Alibi V.28 No.15 • April 11-17, 2019 

Commentary

The Last Gun Show

Changing laws and culture to limit access

New Mexico has a joined rarefied group, becoming the 20th state to require background checks for private gun sales and the surrender of weapons by domestic abusers.
Eric Williams Photography

On Assignment

With the Asylum Seekers

On humanity, mercy and maybe even justice

Refugees turned themselves in at the border near El Paso, seeking asylum. Between days of poor conditions in custody and their immigration court date, Albuquerque Interfaith helps them find temporary relief.
The News Monkey

Newscity

Valerie Plame considering running for the US Senate in New Mexico; Lujan Grisham names Tim Johnson for New Mexico State Police Chief; New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved a 6 percent tuition increase.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because Skrillex-induced temperance happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write about pollution.
Image by Clarke Condé

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Swoop It Up

Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration

Welcome the Sandhill cranes back to their winter habitat with presentations, children's activities, viewing scopes, crafts, workshops and more.
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EVENT HORIZON ()

Lakshmi Puja

Diawli: Festival of Lights

Diwali is one of the most popular religious festivals in Hinduism. The festival of lights, as it is also known, occurs during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika (basically mid-October to November on the Gregorian calendar) and is generally focused offering on puja to Lakshmi—goddess of wealth and prosperity and wife of Vishnu—but may also include the worship of Durga or Kali, depending on region and denomination. For this year's celebration, the India Association of New Mexico presents Diwali: The Festival of Lights, an evening of dance, music and performing arts amid lamp and candle lighting as adherents perform Lakshmi puja. This sacred event takes place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Journal Theater on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Tickets for this all-ages celebration are available for $10 via the India Association of New Mexico or by calling 306-9624.

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