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V.24 No.53 | 12/31/2015
Dr. James Ginger addresses the public about APD
City of Albuquerque

Council Watch

City Council Ends Year

Raises, DOJ, Downtown, TV and development on agenda

By Carolyn Carlson
Albuquerque City Councilors ended 2015 by approving a new senior housing project, polishing up Downtown and giving some well deserved raises at their Dec. 21 meeting.
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The Daily Word in Isis, Motorhead and Trump v. Jeb Bus

By Desiree Garcia [ Tue Dec 29 2015 11:45 AM ]
The Daily Word

U.S. coalition has taken out 10 Isis leaders.

Suicide bombing in Northern Pakistan has left many injured and killed.

The world says goodbye to Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by Donald Trump. *Shifts eyes to Jeb Bush*

My only goal is to be as brave and badass as this local Albuquerque girl.

Dear Olive Garden, I can use $400 to buy endless amounts of alcohol for New Years Eve and probably 10 more New Years Eve parties that I’ll never remember instead of using it on one night I’ll never remember.

Sometimes the internet can be a great place. Check out this video of a Kendrick Lamar and Mario Kart mashup!

V.24 No.51 | 12/17/2015

The Daily Word in a cafe for cats, a lost Lobo player, and the Beatles

By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Dec 23 2015 11:03 AM ]
The Daily Word

As of tomorrow night Apple will no longer hold the monopoly on the Beatles.

An analysis of political branding in 2015.

Though Donald Trump is now leading republican polls, Huffington Post tells us why we may still have hope.

Bernie Sanders lays a sick burn on Donald Trump and that's all I wanted to happen.

Albuquerque will open it's first cat cafe in 2016!

The latest information on the Lobo football player killed last night.

Pat Davis
Courtesy of the Office of Pat Davis

Council Watch

Davis Takes His Seat

New councilor arrives and other business at the Dec. 9 meeting

By Carolyn Carlson
Pat Davis arrives, APD raises approved, breastfeeding legalized and more.
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V.24 No.50 | 12/10/2015

News

The Daily Word in real estate, fracking and affirmative action

By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Dec 12 2015 5:32 PM ]
The Daily Word

A Northeast Albuquerque area bicyclist has died after a hit-and-run last night. APD is looking for information.

Albuquerque Business First says that Fortune magazine claims Trulia real-estate data shows the Albuquerque metro area is the worst place to own a home. You heard it here fourth.

A mailman was shot at by another motorist for "giving him a bad look."

Everybody's favorite new method for extracting hydrocarbons, "fracking," may be coming to Rio Rancho.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made some pretty racist remarks regarding affirmative action. That's probably the greatest argument that could be made about institutionalized racism in our country and the need for affirmative action.

Malfunction

V.24 No.49 | 12/03/2015

The Daily Word in dragging Donald Trump, overhauling No Child Left Behind, and the trends of 2015

By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Dec 9 2015 12:01 PM ]
The Daily Word

Blue and Red agree for once on how much Trump sucks.

2015 was a strange year. People in the future will look back at these trends and think we were all freaking insane.

Powered exoskeletons may make wheelchairs obsolete and bring us into the future.

Apple overprices their battery case. Shocker.

Get clean for Christmas. A South valley clinic is offering free acupuncture detox treatment for the next couple of weeks.

A bill that would ban panhandling in certain places is on the agenda for Tuesday's City Council Meeting.

No Child Left Behind finally goes away. Hopefully its replacement is more helpful.

Photo series that follows Breaking Bad to show at the Albuquerque Museum.

V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015
Rey Rogers

Council Watch

Goodbye, Rey

Councilor Garduño’s departure and other council business at the Nov. 16 meeting

By Carolyn Carlson
Rey Garduño says goodbye, Holly Holm gets her own month and more news from the last city council meeting.
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V.24 No.47 | 11/19/2015

News

The Daily Word in Republicans, dry-cleaning spills and Islamic State Fighters

By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Nov 21 2015 1:20 PM ]
The Daily Word

UNM is not alone with difficulties providing students resources to report sexual assault.

Growing Marijuana on tribal land is especially sticky—legally speaking.

The dry-cleaning chemical spill Downtown is large enough to warrant vapor testing in area homes.

Theocon Damon Linker continues to be increasingly alienated by his former conservative colleagues.

The Nation's Lydia Wilson interviews an imprisoned ISIS fighter.

I can be a doctor if I say I am.

news

The Daily Word In UNM in the Million Student March, JLaw keepin’ it real and the best prank ever

By Desiree Garcia [ Fri Nov 13 2015 1:37 PM ]
The Daily Word

UNM students protest for free tuition.

The Real ID Act is no joke and has Albuquerque post offices booked pretty far in advance.

There’s a 50/50 chance a U.S. military drone killed Jihadi John.

Let’s just say we all know who JLaw isn’t voting for in 2016.

Google Car gets pulled over for driving too slow when it’s just doing its best.

iHeartRadio and Pandora really wants Hispanic listeners to vote for in the Presidential election.

Who’s stoked for the Holly Holm v. Ronda Rousey fight this weekend? Pretty much everyone in Albuquerque. Check out this list of places to catch the fight.

This guy totally wants Jeb Bush for president in this awesome prank.

V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015

Council Watch

Sisterhood Revisited

The council discusses Israel, drag racing, Indigenous Peoples Day and more

By Carolyn Carlson
Illegal street racing, Israel’s relationship with Albuquerque and more are discussed at this week’s meeting.
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V.24 No.44 | 10/29/2015
Blazin’ Blue

Council Watch

All is Forgiven

The Council plays nice at the Oct. 19 meeting

By Carolyn Carlson
Carolyn Carlson brings you tales from the council chamber, starting with the Garduño-Lewis makeup.
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V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015

politics

Chris DeCarlo: Sheriff for the new Confederacy, we guess?

By Ty Bannerman [ Fri Oct 23 2015 10:43 AM ]

There are not a lot of reasons that we here at the Albuquerque Weekly Alibi would pay attention to an independent sheriff candidate in Virginia, but it looks like an embarrassingly stilted, way too long "rap video" by said candidate will do the trick.

Who is Chris DeCarlo and what does he stand for? A quick glance at the press release he sent us tells us that he wants to fight another Battle of Manassas and, in general, "fix America" by reigniting the "War Between the States." Which seems a little counter-intuitive, but maybe we just don't get Virginia politics.

A viewing of his video further informs us that he stands for horse riding, vest-wearing and an overall platform of old white guys playing cowboy. And rapping.

So, um, if any of that sounds good to you and you live in Virginia, maybe vote for him? As for us, we're glad we don't have to deal with this particular king of crazy out here in New Mexico. But keep up the good work, Virginia! We are very entertained. And just a little scared.

V.24 No.42 | 10/15/2015

The Daily Word in the future is the present, who killed the four-year-old, and good old MJ

By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Oct 21 2015 2:48 PM ]
The Daily Word

Today is Back to the Future day, but no one is in a hovercraft.

A road rage incident has the city in shock. There is now new information on the suspect.

A realistic portrayal of what Trump would do with his first 100 days in office.

Jaden Smith plans to disappear. Please don't leave us, you are an irreplaceable voice of insight in the blind modern day Hollywood.

Joe Biden isn't running for president, and lots of people are surprised.

Dogs go to Utah instead of Heaven.

Listen to Smooth Criminal played on traditional Japanese instruments.

Illo by Tamara

Council Watch

Got Voters?

Election results and more

By Carolyn Carlson
Carolyn Carlson reports on the council’s attempt to overturn Mayor Berry’s pot veto and other business in this post-election Council Watch.
V.24 No.40 | 10/1/2015

Council Watch

Election Ahoy!

Fill out your ballot before you see the balloons

By Carolyn Carlson
City Council districts 4 and 6 are contested, some charter amendments are proposed and there are some bonds to consider.
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