Politics


V.28 No.33 | 8/15/2019
Ben Ray Lujan
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New Mexico News

En El Norte

District 3 Congressional race heats up

10 Democrats and 1 Republican are vying to take Ben Ray Lujan's place in the House for District 3.
V.28 No.27 | 7/4/2019
Maurreen Skowran
Corey Yazzie

News Interview

Two Tickets to Northeast Heights

Maurreen Skowran for District 8 City Council

This year, District 8 councilor Jones is being challenged by Maurreen Skowran, a progressive Marine Corps veteran with traditional values and an optimistic, forward-looking demeanor.
V.28 No.26 | 6/27/2019
Ane Romero
courtesy of the candidate

News Interview

A Progressive Opportunity

Ane Romero can flip District 4

We met with wunderkind politico Ane Romero about her bid to claim District 4 for forward-thinking citizens.
Eric Williams Photography

Commentary

Waiting for the Flood

Trump’s immigration policies affect Burque

The Trump administration’s continued threats to forcibly round up, detain and deport those who do not have perfect immigration documentation is causing fear and confusion among many citizens.
V.28 No.25 | 6/20/2019
The Albuquerque City Council
Cabq.gov

Council Watch

No to Ranked Voting, Yes to NBC

Your City Council keeps governing

The Albuquerque City Council served up a fat stack of agenda items at its nearly six-hour June 17 regular meeting. The Council does not meet during July so they had to tie up all the city business that must be done
V.28 No.22 | 5/30/2019
Councilors Peña, Sanchez and Harris
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

The Council Approves

Mayor’s budget survives, mostly intact

Have you been asking yourself how the more than $1 billion dollars described in Mayor Keller’s budget will be spent by the City of Albuquerque in its fiscal year 2020 budget? Weekly Alibi was curious so we took a look at the over $1 billion budget that was approved by the Council at its May 20 meeting.
V.28 No.20 | 5/16/2019
The Albuquerque City Council
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

Municipal Election Looms

Even-numbered council districts prepare

This November, 2019, voters will decide who will take four seats at the Albuquerque City Council table.
V.28 No.19 | 5/9/2019
City Councilors Davis, Jones and Benton
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

Asylum, Keller, Comcast

Council approves funds, Mayor approves

It was a packed room filled with lovers and a few haters that greeted the Albuquerque City Council at its May 6 regular meeting.
V.28 No.16 | 4/18/2019
City Councilors Davis, Jones and Benton
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

Plastic, Police and People

Council handles local and global issues

Albuquerque city political leaders have been busy this April, passing a more effective police oversight ordinance, saying no to some single-use plastics, and pondering the mayor’s proposed $1.1 billion budget.
V.28 No.13 | 3/28/2019

Council Watch

The Council and the Police

Ordinance governs oversight board

Maybe it was the planet Mercury going retrograde that inspired one citizen to sing for the Albuquerque City Council during its special meeting to discuss amendments and hear public input on updating the Civilian Police Oversight Ordinance.
V.28 No.12 | 3/21/2019
City Council President Klarissa Peña
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

The Council in March

City lawmakers on sovereignty, downtown, TV and the police

As the March winds wailed and blustered, Albuquerque became the first city in the US to officially recognize Native American governmental sovereignty. Councilors put the brakes on Downtown traffic and seek your input on proposed revisions to the city’s civilian police oversight ordinance.
V.28 No.11 | 3/14/2019

News Interview

Talking with Donkeys

Democrats revisit recent successes and envision a hopeful future

Weekly Alibi met with Democratic Party communications director Joel Kasenetz and the current chair of the party, Marg Elliston to discuss the legislature, the state and the future.
V.28 No.10 | 3/7/2019
Jeff Apodaca
Eric Williams Photography

News Interview

The Valid Contrarian, Part II

Apodaca dishes on statewide issues

We present part two of our long conversation with Jeff Apodaca, New Mexico citizen and acute political observer.
V.28 No.9 | 2/28/2019
City Councilors Borrego and Peña
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

Burque vs. Plastic

Proposed ban expensive, but may save Earth

Toss that straw and it could add to the at least 8 million pieces of plastic added daily to the oceans, contributing to an estimated 269,000 tons of mini, micro, small and large clumps of plastics filling up our oceans. While we are not an ocean community, our fragile desert landscape is filling up with plastics just as fast. But do paper containers or bags work well for transporting liquid red or green chile?
V.27 No.50 | 12/13/2018
Klarissa Peña
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

Peña, Lobbyists and Appointments

The Council is on a roll

The Albuquerque City Council’s powerful president's gavel was passed to Klarissa Peña, driver of a vintage pink Cadillac whose cruising she helped to legalize.