Alibi V.29 No.27 • July 2-8, 2020 

Town Square

Inequality Starts With Education

Black Voices ABQ demands change for a stronger, healthier and more diversified community and economy. A huge factor hindering social change is education, but on top of New Mexico being one of the lowest ranked states in education, schools with primarily Black and Brown students receive less funding than schools with primarily White students.
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News Feature

Police Union Contract Extended Due to COVID-19

How should new contract reflect current focus on police violence?

The City of Albuquerque’s contract with the Albuquerque Police Officers Association (APOA), the union for Albuquerque law enforcement officers, is due to expire on June 30. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the contract will be extended until the City Council can safely meet to vote on the contract’s renewal.
COVID-19 warning sign over I-24
Clarke Condé

Council Watch

Councilors Cleaning House

One long Zoom call later, City Council tackles corona questions

Burque City Councilors earned their summer vacay after a nearly 6 1/2 hour Zoom meeting, clearing their government table of a myriad of items.
The News Monkey

Newscity

Hospitalizations and deaths related to COVID-19 continue to drop in New Mexico; state district court judge will reconsider a ruling that accused New Mexico of failing to provide adequate education for children; Gov. Lujan Grisham issued executive clemency to a number of New Mexico prisoners last week.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because unsafe sex (with all that heavy breathing and panting) happens to someone else.

EVENT HORIZON ()

Backyard Science Series

A Gathering of Naturalists

Bernalillo County Open Space is hosting a series of livestreamed gardening events on the Bachechi Open Space Facebook page. On Saturday, August 8 starting at 2pm, A Gathering of Naturalists will have a panel discussion with members of the county’s master naturalist program about what a naturalist is, what they do, what projects they work on and some interesting facts about our metro area’s Open Space gems. This open to all-ages free discussion will include how the field of environmental conservation is evolving in an era of change due to the global COVID pandemic, social justice and the climate emergency. Not your style? Then what about on Saturday, August 22 at 2pm you check out a virtual field trip to look for the tracks and signs of wildlife that are found in our uniquely beautiful urban forest we call the Rio Grande Bosque. The virtual tour will be led by Michael Cox, a member of the county’s naturalist program and a volunteer at the Sandia Mountain Natural History Center. This free field trip is suitable for all ages of bug and critter trackers. For more info log on to www.bernco.gov/openspace.

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