Special Election FAQ
News / Politics

Special Election FAQ

By Marisa Demarco — Who can vote on the abortion issue? Anyone who is registered to vote in the city of Albuquerque can cast their ballots for or against the proposed ordinance. Find out if you’re registered here. What’s this abortion vote about? The proposed ordinance would make it illegal within city limits for someone to perform … Continue reading

Activists Clash with Mayor Over Bosque Plans
Environment / Politics

Activists Clash with Mayor Over Bosque Plans

By Margaret Wright — There’s little disagreement over the essential quality of Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Bosque: The meandering ribbon of riparian forest is a public treasure. But on the eve of city elections, controversy has erupted over how to best use the riverside’s fragile habitat. Mayor Berry’s Rio Grande Vision contains ideas for a range … Continue reading

Austerity Is Bogus
Economy / Opinion / Politics

Austerity Is Bogus

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino — A single issue has pulled Congress into a protracted tug of war over sequestration, the Paul Ryan budget and even cuts in social security. That same issue paralyzes our own state government’s leaders, preventing them from breathing life back into New Mexico’s moribund economic situation. On April 17, the … Continue reading

Election 2013: Off to The Races
News / Politics

Election 2013: Off to The Races

By Sterling Fluharty —Volunteers are going door to door, cash is flowing, and debates are erupting: Albuquerque’s mayoral race is well underway. Democratic mayoral candidate Pete Dinelli managed to obtain the sometimes elusive public financing. On Monday, April 1, his camp submitted a couple of thousand $5 contributions and around 5,000 petition signatures. (See the … Continue reading

More Rounds
Council Compass / Politics

More Rounds

Councilor Michael Cook has resigned after being arrested last night for DWI. For more details on that, read this Compass update. Here’s a recap of what happened during the Monday, April 1, City Council meeting: Around and Around Attendees debated at length the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Rio Grande and Candelaria. Public comment … Continue reading