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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

Defining Fraud

Amid tension, behavioral health bill clears Senate committee

Local News Tensions in a committee hearing Thursday grew as state Sen. Craig Brant, R-Sandoval, soda in hand, walked out as his Democratic colleagues pressed the state's Human Services Department secretary about the sta...

Thursday, February 12, 2015 Justin Horwath

Irreconcilable

New Mexico state officials have not been able to balance our checkbook for several years

Local News What if there’s less in your bank account than you thought? Would you let that problem sit for eight years? Some say that’s what’s happening with New Mexico state government.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Joey Peters

Drug Courts Fight Proposed Cuts

Fewer program participants will likely send more people to jail

Local News A proposed budget cut would gut New Mexico's "drug courts," yet advocates say state lawmakers aren't hearing their plight. 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Joey Peters

Buckman Diversion Difficulties

Big Santa Fe regional water supply project isn't working right

Local News Officials have discovered structural problems with a massive public project that delivers water to Santa Fe from the Rio Grande. Right now, though, the board that oversees the Buckman Direct Diversion

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Julie Ann Grimm
 
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