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Weather coverage in New Mexico is missing the mark

Local News It’s been hot. On Monday, temperature records were broken or tied in Capulin, Roswell, Clayton, Clines Corners, Santa Fe, and Tucumcari.Cue the small talk and the paper fans, because there

Friday, July 22, 2016 Laura Paskus


UPDATE: No answer from Gov. Martinez on request for special session to address budget shortfall

Local News It’s clear now that New Mexico closed the fiscal year on June 30 with a massive budget shortfall, even though the state isn’t sure how big the final gap will be.   

Thursday, July 21, 2016 Steven Hsieh

Happier Trails

Transit center project moves on after conflict between the city and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Local News When a small crowd assembled at the downtown library on June 23 to see the plans for sprucing up the nearby hub of the city bus system attendees mostly had one question: Where were the seats and bus shelters?

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Elizabeth Miller


Mobile crisis response team looks to new ways of connecting mentally ill patients with treatment options

Local News Laurel Carraher carries two cellphones: one for personal calls and one for mental health crises. When the latter device rang on Friday afternoon, she picked it up, jotted down an address and rushed out of her o...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Steven Hsieh

Mexican Wolves Could Lose Protections

Local News If a rider on an appropriations bill the US House passed on July 14 sticks, it’ll effectively remove the Mexican wolf from the Endangered Species list.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

Private, but Public

UPDATE: Judge orders Corizon to release settlement documents

Local News Two New Mexico newspapers and an advocacy group filed a public records lawsuit against Corizon Health on Tuesday, claiming that the prison health care contractor is performing a governmental function and shou...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Steven Hsieh

Food Stamp Scandal: An Explainer

What the fuck is happening at NM’s Human Services Department?

Local News Democratic legislators this week blasted the administration of Gov. Susana Martinez for a scandal unfolding in the state office that administers food stamps and other benefits. Their outrage came shor

Thursday, July 14, 2016 Steven Hsieh

And Now We Wait

What is taking the county so long to finalize a plan for La Bajada Ranch?

Local News A former La Cienega-area ranch has been in public hands for more than seven years, yet Santa Fe County officials still appear to lack a vision about its best use.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Steven Hsieh

Buyer’s Market

Booksellers sue over PED’s secrets on out-of-state purchases

Local News An independent New Mexico book publisher wants to know why the state’s Public Education Department is shunning local authors and their books in favor of out-of-state titles.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Viva El Grito!

How will Mexican Independence Day fare at the Plaza?

Local News A simmering drumroll builds to the eruption of a 21-gun salute fired at midnight on the Plaza the evening of Sept. 15, 1835.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Andrew Koss
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Morning Word: Martinez Vetoes Education Funding Cuts

Morning Word Governor criticizes lawmakers for cutting her teacher merit pay program and stipends for teachers in difficult-to-staff districts. ... More

Oct. 25, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr


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