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The Daily Word in space travel, radiation and la grifa

Virgin Galactic is one step closer to landing spaceflights in New Mexico.

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) calls for the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

There’s a website called “Did APD Kill Someone Today?.”

Dodger reliever Chris Withrow is sent down to Burque, hoping to improve a 2.95 ERA.

Actor Neil Patrick Harris briefly mentioned his former life in Albuquerque.

Questions are being raised about the cause of a radiation leak at WIPP.

Police are searching for medals stolen from a local veteran of WW II.

The sale of Lovelace to Blue Cross will close on Sunday.

One hundred-and-fifty-six pounds of la grifa was confiscated by federal authorities in Antelope Wells, N.M.

Local restaurateur Tim Harris is featured in the Chicago Tribune.

V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
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Crib Notes: May 29, 2014

By August March
From MOOCs to educators’ fiery protest to politics, test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz.

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

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.21 | 5/22/2014
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Crib Notes: May 22, 2014

By August March
From agency scandal to teevee mythos to political contests—what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Weekly Alibi pop quiz.

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The Daily Word in Saul, Moz and Pistol Pete

In a stunning coup for the forces of economic development and truthful urban depictions, it was announced that BrBa prequel "Better Call Saul" will film in Albuquerque.

PBS covers the Kirtland fuel leak debacle and wonders if said aromatic hydrocarbon plume threatens city drinking water safety.

The Convention Center remodeling project should be completed by August (the month not the writer).

The Innovate Albuquerque program is designed to jump-start our city’s economy.

Beginning today, ABQ Ride buses will feature a new logo and depictions of Albuquerque landmarks.

Veteran Dodger backstop Miguel Olivo is sent down to Burque’s Isotopes.

I’m not happy and I’m not sad: Before his Wednesday night concert at the Sunshine, Morrissey sent his first tweets from Albuquerque.

This week’s fishing report contains mention of two 21-inch rainbow trout, caught with a nightcrawler and a black Pistol Pete, respectively.

Today may be Albuquerque the Magazine Day, but en serio, every day is Alibi Day in Burque!

V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
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Crib Notes: May 15, 2014

By August March
From sports to pop culture—what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your savvy with the Weekly Alibi pop quiz.

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The Daily Word in grasshopper clouds, millennial habitats and synthetic drugs

Swarms of grasshoppers have been observed in many areas of Albuquerque.

Hello and goodbye, Nicolas Gregory Chili Buss.

A drought advisory has been issued by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority.

A new pool for the South Valley is needed but is not funded.

The DEA is busy busting local synthetic-drug pushers.

Some bad men who beat and then kidnapped an El Paso man, driving him to Albuquerque in the process, have been sentenced to long prison terms.

There is a job fair for veterans today at the Convention Center.

Millennials have a habitat. Knowledge of that habitat can be exploited by capitalists seeking to acquire more feria.

UFO expert Alejandro Rojas posted this letter about Kirtland Air Force Base and the Paul Bennewitz controversy.

Journal columnist Leslie Linthicum, writing about the recent City Council meeting takeover, is criticized by a commenter for “keeping with Albuquerque Journal's longstanding policy of presenting uninformed corporate stoogery as journalism."

V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014
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Crib Notes: May 8, 2014

By August March
From independent bookstores to space travel to stabbing, test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz.

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By Devin D. O’Leary
From California to Canada, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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The Daily Word in V.23 No.18, environmental disaster and Baphomet

In Alibi-centric news, let's hit the highlights of the latest ish of the alt.weekly with the mostest.

• Our revamped commenting system at alibi.com proffers letters and notable comments about APD, psychogeography and more.

• Test your NM news savvy with our weekly pop quiz, Crib Notes.

• More art-smart content than you can shake a spraycan at: "Orange Is the New Black" author Piper Kerman on the prison reform movement; deets on Albuquerque's new Poet Laureate, Jessica Helen Lopez; and Culture Shock.

• All the filmic news that High Desert teevee babies and cinephiles need, like a review of indie revenge drama Blue Ruin, Reel World, Idiot Box and Week in Sloth.

• The human responsible for our rad restaurant and culinary coverage, Ty Bannerman, was recently crowned Alibi Features Editor, too, and frankly, we couldn't have found a better candidate. In this week's gastronomic survey, find out why the steer stumbles and get caught up on the arrival of food truck season aka summer.

• And last, but certainly not least, let's chat about the sonic realm. Four Up delivers deets on avant jazz, noise, African blues-rock and nu-disco concerts while Music to Your Ears goes native Nuevo Mexicano and we micro-review new albums by Eels, Fear of Men and Pray for Brain.

New Mexico Mercury published a poignant Frontera NorteSur essay on latest APD fatality Mary Hawkes.

Who will pay for the Kirtland jet fuel disaster?

The Grey Lady notes that "Hundreds in Albuquerque Voice Distrust of the Police."

In what's-good-for-the-goose news, catch a sneak peek of the Satanic monument being built for Oklahoma's statehouse.

V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014
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Crib Notes: May 1, 2014

By August March
From beisbol to bicycling, sales to science—test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz.

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V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014
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Crib Notes: April 24, 2013

By August March
Pencils down! From guns to arrows, test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz.

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The Daily Word in V.23 No.16, H&M and Neutral Milk Hotel

The latest issue of your favorite alt.weekly—that's us, the Alibi—is chock-full of rad content. To wit, test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz, Crib Notes.

Read, critique and even comment on—as Facebook commenting is now live on alibi.com—an editorial, "Department Corrections," about the DOJ's findings in its investigation into APD, many unanswered questions and the future of our city.

Check out Alibi Film Editor Devin D. O'Leary's review of Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, you know, that experimental sci-fi flick starring Scarlett Johansson as a predatory alien siren.

Four Up delivers deets on Zimbabwean electric protest songs by Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited—this one's tonight!—and poptastic electro, pop-punk, alt.folk, and bilingual feminist hip-hop concerts. (Live music is one of the finest anodynes available.)

Genevieve Mueller reports on Albuquerque's growing, thriving improv scene in "Yes and ... Where Do We Go From Here?"

Gail Guengerich gets her French-American fusion on in "Ouvrez La Bouche."

In search of new tuneage? Read our micro reviews of new releases from NEEDTOBREATHE, The Tower and Todd Terje in Sonic Reducer.

From Nuevo Mexicano artist/architect William Lumpkins serigraphs and felt-tip pen drawings to bibliophile pr0n, an urban renewal keynote and hangs with famous authors in a Fe movie theater, stay art-smart with Culture Shock.

Are you getting your RDI of Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writing?

Hip Swedish fashion empire H&M is coming soon to Burque.

Catch the Neutral Milk Hotel reunion tour tonight in Burque.

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The Daily Word in the great outdoors, transuranic waste and APD

Prepare to be boarded, APD.

On this list, Austin is number one and Burque is 89.

Check out this year’s Isotopes.

LANL began removing 3706 cubic meters of transuranic waste from above ground storage. The stuff is headed to Texas until WIPP reopens.

The vast Union-Pacific railyard in Santa Teresa is open for business.

The Griffin Art Center in Frederick, Maryland has a new exhibit called New Mexico: Land of Enchantment.

An oil well in Loco Hills, NM exploded.

New Mexican chile crop acreage declined in 2013.

After a two-year closure, Manzano Mountains State Park is reopening on April 21.

Here's this week’s New Mexico fishing report.

Last night, the Lobos pounded the NMSU Aggies.

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