Alibi Volume 29, Number 36
September 3, 2020
Not So Nucity
The Big Changeover
Alibi settles in to new ownership
Over the course of its 28 years in business, the Weekly Alibi has seen an incalculable number of changes, but definitely not this: we've been a locally owned and operated newspaper since day one.
News & Opinion
The Fight for Numbers
New Mexico’s Census efforts are still fighting hard amid some big blows
It is estimated in the last census the undercount for tribal communities was around 5 percent. That may not seem like a huge number, but when you start to figure in statistics like an estimated 39 percent growth in population and compound those numbers with data like every person counted currently accounts for $5,000 in federal funding per year, it adds up.
New Mexico News
Oñate’s Henchmen In My Blood
Bringing it all together
Guess you never know whose skeletons are lurking in your genealogy closet until they start to do some rattling around.
New Mexico News
Operation Legend Has Less Than Legendary Results
Locals underwhelmed by progress of federal program
Was Operation Legend part of a much larger scale program from President Trump in an attempt to undermine citizens’ freedom and safety, or were these federal law enforcement officers genuinely here to help? BCSO releases numbers.
Community Questions Nuclear Waste Storage Site
Company moves comment hearings online, despite opposition from Congress
Holtec International and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are required to hold in-person meetings to solicit public comment on the drafted Environmental Impact Statement for the spent nuclear fuel site (SNF) in southeast New Mexico. Five of those meetings were supposed to happen this year but the COVID-19 pandemic has made them impossible.
Gov. Lujan Grisham relaxed the pandemic stay-at-home order; delegates who traveled to the Republican Party National Convention last week were ordered to self-quarantine; New Mexico voters can now request an absentee ballot for the general election online.
Odds & Ends
Funny because waking up in a funeral home happens to someone else.
The readers write about the Alibi, cultured meat and voting.
Film & TV
Party On, Dudes
Bill & Ted Face the Music on SVOD
Unlike the title characters’ mythical tune, Bill & Ted Face the Music isn’t going to change the world. In the end, though, this goofy exercise in fan service manages to land on a sweet note sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
Shows come and go on the popular streaming services.
Week in Sloth
Week In Sloth
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
We review albums by Highborne and Travesuras.
Arts & Lit
Empathy vs. Hate
New Mexico Holocaust Museum revisited
The New Mexico Holocaust Museum in Downtown Albuquerque is set to reopen this week after the governor lifted a pandemic-related closure. Weekly Alibi took that as an opportunity to sit down with the museum’s Executive Director Leon Natker to talk about the history of hate, its many manifestations and how we can be kinder to each other.
Essential Worker by Eric Cousineau
Eric Cousineau was approached by some of the folks at Center in Santa Fe to start the Essential Worker project knowing that he was both a talented portrait photographer and that he was an essential worker at a supermarket. The result is a diverse and growing collection of black and white photographs that document the essential workers here in New Mexico.
Silver linings from a lousy summer
Sad but true, this summer has been a dud. On the bright side, there's a light European cocktail worth toasting away the last days of this summer here in the U.S.A.: The Hugo.
Biden Might Usher in Legal Weed
Despite his best efforts
Sen. Ed Markey told reporters that if Joe Biden is elected president, cannabis legalization will likely become one of the top issues on the legislative agenda; a study found that states with legalized cannabis had fewer vaping-related lung injuries during the outbreak last year; House is set to vote on federal marijuana decriminalization next month.
Free Will Astrology
Free Will Astrology
Twelve pieces of creative advice. If you only have time to read one, maybe pick based on your birthday.
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