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.
Semi-Automatic Equals Automatic
The AR-15 should not be available to civilians
The decision to categorize weapons by the operator's trigger pull has been lost to the sands of time, but the gun-lobby's perpetuation of this distinction amounts to pacifying critics by assuring them that fully automatic "machine guns" have been outlawed for civilians since Al Capone.
A Path to Community Policing
Teaching children and officers works
In a progressive society, police are in integral part of the community. Their jobs are woven into the fabric of a peaceable and forward-looking citizenry. Establishing that sort of balanced civic environment is a job for the police but it will also take the work of an active, engaged and knowledgeable bunch of citizens to accomplish this goal.
State officials are attempting to redefine how the volume of nuclear waste is determined to allow the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad to increase its capacity, N.M. high school graduation rates remain at 71% and students across the state are calling for laws and policies that will make their schools safer.
Odds & Ends
Funny because clock errors happen to someone else.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.