Alibi V.21 No.2 • Jan 12-18, 2012 
George and Marilyn Keepseagle at their ranch on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota

News Feature

Justice for Native Farmers

Class action settlement to benefit New Mexicans

The U.S. District Court approved the Keepseagle v. Vilsack class action settlement of $760 million. Lawyers sought out potential claimants for that money—including people in New Mexico.

Ortiz y Pino

The Great Teacher Debate

Guv to tie schools and pay to test scores

New Mexico lawmakers are considering a proposal from the Martinez administration to link teacher evaluations to student test scores. It will be a huge topic in the coming 30-day legislative session set to begin Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Council Watch

100 Birthday Spankings for New Mexico

President William H. Taft signed the proclamation declaring New Mexico the 47th state on Jan. 6, 1912.

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Neverending Stories

Cable Board Speaks Up

In an unprecedented move, the Cable Franchise and Hearing Board stepped into the fray over who will operate the city's public access TV channels. With a unanimous vote on Thursday, Jan. 5, the board backed Quote ... Unquote, Inc., the nonprofit that ran the channels for three decades before losing its contract.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.
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Kick 'Em When They're Down

Women's Self Defense Workshop

Being a woman is super easy. Are we right, ladies? There's never an iota of fear while walking down the street, simply based on our appearance. Note the sarcasm, men. The key is knowing what to do if danger arises. And what lady can't recall a time they didn't feel unsafe while walking down a street for one reason or another? Shihan Fred Sesler of Sesler's Jiu-jitsu hosts a free two-hour Women's Self Defense Seminar to teach exactly how to handle common attacks and stay aware of surroundings. On Saturday, Jan. 19 from 1 to 3pm, bring a friend, dress comfortably and learn how to be a truly strong, independent and badass woman at OmniStrength.  
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