News & Opinion
 Alibi V.29 No.12 • March 19-25, 2020 
Marg Elliston and Chelsey Evans

New Mexico News

Statewide Changes Going Into Effect

Governor addresses social distancing for residents and businesses

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham held a live-streamed press conference today after announcing confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state had reached 28. Her message was clear: Reduction in interactions with others will continue to reduce transmission, and as such, will help prevent further spread of COVID-19. Due to this, new restrictions have been implemented statewide that will begin being enforced Thursday, Mar. 19 until April 10.

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Marg Elliston and Chelsey Evans
Eric Williams Photography

On Assignment

State Dems Move Forward

Primary election and women leaders shape race

We talked with the leadership cadre of the Democratic Party of New Mexico as elections loomed and a viral threat emerged here at home.


Citizens of Hope and Glory

Don’t panic, be patient

Albuquerque takes on COVID-19.
Councilors Davis, Jones and Benton
Eric Williams Photography

Council Watch

The Council in March

COVID-19, emergency powers and a new councilor

March came in like a lamb and will go out like a lion because, in our unprecedented times, local governments are infused with national and global concerns. The March 16 Albuquerque City Council meeting was held in a vacant chamber due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The News Monkey


New restrictions on public gatherings were enacted this week by New Mexico Department of Health; Mayor Tim Keller directed city employees to practice social distancing while completing tasks; Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued five executive orders authorizing up to $3.25 million in emergency response and disaster relief funding.
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