A big thanks to Showcase participants and attendees
Winners and nominees—23 of them— rocked over a thousand attendees at five venues on March 24, 2018. It was a blast and we’ll see you at next year’s shindig. Here for posterity (and your browsing pleasure) are the winners and runners-up.
A state representative is asking if secret meeting broke House rules, lawsuit claims Taxation and Revenue Department illegally denied driver’s license and other ID cards and Medicaid system bugs caused scores of foster and adoptive children to lose their medical coverage.
Vermont legislature legalizes (no ballot initiative!); report released on financial and public safety benefits for states that have legalization so far; N.M. looks for better protection from feds than the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment; study explains difficulties of chemical (rather than behavioral) tests for impairment.
New Mexico Film Week 2018 is a collaborative effort between many organizations to bring government film offices, film festivals, film businesses and filmmakers together and market them to the film industry, both in and out of state.
Democratic candidates seeking the gubernatorial nomination met in Taos last week to speak to voters and Libertarians have launched election campaigns for attorney general, secretary of state and all three congressional districts.
The Teacher of the Year hopes for more growth, bigger food budgets
By Robin Babb
Over the years, Travis McKenzie has worked with many nonprofit organizations to educate young people about food and farming with after school programs, summer camps and field trips, and now he teaches a gardening elective at APS' Van Buren Middle School.
Though loan forgiveness for large populations of college-educated Americans remains a pipe-dream, there are ways to rehabilitate your loans and get you back on track. The result may not be perfect, but it’s guaranteed to be nightmare ending.
Cross-cultural crime drama puts a match to modern European society
By Devin D. O’Leary
There is power in In the Fade, and much of it comes from actress Diane Kruger. She holds nothing back, letting the grief, pain and anger of her character spill out onto the screen in tears and blood. Even in moments of quietude and stillness, there’s a keening sadness to her performance. Pay closer attention and you’ll notice a lot of the hot button issues writer/director Fatih Akin folds into this deceptively simple story.
I dig hip-hop. I spent 20 years coming to this conclusion. You all can thank an actor and writer from right here in Burque—who goes by the moniker MistaBill—for getting me hooked up with hip-hop nation in the nineties.
Gov. Susana Martinez' introduction at her final State of the State address last week was interrupted by protesters, Sen. Mimi Stewart was elected Senate Majority Whip by state Democrats to replace state Sen. Michael Padilla and the first bill to be signed during the 2018 New Mexico Legislative Session was done so under a closing deadline.
Expansive exhibition creatively explores the complexity of the border
By Maggie Grimason
That The US-Mexico Border: Place, Imagination, and Possibility has taken on such potency in light of increased emphasis on so-called “border issues” and increasingly exclusionist policies is happenstance, but it makes the show all the more illuminating, instructive, encouraging.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers came out in the House of Representatives to criticize Jeff Sessions and show support for pro-cannabis bills and New Mexicans got a reminder that they should keep their meds in a safe place where children can't find them.