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September 30, 2014

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War and peace and green chiles

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(The Sun has gone on the road to listen to voters and talk to political leaders around the West. Reporters will examine the economic, cultural and demographic forces re-shaping the region as they drive to Denver for the first of the two major party conventions the Sun will cover.)

ALBUQUERQUE -- Snooty elitism food criticism interlude. In the lovely historic Old Town here, we just had an incredible meal at La Placita, an historic dining room. It's nearing green chile season here, and it makes for greatness. Plus, there's a tree, really old tree, growing in the middle of the dining room and through the roof. Outside, in the old plaza, artisans sell their wares. Plus there's a super-old Catholic church.

When in Albuquerque, do not eat at the Hilton Garden Inn off I-40. Just don't.

We interviewed Anthony Garcia earlier. He's an Iraq War vet who's become a peace activist. He and his girlfriend picked green chiles from their garden and gave them to us. They smell amazing.

We're going to interview a pro-war veteran in a little while. Check Friday's Sun for a story and photos on these two, which should illustrate how polarized the debate still is. Also, we'll be discussing the war and public opinion in a separate story. Plenty of video too.

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