Raising the Floor
Councilor Martin Heinrich wants voters to decide if the city should raise the minimum wage to $7.15 an hour
By Christie Chisholm
Dana Gallegos had her first child when she was 18. Now, at 30, she has three. She's single, and she makes $6.65 an hour.
Give Us Another Tool
By Laura Sanchez
At the May 16 meeting, Councilor Martin Heinrich's bill, cosponsored by Councilor Miguel Gómez, calling for purchase of land for the Clinton P. Anderson Open Space passed unanimously. Councilor Eric Griego's bill, authorizing an update of the Barelas Sector Development Plan, also passed unanimously. But audience emotion focused on a proposed boost in the minimum wage.
A Matter of Faith
What faith-based initiatives can (and can't) do for New Mexico
By Christie Chisholm
Faith has never been an easy subject. It's touchy. It's personal. And we can't readily talk about it without someone, somewhere getting offended.
Ortiz y Pino
Dude, Where's Your Candidate?
Republicans are invisible in this year's elections
By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
You have to feel for Col. Allen Weh, the state Republican Party Chairman. He's got almost everything you could possibly need for electoral success on his team.
One year ago the Alibi published an article titled "What's That Sound?" [March 25-31, 2004]. It has been five years since this pulsing, low-rumbling staccato was first heard and felt in Sandia Heights.
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O'Leary
Dateline: England—A district judge in Telford, Shropshire, recently acquitted Police Constable Mark Milton of speeding and dangerous driving after the officer told the court that he was merely “familiarizing” himself with a new patrol car. Milton, 38, was recorded by his patrol car's video camera going 159 mph on the M54 Hwy. in the early-morning hours of December 5, 2003. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents was shocked that such a speed was not considered dangerous by the court. Kevin Clinton, head of road safety, told the BBC News, “Police are governed by health and safety laws just the same as any other employee. We don't believe 159 mph can ever be justified on public roads.” Nonetheless, District Judge Bruce Morgan sided with the constable, calling him the “crème de la crème” of police drivers. Speaking on the steps of the court, Insp. Keith Howes of the Police Federation said, “PC Milton was driving in accordance with his training, honing his skills while possible and testing the vehicle's capabilities so that if he was required on an urgent call he would be driving safely.”
Annual Plant Sale
By Joshua Lee
Browse various plants at reasonable prices. Proceeds support the educational efforts of the council of the Albuquerque Garden Center.
Epic Hide and Seek
By Taylor Grabowsky
A park-wide game of hide and seek, camouflage, deer and wolf and other outdoor games.
By Rini Grammer
Kids identify their skills while learning about themselves, how to approach different activities with an economic mindset and find hobbies that are inherently valuable.
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Hora de Cuentos: Bilingual Preschool Storytime at National Hispanic Cultural Center
Bilingual storytelling for preschoolers. Parents or caregivers must remain with their child.
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