V.21 No.7 | 2/16/2012
News Pill bills get no love from the Legislature
The session adjourned at noon, and two measures that aimed to curb New Mexico’s high pharmy-abuse rates didn’t make it. Margaret Wright wrote
an article for the Alibi about the measures. One aimed to tighten restrictions on opioid prescriptions. Another attempted to create a better tracking system for prescription misuse.
Medical associations bucked the legislation, saying it could discourage physicians from giving pain medications to people who need them.
Advocates argued the changes were needed because New Mexico leads the nation in rates of
Roundhouse 2012 A Real Pill Prescription rules pit addiction activists against medical groups Legislation that aimed to curb the state's epidemic rates of opioid abuse and overdose deaths became a hot-button issue during the 30-day legislative session. Film La Pantera Negra Thursday, June 27: 10am-noon South Broadway Cultural Center
See a screening of the groundbreaking comic-based film, in Spanish.
Food Matcha Class Thursday, June 27: 11am-noon Artful Tea
Ali Smith uses traditional implements to whisk and serve a bowl of matcha and a sweet for each participant. Learn about the way matcha is served and enjoyed in a Japanese Tea Ceremony.
Film The Black Panther Thursday, June 27: 1:30-3:30pm South Broadway Cultural Center
See a screening of the groundbreaking comic-based film.
Kids Nebula Jars for Tweens Thursday, June 27: 2-3pm Erna Fergusson Library
Keep a nebula in a jar with this interstellar craft. Wear clothes suitable for getting a little messy. For ages 9 to 12. Registration required.
Image by Clarke Conde Kids Hip-Hop Beats with Ryan Troncoso Thursday, June 27: 3-4pm South Broadway Library
Teens learn the history of instruments used to make classic hip-hop and create a beat from scratch using both analog samplers and digital workstations. For ages 13 to 17. Registration required.
Words Duke City Story Slam: LGBTQ Pride Edition Thursday, June 27: 7pm Red Door Brewing Downtown Taproom
People tell true, five-minute stories from their lives, without notes, on this month’s theme, "Becoming." A panel of judges score each story and top scores take home a prize.
Words Bad Mouth Reading Series Friday, June 28: 7pm q-Staff Theatre
Leila Chatti, Chelsea Bunn, Maria DeBlassie and Steven Romero perform words, music and emotions.