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V.24 No.41 | 10/08/2015
morguefile.com

Event Horizon

Get on the Canna-bus

Duke City Medical Cannabis Convention

Learn more about medical marijuana.
V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015

Council Watch

Bosque Battle Déjà Vu

The City Council revisits the controversy over trail construction on the Bosque, and more in this expanded version of Council Watch.
V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
20th Century Fox

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Nov. 20, 2014

Test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.43 |

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The Daily Word in coyotes, concealed baseball bats and the history of mourning attire

The Daily Word

According to Mayor Berry, APD faces a shortage of 200 officers (or one-fifth of its police force) owing to changes in New Mexico’s government employee retirement schedule; officers who retire in 2015 will receive fewer benefits than those retiring this year.

The reward for information on the killing of Tasmanian devil Jasper is now $10,000. Yesterday, the Mayor's Office reached out to the Australian zoo that Jasper was on loan from. If you have any information about this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at call 843-7867.

Nationwide scrutiny of Job Corps follows an investigative report; claims about the Albuquerque site include fraudulent certifications, testing problems, violence and illegal drug use.

A Rio Rancho man who stands accused of armed robberies had a baseball bat hidden in his pants.

State lawmakers were briefed about ebola readiness yesterday.

Residents of Bosque Farms are on the alert for hungry coyotes.

Someone at The Onion wrote about Albuquerque.

City officials held the first of several community meetings to discuss oversight of Albuquerque Police Department's use of force.

The Isotopes are auctioning off some of their Dodger-related clothing.

CSA Group has consolidated its photovoltaic certification and testing facilities here in New Mexico.

Two folks from Burque caught fish at Navajo Lake by using “LED light-up pink fishing poles.”

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. According to the exhibit overview, "The thematic exhibition is organized chronologically and features mourning dress from 1815 to 1915 ..." Death Becomes Her runs through February 1, 2015.

V.23 No.36 |

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The Daily Word in Miley Cyrus' junk, Pablo Escobar's weird brother and Albuquerque's delicious tap water

The Daily Word

Members of a church in Alamogordo showed their distaste for Satan by burning the Devil in effigy.

Albuquerque has some of the tastiest water in the nation.

Mayor Berry and APD chief Eden are on a junket to Vegas for better policing ideas.

That controversial national police shooting competition is on for this weekend in Albuquerque.

Meet Pablo Escobar's eccentric brother Roberto!

Miley Cyrus is having her first art show featuring "a bunch of junk glued to stuff".

Nifty-neato collection of c. 1900 "lifeboat men" drawings.

Much to others' dismay, China is building it's own islands in the South China Sea.

Live coverage of today's iPhone 6 release.

Climate change will likely cause some species of birds to move or go extinct.

There's a longer video of Ray Rice knocking out his girlfriend in an elevator.

V.23 No.25 |

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The Daily Word in security, surveillance, drones and genderless pronouns

The Daily Word

There's a new security measure in the Albuquerque mayor's office: a second door.

New security measures coming to Pat Hurley park in NW Albuquerque.

Charges are being dropped in the case of three UNM football players accused of raping a female student.

VICE covers APD and the "Albuquerque Spring".

Check out this photo gallery of Barstow's many kitschy motels.

Here is a national map of military and civilian drone crashes as well as airports that are or will be hosting drone traffic.

How much are Bob Dylan's lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone" worth?

Vancouver school board approves the use of genderless pronouns.

Get up to date on the ISIS/Iraq scene with Jon Stewart.

Learn the true meaning of "my two cents" and other business jargon that should be used sparingly.

Watch Japanese folks master the use of the English-speaker's favorite curse word.

Excellent short film set to Tiny Tim's "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight".

V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
On Monday, June 9, protesters gather outside City Hall to protest APD brutality and the banning of protesters from City Hall.
Benjamin George

Editorial

On Speaking Truth to Power

The problem with making your voice heard at City Hall

Wherein Alibi Managing Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo considers APD brutality, the arrest of protesters and inaction by City officials.
V.23 No.22 |

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The Daily Word in an Edward Snowden film, the latest APD protest and van Gogh's ear

The Daily Word

13 protesters were arrested after forcing their way into the mayor's office yesterday.

The family of lawyer Mary Han, who died under suspicious circumstances in 2010, is suing her former partner, lawyer Paul Kennedy.

Some folks grew a replica of van Gogh's ear.

Ride share company Lyft continues its operations despite a PRC order to cease and desist.

The United States made a prisoner exchange with the Taliban.

Mother Jones put together a spreadsheet detailing all the mass shootings in the US from 1982-2012.

The Russian troll army.

There was a precedent-setting judgement against a patent troll in California.

Someone stole Miley Cyrus' Maserati.

Read about the Satyrs, America's oldest gay motorcycle club.

An Edward Snowden film is in the works and is to be directed by Oliver Stone.

The shin-kicking championships.

George Jung, the cocaine cowboy portrayed by Johnny Depp in Blow, is out of prison.

V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014
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Letters

Wherein a reader shares two stories of policing observation and logic and calls for leadership from City officials.
V.23 No.14 |

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The Daily Word in spraypainting APD substations, weird recreational drugs and RIP Peaches Geldof

The Daily Word

City Council chambers overflowed with largely critical citizens at the APD meeting last night.

Three APD substations were vandalized last night.

The DOJ will announce its findings about APD and patterns of excessive/lethal force tomorrow at 10:00 am.

There is a new Rail Runner stop.

Bob Geldof's hard-partying daughter, Peaches Geldof, died suddenly and inexplicably.

Do you know about "boyfriend twins"?

.... How about "nipple shields for men"?

What do you know about the old TV show ALF?

Malaysian Flight 370 is in really deep water.

Time for a Chupacabra roundup.

40 percent of Americans couldn't raise 2,000 dollars if their lives depended on it.

There is an ABBA choir.

Since the Snowden leaks, the NSA has seen a huge increase in Freedom of Information Act requests.

Dopers in South Africa are smoking a combo of weed, rat poison, opium and an anti-retroviral drug (AKA HIV meds).

Oh, God. No. Don't read this.

V.23 No.14 | 4/3/2014

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The Daily Word in APD protests, mudslides and how you got that dent in your lip.

The Daily Word

Mayor Berry held a press conference to address APD protests and concerns of excessive force.

Improper logging led to the Washington mudslide.

A baptism ceremony was swept out to sea.

Elton John is getting married.

The healthcare deadline is here.

Ronan Farrow faces ratings woes.

Learn the proper way to eat Tic Tacs.

You can actually sell your crappy CDs.

How much pee in a swimming pool could kill you?

Learn to flirt scientifically.

Psychedelic drugs can relieve despair in terminal patients.

Happy birthday, Christopher Walken.

V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013

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The Daily Word in APD shootings, Krampus and the passing of an ugliest dog

The Daily Word

Actor Paul Walker died in a car crash.

A New York train derailment killed four.

A young man set himself on fire live on 4chan.

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Krampus.

Spiders are bringing sexy back.

Dad shares five years’ worth of sandwich bag art.

Rest in peace, ugliest dog of 2007.

Why are alien abductions so darn sexy?

Meet the 100mph bike.

There was another APD shooting yesterday.

Mayor Berry was sworn in for his second term.

Happy birthday Sarah Silverman.

V.21 No.34 | 8/23/2012

Council Watch

Fresh Eyes

Albuquerque hires a new independent review officer and councilors consider big-box regulations.
V.21 No.1 | 1/5/2012
Julia Minamata

News

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.

Julia Minamata

Environment

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.