Alibi Volume 29, Number 35
August 27, 2020
150 miles across Albuquerque in the time of Corona
The high mesa stretch of Arizona Trail from the Utah border south to the rim of the Grand Canyon, an in-and-out hike of about 150 miles—that was the trip my partner and I had planned to celebrate our 25th anniversary, giving us weeks alone together backpacking in a beautiful place. As we prepared for the trip, however, the issuance of COVID-19 orders began: Stay at home, restrict all travel. Then came the closure of the AZT and Grand Canyon National Park.
News & Opinion
A murky timeline, strange actions and a video add up to confusion with friends
When a community faces the loss of someone who was well-loved, it’s palpable. The moments and memories they shared with those around them become something held by one less person, with more untold and lost forever. On the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 11 citizens of Albuquerque woke up to the news of just that. Ken Reiss, a local bartender at Carraro's & Joe's Place in the University area, was shot and killed by officers from the Albuquerque Police Department.
Interview with civil rights attorney Rachel Higgins
Dozens of officer involved shootings took place from 2000 to 2014, and the subsequent public outcry brought the DoJ into the city’s police department to oversee reform measures. Ken Reiss’ death on Aug. 11 was the sixth APD officer-involved shooting this year. Weekly Alibi sat down for a conversation with Rachel Higgins, attorney for the Reiss family.
Teachers just say no to unsafe school openings
Unions that represent over three million teachers in every state in the nation are calling for safety strikes as a last resort if school reopening plans don't meet the demands for keeping educators healthy and safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers just say no to unsafe school openings
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver debunks them all
At the Weekly Alibi, we’ve heard our fair share of fake news about voting in the election, so we went to the source for accurate information about what is actually happening here, New Mexico’s Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver
A newly appointed civil rights commission held its first meeting to discuss reforming provisions that protect New Mexico police officers from lawsuits against misconduct; Gov. Lujan Grisham said she might be willing to open up more of the state’s economy soon; PED Secretary says the department is having trouble meeting the needs of some students during the pandemic.
It's funny because chocolate snow happens to someone else.
Film & TV
A brief glimpse at the new fall 2020 TV season
Given the current state of Hollywood is more or less identical to the current state of America (quarantined, wearing masks and trying its damnedest not to catch the ’Rona), it’s no surprise to see that the soon-to-debut fall TV season is looking a bit … curtailed. So what sort of new network entertainment awaits us in the last quarter of 2020? Let’s explore.
Shows come and go on the popular streaming services.
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Arts & Lit
Yoshimura‘s “Do Not Disappoint Your Mother”
It was 1920 and thirty-five of the then-48 states had ratified the 19th Amendment. The question was now before an evenly split Tennessee state legislature, with members of the chamber showing their support for ratification by wearing yellow roses and those in opposition wearing red. Legislator Harry Burn, sporting a red rose, was inclined to vote against the measure, but his mother had written him earlier and urged his support.
Considering the Man O’ War
We all know what war is good for, but Bourbon is an entirely different subject. With the addition of Cointreau and sweet vermouth, this cocktail is a sunrise during a pandemic while a forest fire rages in a neighboring state.
Study authors warn caution
A study found a correlation between cannabis use during pregnancy and the likelihood of giving birth to an autistic child; DEA finally released its proposed rules for hemp and CBD; Marijuana stock index fell.
Twelve pieces of creative advice. If you only have time to read one, maybe pick based on your birthday.
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