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Holidays need not involve killing

The Santa Fe Veg group draws huge crowds every year in its annual Vegan Thanks Living potluck (all are welcome).

Should a lottery determine the members of a commission that will establish districts by which we elect the people to fill these seats in the Santa Fe City Council chambers? (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)

Editorial: A lottery system for key commission posts?

Establishing an independent commission to handle drawing the boundaries of the four Santa Fe City Council districts, as voters approved in the March municipal elections, was a good idea.

Should pot sales be allowed for recreational use? Voters in Paonia, Colo., will decide that question next month. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Will a small town’s underground economy get legitimized?

A little-known battle in this country’s marijuana war is underway in a small town of 1,500 in western Colorado, known (if at all) for its underground coal mines, 12 wineries, a microbrewery, organic vegetables and fruit – and its perfect climate for growing pot.