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Representatives from New Mexico's Native American, African American and Latino communities signed a "declaration of unity" Wednesday, pledging support to one another as they seek solutions to myriad problems. State House Speaker Ken Martinez signs the document while talking with Deb Haaland, lieutenant governor candidate, in the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.(Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)

Diverse groups pledge united front

New Mexico’s cultural diversity was on full display Wednesday as representatives from the Native Ame …

Scout, at the Rio Grande Zoo, takes a break from eating a meal that consists of eight pounds of horse meat. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Zoo critters prefer their horse meat

It’s ‘nutritionally very sound,’ says Ralph Zimmerman, head veterinarian at the ABQ BioPark Zoo

State Fair visitors Stephanie Anne Landers and Christopher Edwards, right, enjoy a beer at the Main Street Beer Garden, one of five dotting the Expo New Mexico fairgrounds. Fair officials added two beer gardens this year, The Stables Lounge at the north end of Main Street, and The Bucking Bar near the entrance to Tingley Coliseum. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

Expo NM improves beer gardens

Besides the usual attractions at the New Mexico State Fair, fairgoers looking for a cool brew have t …

Fairgoers crowd the streets on the first Saturday of last year's State Fair. This year's fair runs Sept. 10-21. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

It’s (State Fair) show time

Fairgoers can expect the 77th annual New Mexico State Fair to live up to its billing as “the greatest show in New Mexico” during its 12-day run Sept. 10-21.

Eliza, an English setter owned by Jill Warren of Santa Fe, wends her way through weave poles Tuesday as part of her agility training at Enchantment Pet Resort in Rio Rancho. Warren and Eliza will compete in the Southwest Agility Team Agility Trials taking place today through Sunday at the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Posse Arena, 10308 Second NW. Spectators can watch the trials for free. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

Agility trials great for dogs, owners

More than 150 dogs will speed through tunnels, jump obstacles, weave through poles, and zip over planks and seesaws today through Sunday at the Southwest Agility Team Agility Trials.