April 25, 2017
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SFR Endorsement: Voting Underway in Special Election

Vote no in the soda war

Local News In the South, everything is a Coke. Around the middle of the country, it’s all pop. To most everyone else, it’s soda. Lately, in Santa Fe, we’re hearing about “sugar-sweetened beverages.” It really ro...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 SFR

Powered Down

Renewable energy losses in state legislature slow down solar installations—and the jobs that come with them

Local News Not a single one of the bills to boost renewable power in New Mexico survived the legislative session, most dying in committee with the budget to blame.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Electoral Imbalance

Voter registration data shows the part of Santa Fe most affected by a sugary-drink tax has the least say in whether it happens

Local News Each weekday morning, the Plaza in downtown Santa Fe comes to life slowly. A few tourists are usually out for a jog, fighting the surprisingly thin air.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Matt Grubs

Fizzier Math

More than $1 million flows into Santa Fe's soda tax election

Local News Political committees active in the May 2 special election filed their second campaign finance reports today, and $800,000 from Big Soda threatens to swamp the city in anti-tax ads, mailers and door-to-door effo...

Friday, April 7, 2017 Matt Grubs

Susana Stops Science Standards

Governor vetoes bill to set new science standards in state law

Local News To the surprise of no one who’s been following the long, winding road to updating the science taught in New Mexico’s schools, Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed a measure designed to force the adoption of new scie...

Friday, April 7, 2017 Matt Grubs

Nope

Martinez vetoes solitary reform, ‘ban the box’ bills

Local News Gov. Susana Martinez on Thursday vetoed two criminal justice reform bills that passed the Legislature with bipartisan support.

Thursday, April 6, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Three Days in Court

Press access, strength of state open-records law are at issue in SFR v. Gov.

Local News It’s been over three years since SFR filed a District Court lawsuit against Gov. Susana Martinez alleging her office discriminated against the newspaper and violated the state’s open-records law.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 SFR

In Defense of Books

Proposed federal budget would slim down resources for state, rural and tribal libraries

Local News During the New Mexican summers of her youth, Valerie Nye rode the morning bus with her sister and mother to the public library in downtown Albuquerque.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Eric Killelea

A Small and Scrappy Watchdog

SFR V. Martinez Day 3

Local News Testimony ended today in the three-day trial of SFR v. Gov. Susana Martinez with Mark Zusman, who co-owns the newspaper and two other weeklies, saying all three prioritize are watchdogs.

Friday, March 31, 2017 Marisa Demarco

The Governor’s Message

SFR v. Martinez Day 2

Local News A former spokesman for Gov. Susana Martinez said pushing her “message,” not responding to inquiries from journalists, was his top priority.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 Marisa Demarco
 
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