Alibi V.23 No.9 • Feb 27-March 5, 2014 

NM Street Press

Wage Increase Ballot Measure Sinks in Committee

State legislature opts for more jobs, more poverty

In our august collaboration with media partner NM Street Press, Barron Jones examines how three votes defeated House Dems’ efforts to get a minimum wage constitutional amendment on your November ballot.
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Feb. 27, 2014

Test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with our pop quiz.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

From Florida to Finland, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
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Letters

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Respect Your Elders

Obon Festival

A cultural holiday honoring the spirits of ancestors with folk dances, taiko drumming, lanterns and food. Participants receive a floating lantern and are released into the pond in the evening.
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When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

Jurassic Quest

Kids love dinosaurs. This is a fact … because science. This event caters to that chid-like obsession. Head to the Albuquerque Convention Center for Jurassic Quest! It promises to deliver a far less scary version of the dinosaurs seen on film. Find a host of activities and spectacles to make the kids drool. With exhibit tours, science stations, dino crafts, face painting, a dino bounce, bungee pull, dino rides, fossil digs, food vendors and more than 80 lifelike dinos to see and hear, the entire family can get on board with this one and find some entertainment. Come on down on Friday, Aug. 17 from 3 to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19 from 9am to 8pm. There are 2 options for kids ages 2 to 12—general admission for $20 or VIP for $34. VIP tickets mean not having to pay the $5 up charge for select activities. Seniors are in for $18, adults pay $20 and kids 2 and under are free! Bring an extra $6 to $8 for parking and step back in time for the day.
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Goodbye, Summer(fest)!

Westside Summerfest

This family-friendly event features fun for everyone including an artisan market, microbrew garden, food trucks and live entertainment from local and national headliner Ozomatli.
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