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Lady Liberty herself
Lady Liberty herself

election

Why I let lady issues determine my vote

By Elise Kaplan [ Tue Nov 6 2012 6:34 PM ]

If you refuse to look away while one political party puts personhood for fetuses above personhood for women, this election is relevant to you.

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news
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news

How much do City officials make?

Berry’s expanded online transparency efforts

By Elise Kaplan [ Fri Oct 21 2011 11:55 AM ]

Mayor Richard Berry provided us with a new online time-waster Wednesday on the city's ABQ View government transparency website. The database list includes the names, departments, positions, base pay and total year-to-date earnings of all 6,000 city employees. It will be updated every pay period. Seriously, I've already looked up the salaries for the Police Department and am moving on to Parks and Recreation as soon as I finish writing this blog.

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Science
The Very Large Array in action

Science

Very Much Larger Array

By Elise Kaplan [ Thu Oct 13 2011 4:29 PM ]

No matter what you do or don't know about the Very Large Array, you knows it's large. Very large.

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Arts
Elise Kaplan

Arts

Painting the town ill

By Elise Kaplan, fearless intern [ Thu Sep 8 2011 3:30 PM ]

On the sleepy Labor Day streets of Nob Hill, the alley between Flying Star and the Slice Parlor attracted quite a crowd. Three artists jammed out to hip-hop while keeping their brushes to concrete on the 100-foot long wall. Everyone passing by stopped to watch, dance, talk and take pictures.

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news
Gov. Susana Martinez
Gov. Susana Martinez

news

Driver’s license checks no mas. For now.

By Elise Kaplan, fearless intern [ Thu Sep 1 2011 3:31 PM ]

Everyone is talking about driver's licenses. First Gov. Susana Martinez required 10,000 foreign nationals to show proof of residency. Then, Mexican-Americans rallied to fight back: protests, letters, and lawsuits abound.

Yesterday, a District Court judge in Santa Fe, Sarah Singleton, issued a temporary halt to the guv’s push. The order came in response to a lawsuit brought against the Taxation and Revenue Department. Freedman Boyd, working with the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund, filed the suit. He says Martinez’ license verification effort violates the separation of powers between New Mexico's executive and legislative branches.

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Food
Inside Casa Vieja
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Inside Casa Vieja

Food

Goodbye, old house

By Elise Kaplan, fearless intern [ Fri Aug 19 2011 12:45 PM ]

Casa Vieja's 300-year-old walls succumbed to old age earlier this month. Owners Josh and Kate Gerwin closed their doors until further notice after a building inspector deemed the collapsing adobe a hazard.

The charming 18th-century structure is one of the oldest in Corrales and has housed stage coaches, military headquarters, tightrope walkers and a general store. For the last 30 years it has been a restaurant.

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Travel

Travel

Dune surfing. Couch surfing.

By Elise Kaplan, fearless intern [ Wed Aug 17 2011 2:41 PM ]

Late Sunday night found my roommate and I sitting on top of a dune in White Sands National Monument with an English couple we'd met earlier that morning. We'd lent them a tent, dropped their backpacks at our house and set out for a five-hour road trip through southwestern New Mexico. Bring a swimsuit for Elephant Butte Lake, we said, and a sleeping bag.

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Earth Wise
A Michael Reynolds-designed Earthship in Taos
A Michael Reynolds-designed Earthship in Taos

Earth Wise

Earthships

From debris to dwelling

By Elise Kaplan [ Fri Aug 12 2011 1:23 PM ]

Earthships sound like the future, but they're made from the past. Built entirely from recycled, natural and indigenous materials, the homes are as unique as the individuals who inhabit them. Due to consistently sunny weather, unclaimed wilderness and a population that prides itself on being different, New Mexico presents the ideal location for off-grid, solar powered dwellings. The self-proclaimed “renegade architect” for the cause, Michael Reynolds, created the Earthship World Headquarters in Taos.

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news
The extremely photogenic Van Jones
The extremely photogenic Van Jones

news

Jobs rally at Civic Plaza tonight

By Elise Kaplan, fearless intern [ Wed Aug 10 2011 3:02 PM ]

Unemployment, the economy and budget cuts can be boring topics, but once you start paying attention, they're scarier than that time you watched The Shining late at night, alone. Instead of cowering in fear of a federal ax hacking away at social programs, the American Dream Movement will rally at Civic Plaza today from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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news

news

Laundering for a good cause

By Elise Kaplan [ Thu Aug 4 2011 2:58 PM ]

Kurt Lucero, owner of The Cleanery, sees a lot of clothes, blankets and jackets every day, and last year he decided to take these wares in a new direction. In November of 2010 he joined Albuquerque Rescue Mission in collecting clothes for the homeless, including items abandoned at the dry cleaner as well as those donated by customers.

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