Animal rights organizations say a Rio Rancho pet store sells dogs from puppy mills, and the store responds
By Simon McCormack
Susan Kern urges me to take a good look at the puppies in her store. “I want you to see that they’re happy and that they’re perfectly healthy,” she says.
Answer Me This
By Simon McCormack
How did a sick teenager spend his prom night? Bad news for smokers. What are mobile home owners demanding? Which TV show will begin shooting in New Mexico?
By Marisa Demarco
What legislation was turned into links, and what was left as greasy globs of guts? The session’s over, but Gov. Bill Richardson hasn’t taken action on everything that made it to his desk. We'll keep you in the loop as things progress by adding updates here.
The Radford Files
Descansos: A Closer Look at Roadside Memorials
By Benjamin Radford
Descansos are the roadside memorials that pepper our state. The word “descanso” comes from the Spanish word meaning “to rest” (as in a resting place, either a final one for a body or a temporary one for pallbearers making their way to a grave). Roadside memorials are both traditional and popular in the Southwest. Albuquerque Journal columnist Leslie Linthicum noted Dec. 21, 2008, that “the decorated crosses that dot our highways, marking the place where a soul left this earth in a car crash, are high on my list of what makes New Mexico the best place to live.”
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Dateline: Australia—An Australian state minister has lodged a complaint after a city councilor put forward a motion to buy her a sex toy. Sydney Councilor Danny Lim lodged the motion to buy a "vibrator" for New South Wales Fair Trading Minister Virginia Judge. He wanted to encourage her to "stop screwing with the people of Strathfield and screw herself instead," reported the Australian Daily Telegraph. The Council refused to table the motion, but Ms. Judge has lodged a complaint calling for action against Mr. Lim. Lim admitted to the incident and said he had been behind a series of corruption allegations against Ms. Judge—claims that have been rejected. "The pattern of harassment and verbal abuse is intimidating and upsetting to me and my family," Ms. Judge said.
I read in the Journal that ASUNM and GPSA Presidents Ashley Fate and Christopher Ramirez are requesting a truce between the UNM administration and the UNM faculty. As a UNM student, I’m appalled that these two are supposed to be representing us.
Albuquerque Folk Festival
By Maggie Grimason
Learn about folk activities that include old American, New Mexican, Middle Eastern and other international traditions that include music, dance, storytelling and more.
Courtesy of Cerrillosstation.com
Cerrillos Station Open House
By Megan Reneau
Opening reception for paintings by renowned painter Mishcka O'Connor. Family activities including a baby farm animal coral, pop up art show, food trucks, and more. The Attitudes perform live.
Courtesy of Faye Fearless Facebook Page
Olivander's Wand Making Class for Witches and Wizards
By Reneé Chavez
Learn about the wandlore history of the Harry Potter world. Every attendee will leave the class with their very own custom designed wand.
¡Baile! Cuban Salsa Casino del Rueda Dance Classes at National Hispanic Cultural Center
Learn footwork, partner skills and choreography.
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