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V.26 No.24 | 6/15/2017
Gus Pedrotty
Courtesy of Pedrotty for Mayor

Candidate Q&A

Pedrotty’s Bigger Picture

Candidate: healthy future is now

By August March
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
Councilors Peña, Lewis and Benton discuss city business
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

Budget Override, Parade of Pride

Plus taxes and animal welfare

By Carolyn Carlson
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.
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V.26 No.22 | 6/1/2017
Mayoral Forum in Albuquerque
courtesy of NM Political Report

Election News

Forum Invigorates Campaign

Mayoral candidates put their dukes up!

By Joey Peters, NM Political Report
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.
Candidates Archuleta, Colón and Keller
Diana Cervantes via The Daily Lobo

Editorial

Where to Now?

Mayoral campaign reveals similarities

By August March
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
Albuquerque City Council

Council Watch

The Budget and Tapia

Council manages many municipal issues

By Carolyn Carlson
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.
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V.26 No.18 | 5/4/2017
Taser

Council Watch

Al Hurricane, Taser and TIDDs

Council considers quality concerns

By Carolyn Carlson
Taser International (now named Axon) awarded new contract, Lower Petrogylphs TIDD approved and public warned of hepatitis C.
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V.26 No.15 | 4/13/2017
City Council

Council Watch

Solidarity, Justice and Ted Gallegos

Council considers local issues

By Carolyn Carlson
Council acknowledges Sikh contributions, get schooled in love by The Don, considers buying La Cuentista properties and prepares for Nob Hill sidewalks.

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V.26 No.13 | 3/30/2017

Council Watch

Planning, Narcan and Petie Gibson

Council addresses a variety of civic issues

By Carolyn Carlson
Council hears about integrated development ordinance, sets APD naloxone time frame and calls for a study on merging city and county public safety departments.
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V.26 No.12 | 03/23/2017

The Daily Word in the Downfall of the US, Fighting at Children's Basketball Games and RuPaul's Drag Race

By Rini Grammer [ Wed Mar 29 2017 12:01 PM ]
The Daily Word

Let's talk about RuPaul's Drag Race's (low-key) transphobic history.

What would you do for 5 million dollars?

A message from the future: No more staggered time-delays during the Olympics in the US.

Teaching kids good sportsmanship by getting into a fist fight after yelling rude comments to children is why we can't have nice things.

Are we past the point of protecting the US from its downfall?

A brief look into everyone who's involved in the Trump-Russian Scandal.

As the UK withdraws from the EU, Scotland is making moves to exit, as well.

Now that the Clean Power Plan has been reversed, will the US still be able to achieve the goals set at the Paris Agreement? In short: Hell no.

V.26 No.11 | 3/16/2017

Council Watch

Planning, Gender Equality and Forensics

Council meeting productive, progressive

By Carolyn Carlson
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.
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V.26 No.9 | 03/02/2017

The Daily Word in Politics and Technology

By Taylor Grabowsky [ Thu Mar 2 2017 1:13 PM ]
The Daily Word

Sessions and Russia sitting in a tree. Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath about meeting with a Russian Ambassador.

French presidential candidate and leader of the far-right, Marine Le Pen, could face jail time and a large fine for tweeting a violent image.

UNM is working on a 3D bio printer that could eventually print out material to use for bone and human tissue.

V.26 No.9 | 3/2/2017
Trudy Jones roundup

Council Watch

Council Reiterates Immigrant-Friendly Stance

Overflowing crowd cheers city policy

By Carolyn Carlson
City resources denied to feds, boards appointed, capital projects set up for funding and decibel threshold lowered.
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V.26 No.8 | 02/23/2017

The Daily Word in the State of the Union, Russia and Congress

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Mar 1 2017 11:48 AM ]
The Daily Word

A man who recently took hostage and car-jacked hikers at the La Luz trail was arrested in Kan.

A woman had acid thrown in her face Monday night, that's the fifth recorded acid attack in Berlin, Germany since Dec.

A summation of the presidents of the HBCU reaction to meeting with Trump: Photo Op!

How accurate was Trump's first address to Congress?

Undoing all of the progress achieved in the last eight years is just beginning.

Wanna see a bot fight? Head over to Wikipedia.

A Russian airstrike hit US allies by “mistake.”

An emotional moment during the State of Nation speech could backfire for the Trump administration.

V.26 No.6 | 2/9/2017
trump
Michael Vadon

Council Watch

Albuquerque is Immigrants

Council considers sanctuary, law enforcement, low-income housing

By Carolyn Carlson
The latest Council meeting focused on the status of immigrants in the Duke City.
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V.26 No.5 | 02/02/2017

Event Horizon

We Need To Talk

Sunday, Feb 5: The Albuquerque Forum on Faith and Politics: An Interfaith Conversation

[ Sat Feb 4 2017 11:00 AM ]
Conversations cover topics of immigration, global climate change, the future of health care and public education.
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