May 4, 2016
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Nonviolent Drug Sentence Reductions

Dozens of New Mexicans have months shaved off their sentences for federal drug crimes

Local News Even as Republican lawmakers push a series of tough new criminal sentencing bills in Santa Fe this month, federal officials, including New Mexico’s senior senator, are rethinking the mass incarceration of non...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

High Standards

Cannabis producers say new mold and bacteria testing rules are too stringent and ask court to halt implementation

Local News A group of medical cannabis producers are pushing back against strict new testing requirements they say will force them to discard up to a quarter of their medication.

Monday, February 1, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

On the Rocks

Former state Senator Phil Griego faces another investigation

Local News Like a fabled cat with nine lives, former New Mexico state Senator Phil Griego keeps landing on his feet. Less than a year after he resigned from the Legislature amid an ethics scandal, Griego is once again und...

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Medical Cannabis Growers Fear Public Disclosure

Local News Medical marijuana producers say their lives will be at risk if a confidentiality provision that has shielded their names and grow facility locations from the public for the past five years is dropped.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Force of Law

Attorney General Hector Balderas says medpot privacy rules circumvent open records laws

Local News A frustrating game of hide-and-seek involving public records from the state’s medical cannabis program is one step closer to being over, but New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says the Department of ...

Monday, January 4, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Keep Your Force Strong

Fight the winter cold and flu season

Winter Guide Unless you decide to live in a bubble during the winter months, the threat of getting a pesky cold or being laid out by the flu is high, and the holidays just around the corner leave no time to suffer in bed or...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Giving Back

Even without a uniform, Veterans continue to serve their community

Features Their amputated limbs make us gasp. High suicide rates rob us of their presence too soon. Many are homeless and tortured by post-traumatic stress disorder.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

‘Dirty Politics’

UPDATED: Insider says Sam Bregman knowingly leveraged stolen emails to boost political profile

Local News An attorney who’s used to defending high-profile clients is finding himself in the political hot seat. A co-defendant say the man who would later become state Democratic Party chair had a huge role in "emailg...

Friday, November 6, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Left Out

Western New Mexicans argue that state health officials left them dry by refusing medical cannabis producer permits

Local News  A retired uranium miner and a medical activist are asking the New Mexico Supreme Court to order state Health Secretary Retta Ward to issue a medical cannabis license to at least one new nonprofit in weste...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

All Aloft

Albuquerque's nine-day Balloon Fiesta starts Saturday

Local News After the burning of Zozobra, Indian Market and Fiestas, tourism slows down in Santa Fe and visitors stop to watch hundreds of hot air balloon pilots lift off from grassy fields during the 44th Annual Albuquerq...

Friday, October 2, 2015 Peter St. Cyr
 
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Morning Word: Martinez Administration Claims Fair Pay Act Exemption

Morning Word Two New Mexico Corrections Department employees are suing the state after discovering they make less than their male co-workers. ... More

May 03, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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