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Sanctuary Strengthened

City Council Unanimously Approves Resolution Protecting Undocumented Immigrants

Local News Words matter. The word "sanctuary" isn't found in Santa Fe's policy, but a resolution adopted on Wednesday affirms and strengthens the city's approach to the treatment of immigran

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Steven Hsieh

Mud Tracks

Santa Fe’s trail tenders are finally getting a grip on a muddy mess

Local News It was the Friday before Christmas two years ago. Highs in the mid-40s, lows in the mid-20s. Just a touch of wind. Not a bad day for a mountain bike ride, if you were dressed right.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Matt Grubs

To Protect and Troll

Police union chief under investigation for incendiary posts

Local News The Santa Fe Police Department’s internal affairs unit on Monday opened an investigation of the local police union president for incendiary posts shared on his Facebook page.

Monday, February 20, 2017 Steven Hsieh

NM doesn’t fine or sanction oil and gas companies that pollute water

Proposal would allow for state enforcement

Local News In recent years, spills of crude oil, natural gas and drilling wastewater have increased even more rapidly than production has grown. Yet the state of New Mexico doesn’t fine or sanction oil and gas

Monday, February 20, 2017 Laura Paskus, New Mexico Political Report

Closed in Solidarity

Here are the Businesses Closed For a #DayWithoutImmigrants

Local News As part of a national strike against President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant policies, several Santa Fe businesses have closed shop as part of "A Day Without Immigrants." We'll keep a running tally.

Thursday, February 16, 2017 SFR

Man With a Plan

Long rumored to have his eye on higher office, Sen. Joseph Cervantes is sketching designs to reach the governor’s mansion

Local News Joseph Cervantes went to school to become an architect. “You see a building, as an architect, before it’s built,” he says of his draw to the discipline.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Matt Grubs

It's Strong

Mayor Javier Gonzales delivers his third State of the City speech

Local News Mayor Javier Gonzales used his third annual State of the City speech to highlight successes over his tenure, as well as defend controversial proposals, including a tax on sugary beverages.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Steven Hsieh

Uneasy Sanctuary

Advocates say local policies are strong, but they don’t always keep cops from calling immigration

Local News The Santa Fe Police Department generally prefers to make its own law enforcement decisions. On paper, that means leaving federal immigration authorities in the dark on cases involving people who ma

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Ta-Da

After US Senator’s request, New Mexico releases previously-withheld data on Gila River project

Local News Last month, NM Political Report and the Santa Fe Reporter wrote about how a one-sentence provision in state law emboldened an agency to keep one citizen from obtaining public informatio

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Laura Paskus, New Mexico Political Report

Stepping Toward Sanctuary

Nearly 200 Santa Feans packed the council chambers to support sanctuary

Local News Following an emotional and lengthy public comment session, the city Finance Committee on Monday advanced a resolution that would reaffirm and strengthen policies protecting undocumented immigrants.

Monday, February 13, 2017 Steven Hsieh
 
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Morning Word: To Protect and Troll

Morning Word Santa Fe Police Sergeant Troy Baker has a lot to say about some of the people he's sworn to serve and protect ... and it isn't nice. ... More

Feb. 21, 2017 by Matt Grubs

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