March 26, 2015

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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

Updated: State Senator Resigns Under Pressure

Sen. Phil A Griego faced ethics violations

Local News Threatened with expulsion from the New Mexico Legislature for violating Senate rules, Sen. Phil A Griego, D-San Jose, has resigned the District 39 seat he’s held since 1996.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

'Trolling for Assassins'

Four New Mexico Groups are identified on map they say incites violence

Local News Leaders of a New Mexico-based civil rights foundation are expressing concerns that “lunatics lusting to act” could target them for violence because of an Internet listing on an ultra rightwing group's "a...

Monday, March 9, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Power Plan Limbo

Opposition to PNM replacement proposal for sources of electricity remains high as decision looms

Local News The Public Service Company of New Mexico’s controversial power replacement plan is still undecided, and it doesn’t look like anything will be decided before April.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

New Medical Marijuana Rules Adopted

Plant count triples for producers; patients allowed 8 ounces every 90 days

Local News After months of contentious public debate, New Mexico Health Department Secretary Retta Ward has adopted three new sets of medical marijuana rules.

Friday, February 20, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

California Lab to Test New Mexico Pot

Regulators prepare to impose new rules

Local News Cannabis patients who have been demanding safe access and reliable dosages in New Mexico will soon be able to inhale and ingest with a little less trepidation.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

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

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

War on Sentences

Rethinking prison terms for nonviolent drug offenders

Features Like other mischievous boys growing up in the mid-1960s, Ricardo Vázquez was a bit of a rebel.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Peter St. Cyr
 
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