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V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
Artist Alexis Elton has 140 seconds to tell you about her seed exchange project.
Santa Fe Art Institute/Nicole Davis

Art Scenester

Changing the World in Two Minutes

By Sam Adams
How do you fit 20 talks on 20 topics into one fun-filled night? Keep ’em short. Really short, and interesting as hell.
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V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
KOAT

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Oct. 23, 2014

By August March
From first amendment litigation against UNM to ’80s radio, what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news?
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V.23 No.32 |

news

The Daily Word in cruel hierarchies, BrBa autopsy and sentinel wells

By August March [ Thu Aug 7 2014 11:15 AM ]
The Daily Word

An alleged robber was really just scratching himself.

Our mayor is doing something about chronic poverty and homelessness.

Regular safety inspections at WIPP went undone because the agency in charge of those sorts of issues didn’t know if it had the authority to inspect a Department of Energy site.

The local board of education wants to meet in closed session about superintendent Winston Brooks but they keep postponing the matter.

In the cruel hierarchy of college football, UNM walk-on and Roswell native David Anaya gets a break.

In the southeast part of town, a "smiling man" was accused of automobile theft.

Starting today, scientists will begin drilling “sentinel" wells in the Trumbull Village neighborhood near Kirtland Air Force Base.

Here’s a new LA Times article about the autopsy of some teevee show called "Breaking Bad."

Warning fellow Scots about the dangers of police militarization using Albuquerque as an example, a resident of Dundee writes, “Get the guns back in the boot of the armed response team cars where they belong.”

A 26-inch catfish was caught at Tingley Beach using shrimp as bait.

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V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014

Book Review

Short on Story

Review by Mike Smith

Education in Albuquerque

Education in Albuquerque casts light on a neglected corner of city history—but does it make the grade?
V.23 No.14 | 4/3/2014
The Hive founder, Jesse Kalapa, under an earthbag wall built with UNM sustainability students
photos by Cameron Crow

Arts Education

Gimme Supershelter

Sustainable architecture can be learned in a few weekends

By Lisa Barrow
Building the New World is a workshop series that puts low-cost, earth-friendly building techniques in your hands.
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V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013
Winning photo by UNM art education graduate student Junfu Han
Winning photo by UNM art education graduate student Junfu Han

PHOTOS

An Education Without Borders

Winning photograph speaks volumes

By Genevieve Mueller [ Tue Dec 3 2013 4:37 PM ]
Winner of the 1st Annual International Education Week photo contest encompasses history and place.
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V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013
Education is a key facet of La Abeja Herbs’ mission statement.

Wellness

Honeybee Alchemy

La Abeja’s Rose infuses wellness with natural magic

By Amelia Olson
Amelia Olson talks alt.wellness with herbalist Sophia Rose: her namesake flower’s essential nature, La Abeja Herbs, wildcrafting and teaching.
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V.21 No.37 |

news

The Daily Word in anti-American riots, middle income, large sodas and new monkeys

By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Sep 14 2012 12:31 PM ]
The Daily Word

Anti-American rallies across the Muslim world are now also targeting British and German embassies.

Romney comments on the anti-Muslim propaganda film that started it.

Obama is leading in the polls.

Romney defines middle income as $200,000 to $250,000.

The 1957 murder of a young girl solved.

Investigating accidental early releases in New Mexico's prison system.

NYC bans large sodas.

A new monkey species was found.

In APS, 37 percent of juniors failed a high school exit exam.

U.S. reps go bipartisan in an effort to preserve Native American languages.

Local girl is the new face of Guess.

Loyal dog visits its master's grave every night.

Weather: Temps reach mid '70s today, and mid '80s by Sunday. Autumn is nigh.

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V.21 No.31 |

News

The Daily Word in floods, Blackwater and fire

By Margaret Wright [ Wed Aug 8 2012 6:18 AM ]
The Daily Word

Yesterday evening's meteorological drama.

Attacks by militants prompt Egyptian military air strikes on the Sinai peninsula.

Mass displacement in Manila as torrential rains flood the city.

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not watching you.

Academi LLC (a.k.a. Xe, a.k.a. Blackwater) says it will "continue to lead by example." The company agreed to a $7.5 million settlement of charges related to 17 criminal violations, including arms smuggling.

Colorado ranchers are freaked out after animal mutilations.

New image of home, sweet home.

Compelling case study on the impact of Medicaid expansion. The guv remains tight-lipped on the issue. Rio Grande Foundation head does not.

"Failing" schools will still get some cash.

Burning refinery chokes out California. Chevron says they'll make it all better.

Painted Russian rag doll synchronized swimmers win gold (and give me creepy dreams).

Winston Churchill, proto-tween.

Pilgrims in Mexico City.

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V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012

opinion

OyP: This guv is a policy wrecking ball

By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Jul 20 2012 9:00 AM ]

Jerry Ortiz y Pino opines that Gov. Susana Martinez is on a neocon crusade of destruction. But the public can’t see it yet, he writes, because the media fawns over her so.

Most voters’ impressions of a governor are shaped by media coverage. On TV, we get split-second footage: She's cutting ribbons, smiling at children, waving to crowds, and looking perky at a rally or solemn at a memorial. ... The honeymoon ain't over yet, even after 18 months.

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Ortiz y Pino

The Guv’s Crusade of Destruction

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
Gov. Susana Martinez is not being held accountable for much of what has happened on her watch. Until reporters begin to dig into the consequences of her policy initiatives, the public will continue to hold her in high regard.
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V.21 No.12 | 3/22/2012

news

The Daily Word in NCAA, Clooney and portrait gourds

By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Mar 16 2012 11:20 AM ]
The Daily Word

Lobos victorious, will face Louisville in the second round of the NCAA tourney.

Santa Fe's Casanova con man released from jail.

Jury finds Rutgers student who spied on his gay roommate with a webcam guilty of a hate crime. His roommate committed suicide.

George Clooney arrested while protesting Sudan's president.

50 Native American foster kids in San Juan County but only two Native American foster homes.

Feds cough up $4 million to help N.M. schools that are in bad shape.

Aboriginal attorney says Rodarte's fall fashion collection is sickening.

Skip the TSA security lines after paying $100 application fee.

Martin Chavez' former roommate has been accused of embezzlement. Problem for the campaign?

Osama bin Laden sought to kill President Obama so Biden would be prez.

Senators say we'd be shocked to know how the government uses the Patriot Act.

How the music industry works.

How to make a portrait gourd.

People who hate Radiohead.

Fruit flies drink booze when they don't get laid.

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V.21 No.7 |

news

The Daily Word in birth control, Romney's dog and Deep Throat

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Feb 16 2012 11:04 AM ]
The Daily Word

25 percent of marriages in the state are interracial.

New Mexico ditches No Child Left Behind.

Honduras prison fire kills inmates, many of whom hadn't been charged or convicted.

Congressional hearing on birth control includes no women.

Santorum says birth control is harmful.

One time, Romney put the family dog on the roof of his car during a road trip. Now, it's haunting his campaign.

Linsanity is no accident.

People who walk slowly may be prone to dementia.

Mamma Mia! actor to play Linda Lovelace, star of Deep Throat.

Is this bikini model fat?

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V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012

News

Grading schools and teachers

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jan 12 2012 4:52 PM ]

In this week’s issue, longtime Alibi contributor and State Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, wrote about the great teacher debate rampaging across the country. How do we improve our schools?

Some folks—like New Mexico’s public education secretary, Hanna Skandera—want to tie teacher evaluations to student test scores. This is being explored in various school districts nationwide. In some cases, teacher pay is determined by how well students do on standardized tests.

The details of how this would work in New Mexico haven’t yet been unveiled. But Ortiz y Pino predicts we’ll hear more about it during the legislative session, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

In the meantime, the state graded all our schools. It’s not looking good. There are more Fs than As:

A: 73

B: 191

C: 266

D: 208

F: 89

Look up specific schools here.

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Ortiz y Pino

The Great Teacher Debate

Guv to tie schools and pay to test scores

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
New Mexico lawmakers are considering a proposal from the Martinez administration to link teacher evaluations to student test scores. It will be a huge topic in the coming 30-day legislative session set to begin Tuesday, Jan. 17.
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