V.21 No.8 |
The Daily Word in D3 demolition, thrash metal and glass burrito
City Council approves a plan to carve up District 3 (Downtown, Barelas, UNM area) and ax Benton's seat.
APD officer ends up in the hospital after chewing on a glass burrito.
St. Michael's in Santa Fe to conduct random student drug tests.
Outrage over Quran burning spreads in Afghanistan. At least 10 Afghans and two American soldiers have died.
Midair helicopter smash kills seven marines during training.
9-year-old girl dies after running for three hours as punishment for stealing a candy bar, according to an Alabama sheriff's office.
UN may prosecute Syrian officials of crimes against humanity.
FDA questions inhalable caffeine.
Maybe you don't need eight hours of sleep.
Serious hipster cruise. Like on a ship.
Startups looking to skim carbon dioxide from the atmo. Bill Gates thinks it's a good idea, says his money.
Virginia politicians second-guess mandatory pre-abortion vaginal probing.
Analysts predict soaring national debt under all GOP contenders' tax plans—except for Ron Paul's.
Thrash metal endorsements for 2012: Megadeth dude supports Santorum.
V.21 No.8 | 2/23/2012
From Toilet to Tap
Rio Rancho plans to pour effluent into the aquifer
V.21 No.7 | 2/16/2012
State Axes Cap-and-Trade
V.21 No.4 | 1/26/2012
City to pipe landfill methane to the jail
One of the tidbits in this week’s Council Watch got a lot of attention. Albuquerque is going to build a line from a local dump to our Westside lockup. The excess methane that’s usually burned off at the landfill with be used to heat water in the jail’s boiler room.
It’s predicted the project will save the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center thousands every year for about a century.
V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012
Germinate local genius with ABQ Sprout
Have you heard about this grassroots effort to improve the city?
The model works like this:
• Folks pay to get into a dinner cooked by a local chef.
• During the dinner, people make pitches on how to make Albuquerque a better place.
• The diners vote, and the money they paid to attend the event becomes an instant micro-grant for the winner.
In Albuquerque it’s called ABQ Sprout, though it’s based on a model that goes by various names in other cities. The first-ever dinner is Saturday, Jan. 28, at the South Valley Multipurpose Center (2008 Larrazolo SW). Admission is $15 to $30 on a sliding scale.
V.21 No.4 | 1/26/2012
A No-Bike Road
Bicyclists spoke out about the first-ever bike ban on a 3,000-foot stretch of Chappell between Osuna and Singer. Signs stating "no bicycles" went up in early January. The city says that stretch is too dangerous for cycling.
V.21 No.3 |
The Daily Word in film caps, Gingrich and Megaupload
17-year-old student stabbed and killed at school.
City pays woman back after police destroyed her weed.
State lawmakers looking to banish the $50 million cap for film rebates imposed last year.
Look inside the Fukushima containment vessel.
Santa Fe's minimum wage will be the highest in the country.
Congress is going to hold off on PIPA and SOPA votes.
Romney may lose to Gingrich in South Carolina.
College students are playing the fainting game. I thought that was for kids.
Hackers retaliate after Megaupload is shut down.
A matrilineal state in India (where women rule).
If that capsized cruise ship dumps its fuel, it will pollute one of the most pristine segments of the Mediterranean.
Why is it hard to believe in evolution?
Advice that doesn't make sense until you're too old to need it.
Pulitzer Prize: Meh.
V.21 No.3 | 1/19/2012
A Spit Shine on the City
Two projects promise to better Burque: ABQ Sprout, a micro-grant dinner that funds good ideas and CNM’s free green-collar jobs training.
V.21 No.1 | 1/5/2012
Environment vs. jobs
Is it an either/or proposition?
In the Alibi that’s on stands, Contributor Margaret Wright wrote an article on polarized reactions to the repeal of Albuquerque’s building standards.
The debate was repeated throughout New Mexico in 2011 as construction and real estate folks attempted to lower stringent regulations. They argued that tough rules drive business away and result in fewer jobs. Our Republican leadership mostly agreed and helped usher in repeals of various environmental protections.
But as a September New York Times article tells us, there is nothing new about this ideological conflict. It happens regularly around the country. An MIT economist quoted in the report talks about the “Groundhog’s Day quality” of the argument. He’s actually measured job loss as it relates to environmental regs. Turns out, it’s a tricky thing to study.
The Energy Code’s Deep Freeze
Polarized reactions to the repeal of building standards
At the tail end of 2011, Albuquerque's rules were replaced with state regulations—also weakened under Republican leadership. Reactions to the vote signaled the depth of the ideological division that has grown among citizens and politicians.
V.20 No.52 | 12/29/2011
Year in Review: News
Best and Worst of 2011
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. In 2011, the happenings of the world—and Burque—loomed large. Inspect the Alibi’s highlight reel.
Taxi Driver (1978) at KiMo Theatre
See Martin Scorsese's classic film starring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster. Part of the De Niro Done Right film series.
The Bounce Bus Tour: Will Sparks • Joel Fletcher • Timmy Trumpet • electronic at Historic El Rey Theater
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