Alibi V.21 No.33 • Aug 16-22, 2012 

Election 2012

Across the Great Divide

State PAC contributions show deep partisan fissures

In the spring primary election season, state political action committees spent nearly $4 million. It’s only reasonable to expect that the funding game will intensify during the looming general election.
The preserved open space at La Luz offers spectacular views of the mountains and the Bosque greenbelt. The project’s townhouses are at left. The Bosque School is in the distant center.
Jessica Cassyle Carr

Keys to the City

Walmart on the Rio Grande

Albuquerque is seduced by Walmart, a placeless place where, once inside, you could be anywhere in the country. It's a shame we're looking at plopping a big-box store in one of the most unique places in the city.

Occupy the Alibi

La Lucha, Unida

Mexican peace movement crosses the border

The Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity traveled from the top to the bottom of Mexico in a "caravan of consolation" to demand an end to the drug war and the violence it entails. On Saturday, Aug. 18, it comes to Albuquerque.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.
Image by Eric Williams

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle Light Parade

Local community groups, businesses and families come together for One Albuquerque's twinkling procession. Come early and stay late as Central Ave. is closed to traffic and open for shopping.
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Epistolary Section

Snail Mail Social

Give someone that warm feeling of receiving a handrwtitten letter or card and help revive the art of snail mail. Write letters with provided stationery, pens, and some decorations.
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Arboreal Overload

Festival of Trees

I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as hundreds of Christmas trees filling up Albuquerque Convention Center’s Ballrooms A, B and C from Friday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 8 from 10am to 6pm. This 12th annual Festival of Trees raises funds for the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation through the $1 donations requested at the door. It is chock-full of Christmas decorations, wreaths, Santa, hot cocoa and, of course, trees. For more information on this all-ages event, see festivaloftreesnm.com.

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