News & Opinion
 Alibi V.29 No.34 • Aug 20-26, 2020 

County Matters

Eyes On Our Guns

County wants citizen eyes on sheriff, better gun safety

Free money, gun safety and eyes on the sheriff met Bernalillo County Commissioners when they faced down a dense agenda upon their return Aug. 11 to the Zoom government table.
Arizona National Guard delivers food and supplies to a Navajo Nation food bank in Mesa, Arizona.
courtesy of Arizona National Guard

Community News

The Invisible Monster

Navajo Nations’ warriors won’t surrender to COVID-19

The Navajo Nation’s fight against COVID-19 embodies all the red "flag of defiance” represents. They will not surrender to the monstrous pandemic enemy. The Navajo Nation’s success in flattening the curve has been primarily due to an aggressive testing regimen, widespread adherence to mask-wearing and social distancing, as well as one of the strictest stay-at-home curfews in the country.
The News Monkey


The constitutionality of Albuquerque’s ban on weapons at city parks is being questioned; a Bernalillo County district judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against the state over indoor dining the pandemic; the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository continues to operate despite an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Pat Davis joins religious leaders speaking against the militarization of police.
Clarke Condé

Council Watch

Shades of Blue

Support for police; keep the military bling

Rhetoric swirled through a long agenda at the more-than-six-hour Aug. 17 Albuquerque City Council meeting. Support for police and its military-style equipment, controversial development and adding more diversity on city boards and commissions brought out political posturing and lip service.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because the neighborhood shoe thief strikes someone else.