New Mexico Compass Names Joe Cardillo Deputy Director
New Mexico Compass / News

New Mexico Compass Names Joe Cardillo Deputy Director

To define communications strategy and practices, gather funding for the journalism startup’s second year ALBUQUERQUE, July 24, 2014 – The New Mexico Compass today announced the addition of Joe Cardillo as Deputy Director. In the organization’s senior communications role he will be responsible for developing strategy and partnerships, serving as a principal adviser to the co-founders … Continue reading

Diverse Voices Merge for Equality
LGBTQ / News

Diverse Voices Merge for Equality

Editor’s Note: The original version of this article incorrectly stated the gender of Allanna Rose Chilcoat. It has been corrected below. We apologize for the error. By Robin Brown — The mood was celebratory last night as Albuquerque’s first march to honor transgender rights activism drew around 70 people outside the Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico. “We … Continue reading

Anger, Confusion Reported Amidst Release of APS Teacher Evaluations
Education / News

Anger, Confusion Reported Amidst Release of APS Teacher Evaluations

By Margaret Wright — Around 50 educators and their supporters rallied last night at the Albuquerque Public Schools board meeting, expressing frustration and seeking answers following the state’s release of new teacher evaluations. The Public Education Department, headed by Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera, has instituted a controversial combination of statistics, student standardized test scores, classroom observations and other … Continue reading

ABQ Public Outspoken On Cop Reform as Council Passes Budget
Council Compass / News / Politics

ABQ Public Outspoken On Cop Reform as Council Passes Budget

By Margaret Wright — There were no activist stunts; no one was escorted out of Albuquerque City Council chambers by uniformed officers. But last night’s regular meeting still saw flares of tension as legislators plodded through a thick agenda that included fixes for the maligned police department and crafting of a new city budget. Councilors also … Continue reading

Hundreds Protest APD Shooting
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Hundreds Protest APD Shooting

By Robin Brown — Hundreds gathered in Albuquerque yesterday after a video went viral that showed police shooting and killing James Boyd. Shouting “No justice, no peace,” people of all walks of life marched from the Alvarado Transportation Center to police headquarters Downtown. Boyd, 38, was homeless and camping illegally in the Sandia foothills when he was … Continue reading