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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.
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V.24 No.1 |

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The Daily Word in Charlie Hebdo

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jan 7 2015 1:00 PM ]
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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.

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V.23 No.44 |

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

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 5 2014 10:06 AM ]
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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?
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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 ]
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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.
V.23 No.28 | 7/10/2014

Book Review

O Canada

Review by Geoffrey Plant

Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story

Crazy Town is a good read for reasons that transcend the engrossing Rob Ford scandal.
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V.23 No.24 |

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The Daily Word in fire, a haunted VHS and Redskin racism

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jun 18 2014 9:10 AM ]
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Good morning, it's Wednesday, June 18,

and the Assayii Lake Fire is continuing to spread,

a memorial for Nancy Myers, a woman who was killed at a homeless encampment by a hit-and-run driver on June 9th, will be held this Friday at 6pm at the Albuquerque Rescue Mission courtyard (525 Second SW),

and one New Mexico gubernatorial campaign has been caught lying in emails, and the other apparently doesn't like "fat girls" in bikinis,

Meanwhile,

the US Patent Office has revoked the Redskins' trademarks because they are "disparaging to Native Americans,"

Youtube will soon begin blocking music videos from independent labels,

and a London bus stop is being haunted by a VHS copy of Hell Raiser.

Have a great day!

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V.23 No.23 |

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

By August March [ Thu Jun 5 2014 12:30 PM ]
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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.

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V.23 No.22 |

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The Daily Word in Gary King, Jonah Hill and a billion grasshoppers

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jun 4 2014 11:23 AM ]
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Good morning. It's Wednesday, June 4,

and Gary King is your new Democratic candidate for Governor,

the University of New Mexico is making grumpy faces about Professor (and Alibi correspondent) David Correia's recent arrest for protesting APD's pro-shooting policies,

and grasshoppers continue to swarm in such numbers around Albuquerque that the cloud is registering on the National Weather Service's Doppler radar "extending like a thick blanket over a mile into the atmosphere."

Meanwhile, the lawyer for one of two pre-teen girls who were arrested for trying to murder their friend in order to summon an Internet meme, thinks his client may need a mental health evaluation,

Jonah Hill is really, really sorry for calling a photographer a "faggot,"

yesterday was "Robocop Day" in Detroit,

and a Japanese "alternative scientist" claims that yelling insults at rice will make it rot faster.

Have a great day!

V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
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News Feature

Primary Fight 2014

Both parties gear up for November’s battle royale

By Barron Jones
Candidates from both parties have opened their pocketbooks to get your vote—the race is on!
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V.23 No.18 |

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The Daily Word in lapel videos, paranoid Googlers and cricket chips

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed May 7 2014 9:53 AM ]
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It's Wednesday, May 7th,

and Governor Susanna Martinez, tireless crusader against conflicts of interest in government, is holding a high-powered fundraising dinner for her re-election bid at the home of a lobbyist in Maryland,

following a take-over of the last meeting, City Councilors in Albuquerque are taking steps to keep too much democracy from interfering with the next one,

and APD released footage of their most recent shooting— they only show the moments after the suspect was already dead, but at least we now know that officers properly handcuffed the corpse.

Meanwhile,

a new study shows that Google users are increasingly worried about the NSA logging their searches and are therefore avoiding the use of "trouble words" like "nuclear facility" and "organized crime,"

a Kickstarter campaign for "cricket chips"—-which are exactly what they sound like--met and surpassed its goal,

and physicists smashed a bunch of atoms together and created the 117th known element. They call it "element 117."

Have a great day!

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