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V.25 No.36 | 09/08/2016

The Daily Word in The Wage Gap, Long Lost Poetry and Petite Pterosaurs

By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Sep 13 2016 11:11 AM ]
The Daily Word

There's no denying America's economic inequality, but a new census shows that the median middle-class income went up by 5.2% in 2015, due to rising wages and low inflation. Thanks, Obama.

… But don't celebrate just yet. College costs are rising steadily relative to middle-class income, with an increase of a whopping 171% over 40 years. Yeesh.

Here's an idea for all you outdoor adrenaline junkies.

Cute tiny dinosaurs! Gah.

“I really felt connected every time our luminescence collided” and more drug-induced Burning Man missed connections.

Roald Dahl, author of The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox and so many more quirky stories would have turned 100 today. Here's a poem he wrote that was stashed in a desk drawer for a couple decades.

Five states will vote on legalizing recreational marijuana in November and the prospect of legalization is sparking questions about our overall knowledge of the plant's effects on the brain.

V.25 No.35 | 9/1/2016


Where is Governor Susana Martinez?

New Mexico economy collapses while governor rubs elbows with elites

By N.M. Senator Cisco McSorley (D-16-Bernalillo)
As the N.M. economy struggles, people expecting leadership and teamwork are disappointed by the governor’s absence.
V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016
The Daily Word


The Daily Word in the toxic cost of consumerism

By Renee Chavez [ Tue Feb 9 2016 4:08 PM ]

Just had to get that upgrade? There is a lake in China filled with the toxic, radioactive sludge that is the byproduct of your new smartphone.

"Santa's elves" work for a pittance mass fabricating your useless holiday trinkets.

V.25 No.4 | 01/28/2016

Vote for Education

By Megan Reneau [ Mon Feb 1 2016 12:18 PM ]

If you’re a registered voter living in the Albuquerque area (particularly if you’re in the APS district), tomorrow is an important day! A vote regarding educational bonds affecting APS, CNM and local charter schools is taking place. This could increase CNM’s capital mill levy $1 million (they haven’t gotten an increase since 1996) and APS and charter schools' capital mill levy to $575 million. Capital mill levy means the money would go towards construction, renovations, operating expenses, etc. And guess what! This won’t increase taxes!!! Whaaaaat!

So stop complaining about having to do shit and help out your local community and economy by voting! Look to see where the nearest voting center is here and if you have any more doubts, watch these videos. See y’all at the polls!

V.23 No.51 | 12/18/2014
Summer thunderstorms over Fajada Butte and the Fajada Gap
via Wikipedia


Wherein the readers write. This week’s subjects include Chaco Canyon, fracking and navigating New Mexico’s “Wild West” driving culture.
V.23 No.48 | 11/27/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Nov. 27, 2014

By August March
Test your knowledge of last week’s Albuquerque news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Oct. 30, 2014

By August March
Test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico economic, criminal and media news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.42 |


The Daily Word in the First Amendment, cannabis and green chile

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Oct 16 2014 1:27 PM ]
The Daily Word

Democratic candidate for New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller's new attack ad uses the pop culture cachet of the A1A Car Wash from "Breaking Bad" to reference the dirt on Republican opponent Robert Aragon. Oh and the ad is narrated by "Gomie" (Steven Michael Quezada).

Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides announced that Spaceport America, located in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, is just four test flights away from its inaugural commercial travel flight .

Tierra Blanca High Desert Ranch High Desert Youth Program owner/operator Scott Chandler, who stands accused of abuse and torture of troubled teens, has filed a defamation/libel lawsuit against Steve Cowen (the father of a youth resident/alleged victim), reporter Rene Romo, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the New Mexico State Police.

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden discusses efforts to combat a 10-49 (department code for "information") failure within APD and progress that he's made moving APD away from "siloing information."

Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson posits that medical marijuana could be a potential treatment for ebola.

Historical teevee drama "Manhattan" was renewed for a second season by WGN America.

Former UNM student Monica Pompeo is suing the university for violating her First Amendment rights by forcing her to drop a course titled "Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts." The academic conflict began when Pompeo critiqued mid-'80s lesbian romantic drama Desert Hearts by referring to lesbianism as perverse and using the word "barren" a lot.

PBS considers nuevomexicano farmers' concerns about the state green chile industry competition with out-of-state growers while coping with extreme weather's negative impact on crop yields.

Happy birthday, Oscar Wilde, Nico, Tim Robbins and Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar).

V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: July 24, 2014

By August March
From monsoon season to broadcast journalism to economic recovery, test your New Mexico news savvy with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: July 17, 2014

By August March
From APD to religion to baseball, test your New Mexico news savvy with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.23 |


The Daily Word in APD protest, rabid bats and Mel Gibson

By August March [ Thu Jun 5 2014 12:30 PM ]
The Daily Word

As part of his conditions for release from MDC, UNM professor David Correia—who is a regular contributor to the Alibi—is banned from City Hall. Correia has also been forbidden from discussing Monday’s police brutality protest with other protesters or potential witnesses.

Two South Valley bats have tested positive for rabies.

Mel Gibson is making a movie at our city’s very own Desert Sands Motel.

Burque's first Trans March took place at the end of May, as part of this year’s Pride activities.

New Mexico legislators are reviewing our state’s telecom laws.

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) will visit the local Sitel facility tomorrow.

Yesterday, temperatures reached 110 degrees in Carlsbad, N.M. but only hit 95 degrees in the Sandia Foothills.

A newspaper out of South Carolina says our recent primary election “brings out unusual candidates."

King and Martinez hit the general election campaign trail.

In Aztec, N.M., Chubby Chicken has closed.

V.23 No.21 |


The Daily Word in commie ride-sharing plots, bitey baseball players and Rio Rancho foreclosures

By August March [ Thu May 22 2014 11:52 AM ]
The Daily Word

Lyft, a commie ride-sharing plot, is ordered to cease operations in the state.

Veteran backstop Miguel Olivo, sent down to Burque after a lackluster season upstairs in LA, is suspended after biting off part of the ear of Isotope’s teammate Alex Guerrero (who was also demoted to the farm squad after performance concerns from Dodger management).

The board of directors at the local water authority has approved a rate hike.

A hiker from Albuquerque was found dead near Taos.

Foreclosures in the large city to the northwest of Albuquerque have risen.

No video record of Mary Hawke’s fatal encounter with APD is available.

Over at Salon, a BrBa actor discusses his many deaths.

An old bottle found at our local flea market will be auctioned off for thousands of dollars.

A local mother of two and part-time math tutor says, “People who have enough money to run for Congress are only in it for themselves."

V.23 No.2 |


The Daily Word in Chris Christie's apology, West Virginia's water and dead chickens

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 10 2014 10:18 AM ]
The Daily Word

People weigh in on Gov. Chris Christie's apology concerning his team's “callous” and “stupid” behavior.

HBO's "Girls" gets renewed for a fourth season. Has the third even premiered yet?

After a chemical spill contaminated the water supply, nearly 200,000 people in West Virginia were left without H2O.

A major drop in added jobs for December flusters economists.

Someone's been leaving dead chickens at a North Valley cemetery.

It seems that panhandling has become a profession for a couple (and their kids) in Modesto, Calif.

Some students in Gallup found a way to cheat the system.

A woman surrendered her dog (that tested positive for cocaine and marijuana), but now she wants her canine friend back.

Coors Banquet beer puts out an 18-wheeler engulfed in flames.

V.22 No.41 |


The Daily Word in the debt ceiling, pesky interest rates and political superheroes

By Mark Lopez [ Mon Oct 14 2013 10:35 AM ]
The Daily Word

With three days before the debt-ceiling deadline, the White House and the House Republicans are still having discussions and working toward avoiding a default.

A San Francisco man is recovering after having spent 19 days lost in the woods in Mendocino County, surviving on squirrels, lizards and berries.

Your medical insurance won't cover this procedure? Sure, we can help you, but watch out for those interest rates!

Three Americans won the Nobel prize in economics for their work in assets.

A man wanted in connection with a Georgia murder was found in Albuquerque during a drug raid.

After nine missing children were reunited with their parents on Sunday evening, inquiries of abuse and an investigation of the Tierra Blanca Ranch still looms.

The 42nd Annual Balloon Fiesta wrapped up last night, and what a good finale it was!

What do your favorite superheroes think about political issues?

V.22 No.40 |


The Daily Word in Dayton's immigrants, the mayoral election and randy tarantulas

By Mark Lopez [ Mon Oct 7 2013 10:29 AM ]
The Daily Word

While the government shutdown still looms, Congress is questioning whether the debt ceiling will be increased and ponders the likelihood of a default.

Al Qaeda fugitive Abu Anas al-Libi was captured in Libya over the weekend and is being held on the U.S.S. San Antonio in the Mediterranean Sea before being taken to New York to be prosecuted.

“World's first flexible OLED [organic light-emitting diode] panel for smartphones"? LG corners the market on curved screens and such.

Dayton, Ohio sees improvements in its economy by lending help to people immigrating to the US.

After an anti-abortion group was accused of picketing a doctor's house in Bernalillo County, the county commissioners are looking into an anti-picketing ordinance to prevent this from happening again.

Jerry Chavez is accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death while his two boys, ages 6 and 12, witnessed the crime. Though his friends have stated that he is a good, Christian man and “would never kill anyone.”

With the mayoral election happening tomorrow, the question remains: Will there be a runoff?

Who knew tarantulas really like to get it on?

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