Immigration, Crime, Barr and Burque
A backlash is noted in recent border news
Albuquerque's immigrant-friendly status is causing trouble that reaches down from the federal level, and may prevent the city from accessing federal grants having to do with everything from increased police staffing to the testing of rape kit evidence. In order to get a better handle on this complex, culture-changing series of events, Weekly Alibi spoke with a number of city and government leaders on the subject, including City Councilors Pat Davis and Klarissa Peña.
New Mexico News
Goodbye, Legislature Number 54
Highlights from the latest 30-day session
Public safety, education and finances were the big themes at this 30-day session. And although the Lujan Grisham administration had several successes during this year’s short-lived session, the Dems in charge also faced a couple of notable letdowns.
Trip by City Councilor Peña has raised concerns after it cost was revealed; DOJ threatens to withhold anti-crime grants; federal judge approved a settlement that ended a 40-year-old civil case that enforced reforms in New Mexico's prisons.
Odds & Ends
Funny because burglary notes are misplaced by someone else.
The readers write about Valerie Plame, Republican Senators, Nancy Pelosi, APD and the Albuquerque Housing Authority.
Sex and the Burque
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Readers ask a drag queen their burning questions.