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Rex Barron

Newscity

Hold Your Liquor

Las Cruces bar closings come after statewide changes to the Liquor Control Act

By Mark Sanders

Las Cruces isn’t typically the first place that comes to mind when you hear the word “nightlife.” But until a couple weeks ago, you could still go out and see live music and do some bar-hopping.

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“We demand respect for our cultural patrimony.” The larger man in the red shirt is a representation of Gov. Ulises Ruiz.
The Coalition of Indigenous Teachers of Oaxaca (CMPIO)

News Feature

Oaxaca's Reach

Locals relate firsthand accounts of the Mexican city's rebellion as the movement draws supporters from around the country

By Marisa Demarco

Oaxaca lives in the international headlines these days, brief glimpses of a movement gathering momentum in Mexico since an early May teachers' strike set it in motion. President Vicente Fox sent 4,500 federal troops to the southern Mexican state on Oct. 29, and a protest of 20,000 from around the country gathered on the streets of Oaxaca to demand their removal over the weekend.

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Thin Line

By Amy Dalness

Just Ducky—What do you get when you cross a Patricia Madrid rally, disgruntled demonstrators, a sore foot and a woman in a duck costume?

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Ortiz y Pino

Stem Cells: Separation of Church and State

Public policy shouldn’t be based on one group’s perspective

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

Two weeks ago, the governor announced he would seek $10 million in state funding to help the UNM Medical School pursue research into the possible beneficial uses of fetal stem cells.

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The Real Side

Staying the Course is Not a Strategy

Democrats, we’re talking to you

By Jim Scarantino

The Iraq war has been very, very good to Democrats. So it’s time they stuck their necks out for the troops.

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dateline: The Netherlands--In an example of startling efficiency, a 65-year-old Dutch widow, who had meticulously planned her own funeral after her husband’s death last year, died last week next to her own grave. The elderly woman probably died of a heart attack while visiting the family grave in Amsterdam where her name, but no date, was already inscribed, De Telegraaf reported. The woman was carrying a handbag containing her will when she died. She had already organized all the details of her funeral, including what music she wanted played, the paper said.

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Letters

I enjoy reading your humorous and thought-provoking column, “¡Ask a Mexican!" I feel it promotes cultural understanding between New Mexicans and "Old" Mexicans. Gracias.

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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Aug 25)

Black Culture and Black Futures

NM Black Expo 2

By Robin Babb
Discuss shared cultural experiences regarding health care advocacy, education advancement, policy advocacy, community development and celebrate Black culture.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Aug 26)

Face the Sun

Mountainair Sunflower Festival

By Joshua Lee
Enjoy arts and crafts, a sunflower hat contest, food vendors, children's activities and juried art show. Live entertainment from Rye Creek, Erineo, The Roadrunners and Kubatana Marimba Southwest.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 27)

Make it 'Til You Make It

Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire

By Joshua Lee
A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the maker movement.
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EVENT HORIZON (Tuesday, Aug 30)

Pro-Am Science

Petroglyph Pláticas: Revolution, Renaissance and Transformation

By Devin D. O'Leary
Sharman Russell speaks about the new world of citizen science.
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