News & Opinion
 Alibi V.29 No.26 • June 25-July 1, 2020 
Juan de Oñate

News Feature

Oñate’s Legacy of Chaos Continues

How a peaceful prayer ceremony escalates to violence

As of early June 2020, despite years of outcry from the community, Juan de Oñate's statue continued to stand at the head of the Albuquerque Museum.
Steve-O was full of energy when it came to helping fundraise for Roadrunner.
Clarke Condé

Feel Good News

An Occasionally Wild Boy

Steve-O pays homage to where it all began while supporting locals facing food insecurity

With COVID-19 wiping out so many aspects of our lives, it has been hard for many to find a new normal. Jon “Bones” Jones, local UFC fighter, reached out to his old friend and former Albuquerque resident, Steve-O of “Jackass” fame and a spark lit up in Steve-O’s head.
The News Monkey


State will investigate claims that Lovelace Women’s Hospital in Albuquerque practiced racial profiling; a number of New Mexico tribal casinos have reopened; Lawmakers made a number of cuts to the budget because of COVID-19 and related drops in oil revenue.
The new normal for city council meetings.
Clarke Conde

Council Watch

Uncharted Territory

City Council navigates new paths as protests and COVID continue

It’s a different world from whence we last touched base. Our local government bodies have had to quickly respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with budget adjustments, small business help and police reform.
Mayor Keller spoke about his plans for the new department.
Clarke Condé

News Feature

A New Public Safety Department

Mayor Keller’s new public safety department could reduce burden on cops

Mayor Tim Keller announced the formation of Albuquerque Community Safety, a new unarmed public security department in Albuquerque. This department’s purpose is to handle public safety calls related to homelessness, addiction and mental health issues instead of the Albuquerque Police Department, which is currently called in to deal with such cases.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because sexually-transmitted drugs happen to someone else.