politics


V.28 No.37 | 9/12/2019
State Representative Joseph Sanchez
August March

New Mexico News

More Data from District 3

Joseph Sanchez on energy and infrastructure

Weekly Alibi sat down with Joseph Sanchez, to get a better idea of who he is and what he represents in a crowded Congressional District 3 field that demands attention as the June 2020 primary nears ever nearer.
Connie Vigil
Corey Yazzie

On Assignment

Vigil’s Quest

Focusing on homelessness and addiction

Connie Vigil is the only elephant running for City Council District 2, but she happens to champion certain platform issues that sound progressive.
V.28 No.36 | 9/5/2019
Robert Blanquera Nelson
Eric Williams Photography

On Assignment

An Insurgent Campaign

Nelson battles for District 2

In the heavily contested District 2 race—an electoral contest currently being defined by the work and legacy of Isaac Benton—Blanquera Nelson says he can make a difference by getting more people from the community heard and involved.
V.28 No.35 | 8/29/2019
Deb Haaland
Eric Williams Photography

News Interview

A Conversation with Deb Haaland

US Rep visits Weekly Alibi for a chat

Congresswoman Deb Haaland took the time to come by and chat with Weekly Alibi about all sorts of political stuff.
V.28 No.34 | 8/22/2019
Gavin Kaiser
courtesy Oratory of Mystical Sacraments

New Mexico News

En El Norte, Parte Segundo

As one vanishes another appears

Here’s a look at the remaining candidates for US Congress in District 3 in New Mexico.
V.28 No.33 | 8/15/2019
Ben Ray Lujan
courtesy house.gov

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.