V.22 No.40 |
The Daily Word in the Albuquerque mayoral election, copper mining, a negative assesment of NSA data-collecting and the Devil and Antonin Scalia
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Oct 8 2013 11:08 AM ]
The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions is overwhelmed by claims from workers furloughed during the government shutdown.
A bunch of truckers are planning to congest DC beltway traffic on Friday in protest of the government shutdown.
The one nay-saying member of a panel charged with passing weaker regulations for copper mining has stepped down, which is a victory for Susana Martinez.
A redesigned U.S. $100.00 bill goes into circulation today.
It is 300 years after the Age of Reason and an American Supreme Court Justice believes the Devil exists.
Ohio is considering banning "gay conversion therapy."
The Tesla electric car is big in Norway.
The 2013 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded today.
V.22 No.5 |
The Daily Word in the hatchet hitchhiker, the UNM groper and Unemployed Reporter Porter
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Feb 5 2013 8:51 AM ]
The APS board election is today and voters will decide whether or not to approve a large bond that would maintain and improve Albuquerque's schools.
The Laguna man who ran over a cyclist is mad at the victim's family.
UNM now has a grope hot-line.
I can't stop reading UNM Confessions.
People in Denver may petition the city to rid their airport of Luis Jimenez's last sculpture, "Mustang."
Memo outlines Obama administration's argument that it is legal to kill Americans who are in the upper levels of Al Qaeda or "any associated force."
And now for some bizarre North Korean propaganda.
V.21 No.45 | 11/8/2012
Screw the campaign commercials
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Nov 6 2012 9:00 AM ]
Even I’m sick of them. And I love this stuff.
I hear lots of people talking about how they’re all burned out on political candidates and their endless bickering. This is the most expensive election of all time. And where did that money go? Ads. Lots and lots of ads.
But even if you don’t care at all about who’s the next president, senator, county commissioner, whatever, there are a few other issues on the ballot today that are worth your attention.
Do you think Albuquerque’s minimum wage should go up $1? Our election team does, and here’s why.
Do you think Albuquerque should spend $50 million on rebuilding the Paseo and I-25 interchange? We didn’t. Here’s why.
And what about those amendments? Three of the five are about strengthening the Public Regulation Commission. They probably stem from the disaster that was Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. The Alibi’s endorsement crew likes all the amendments, especially the one that pulls the Public Defender’s Office out from under the thumb of the guv. (You may not care about that agency today, but you will if you ever get in trouble with the law and you can’t afford a private attorney.)
V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
TODAY is the last day to register to vote
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Oct 9 2012 9:00 AM ]
Dude. You’re a procrastinator. Us, too. But don’t delay any longer! Here is what you must do.
Jeff Drew jeffdrewpictures.com
Where the voters at?
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 4 2012 12:00 PM ]
Reporter Margaret Wright took a look at the state of our secretary of state this week. And while she did, some startling numbers came up. Of 1.5 million eligible voters in New Mexico, a quarter-million aren’t registered. The percentage of unregistered voters is twice as high in low-income households.
But SOS Dianna Duran has her attention elsewhere: On the specter of voter fraud, Wright reports.
Tuesday, Oct. 9, is the last day to register to vote in the 2012 general election. Get it done!
Jeff Drew jeffdrewpictures.com
The Specter of Voter Fraud
Despite low numbers of New Mexicans registering to vote, the secretary of state's attention is elsewhere
By Margaret Wright
Despite low numbers of New Mexicans registering to vote, the secretary of state's attention is elsewhere.
By Margaret Wright
The last day to register to vote in the 2012 general election is Tuesday, Oct. 9.
V.21 No.38 |
The Daily Word in iPhone 5, Amanda Palmer and Endeavour
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 20 2012 10:08 AM ]
Chick-fil-A bows out of homophobe politics.
Students protest racist anti-abortion propaganda at UNM.
At 11:30 a.m., Endeavour will fly over White Sands.
The Mars rover got some snaps of an eclipse.
OK, so why isn't New Mexico big in solar?
Oh, that Jon Stewart: Chaos on Bullshit Mountain
Beyoncé is a good role model for the Obama daughters, says the president.
Maybe we should elect Canada as POTUS.
How will LGBT youth fare in a new Tunisia?
iPhone 5 lines are forming around the country.
It's OK if you don't want kids. In 2008, you could just drop them off in Nebraska.
A woman screaming "I'm Jack Sparrow" hijacks a passenger ferry and crashes it into other boats.
Amanda Palmer got more than $1 million through Kickstarter to make an album. People are wondering what the hell she's spending it on.
Work backward out of a creative rut.
What's next in body mods?
V.21 No.24 | 6/14/2012
The Daily Word in yard sales, Jeb Bush and Mr. Rogers
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jun 7 2012 11:27 AM ]
Take the Central bus out of Downtown until 1:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
Fatal shooting last night.
Commissioner Wiener says he’s going after the photographer who took the snap of him in a notorious red-light district in the Philippines. (He lost Tuesday’s election bad.)
Why is the weather in Westeros so crazy?
Political reporter Haussamen comes out against LGBT discrimination.
City comes out against unending yard sales.
Republicans in Florida outlaw voting on Sunday to suppress the African-American vote.
Jeb Bush says something nice about President Obama.
And ex-Prez Clinton says nice things about Mitt Romney.
Mr. Rogers remixed.
A forest-themed nightclub in Seattle.
Flaming Lips post naked pictures of Erykah Badu and her sister, angering Badu.
Parents’ blood and spit can reveal fetus’ DNA.
V.21 No.23 | 6/7/2012
Early Voting Ends Tomorrow!
By Margaret Wright [ Fri Jun 1 2012 1:50 PM ]
It’s getting down to the wire to vote in the primary. Unsure about who’s running and what their platforms consist of? Check out our user-friendly election guide, which you can even personalize and access with your smartphone.
My Vote Centers will be open throughout Bernalillo County from 8:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and tomorrow, June 2. Stop in at the most convenient location to cast your ballot. An additional list of early voting locations can be found here. For additional information, call the County Clerk at 243-VOTE (8683).
The last day to vote in the primary is Tuesday, June 5. So far voter turnout has been thin; don’t be one of many whose voice won’t be included!
V.21 No.20 | 5/17/2012
Primary Election Guide 2012
Primary Election Guide 2012
Vote on Tuesday, June 5!
If you're registered to vote, you can do it at any one of the 69 centers throughout the city. Pick the place that's easiest for you and show up between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 5. For updates and an interactive map, visit bernco.gov/clerk. You can also call the County Clerk's Office for additional information at 243-VOTE (8683).
V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012
Best of Burque
Best of Burque: Vote now!
By Laura Marrich [ Thu Mar 1 2012 2:57 PM ]
We’ve got 136 categories that need your input: Vote in the Alibi’s Best of Burque poll right now! (You can change any of your answers right up until Thursday, March 22, at noon. And while you’re at it, you artistic types should think about entering the Alibi Best of Art Contest for the artwork we’ll run in the results issue.)
V.19 No.43 | 10/28/2010
By Marisa Demarco
When is Election Day?
Tuesday, Nov. 2
When are the polls open?
From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
How can I tell if I'm registered?
Anyone in the state can look for their registration info at https://voterview.state.nm.us/
V.19 No.39 | 9/30/2010
The point of voting
By Steven Robert Allen
How many elections have you participated in where your single vote decided the outcome? The answer is probably zero. Yet we have had a few ties here in New Mexico for local races in the past. Our state constitution requires that the outcome in such situations be decided by a game of chance.
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