Alibi V.27 No.32 • Aug 9-15, 2018 
The Albuquerque City Council meets

Council Watch

Council Overrides Keller Veto

Topgolf vote at top of the agenda

After a month-long break, Albuquerque City Councilors got back to spreading around millions of dollars, tackling the opioid giants and supporting our local passenger train.
Monsoon season in New Mexico
Laura Paskus

Environment

Drought’s Grip, El Niño’s Promise

Dry conditions persist across N.M.

Breaking the drought requires more than a handful of rainstorms—even big storms. And grappling with its impacts means policymakers should listen to scientists and constituents, ranging from farmers to city-dwellers.
The News Monkey

Newscity

APS Superintendent say Hawthorne Elementary will not be closing, despite threats made by the Public Education Department; a study on the effects of the world’s first atomic bomb test on N.M. residents is coming; the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association reports the state's rig count has reached an all-time high.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because mysterious road foam happens to someone else.

Letters

Readers writes about the hospitality industry, going to Hell and flood damage.
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EVENT HORIZON ()

Kick 'Em When They're Down

Women's Self Defense Workshop

Being a woman is super easy. Are we right, ladies? There's never an iota of fear while walking down the street, simply based on our appearance. Note the sarcasm, men. The key is knowing what to do if danger arises. And what lady can't recall a time they didn't feel unsafe while walking down a street for one reason or another? Shihan Fred Sesler of Sesler's Jiu-jitsu hosts a free two-hour Women's Self Defense Seminar to teach exactly how to handle common attacks and stay aware of surroundings. On Saturday, Jan. 19 from 1 to 3pm, bring a friend, dress comfortably and learn how to be a truly strong, independent and badass woman at OmniStrength.  
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