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Peddling Paranoia

New Law enforcement officer training curriculum, critics say, creates a risky mindset

Local News The curriculum of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Training Academy intends to lay a foundation for what individual jurisdictions will instruct officers to do. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Peter St. Cyr

Production Boom

Cable TV show to spotlight atomic bomb science

Local News The program will be centered on Hickey’s character Frank Winter, described by movie website IMDb as “a brilliant and self-destructive physics professor.” He has been tapped to lead the US Army Corps of En...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Peter St. Cyr

Courting Susana

Tracing the ties between gov and racino owners

Local News And before the state awarded two Louisiana developers the lucrative contract extension that allowed their racino to lease state land for another 25 years, William C Windham and John S Turner Jr. directed tens o...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Justin Horwath, Joey Peters, Peter St. Cyr

Up in Smoke

NM cannabis ballot question unlikely

Local News Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, introduced a bill last month that is scheduled for a hearing in front of the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday, but a lone Democratic senator appears to have the power...

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Peter St. Cyr

Beauty and the Beat Cop

State rules require longer basic training for hairstylists than peace officers

Local News Even as videos of officer-involved shootings and stories of forced rectal exams on drug suspects make national headlines, officials at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Training Academy plan to reduce peace office...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Peter St. Cyr

The Unkindest Cut

Unscrupulous employers rip off workers’ wages

Features It’s the kind of work that housemaids Marta Dionicio and Maria Chamale have never minded. In their world of extreme circumstances, there’s never been a fast buck. They’re used to toiling with brooms, dirt...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

Chronic Shortage

Medical marijuana producers report rationing pricey cannabis for patients

Local News A state senator wants Medical Cannabis Program managers to take emergency action in light of a New Mexico Department of Health survey that confirms a critical shortage of marijuana for patients state

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

Access Denied

State law blocks Drug Enforcement Administration from verifying medical cannabis patients’ licenses

Local News An outspoken medical marijuana patient with a license to grow her own plants is upset with federal agents for raiding her private garden before it could be harvested. “The whole thing sucks,” Mel

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

Unsafe Incarceration

Federal law aimed at curbing prison sex assaults isn’t enough

Local News A federal law intended to hold prisons accountable for a culture of sexual violence has been in place for a decade, but changes are coming too slow for inmates and parolees like Kenneth Morgan.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

American DREAMers

As immigration reform moves to the forefront, DREAMers say much work remains to be done

Features Like other young adults trying to make ends meet, LuzHilda Campos works two jobs, pays taxes, and tries to have a little fun on her days off. This June, the Mexican-born waitress boarded a plane at Albuquerque...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Peter St. Cyr
 
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