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Protesting the PARCC

Suspended teens want meeting with state officals about the standardized test

Local News A dozen Santa Fe High School students stood in front of the state Public Education Department today, calling for a meeting with Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera over testing that they say goes too far. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Joey Peters

 

 
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California Lab to Test New Mexico Pot

Regulators prepare to impose new rules

Local News Cannabis patients who have been demanding safe access and reliable dosages in New Mexico will soon be able to inhale and ingest with a little less trepidation.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Fair Share

Local News Halfway into this year's legislative session, it's clear that one of the big battles is over a "right-to-work" bill championed by House and Senate Republicans.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 Joey Peters

Collective Voices

New documentary looks at New Mexican tribal women in a fresh light

Local News "It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.”This proverb from Native American folklore serves as the title source for “A Thousand Voices,” a new documentary about Native American women premiers to...

Thursday, February 19, 2015 Zoe Baillargeon

Mad Minis

Are tiny liquor bottles destined to go the way of the drive-thru?

Local News They go by various names: shooters, minis, airplane bottles and nips. They’re individually packaged single servings of booze, economical in size for anyone looking for a cheap, quick shot.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Justin Horwath

Lab Lapse

Governor urged to open state laboratory for medical cannabis product tests

Local News The only private lab approved for testing medical cannabis-derived products in New Mexico has closed its doors, leaving producers no way to fully comply with standards put in place by the Department of Health l...

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Balancing The Books

Lawmaker introduces constitutional amendment to balance state reserves

Local News A state senator recently introduced a constitutional amendment that would require state officials to 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Joey Peters

UPDATED: Skandera Confirmed

Five Democrats joined Republicans in finally giving nod to state's controversial education chief

Local News Hanna Skandera can finally remove the word "designate" from her title as the state's secretary of education.

Monday, February 16, 2015 Justin Horwath

Booze Price Floor

Rep. Matthew McQueen wants state to study low-cost alcohol

Local News State Rep. Matthew McQueen, D-Santa Fe, wants the state of New Mexico to study whether setting pricing floors for alcohol would reduce its consumption.

Monday, February 16, 2015 Justin Horwath

The Cult of Carr: 'We are Legion'

Remembering David Carr's search for truth, and his dance moves

Local News For any alt-weekly journalist who attended an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies conference over the last decade or so, a few truths were certain: too much alcohol would be consumed, and David Car

Friday, February 13, 2015 Julia Goldberg

Pot Patients Object to Potency Caps

Independent hearing examiner recommends 70 percent limit

Local News Medical marijuana patients, producers and drug policy advocates continue to question why state health regulators want to limit the THC potency of cannabis-derived products.

Friday, February 13, 2015 Peter St. Cyr
 
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