So what does it take to get child support in this state?
By Kate Trainor
Earlier this month, the Alibi ran an article that focused on a single child support case in New Mexico, the case of Jessica Sanchez and her two children [News Feature, “Show Mom the Money,” Feb. 8-14]. The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) did not respond to calls before the article went to print, but later contacted the Alibi with their comments. Katie Falls, deputy secretary of the HSD, and Betina Gonzales McCracken, HSD communications director, spoke with us about the article and child support in New Mexico.
UNM's new president has a long way to go to solve the university's diversity problems
By Danny Hernandez
Before David Schmidly looms a large and daunting goal: solving UNM’s “diversity problems.”
The Real Side
Hold the Hillary
Dems à la mode
By Jim Scarantino
I’m writing this at the Flying Star in Downtown Albuquerque. I came to get a slab of their awesome strawberry rhubarb pie and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I ended up with a headache instead.
Here Comes the Dessert Cart
By Laura Sanchez
At the Feb. 21 meeting, Councilor Don Harris sponsored an extended moratorium on construction in Tijeras Arroyo and a bill authorizing a study of whether the speed humps in his district actually work. Both bills passed unanimously.
Ortiz y Pino
The Firing of Ritchie McKay
A loss for the Lobos
By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
I knew Ritchie McKay’s father, Joe, when I was a UNM undergrad living in the Mesa Vista dormitory back in the early ’60s. I and all of our fellow residents liked Joey.
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In the Year 2030
Ed Mazria leads a new generation of architecture
By Danny Hernandez
Ed Mazria takes global warming seriously. The Santa Fe architect is taking carbon emissions so seriously he’s brought his fight to reduce carbon emissions to the rest of the planet.
By John Bear
John Bear Loses His Head--So I'm mad at the televison news again.
Odds & Ends
By Devin D. O’Leary
Dateline: Serbia--A routine appendix operation in the Serbian capital of Belgrade turned into a knockdown, drag-out brawl after two surgeons abandoned a patient on the operating table to settle their dispute outside. Surgeon Spasoje Radulovic was operating when his colleague Dragan Vukanic entered and made a remark that started a quarrel, said the anesthesiologist on duty. “At one moment, Vukanic pulled the ear of the operating doctor, slapped him in the face and walked out,” she told the daily Politika. Radulovic followed Vukanic and an all-out fight ensued, resulting in bruises, a split lip, loose teeth and a fractured finger. The routine appendix operation was eventually completed by the attending assistant doctor.
Your new column "Some Frequently Asked Questions" [“On Sea Lions, Space Elevators, Swanson, Lorenzo Lamas and More!” Feb. 22-28] is a transparent imitation of “The Areas of My Expertise,” and it embarrasses me to think that there are people living in this city who actually find this forced randomness funny. This writing style is tired, irritating, and it shows an incredible lack of creativity.
Duke City Roller Derby Season Opener
By Renée Chavez
The Dooms Dames take on the Disco Brawlers.
By Maggie Grimason
Kids race a 1k while adults participate in a 5k or run in an 8k. The run benefits non-profit Global Health Partnerships, an organization that provides medical care and humanitarian aid to the poor in rural Kenya with local community support.
QTPOC Meet and Greet
By Megan Reneau
Connect with other queer and or trans people of color. Learn about organizations and events from members of the community.
April Fools A.R.T. Fest
By Megan Reneau
A block party on Harvard with four stages of music, free outdoor yoga classes, face painting, ariel performance and much more.
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