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Transformation

Can community-based social programs help drug offenders stay out of jail and reboot their lives?

Features When Angela “Spence” Pacheco was elected First Judicial District Attorney in 2008, she never imagined that seven years later, she’d feel like a mouse running on a wheel—chasing ahead, but never really g...

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Pot Applicants Kept Secret

Health Department shields public records

Local News Medical pot patients who want to know who has applied for a license to grow their medication in New Mexico may not get a chance to screen the applicants before licenses are awarded by the state.

Friday, May 22, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Rising Stars

College grads plan careers with help from a state law that allows enrollment despite immigration status

Features Tossing mortarboards into the air following graduation ceremonies is a springtime tradition. It’s often the final act for college students before they head into the world to pursue professional careers and be...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

PNM's Electricity Rate Increase Rejected

$100 million request determined to be incomplete

Local News Public Regulation Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to reject the Public Service Company’s 16 percent electricity rate increase for residents and small businesses. The final decision by the PRC fol

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Sworn to Secrecy

Want to know who’s applying to be a cannabis grower? Officials won’t tell

Local News They may be used to shuffling reams of patient paperwork, but it’s likely nothing has prepared New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program managers for the scores of new producer license applications that are due...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Did Griego Commit Perjury?

Questions raised about his financial disclosures

Local News A month after Phil Griego resigned from the New Mexico Senate in disgrace the Public Employees Retirement Association will start sending him monthly pension checks. Griego, who is being replaced b

Friday, April 17, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Just What the Doctor Ordered

Getting a green card and knowing how to use it

The Weed Issue That may be true at some clinics and hospital around the state and at the Veterans Administration hospital in Albuquerque, but doctors at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe are allowed to ...

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

PRC Examiner Rejects Power Plan

Report says coal and nuclear in PNM's power replacement plan is 'not in the public interest'

Local News After listening to 17 days of testimony and reading thousands of pages of legal motions and exhibits, an independent hearing examiner at the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has recommended the Public ...

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Legislature’s Winners & Losers

Local News This year’s lawmaking session in New Mexico made history, putting Republicans in control of two of the three major branches of state government for the first time ever.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Joey Peters, Justin Horwath, Peter St. Cyr

Violation of Public Trust

It’s unclear if Phil Griego’s resignation from the Senate will be the end of the story

Local News Last Saturday, Phil Griego, a veteran Democratic Party political power broker and chairman of the New Mexico Senate’s Corporations and Transportation Committee, had what was probably the worst day of his poli...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Peter St. Cyr
 
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