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City Council puts off ranked-choice voting for March election

Local News The question, as pitched to voters in 2008, was fairly straightforward. If it could find an affordable, reliable way to do it, should the city start using an instant runoff system? Voters said yes.Wednesday nig...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Matt Grubs

Still in the Dark

Halfway through his term, attorney general’s transparency enforcement pattern shows long wait—but he has a plan

Local News New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says the state is in a “transparency crisis.” He’s right.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Jeff Proctor

Santa Fe County Commission raises taxes

Additional tax on goods and services to fund sheriff, fire department and behavioral health center

Local News After delaying a vote as long as possible to hear the concerns of Santa Fe city councilors, the county commission voted to raise the gross receipts tax. The increase will go into effect January 1, 2018 and will...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Matt Grubs

Breaking into Tech

Youth learn coding at a free summer program aimed at leveling the tech playing field

Local News On a warm, sunny day at Northern New Mexico University, a handful of high school students are enjoying their summer at camp. But this isn’t your average day camp. Instead of playing

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Lauren Thompson

Singed Fringes

This year’s fire season is running as expected in the era of managing rather than extinguishing all wildfires

Local News That the forecast called for a relatively mild fire season in Northern New Mexico didn’t feel right at all when Bill Morse, public information officer on the Bonita Fire near El Rito, picked up his phone on J...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Behavioral Help

Former county commissioner says a planned mental health center is worth the money

Local News It was almost midnight in August last year when Miguel Chavez’ 24-year-old son came to the door. Chavez and his wife didn’t know he was out of jail.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Matt Grubs

Medicaid Meltdown

New Mexico’s Medicaid program will probably get more expensive, but federal health care is the wild card

Local News Very few people outside a small circle of Republican senators know what the hell is happening with health care at the federal level, but any rollback to Medicaid would certainly be disastrous for New Mexico.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 Aaron Cantú

High and Dry

What's going on with the crabapple trees at Frenchy’s Field in Santa Fe?

Local News Early last week, a Santa Fe resident posted pictures of Frenchy’s Field in the Santa Fe Bulletin Board group on Facebook. “Frenchy's Field: Photos of dying crabapple trees as well as an area wh

Friday, June 16, 2017 Lauren Thompson

Shoplifting Smackdown

Bystanders say security guards were needlessly physical with a Santa Fe shoplifting suspect

Local News Eli O’Dowd was headed into the Sprouts Farmers Market grocery store Thursday night when she saw the commotion. Two yellow-shirted security guards were pulling a woman to the ground as a small boy lo

Friday, June 16, 2017 Matt Grubs

Long Hot Summer

Despite programming on the books, Santa Fe parents still want more things for their kids to do in the summer

Local News Nearly a fifth of Santa Fe’s population is under 18 years old, according to the US Census Bureau, meaning there are around 15,000 kids out of school for the summer every year looking for activities to occupy ...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Aaron Cantú
 
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