
I’m a tumbleweed; you’re a micromanaging fascist.
In a case of irony invading my life, I was fired from my newspaper job for writing.
I had been working as a crime reporter for a twice-weekly paper, which means I was broke but also working as feature writer, city council writer, question-of-the-week writer, parade correspondent, photographer and Lunch Boy.
Lunch Boy (one who fetches the editor’s lunch) wasn’t offered as a class in college, so I learned on the job. Actually, I have no journalism degree, either, and learned how to be a reporter by being a reporter.
Trail-a-Week: Paseo del Bosque (North Half)
By Betty Sprocket
Mmm, how about those gravid gray rain clouds lately? August, our wettest month, is nigh. When that musty creosote tang is in the air, a low sun shining under the numinous pillar of a classic anvil-shaped thunderhead, I always feel inspired to buy a blank canvas and demonstrate my searing love for the desert monsoon season by painting an extremely trite watercolor landscape. Alas, nothing that springs from the brush of Sprocket will ever be worthy of even the shittiest Old Town gallery, so I choose to express myself through the medium of bike rides.
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Funny because it happens to someone else.
[Opinion, " This Ain't No Girl Fight," July 15-21] As a progressive—and a "dreaded independent" inclined to vote for Susana Martinez—I question Gene Grant's assumption that all progressives favor legalization—or the outrageously clueless definition, lacking knowledge of immigration history, currently attached to "immigration reform." Progressives historically stood on the side of border enforcement because progressives stood on the side of labor, not corporate interests, precisely those behind the hemorrhaging borders of recent years.
Mother Nature's Luminarias
By Renée Chavez
An interactive black light adventure in the brightly colored world of fluorescent minerals.
River of Lights
Enjoy the magic of millions of twinkling lights and dazzling holiday displays at New Mexico's largest walk-through light show.
Twinkle Light Parade
By Desiree Garcia
Kick off the holiday season with dozens of festive floats, dancers, car clubs, animals, marching bands and more.
Santa Shuffle and Elf Scoot
By Joshua Lee
Watch runners complete a 5K or walk a 1K in a Santa costume.
Third Annual Nelson Mandela Commemoration
By August March
Learn more about the life and ideals of the South African patriot and president who changed the world.
By Megan Reneau
Peer through telescopes at the dark winter sky. Learn about stars, constellations and other night sky objects with astronomers from the Albuquerque Astronomical Society.
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WinterFest at Los Alamos Mesa Public Library
Enjoy a ballet, children's bazaar, breakfast with Santa and more from local businesses.
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