V.26 No.32 | 8/10/2017
Eric Williams Photography Council Watch Council Gets Back to It ICE, elections and ART discussed A bucket of prickly issues awaited the Albuquerque City Council at their Aug. 7 meeting. Rapid immigration enforcement, election issues and transit woes were some of the matters tackled by councilors.
V.26 No.30 | 7/27/2017
NM Political Report Campaign Finance Reporting Changes Prove Controversial Proposed changes to campaign finance reporting rules attempt to update sections of the Campaign Reporting Act that have been invalidated in court, but some are concerned the rules will force disclosure of people who want to remain anonymous, violating their First Amendment rights.
V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017
Eric Williams Photography Council Watch New Budget, More Business Council meets ahead of summer break Budget tweaked, Healthy Workforce Initiative's entire text to be on ballot and gas tax removed for space.
V.26 No.24 | 6/15/2017
Courtesy of Pedrotty for Mayor Candidate Q&A Pedrotty’s Bigger Picture Candidate: healthy future is now Gus Pedrotty's bid for mayor began as idealistic, but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.
V.26 No.23 | 6/8/2017
Eric Williams Photography Council Watch Budget Override, Parade of Pride Plus taxes and animal welfare Love for Burque Pride, a shout out to Bessie’s Lace for hanging in there for 25 years and a veto override were part of the June 5 Albuquerque City Council meeting.
V.26 No.22 | 6/1/2017
courtesy of NM Political Report Election News Forum Invigorates Campaign Mayoral candidates put their dukes up! Six Albuquerque mayoral candidates faced off last week in one of the first forums of the campaign, answering questions on a wide range of issues like community policing, immigration and economic development.
Diana Cervantes via The Daily Lobo Editorial Where to Now? Mayoral campaign reveals similarities Amidst so many similar planks in platforms that appear, on the surface, to mirror each other, it’s reasonable to fear that progressive and centrist voters will split the vote unnecessarily, giving right-leaning candidates the advantage they need to win the race and ultimately continue the failed policies of the Berry administration.
V.26 No.21 | 5/25/2017
Council Watch The Budget and Tapia Council manages many municipal issues Sprinkle some money here; toss a little over there. Albuquerque City Councilors cultivated a $531.4 million city operating budget during a five-hour regular meeting May 15.
V.26 No.18 | 5/4/2017
Council Watch Al Hurricane, Taser and TIDDs Council considers quality concerns Taser International (now named Axon) awarded new contract, Lower Petrogylphs TIDD approved and public warned of hepatitis C.
V.26 No.15 | 4/13/2017
Council Watch Solidarity, Justice and Ted Gallegos Council considers local issues Council acknowledges Sikh contributions, get schooled in love by The Don, considers buying La Cuentista properties and prepares for Nob Hill sidewalks.
V.26 No.13 | 3/30/2017
Council Watch Planning, Narcan and Petie Gibson Council addresses a variety of civic issues Council hears about integrated development ordinance, sets APD naloxone time frame and calls for a study on merging city and county public safety departments.
V.26 No.11 | 3/16/2017
Council Watch Planning, Gender Equality and Forensics Council meeting productive, progressive Neighborhoods want more time to weigh in on ABC to Z project, Pay Equity Initiative seeks better pay equity, Council wants new rape kits processed within 3 months and Nob Hill sidewalks are envied. Learn Financial Fitness for Life Saturday, Aug 19: 9am-4pm CNM Workforce Training Center
Learn how to reduce or eliminate debt, decrease anxiety around money issues, repair and improve a credit rating, and build savings.
Kids Kids Rock Geology Class Saturday, Aug 19: 10-11am Mama's Minerals
Kids learn basic concepts of geologic time, the rock cycle and types of rocks while they learn about beautiful crystals, minerals, fossils, and stones. Reservations required.
Film From Page to Screen Saturday, Aug 19: 10:30am-noon Special Collections Library
N.M. film historian and author Jeff Berg discusses films based on the works of authors like Dorothy Hughes, Jo-Ann Mapson, Cormack McCarthy, Margaret Larkin and Michael Blake.
Comm New Mexico Hempfest Saturday, Aug 19: Noon-9pm Balloon Fiesta Park
Presentations from industry leaders, as well as exhibitors and vendors showcasing products and services. Vendors are licensed producers, dispensaries, nutrient companies, medical clinics, health and wellness providers and more.
Wellness Yin Yoga and Meridian Theory Workshop Saturday, Aug 19: 1-3pm Yoga Art Space
Learn about the Chinese medicine theory of the channels that conduct energy throughout the body and practice the yoga that opens up these channels.
via Pixabay Food The Macaroni and Cheese Festival Saturday, Aug 19: 1-5pm Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
Browse the delicious wares of over 30 vendors, enjoy wine and beer tastings, live music, entertainment and games.
Stage ABurlyQ: The Glitter Gang Saturday, Aug 19: 7-11:30pm African American Performing Arts Center
New Mexico's only festival to honor burlesque, vaudeville, sideshow, belly dance, drag artists, acrobalance, aerialists and more. Featuring Gigi O'Lovely, Indy Fire, Bender Flames and more.
Film No Borders: Social Struggles Across the USA Sunday, Aug 20: 11am-12:30pm Guild Cinema
Engaging social and political interviews with organizations, individuals and musicians who share their histories regarding the social struggles in their cities.
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