• It looks like the I-25 interchange project at Paseo will get underway this fall. 
  • Some interesting statistics about foreign-born Burqueños.
  • It's slow-going on getting signatures verified for the anti-choice initiative for this fall's election.
  • That initiative may require a special election, in which it would likely share a ballot with another petition-driven initiative aimed at taking a bite out of newly won increases in workers' wages.
  • The De Anza project may have some help on the way from Senator Udall. As Phil_O asked last week: what are the differences between a proposal based on 1958 and one based on 1964 and why can't a compromise be reached? We need some investigative journalism here!
  • Someone better show the wolves the new map.
  • The zoo has had to change the name of the its newest resident from Pixie to Pixel. Should have gone with green or yellow for the baby shower.....

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Comment by shotsie on August 5, 2013 at 8:30am

So the Paseo Interchange Project is being showcased as "creating 3000 good-paying construction jobs" - which is true; however, since the funding comes from general tax revenue, it comes at the expense of giving long-needed raises to county & city employees, and from investing in infrastructure, such as transit needs.  Since our revenue is sales-tax based, and the economy is flat (or worse) here, I foresee the day when our mayor is going to tearfully ask for yet another sales tax increase to pay for this project.  All this to help Rio Rancheros get to their top ten city (with the great zoo!) home faster....  This should've been a bond issue - period.  All road projects are paid for by using bond money - but the mayor decided that it was just too much hassle dealing with the personal politics of selling a project that really benefits home builders in RR to ABQ residents.  Much simpler to pretend that this is a "free" project...

Comment by once banned twice shy on August 5, 2013 at 9:22am

Why not just live and work on the same side of the river?

Cheaper housing is why.  

Comment by Phil_0 on August 5, 2013 at 10:21am

So Pixie's not a gender-neutral name? Black Francis might beg to differ...

Comment by Izquierdo on August 5, 2013 at 10:25am

Great report by Dan Mayfield on immigration. The figure that shocks me is that 65 per cent of the people with doctorates are foreign born. I'm curious about the breakdown but I suspect the number of Ph.Ds in universities and those at Los Alamos and other military or federal facilities would account for most of them.

Comment by Lahjik on August 5, 2013 at 6:18pm

Boo!  They should have renamed him Lou Reed!

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