Alibi V.28 No.12 • March 21-27, 2019 
ATSF Fire Station

On Assignment

The City and the State

Burque benefits from legislative luau

This year’s legislative session allocated $33 million to assist our city with many projects, including improving law enforcement, relieving Balloon Fiesta traffic and the redeveloping rail yards.
City Council President Klarissa Peña
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Council Watch

The Council in March

City lawmakers on sovereignty, downtown, TV and the police

As the March winds wailed and blustered, Albuquerque became the first city in the US to officially recognize Native American governmental sovereignty. Councilors put the brakes on Downtown traffic and seek your input on proposed revisions to the city’s civilian police oversight ordinance.
The Senate Chambers in the Roundhouse
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New Mexico News

Same Time, Next Year

A recap from the Roundhouse

Well, you all can keep those pipes in your pocket and continue to stash that stash. Though that may seem like bad news to your typical New Mexican, it’s really just a small, smoky mote in the eye.
The News Monkey

Newscity

Health Department sent a medical exam van to migrant family shelters; water official said he'll work with AG in water rights battle; Rep. Debra Haaland addressed Congress last week concerning the high rates of missing and murdered indigenous women on Native reservations.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because a “BreedReady” status leak happens to someone else.

Letters

A reader writes about artificial scents.
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Arboreal Overload

Festival of Trees

I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as hundreds of Christmas trees filling up Albuquerque Convention Center’s Ballrooms A, B and C from Friday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 8 from 10am to 6pm. This 12th annual Festival of Trees raises funds for the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation through the $1 donations requested at the door. It is chock-full of Christmas decorations, wreaths, Santa, hot cocoa and, of course, trees. For more information on this all-ages event, see festivaloftreesnm.com.

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Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle Light Parade

Local community groups, businesses and families come together for One Albuquerque's twinkling procession. Come early and stay late as Central Ave. is closed to traffic and open for shopping.
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Epistolary Section

Snail Mail Social

Give someone that warm feeling of receiving a handrwtitten letter or card and help revive the art of snail mail. Write letters with provided stationery, pens, and some decorations.
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