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V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014

news

The Daily Word in officer retention, UNM athletics and decriminalizing marijuana

The Daily Word

In an effort to keep “seasoned officers” on the job protecting this city and its denizens, the Albuquerque City Council passed legislation intended to offer extra income to police officers willing to postpone retirement.

It was damn warm last month in Burque; in fact, it was the third-warmest October in a century in these here parts.

Autumn means our city will soon host wild avian visitors from up north; just don’t feed them.

Albuquerque Little Theater is bringing an Irving Berlin work to life in time for the winter holidays.

Marijuana decriminalization efforts made progress nationally and locally this week.

A Mexican child with a massive tumor on his neck and shoulder is having the ailment treated here in Albuquerque.

UNM Lobo starting quarterback Cole Gautsche has been injured, and Coach Davies said he may be out for the rest of the season.

In more UNM sports news, the captain of the UNM women’s basketball squad was charged with throwing a knife at her significant other.

Here’s this week’s New Mexico fishing report, courtesy of the Portales News-Tribune.

Over at Duke City Fix, New Mexico history writer Ben Moffett reviews Robert Turner Wood’s new book about Burque’s postwar transformation.

V.23 No.36 | 9/4/2014
Robert Rhatigan
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Feature

The Man Who Tripped Himself Sober

One man’s alcoholism recovery story

Robert Rhatigan tried everything from Alcoholics Anonymous to prescription medications. But nothing worked until he took a trip to the Peruvian rainforest.
V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Aug. 7, 2014

From drug policy to officer-involved shootings to baseball, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
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Letters

Wherein the readers write—about legalizing recreational use of marijuana in New Mexico, informing consumers about GMOs and dealing with the problem of police violence in Albuquerque.
V.22 No.27 | 7/4/2013
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News Feature

The Spice Mustn’t Flow

Law enforcement cracks down on synthetic weed

Barron Jones reports on efforts by law enforcement to eradicate Spice, K2 and other synthetic marijuana substitutes.
V.20 No.15 | 4/14/2011
Making Sausage

Making Sausage

Legislative Smackdown

This column's name, Making Sausage, is a reference to a quote widely attributed to Otto von Bismarck, Duke of Lauenburg. "Laws are like sausages. It's better not to see them being made." From the view in the press box in Santa Fe, running a state looks arduous and frustrating. Lawmakers volley back and forth, nitpick over details, argue, dissect, and wheel and deal. And a 60-day session doesn't come cheap: lawmakers voted to spend a max of about $8.3 million on this one.
V.20 No.12 | 3/24/2011
Making Sausage

Making Sausage

Playing Chicken With Millions

Senators battled as the final moments of the 2011 legislative session ticked away

If an eye for an eye makes everyone blind, a bill for a bill leaves our roads messed up and our senior centers unfunded.

During the legislative session, most measures are passed in the final days, hours and even minutes. As the clock wound down on Saturday, March 19, lawmakers threw a wrench in the works to force one of the governor’s priorities through. But it didn’t work, and in the end, Gov. Susana Martinez’ “social promotion” education bill got left behind—and so did millions for improvements around the state.

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V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011
Making Sausage

Making Sausage

Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of the 2011 legislative session. It’s slated to adjourn on Saturday, March 19, at noon. The brunt of the work usually happens during the last hours, and lawmakers debate well into the final nights. Here’s what’s happened so far.
V.19 No.42 | 10/21/2010

Ortiz y Pino

Heroin, Our Ignored Plague

Bruce Trigg is retiring from the state's Department of Health this year. The soft-spoken, scholarly and intensely committed public health physician has one last policy campaign he’s waging. It's a sort of farewell gift to us. He wants to wake New Mexico up to the silent plague that for at least 20 years has been mowing down hundreds of our young people. It kills them in the prime of their lives—and incredibly, draws scarcely any attention.

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