Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2007 
Jeff Drew

Newscity

Playing Dirty

Politics, pollution and power heat up public hearing on Desert Rock

By Kate Trainor

Both Australia and Canada have resolved to ban incandescent bulbs in favor of energy-efficient compact fluorescents within the next decade. Meanwhile, environmentalists fear that New Mexico is about to re-enter the dark ages of dirty power.

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Talking Points

Burque vs. The Q

An interview with the leader of the Soy de Burque movement

By Marisa Demarco

They're just yellow words on a red T-shirt, plain, all caps. ¡SOY DE BURQUE!, or "I am from Burque." For the members of a cultural resistance movement that made those shirts, names are more than a collection of letters.

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Answer Me This

By Marisa Demarco

The news just keeps on coming. Some days you pay attention. Some days you don't. Look here in every Alibi to quiz yourself about what's going on in your community.

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Guest Editorial

Mayoral Makeover

How Marty Chavez is working to reinvent his image

By Keegan King

Historically, much has been made of the fact that people under the age of 25 vote at dramatically lower rates than any other segment of the population. Apathy is partly to blame, but I believe the primary reason for a lack of youth involvement in the political process is cynicism. And much of this cynicism stems from watching politicians who manipulate the media to conceal their true policy agendas.

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Ortiz y Pino

The War on Health Care

Why Gov. Richardson needs to switch sides

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

The Iraq Occupation’s casualties are coming home. And besides the physical and emotional injuries brought back by the troops from their deployment, the nation itself is beginning to realize the extent of the damage wrought by this debacle on our economy and on our citizens’ well-being.

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary

DATELINE: NIGERIAThanks to a U.S. aid organization handing out free laptops, Nigerian schoolchildren have entered the computer age and are now happily surfing pornographic websites on the Internet. The official News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported last Thursday that one of its reporters had seen pornographic images stored on several of the children’s laptops. “Efforts to promote learning with laptops in a primary school in Abuja have gone awry as the pupils freely browse adult sites with explicit sexual materials,” NAN said. A representative of the One Laptop Per Child aid group was quoted as saying that the computers, part of a pilot program, would now be fitted with filters.

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Letters

The readers write.

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