March 30, 2015

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Santa Fe Public Schools increase technology in the classroom

Features I’m standing in Nano Anaya’s fifth-grade class as he asks his kids to go get their iPads. Several flock to the teacher’s desk and pick out their assigned tablets from a white bin, located near another white bin that holds traditional hardback t ... More

March 25, 2015 by Joey Peters

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.
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Legislature Ends Session With No Capital Outlay Bill

House and Senate can't compromise on many things

Local News Failure to pass capital outlay bill marks end of bitter, unproductive Legislative session.
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March 21, 2015 by Joey Peters

CASA away from home

Kids in court for foster care depend on volunteerism

Local News For local children who have been taken away from their families and placed in foster care for their own well-being, a CASA can be a lot more than a home. It’s also a person who stands up for their best interests in court. ... More

March 25, 2015 by Zoe Baillargeon

Federal Judge Allows Martinez Email Lawsuit to Continue

Judge William Johnson grants, denies defendants' motions to toss the politically charged case

Local News In June 2014, the plaintiffs in the case—Crystal Amaya, Brad Cates, Brian Moore and Kim Ronquillo—filed a federal lawsuit against five defendants for allegedly violating a wiretapping statute by disclosing emails they sent or received over Susana Martinez' campaign domain. A judge says the case can enter its next pretrial phase, but he tossed conspiracy claims brought against the six defendants.
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March 24, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Dear Hanna Skandera

Student letters to education secretary about PARCC testing weren't as bad as story portrayed

Local News Several students wrote letters to Education Secretary Hanna Skandera protesting the PARCC exam. Read them for yourself below.
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March 20, 2015 by Joey Peters

The People’s Lines

News Briefs Last year, Santa Fe voters approved a new way to redraw the city’s voting boundaries—with the input of members of the public.
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March 25, 2015 by Joey Peters

NEA Disputes PARCC Testing Time

Local News  The union representing teachers in Santa Fe wants education administrators and the public to take a new look at how much time standardized testing takes in the classroom. 
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March 23, 2015 by Joey Peters

What Grows in the Garden

Here's the Thing I have observed that the legacies I’ve inherited from women in history and in my personal life are like important books: They present themselves to me when I least expect them and when I most need them. ... More

March 25, 2015 by Andrea L Mays

Hoop Dreams

Attorney General Hector Balderas' bracket is very kind to NMSU

Local News Today marks the start of NCAA March Madness, and in a tradition popularized by President Obama in 2009, politicians are submitting their brackets to the public.
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March 18, 2015 by Joey Peters

Letters to the Editor


Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity. ... More

March 18, 2015 by SFR

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 political career. ... More

March 18, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Go Home, Drone!

Local News A bill that would restrict drone access to private property currently sits before the state Senate floor, yet the sponsor is hopeful to get it through the House before session’s end this weekend.& ... More

March 17, 2015 by Joey Peters