By Carolyn Carlson
Noticeably absent from the Wednesday, Sept. 5 City Council agenda were the families of men killed in officer-involved shootings. Meeting after meeting for more than a year a half, a dozen or more family members have showed up to speak about problems within Albuquerque Police Department.
The Council honored local firefighters who went to New York City to help after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Councilors removed several items from the short agenda before tackling what remained of the gutted meeting. They approved, on an 8-to-1 vote, a measure that waives the city’s voter identification requirement for the November election. Councilors said this was necessary in order to put the Paseo interchange question on the ballot. The city has this requirement, but the state does not, which created a legal hurdle. Councilor Michael Cook voted against the move.
National History Day: Albuquerque Regional competition at National Hispanic Cultural Center
National History Day is a year round program that encourages thousands of middle and high school students nationwide to engage in research on a topic of their choosing that relates to the yearly theme. This year’s theme is "Leadership and Legacy in History." Students create projects and compete in regional, state and the national contests. The projects may take the form of research papers, performances, documentaries, websites or exhibits.
Wine Dinner Benefiting Working Classroom at Club Rio Rancho
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