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Armed and Dangerous

By Toby Smith
Pound for pound, Joseph Cordova is New Mexico’s best arm wrestler, or puller, as such folks are known. He has won the state arm wrestling crown 10 times, the U.S. title seven times. He’s ranked No. 4 in the world in the 121-pound class.
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Making Sausage

Making Sausage

By Marisa Demarco

Free the Data—Crack open the databases, New Mexico. Taxpayers want a look. Under Rep. Joseph Cervantes' (D-Las Cruces) bill, the state would allow people to peruse electronic collections of data "maintained by or on behalf of a public body."

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Council Watch

Copwatch’s Appeal

By Carolyn Carlson
Several members from the city's Copwatch attended the Wednesday, Feb. 23 City Council meeting to make an appeal about Albuquerque Police Department policies. Adriann Barboa, director of Young Women United, outlined the group’s requests, which include: an end to race- and class-based profiling; no more shoot-to-kill; mandatory crisis intervention training for all officers; a youth voice on the city’s Police Oversight Commission; and more authority for the commission so it can fire and discipline officers.
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From the Foxhole

Having It Both Ways

By Alex E. Limkin
We go before the world and prosecute a peremptory war on terrorism, daring our neighbors to find fault with our actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. And yet we stand idly by while the Khalifa in Bahrain, our political friend, terrorizes its people with bullets supplied by our own arsenals. It is terrorism when a government beats and shoots its own people, scatters them in bloody shrieking masses through the city streets with volleys of gunfire. They have merely asserted what all free people assume as a right—the right to free assembly. How does this terrorism not incite our fury?
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
Funny because it happens to someone else.

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Full Disclosure

Lesbian Sex Secrets for Guys

By Joshua Lee
Discuss wasn't taught in sex-ed to rock a woman's world and help her feel amazing.
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A Brick in the Face

LEGO World of Creativity Tour

By Joshua Lee
Children and parents imagine, build and play together while exploring distinct LEGO environments and lands.
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School of Rocanrol is in Session

ABQ Kids Rock Festival

By Rini Grammer
Families enjoy a live animal show, musical performances by kids, a rock climbing wall, acrobats, magic, kids’ crafts, jumpers, vendors, games, food trucks and much more.
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New Mexico Hempfest

Presentations from industry leaders, as well as exhibitors and vendors showcasing products and services. Vendors are licensed producers, dispensaries, nutrient companies, medical clinics, health and wellness providers and more.
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