Answer Me This
By Simon McCormack
How is one high school rewarding students for good scores on standardized tests? What was seized by authorities in a raid? How happy is New Mexico? And the state bans which form of animal euthanasia?
From radfreenm.org, Citizen Action’s website
Water You Drinking?
A watchdog group says groundwater contamination could exist and we’d never know it
By Simon McCormack
Groundwater from Albuquerque’s aquifer lies less than 500 feet below Sandia Labs’ Mixed Waste Landfill.
By Marisa Demarco
We Are Too Used to Evil
Like a tar-black sludge, sticky and suffocating, the last eight years of American politics dripped over our faces, plugging eyes, noses, ears, mouths. As Bush-Cheney White House atrocities oozed into the public consciousness, we were numb, deaf, blind—unscandalized.
Mayor to Workers: About That Raise ...
By Carolyn Carlson
Albuquerque city councilors were in a laid-back mood when they trimmed their lengthy agenda to less than a handful of items during the Monday, April 6 meeting. Before getting any real work done, they heard public comments for a couple of hours. Many speakers focused on funding city parks, but there were also remarks from blue-collar city employees protesting the mayor’s belt-tightening request.
Ortiz y Pino
A New Manhattan Project
By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
Drastic situations call for drastic solutions ... and, boy, is our situation drastic!
City Boss Fight 2009
Herd Yet to Be Thinned
By Carolyn Carlson
While there are still eight candidates running for mayor, only three qualified for public financing. City Clerk Randy Autio said Richard "R.J." Berry, Mayor Martin Chavez and Richard Romero received their cash last week. Berry took in $319,000, Romero pocketed $297,000 and Mayor Martin Chavez qualified for more than $328,000 to spend on his as-yet-unannounced campaign. Autio explained the amount varies because seed money and in-kind contributions are subtracted from what candidates pull from city coffers.
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Dateline: Bosnia—A desperate husband tried to kill his mother-in-law with an antitank missile launcher after claiming she turned his wife against him. The woman survived the missile strike—and a subsequent machine gun attack—with barely a scratch. Miroslav Miljici apparently wanted revenge against his mother-in-law for the breakup of his marriage. Miljici was sentenced to six years for attempted murder by a court in Doboj. In defense of his unsuccessful, high-caliber murder attempt, Miljici told the court he could no longer stand his mother-in-law’s nagging.
[Re: Letters, “A Crazy Little Thing Called Hate,” March 12-18] I must respectfully disagree with Virginia Stephenson's assessment of conservative Christians and their opposition to same-gender marriage and domestic partnership legislation.
Bees and Seeds Festival
By Maggie Grimason
Second annual fest with eco-friendly vendors, food trucks, artists and professional beekeepers. Free plants available courtesy of Red Tractor Farm.
Albuquerque Folk Festival
Learn about folk activities that include old American, New Mexican, Middle Eastern, and other international traditions that include music, dance, storytelling and more.
Courtesy of Cerrillosstation.com
Cerrillos Station Open House
By Megan Reneau
Opening reception for paintings by renowned painter Mishcka O'Connor. Family activities including a baby farm animal coral, pop up art show, food trucks, and more. The Attitudes perform live.
Courtesy of Faye Fearless Facebook Page
Olivander's Wand Making Class for Witches and Wizards
By Renee Chavez
Learn about the wandlore history of the Harry Potter world. Every attendee will leave the class with their very own custom designed wand.
Popsicle Stick American flags at Alamosa Library
Craft an American Flag for Memorial Day. All materials provided. For ages 4 and up.
Mindful Sex: Get Out of Your Head and Into Bed at Self Serve
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