• Founder of Duke City's iconic Octopus Car Wash chain dies.

• Busy bank robber with American flag on his cap hits two Westside locations in one afternoon.

• As TV's Gomer Pyle travels to Washington state to marry his longtime partner, two widely-divergent bills regarding gay marriage get introduced at the Roundhouse.

• Albuquerque liquor store operator wants to open 89,000 sq. ft. restaurant/bar/carry out store just off I-25 in Algodones. Some neighbors object, fearing safety on the Duke City-Santa Fe corridor.

• Warren Buffett shows the Duke City some love. Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary acquires local jewelry supplier Bell Group.

• While snow bypasses Duke City, other parts of New Mexico benefit.

• Survey: Duke City/Santa Fe among the top 6 in percentage of churchgoers attending megachurches. Sin City leads.

• Lawmaker says public buildings should only be named for dead people.

• Will we ever see him again? Do we want to? Marty Chavez back at work in DC as lobbyist.

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Comment by once banned twice shy on January 30, 2013 at 11:31am

Why am I not surprised that is it Nora Espinosa introducing the bill defining marriage as being between a man and a woman? 

Comment by RunLikeADog on January 30, 2013 at 3:09pm
AG - agreed. The contract between two p explains a government issue of marriage that should be completely separate from whatever religious views here may be. This is all a vestige from earlier times when governments weren't stable and the church was maintaining marriage records as a form of census record. Those days are long gone.
Comment by Benny the Icepick on January 30, 2013 at 4:03pm

Nora Espinoza is on the right track.  But we need laws supporting even MORE traditional marriage.  With same sex marriage, how do you know who pays the dowry?  How many cattle is a man's hand in marriage even WORTH?  And who decides which partner is the other's property?

Social justice and cultural progress are just so goldang confusing!

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