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V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011
Instructor Nick Hernandez shows the author how it’s done.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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This Week's News & Opinion: APD’s murkiness, indoor surfing, Badlands mystery, heroin problems

[ Sat Aug 20 2011 10:00 AM ]

Can APD beat its rap?

Indoor surfing? Knot those shorts tight.

The Radford Files: Lost in the badlands

Council Watch: City Council discuss heroin’s toll in Albuquerque

Odds & Ends: Attack of jealousy, that spark, hunt for fare-skipper, pink pistol penis shot

Letters: Student loans, subsidies, poverty and obesity

V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011
Jake Foreman (fifth from left) and students from the Native American Community Academy
Elise Kaplan

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This Week's News & Opinion: youth group’s hardcore biking, free birth control, drunk mayor

[ Fri Aug 12 2011 10:00 AM ]

Native youth group bikes 200 miles on the Trail of the Ancients

Miss Diagnosis: Free birth control and other big bonuses

Answer Me This: Tracking Burque, drunk mayor, tornado, mesa murders

Odds & Ends: Nuclear kitchen meltdown, no Kit-Kat for fishes, doll rescue, don’t sleep in the road, Batman’s helper

Letters: Boo El Machete, tiny toons, “Breaking Bad” makes us look bad, parents raise fat kids, game of thrones, the credit downgrade hurts

V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011
Midwives Melanie Yanke (left) and Abigail Lanin Eaves run Dar a Luz Birth & Health Center in the North Valley.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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This Week's News & Opinion: An alternative oasis for expectant mothers, council asks feds to probe APD

[ Sat Aug 6 2011 12:00 PM ]

News Profile: Where babies come from

City Council asks the feds to probe APD

Answer Me This: The week in trash, swimming, Arizona and marriage

Travelog: A damn Grand Canyon

Odds & Ends: Dog poop = gold, wine in the docks, playing favorites ... with a gun, truck testicles

Letters: Crap food and obesity, American fascism, Christian terrorism, goodbye Newsland, love for the ages

V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011
Newsland owner Roger Walsh
Elise Kaplan

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This Week's News & Opinion: goodbye Newsland, wrestling love, inspector vs. Darren White

[ Sat Jul 30 2011 4:00 PM ]

Newsland closes the book

Love in the pro wrestling ring

Council Bite: Inspector could investigate Darren White

Ask Kat Curious: Am I being weird? Or is it women?

Odds & Ends: Meat lawsuit; fake arrest turns real; no candidates for mayor; a tea bottle between neighbors

Letters: How the U.S. spends money, your dogs are gross, steampunk writers, bad driving is bad driving

V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
U.S. Boat to Gaza

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This Week's News & Opinion: NM activists go to Gaza, Darren White, Casey Anthony’s knight

[ Sat Jul 23 2011 1:00 PM ]

Freedom Flotilla II: New Mexico activists join 22-country protest fleet to Gaza

Council Bite: The Darren White Probe

Odds & Ends: Pushing the boss’ car; the Netherlands’ worst driver; no clapping in public; Casey Anthony’s knight; punches for compliments

Letters: City cuts = reckless driving, Alibi in “Breaking Bad,” TED’s excellent adventure

Ask Kat Curious: Someone’s husband hit on me. Should I tattle?

V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011
Jim Dunn at work at UNM's Championship Golf Course
Toby Smith

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This Week's News & Opinion: Take a walk in the cleated shoes of a golf course range picker, why the the state is nixing endangered wolf reintroduction, global warming skeptic, APD’s shooting spree

[ Sat Jul 2 2011 10:00 AM ]

Range War: A day in the life of a picker: An uncomfortably close look into the mind—and cage—of the guy with the golf ball target on his back.

Wolf vs. State: Guv-appointed commission yanks New Mexico’s support for wolf reintroduction

Ortiz y Pino: debates global warming skeptic Pat Michaels

Police on Police: Law enforcement think tank weighs in on APD’s shootings

Odds & Ends: Penis piercing; denture theft; Amish sexting; drive-through pass-out

Letters: Rail Runner, tax the rich, dating in the 505, prostitution ring

V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011
Jim Dunn inside the picker cage.
Toby Smith

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This Week's News & Opinion: $1 million for wrong accusation, APD shootings, Gary Johnson, Rail Runner

[ Sun Jun 26 2011 9:00 AM ]

Justice at a Price: City writes $1 million check to magazine salesman accused of murder

Council Watch: APD shootings, fire code, red-light cameras

Answer Me This: The smeller, Gary Johnson, Rail Runner, stunning

Ask Kat Curious: Dating in your forties

Odds & Ends: Poisoned cookies, ancient feces, shot it off, assault with weasel

Letters: Rail Runner, sardines, Afghanistan, Aztec Motel

V.20 No.24 | 6/16/2011
Courtesy of Adam Jarrell

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This Week's News & Opinion: racism in the military, wildfire dangers, treasures of the North

[ Sat Jun 18 2011 2:00 PM ]

Return Fire: Soldier files a racism complaint about his superiors

Answer Me This: The guv, Op Curb Side, fire danger and the ER

Travelog: North! To Heron! (And away from the smoke)

Odds & Ends: Wife overboard, most pierced woman marries, boob job promise present, deadly flying bear, cemetery sex

Letters: Protecting the thin places, treatment for substance-abusing mothers

V.20 No.23 | 6/9/2011
Partners Rebecca Rosales and DeAnna Armijo with their two daughters
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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This Week's News & Opinion: LGBT family pride, 35th Annual PrideFest, Families against APD, Johnny Tapia

[ Sat Jun 11 2011 1:00 PM ]

Family Pride: Making a place for LGBT parents—and their kids—is a priority for nonprofits

35th Annual Pride Parade and PrideFest: The official schedule

An interview with the activist who stood in the way of the oil industry

Council Watch: Families stand against APD shootings

Burque boxing legend Johnny Tapia’s real addiction

Ask Kat Curious: A diatribe against puritanism

Odds & Ends: Hedonistic monks, hug Nazis, drive-through homes

Letters: Herion, health care cuts, reversing the eco-rules

V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011
Smokey the Bear
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

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This Week's News & Opinion: Mayor Berry’s new plan, words from a wildfire watchdog, on cheering bin Laden’s death

[ Sat May 28 2011 2:00 PM ]

News Profile: This engine crew captain fights wildfires in New Mexico

The future of Burque

From the Foxhole: President Adams on bin Laden

Travelog: A Coen brothers-inspired visit to Las Vegas, N.M.

Odds & Ends: Right to porn, beer defense, policy saves, pencil stabbings, bus karma

Letters: Myth of deadly prairie dogs

V.20 No.20 | 5/19/2011
Jon Helm(s), senior and junior, on the set of “Derby Insider”
Courtesy of “Derby Insider”

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This Week's News & Opinion: Derby family, green building codes at risk, Ask Kat Curious, suddenly partisan City Council

[ Sun May 22 2011 1:00 PM ]

Derby News: How a girl, a guy and the guy’s father found happiness

Environment: State looks to reverse green building codes

Ask Kat Curious: Who the hell do you think you are?

Council Watch: Council splits down party lines over budget

Odds & Ends: Witchcraft and politics; 911 beer run; plan your robberies; love confession; dog escapes vet

Letters: Loretto Chapel’s un-miracle; tea partiers, gah; grief counseling for kids; geography lesson