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How a girl, a guy and the guy’s father found happiness in roller derbyThe younger Jon Helm posed this question to his 61-year-old dad: “How would you like us to be the only father-and-son co-anchors of a nationwide sports show?” Dad did not hesitate: “Why the hell not?” “Derby Insider” debuted in March on public access TV.
State Looks to Reverse Green Building CodesOn Earth Day, one state commission took the first step toward rolling back energy-efficient building requirements. The Construction Industries Commission is the same entity that unanimously approved the rules last year, but it has new members appointed by Gov. Susana Martinez.
Ask Kat Curious
Who the Hell Do You Think You Are?Welcome to my new advice column for the Alibi. Ask anything about anything, and I'll do my damnedest to answer you. I'll even test out my own tips before I give them to you.
People packed the Council chambers in support of libraries, animals and blue-collar city workers. The Monday, May 16 meeting centered around passing a budget. As a result, an ideological crack split the nonpartisan Council down party lines. Democrat Councilor Debbie O’Malley, who's nearing the end of her second term, walked out of the meeting just before the budget vote. Other Democrat councilors expressed disgust and said Republican councilors highjacked the budget.