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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.
 Alibi V.27 No.10 • March 8-14, 2018 
Albuquerque City Council

Council Watch

Taxes, Weed, Coyotes

Council works on a variety of issues

A rise in retail taxes, the hint of cannabis and condemning coyote hunts lured a flock of citizens to the March 5 Albuquerque City Council meeting to participate in the democratic process.
Albuquerque

Editorial

A Tax Increase, Explained

Cutting services not a progressive option

The city of Albuquerque will have to raise taxes. A projected $40 million deficit for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2018 has been on the mind of our city’s leadership for some time.
The News Monkey

Newscity

New Mexico Environment Department devised new policies on public participation without public input and Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed four bills that were approved during this year's legislative session.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because religious discrimination happens to someone else.

Letters

Readers write about campaign contributions, The Don's drive and Best of Burque voting.
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EVENT HORIZON ()

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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