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Digging Deep in 2013

As environmental regulation weakens, watchdog reporting is ever more important

Opinion Over the past couple of years, I’ve been hearing a lot about industry influence—unprecedented industry influence—within state government, including the New Mexico Environment Department.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Laura Paskus

School Re-Formed

The superintendent’s wrestling coach

Opinion Turns out our new superintendent was a troublemaker when he was in school. In a recent interview with Nancy Udell of Santa Fe Stories, Joel Boyd describes how he frequented the principal’s office until his hi...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Seth Biderman

Coyote at the Door

Feeling grateful for species that cross the line

Opinion When the nights finally turned colder, I hated to close my bedroom window for the season. I’ll miss waking in the night to the syncopated yowls of coyotes. On some primal level the sound alarms me—emergency...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Laura Paskus

LA Confidential (Part 2)

SFR’s two columnists continue their adventures in the City of Angels

Opinion I’m dancing with my friends in Taylor’s living room, singing along with Stevie Wonder, and delighting in the smell of Topanga Canyon wafting through the windows.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Dani Katz and Rob Wilder

LA Confidential

Four Days. Two Writers. One City.

Opinion I give my carry-on and the bin holding my desert boots and water bottle a shove, and wave down the pasty TSA agent manning the body-scanning machine. “I’m opting out,” I tell him.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Dani Katz and Rob Wilder

School Re-Formed

First Person

Opinion In the second presidential debate, on Oct. 16, the men who would rule our nation uttered the word “children” just once in 90 minutes—when Romney declared we’re all “children of the same God.” They s...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Seth Biderman

Crying Wolf

New Mexico’s wolves fight for survival

Opinion Jean Ossorio recalls the first time she spotted a Mexican wolf. It was 12 years ago this month. In the spring of 2000, biologists had released two adults and three pups into eastern Arizona as part of an ongoin...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Laura Paskus

Hi, Desert

Iceland

Opinion The hot springs were as much an Iceland draw as the elusive and as-yet-unseen aurora borealis. So, after two days spent tooling around Reykjavik, I’m itching to get out into the countryside and into a geother...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Dani Katz

School Re-Formed

The un-profession of teaching

Opinion For years after becoming a classroom teacher, I wondered if I was truly a professional. People said I was a professional, but I didn’t get paid all that much and, unlike my lawyer buddies, I never had time fo...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Seth Biderman

First Person

Where Are the Visionaries?

Opinion In 1996, with a gold Honda hatchback full of books and camping gear, I moved to New Mexico.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Laura Paskus
 
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