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Social Demotion

Is holding kids back really so bad?

Local News By the time Santa Fe public middle schools enroll some of their incoming students, it’s already too late, De Vargas Middle School Principal Diane Garcia-Piro tells SFR. In the seventh grade, many of them are ...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Wren Abbott

Dangerous Mind

School staffers say charismatic assistant principal wrongly booted from post

Local News At lunchtime, Jonathan Brannon played basketball with De Vargas Middle School students in the school gym. At a school dance, he joined in and busted out his breakdancing moves. At a De Vargas fundraiser, he...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Wren Abbott

Red Dawn

LANL’s new cleanup agreement: a bold step in the wrong direction?

Local News Los Alamos National Laboratory is trumpeting a new radioactive waste cleanup agreement that would allow it to leave half of its radioactive waste in place indefinitely—and defy federal environmental protectio...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Wren Abbott

Defending Your Space

Protecting homes from wildfire: recommended, but not required

Local News Each spring, homeowners in Calaveras County, Calif., can be seen outside their mountain cabins engaging in a familiar ritual: raking up masses of pine needles and stuffing them into yard-clipping disposal bins.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Wren Abbott

Big Picture

SFR's Weekly Matrix

Local News Butter-deprived Norwegians turn to Country Crock, Russian dairy mafia

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Wren Abbott

New Flame

Are we ready for another Las Conchas?

Features On a late June afternoon, 18 mile-per-hour winds whistle across an open meadow on a small piece of private land in the Jemez Mountains. In the saddle between two pine-covered ridges at the edge of the property,...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Wren Abbott

Baby on Board

A successful teen parent program reaches a crossroads

Local News Five years ago, the Teen Parent Center at Santa Fe High School got a call from a local obstetrician. He was referring a patient—a girl who had dropped out of seventh grade after becoming pregnant—for the ce...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Wren Abbott

Ticking Time Bomb Factory

Will any of the warning signs derail LANL’s $6 billion boondoggle?

Features As the possible groundbreaking for construction on Los Alamos National Laboratory’s plutonium pit manufacturing facility draws nearer, the past year has seen countless threats to the controversial project.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Wren Abbott

Public Schools by the Numbers

Why the district’s approach just doesn’t add up

Features It’s been a turbulent 2011 for Santa Fe Public Schools, between the controversial extension of the superintendent’s contract and poor student achievement results. Here’s a look at the numbers that point t...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Wren Abbott

Christus in Context

A little history undermines the Santa Fe hospital’s claims

Features At an Oct. 25 meeting with the Santa Fe County Indigent Hospital and Healthcare Board, Alex Valdez, CEO of Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, made a presentation asking the county for money.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Wren Abbott
 
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