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Representative-Elect Abbas Akil (L) poses with a youthful voter

Election Wrap-up

Abbas Wins District 20

Democrat’s election is certified by the state

Another part of the progressive puzzle falls into place as Abbas is the certified winner in District 20.
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Don Harris

Council Watch

Memorials, Recovery and Alvarado

Council, Commission meetings reviewed

Memorial plans unveiled, Innovate ABQ gets grant and county joins opioid lawsuit.
The News Monkey

Newscity

Balderas demands Maestas step down from APS board, N.M. ranked 8th worst state to be a teacher and Mayor Berry gives last address.
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Tom Arthur

News Commentary

In the Afterglow

November 14 runoff almost certain

The runoff election for mayor of Albuquerque is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 14.
U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke during his visit to New Mexico in July
US Department of the Interior

Environment

N.M. Environmental Update

The latest about Zinke, LANL and public meetings

Interior Secretary promises a more business-frieldly culture, EPA is terrified of the public and LANL has two criticality incidents in August as well as waste problems.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because sexbot soiling happens to someone else.

Letters

Readers write about the plot of Kingsman: The Secret Service and seemingly another plot concerning a UNM Press warehouse.
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My God, It's a River of Lights!

River of Lights

N.M.'s largest all-original holiday light show with over 550 sculptures and millions of twinkling lights.
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A Consensual Cuddle Puddle

The Cuddle Revolution

This is a completely platonic experience for adults only. Please arrive on time. Use a series of exercises to practice consensual and safe touch, as well as authentic connection.
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Full Moon Burning

New Year's Day Despacho Ceremony

With the new year comes comes second chances, renewed senses of hope and a clean slate. Sally Moon hosts and leads her annual New Year's Day Despacho Ceremony to bolster the cleansing process. The Peruvian tradition passed from the Incas, is broken into three distinct parts. First the creation of the Despacho. For this component, participants should bring whole bay leaves, flowers and a dollar bill. Each contributor is blessed and pays honor to Pachamama by preparing the gift, filled with gratitude and prayers. Join in the second task with the break to feast. So bring a sharable dish for the occasion. The third and final stage of the ceremony is the the burning and burial of the Despacho. This part begins at 6pm and takes approximately two to three hours. While it is acceptable to leave prior to the fire ceremony, it is considered disrespectful to leave in the midst of the celebration. Women are asked to wear a skirt for the observance. This all takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 1 from 1 to 8pm at the Wild Moon Boutique in Old Town for free. Sow the seeds of intention and align with the highest destiny on the first day of the new year. Make sure to RSVP to wildmoonbiz@gmail.com.
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