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V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015
Maher navigates the political cesspool with panache.
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Comedy Matters

Offended by the Offended

Bill Maher confronts politics, religion and the far left

By Genevieve Mueller
Bill Maher talks to Genevieve Mueller about his roots and the liberal problem of political correctness in anticipation of his May 2 appearance.
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Ty Bannerman

Council Watch

Homes for the Homeless?

The council questions the Albuquerque Housing Authority

By Carolyn Carlson
This week, an update from the Albuquerque Housing Authority and a farewell to the Downtown Business Improvement District.
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V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015

Council Watch

Somos 1 ABQ

By Carolyn Carlson
This week: Immigration, the Open Space Trust Fund, and other issues.
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V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015
Robert Maestas

Council Watch

Retaining APD’s Finest

By Carolyn Carlson
The Council looks into how to keep a stable police force on the streets.
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V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015

Council Watch

Bosque Battle Déjà Vu

By Carolyn Carlson
The City Council revisits the controversy over trail construction on the Bosque, and more in this expanded version of Council Watch.
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V.24 No.10 | 03/05/2015

news

The Daily Word in Breaking Bad pizza, iPhone hacking and court-mandated circumcision

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Mar 11 2015 11:19 AM ]
The Daily Word

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 11,

and the New Mexico senate has killed an anti-union bill,

Sandia Labs is trying to hack into your iPhone,

Breaking Bad fans keep throwing pizzas on some lady’s NE Heights home,

video game designers still don’t know how boobs work,

members of the University of Oklahoma’s SAE fraternity are sorry for being so racist,

and a Florida woman is running from the law because she doesn’t want her 4-year-old son circumcised.

Have a great day!

V.24 No.9 | 2/26/2015

Council Watch

Bulldozers and the Bosque

By Carolyn Carlson
Council Watch returns with a report from the frontlines of the Bosque fight.
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V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015

Feature

Getting to Know Mary Jane

A primer on New Mexico’s medical cannabis landscape

By August March
August March takes a hard look at medical cannabis in New Mexico and the complex policy landscape it has created.
V.24 No.1 |

news

The Daily Word in Charlie Hebdo

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jan 7 2015 1:00 PM ]
The Daily Word

Armed gunmen burst into an editorial meeting at the French satiric weekly Charlie Hebdo and murdered twelve people, including journalists and police officers.

The newspaper, often provocative and controversial, had a reputation for publishing cartoons that lampooned all sectors of society, but especially religion and politics.

In 2005, it drew worldwide attention for publishing caricatures of the prophet Muhammad.

The gunmen, who reportedly shouted "Allahu Ackbar" and "the Prophet is avenged" may have been retaliating against the paper for this reason.

Political cartoonists across Europe gave statements in response.

Salman Rushdie expressed his solidarity with those who died.

Vigils were held worldwide.

The gunmen fled and have not yet been found.

V.23 No.44 |

news

The Daily Word in very important news that everyone should be talking about

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 5 2014 10:06 AM ]
The Daily Word

In a stunning upset that is sure to have far-reaching ramifications, a porcupine managed to fend off a pride of lions.

Many people this morning are very angry that Rob Lowe is making fun of those who suffer from “shy-bladder syndrome.”

Although they've been dealt a series of setbacks over the past few years, it turns out that fanged deer are still surviving in the wild.

Marijuana smokers have reason to be excited today: this video of a cute goat saying “what’ will surely benefit from being viewed while high.

In a move sure that may stoke illegal immigration fears, kissing bugs in Texas are now transmitting a disease previously though limited to Mexico.

And also I guess there was some kind of election yesterday.

V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
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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?
V.23 No.42 |

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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.41 | 10/9/2014
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Oct. 9, 2014

By August March
Eyes on the skies, pencils down: Test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014

Editorial

Gateway Legislation

How our elected representatives protect us from ourselves

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Samantha Anne Carrillo asks the question: When it comes to cannabis, why are our city and state leaders trying to protect us from ourselves?
V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Aug. 21, 2014

By August March
Test your knowledge of last week’s acronym-heavy New Mexico news—from CDC to DEA to APD to UNM—with the Alibi pop quiz.
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