It takes two to tango to make restaurant service function
By Dan Pennington
With restaurants cautiously reopening throughout June, it’s become a weird trek back out into a world we once knew, with some of us hoping to sit down and eat something that isn’t burned and unseasoned by our inattention in the kitchen. For restaurant owners this has become a double-edged sword.
Weekly Alibi has been covering news, arts and entertainment for Albuquerque and the surrounding area since 1992, and we have no intention of slowing down. We are the independent media voice in Albuquerque print and we aim to stay that way.
Black Voices ABQ demands change for a stronger, healthier and more diversified community and economy. A huge factor hindering social change is education, but on top of New Mexico being one of the lowest ranked states in education, schools with primarily Black and Brown students receive less funding than schools with primarily White students.
How should new contract reflect current focus on police violence?
By Robin Babb
The City of Albuquerque’s contract with the Albuquerque Police Officers Association (APOA), the union for Albuquerque law enforcement officers, is due to expire on June 30. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the contract will be extended until the City Council can safely meet to vote on the contract’s renewal.
Hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19 continue to drop in New Mexico; state district court judge will reconsider a ruling that accused New Mexico of failing to provide adequate education for children; Gov. Lujan Grisham issued executive clemency to a number of New Mexico prisoners last week.
Social change, driven by the massive wave of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, has resulted in the cancellation of a pair of popular docu-reality TV shows about police.
Steve-O pays homage to where it all began while supporting locals facing food insecurity
By Dan Pennington
With COVID-19 wiping out so many aspects of our lives, it has been hard for many to find a new normal. Jon “Bones” Jones, local UFC fighter, reached out to his old friend and former Albuquerque resident, Steve-O of “Jackass” fame and a spark lit up in Steve-O’s head.
State will investigate claims that Lovelace Women’s Hospital in Albuquerque practiced racial profiling; a number of New Mexico tribal casinos have reopened; Lawmakers made a number of cuts to the budget because of COVID-19 and related drops in oil revenue.
City Council navigates new paths as protests and COVID continue
By Carolyn Carlson
It’s a different world from whence we last touched base. Our local government bodies have had to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with budget adjustments, small business help and police reform.
Mayor Keller’s new public safety department could reduce burden on cops
By Robin Babb
Mayor Tim Keller announced the formation of Albuquerque Community Safety, a new unarmed public security department in Albuquerque. This department’s purpose is to handle public safety calls related to homelessness, addiction and mental health issues instead of the Albuquerque Police Department, which is currently called in to deal with such cases.
Aperol Spritz is a summer cocktail meant to be enjoyed on the veranda overlooking the Italian Riviera. If the veranda is unavailable, your local picnic table, plastic Walmart chair or kiddie pool will suffice.
The writing’s on the wall, and it’s clear to everyone that New Mexico is all set to turn into Thunderdome thanks to the seemingly inevitable economic recession looming on America’s horizon. And as we’re seeing, cannabis is one of the only coronavirus-safe industry options we have left available to us.
Officials in Nevada have authorized the unconditional pardon of thousands of convicted cannabis offenders; a new study says frequent cannabis use can cause semen to become infused with THC and other cannabinoids.
Transportation officials in Colorado have released the findings of a study that asked cannabis users about their opinions on driving while under the influence of marijuana; NBA will reportedly not be testing players for recreational drugs for the rest of this season.