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New DA Goes After DV

District Attorney Jennifer Padgett says she'll stop practice of pleading down domestic violence cases

Local News  Newly appointed District Attorney Jennifer Padgett introduced herself to Santa Fe City Council with a nod toward her history with the Children, Youth and Families Department, and the announcemen

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

Get out of Jail

Free? Not hardly. NM bail reform debate looks at those behind bars because they can’t afford to pay bail

Local News State lawmakers are debating whether to ask voters to change the constitution and give judges more flexibility in New Mexico’s longstanding cash bail system.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Jeff Proctor

Pop Quiz

District 1

Local News As the March 1 municipal election draws near, SFR is bringing back an old favorite—our tradition of calling up candidates and testing their knowledge about the office they seek.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 SFR

Curfew Could Cometh

New Mexico lawmakers consider law that would let cities and counties set curfews for teens

Local News Curfew. It’s not just for war-torn countries where martial law is imposed from time to time by the government and its military to keep chaos under control. It could also come to fruition in New Mexi

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Thomas Ragan

'Cleared of Wrongdoing'

NM attorney general exonerates 10 behavioral health providers in fraud case, leaving two investigations open

Local News The New Mexico Attorney General exonerated 10 health care providers of fraud charges Monday, a significant reversal for Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration, which accused 15 organizations of ...

Monday, February 8, 2016 New Mexico In Depth

Dental Crisis

Santa Fe County's health care assistance program appropriates an additional quarter-million dollars for La Familia Medical Services

Local News There’s a dental crisis in Santa Fe, according to Kyra Ochoa, a healthcare assistance manager for Santa Fe County’s Community Services, and La Familia Medical Services, a consistent mainstay for Santa ...

Saturday, February 6, 2016 Thomas Ragan

Not Good Math

City finance director admits his calculation property tax rate's impact was way off, maximum increase is $310 not $10

Local News No one in this newsroom became a journalist to do math, so when the question came up for the Feb. 3 cover story, “Something’s Gotta Give” about just what a possible property tax increase could

Friday, February 5, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

Too Much Prosecution?

Koch brothers, defense attorneys: What’s on New Mexicans’ minds matters

Local News A politically disparate, influential group of thought-heavyweights has its eye on New Mexico for a clampdown on government prosecutions of people for crimes they didn’t know they’d committed.

Friday, February 5, 2016 New Mexico In Depth

Livin’ on the Railyard

Local News People who already live near the Santa Fe Railyard and people who want to live there are invited to the first public meeting about a proposed apartment complex on the city property, but details about the projec...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

NM Leans toward Legalization

Local News Last week at the Roundhouse, State Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, and House Rep. Bill McCamley, D-Mesilla Park, unveiled the poll in which 69 percent of respondents were in favor of making pot lega...

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Thomas Ragan
 
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Morning Word: Tax Hike Proposed in Santa Fe

New revenue and spending cuts needed to close city's budget gap

Morning Word Mayor Javier Gonzales also urges support for his Santa Fe Verde Fund initiative to generate investment revenue to combat climate change and to fight poverty. ... More

Feb. 10, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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