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This Week's News/Opinion: Best & worst news of 2010; the year at the City Council

David Anderson’s ghost bike at Paseo del Norte and Rio Grande.
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David Anderson’s ghost bike at Paseo del Norte and Rio Grande.

Best and Worst News of 2010

The City Council contended with political shifts and a new mayor this yearhere's a rundown of the most notable policy changes that came to pass.

The Year in Council Watch: Bees, Nukes, and Slashes

Odds & Ends: Forgotten $300,000, no ID left behind, police getaway escort, fake penis

Letters: Emperor Sam, the Mexicans are coming, Lead/Coal trials

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This Week's News/Opinion: Torn up about Lead & Coal, cop cars, Refresh Nob Hill, private TSA?

Payam Hasanzadeh and Daryoush Varyani
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Payam Hasanzadeh (left) and Daryoush Varyani, owner of Saffron Cafê

Businesses and residents on Lead and Coal weren't prepared for the massive renovation along the one-way thoroughfares, but the city says the project has been in the works since 1989.

Newscity: All torn up about Lead and Coal

Council Watch: Cars for coppers, refresh Nob Hill, private security at Sunport?

Odds & Ends: The short answer, the slip, naked mailman, snowmicide, skunky present

Letters: Franz Huning’s honor, not Mexicans, go Heinrich

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This Week's News/Opinion: The affordable housing crisis, and the Don talks marriage

Lisa Huval, policy and advocacy director for the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness
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Lisa Huval, policy and advocacy director for the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness

News Feature: The Cost of Living: The affordable housing crisis in New Mexico

Opinion: Our new columnist David D. David adds another installment of Plutocracy for New Mexico Book learning better earn its keep

Odds & Ends: No ring? No celly; tractor mac; the Chinas; dough!

Letters: Don Schrader on marriage, a letter about letters (via e-mail), felons need direction and opportunity, tax talk, musings on Martinez

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This Week's News/Opinion: Peacecraft faces closure; Transgender Day of Remembrance & local events

The drawing room at the Hotel Parq Central—a place where people once withdrew after dinner—is situated near the hotel's entrance on the first level. The room is decked in vintage ephemera including Albuquerque postcards, an AT & SF railroad map and toy trains.
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The drawing room at the Hotel Parq Centrala place where people once withdrew after dinneris situated near the hotel's entrance on the first level. The room is decked in vintage ephemera including Albuquerque postcards, an AT & SF railroad map and toy trains.

A 1926 hospital building in East Downtown comes back to life as a boutique hotelbehold the conversion in photos.

Photo Essay: A dose of history at Hotel Parq Central

News Profile: Burque’s fair-trade mecca, Peacecraft, faces closure

Ain't I a Woman?Transgender Day of Remembrance and local events this Thursday through Saturday.

Council Watch: A Mother’s Plea, including web-exclusive audio from the mother of the most recent victim of officer-involved shooting.

Odds & Ends: Pastor’s pornography; an amazing sandwich; Jesus’ restraining order; crime post; he ate his beard

Letters: Game and Fish, Rail Runner, immigration love, bikes, velvet paintings, hate us, praise us

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This Week’s News & Opinion: Comparing police-involved shootings, parking attendant confessions

Is There a Silver Bullet? A look at officer-involved shootings and police training in comparable cities

Council Watch: Food safety and The Gateway Albuquerque City Council changes the city's food sanitation ordinance and renames a Southeast Heights neighborhood.

Guest Editorial: Confessions of a UNM parking attendant

Odds & Ends: Grumpy for Congress; bark if you’re enraged; no condoms in Intercourse, Penn.; sex with a dino; Ochocinco’s sex line

Letters: ¿Que Paso, Joe Biden?, working out the punditry, negative campaign ads, nukes are good, Heinrich rulz, voting is sacred, less-than-lethal options

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The Daily Word 06.4.10: Dinosaurs!, commitment ceremonies and a viral video

New Mexico gets its own new dinosaur, the Ojoceratops.

Want to head into nature to find your own dino? The Gila Forest celebrates Trails Day today and tomorrow at several sites by waiving fees. What are you doing? GO!

Teenagers. They just do it all the time don't they?

Have pride in your commitment and want to celebrate that with a ceremony? Head to New York.

So, McDonald's can sell poison "food" but not poison accoutrement?

One small step for man, one giant leap for space tourism.

Wait? What does one wear to Mars?

Some British guy's got an electric car. Good for him.

Lets hope he can stay off the sauce long enough to get home.

Finally, the shocking news comes out that 70 percent of Americans have watched a video on the internet. To celebrate, here's the best video on the ENTIRE INTERNET, according to me.

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The Daily Word 04.29.10: Lance Armstrong, Louisiana oil spill, Hollywood's small right wing

300 acres alight in Cimarron.

Lance Armstrong is riding the Tour of the Gila, which began in Silver City.

Body found in a North Valley ditch on the street where I grew up.

Feds deploy an ad campaign to discourage meth use on reservations.

You can keep your job after 10 arrests if your dad is the Bernalillo County deputy manager for public safety.

Around New Mexico, groups prepare to protest Arizona's immigration law.

Obama's not sure Washington can pass immigration reform this year. He needs cooperation from Republicans, he says.

Massive oil spill off the coast of Louisiana is way worse than expected and could be washing up on shore by tomorrow.

Space balloon crashes in Australia.

The top psychiatric pharmies of the last decade.

Life is hard for conservatives in Hollywood.

Scared of mice? Call your lesbian friend.

Today's Events

Screen Talk at Jean Cocteau Cinema

An evening of behind-the-scenes screenwriting stories, straight-talk advice and good humor with screenwriter and Santa Fe resident Kirk Ellis.

The Link Between Animal Abuse and Human Violence at National Hispanic Cultural Center

Through The Roots • reggae • The Supervillains • The Steppas • reggae, roots rock at Launchpad

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