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V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
The Sandia Mountains in winter
courtesy USDA

New Mexico News

Playing With Fire

Forest closures, fireworks bans and a very hot planet

The increased heat and decreased rainfall that we've caused is starting to put an end to summertime enjoyment of New Mexico’s forests and grasslands, as well as fireworks, but are we unhappy enough yet to vote against it?
V.27 No.23 | 6/7/2018
Statue of Liberty

Editorial

Knowledge of the Broil

The general election approaches

As the 2018 midterm elections come into view, so should voters come into action.

Council Watch

Golf, Bike Lanes and No ICE

Council focuses on quality of life

The city council takes the long view on golf, bicycle lanes and ICE in Burque.
V.27 No.22 | 5/31/2018
Deb Haaland

Editorial

Go Deb, Go Michelle!

Primary election provides opportunity

Weekly Alibi endorses Deb Haaland for N.M. District One in Congress and Michelle Lujan Grisham for governor.
V.27 No.21 | 5/24/2018
Serious business at the City Council
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

Teachers, Firefighters, the Budget

Council also celebrates Ramadan, discusses nukes in town

City Council topics included approval of a new $577 million fiscal year general fund budget, shout-outs to local teachers, active and retired firefighters and a long-awaited recognition to the local Islamic community in honor of Ramadan.
V.27 No.20 | 5/17/2018
Pat Davis
cabq.gov

News Interview

Cussing at White Men with Guns

Pat Davis gives NRA the bird

We ask Pat Davis about his "Fuck the NRA" ad.
V.27 No.19 | 5/10/2018

Council Watch

Balloons and Biology

Council examines civic issues

Dignity in death, landing spots for hot air balloons and nurturing a bioscience community were the some of the hot topics at the Albuquerque City Council meeting.
V.27 No.17 | 4/26/2018
Patrick Davis
courtesy of cabq.gov

News Interview

Let’s Send Pat to Congress

Weekly Alibi endorses Davis for District 1

Weekly Alibi met with Candidate Davis last week to discuss his run for US House of Representatives District 1.
V.27 No.16 | 4/19/2018
Patrick Davis
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

An Immigrant Friendly Town

Plus all sorts of other interesting city business

Immigrant tears and fears topped the agenda and made for a very interesting Albuquerque City Council meeting.
V.27 No.14 | 4/5/2018
Klarissa J. Peña
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

One Vote Over the Line

Council moves to decriminalize la grifa

A move to decriminalize cannabis in the city, zoning code issues, autism awareness and safer school crossings dominated the April 2 meeting of the Albuquerque City Council.
V.27 No.12 | 3/22/2018

Council Watch

The Blinking of a Council

Women’s History Month, AFD raise on agenda

Quick meeting proclaims March to be Women’s History Month and spends money on firefighters and affordable housing.
At the Congressional Forum

Election News

CD 1 Forum Highlights Differences

Dem candidates vary in style, intensity

Weekly Alibi helped commence the primary election season with a forum of candidates for Governor and Congressional District 1.
V.27 No.10 | 3/8/2018
Albuquerque City Council
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

Taxes, Weed, Coyotes

Council works on a variety of issues

A rise in retail taxes, the hint of cannabis and condemning coyote hunts lured a flock of citizens to the March 5 Albuquerque City Council meeting to participate in the democratic process.
V.27 No.9 | 3/1/2018

Council Watch

We Are One, We Are Safe

Council hears from citizens and advocates

February proclaimed Black History Month, SAFE House lauded for its 40 years of service, Paul W. Dow approved as fire chief and gross receipts tax increased.
V.27 No.6 | 2/8/2018

Council Watch

The City and a Baby

Council promotes Burque, lauds Holets

An enthusiastic presentation given at the Feb. 5 Albuquerque City Council's meeting touted that Burque is a great place to work, live and play.