Abbas Wins District 20
Democrat’s election is certified by the state
Another part of the progressive puzzle falls into place as Abbas is the certified winner in District 20.
The City and a Baby
Council promotes Burque, lauds Holets
An enthusiastic presentation given at the Feb. 5 Albuquerque City Council's meeting touted that Burque is a great place to work, live and play.
A state representative is asking if secret meeting broke House rules, lawsuit claims Taxation and Revenue Department illegally denied driver’s license and other ID cards and Medicaid system bugs caused scores of foster and adoptive children to lose their medical coverage.
Matthew Reichbach via NM Political Report
New Mexico News
Roundhouse Roundabout II
It’s the economy, Dummkopf!
As this year’s 30-day session of the New Mexico Legislature sails toward completion on Feb. 15, several key bills have advanced while others died deaths in committee or on the floor.
Odds & Ends
Funny because a live grenade was given to someone else.
The readers write about America's relationship with its immigrants and morality as crime-prevention.
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River of Lights
N.M.'s largest all-original holiday light show with over 550 sculptures and millions of twinkling lights.
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The Cuddle Revolution
This is a completely platonic experience for adults only. Please arrive on time. Use a series of exercises to practice consensual and safe touch, as well as authentic connection.
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New Year's Day Despacho Ceremony
With the new year comes comes second chances, renewed senses of hope and a clean slate. Sally Moon hosts and leads her annual New Year's Day Despacho Ceremony to bolster the cleansing process. The Peruvian tradition passed from the Incas, is broken into three distinct parts. First the creation of the Despacho. For this component, participants should bring whole bay leaves, flowers and a dollar bill. Each contributor is blessed and pays honor to Pachamama by preparing the gift, filled with gratitude and prayers. Join in the second task with the break to feast. So bring a sharable dish for the occasion. The third and final stage of the ceremony is the the burning and burial of the Despacho. This part begins at 6pm and takes approximately two to three hours. While it is acceptable to leave prior to the fire ceremony, it is considered disrespectful to leave in the midst of the celebration. Women are asked to wear a skirt for the observance. This all takes place on Tuesday, Jan. 1 from 1 to 8pm at the Wild Moon Boutique in Old Town for free. Sow the seeds of intention and align with the highest destiny on the first day of the new year. Make sure to RSVP to email@example.com.