Aug. 1, 2015

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Teaching New Teachers

SFPS program chips away at the teacher shortage with accelerated training for hard-to-fill spots

Features Seated at one of the child-sized desks in her bilingual second grade classroom, Araceli Enriquez-Trinidad talks about how she always wanted to be a teacher.
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July 22, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

Don’t Fear La Migra

Immigrant rights have grown, but advocacy groups allege labor exploitation

Local News The rallies that unfolded earlier this month in front of a pair of Santa Fe businesses, in which workers accused Maki Yaki and Horseman’s Haven Café of owing them $150,000 in back pay, was a scene that never would have played out a few decades ago. ... More

July 29, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Roads Less Traveled

Lower traffic counts around town could be tied to astill-weak economy, demographics, millennial trends or all of the above

Local News If, like many, you’re driving around Santa Fe with the sentiment that traffic has gotten so much worse in recent years, it turns out that it’s all in your head.
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July 29, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

Morningstar Goes Back to the Drawing Board

Mayor Javier Gonzales plan to move that City Council reconsider its approval of the senior living facility

Local News Mayor Javier Gonzales has decided to ask the City Council to send the Morningstar senior living development back to the drawing board—or at least, to the Planning Commission. ... More

July 24, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

Police Chief Resigns

Amid allegations of corruption, cronyism, Eric Garcia says he will retire

Local News Embattled Santa Fe Police Chief Eric Garcia resigned Tuesday morning, ending a short-lived career amid allegations of corruption, cronyism and, perhaps the death knell, trying to hire back a former colleague who'd been accused of domestic violence. ... More

July 28, 2015 by Thomas Ragan

Extraction Accident under Review

With few answers about how workers got burned at a medical cannabis facility, other producers are taking safety precautions

Local News Medical cannabis producers in New Mexico are rethinking a potentially dangerous extraction process in the wake of an explosion at a Santa Fe facility that caused serious injuries. ... More

July 28, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Local Plague Death Confirmed

Santa Fe County woman died of plague, health department is treating those in contact with her

Local News Tests over the weekend confirmed that woman in Santa Fe County contracted a fatal case of plague, putting health officials on edge about the potential that the disease is spreading this summer in Northern New Mexico. ... More

July 27, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Hot Heinrich

Get a glimpse at how the Albuquerque congressman and the rest of New Mexico's delegation are ranked for good looks

Local News For those who think Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales is quite the handsome man and could pass for Ben Affleck on a good day, they’d better brace themselves and make room for US Sen. Martin Heinrich. ... More

July 27, 2015 by Thomas Ragan


Fort Marcy ball field sinkholes shut down baseball game

Local News Sinkholes that developed in the baseball field at Fort Marcy Park caused the cancellation of the Santa Fe Fuego game on Thursday night.
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July 23, 2015 by Julie Ann Grimm

Morning Word: Governor Promotes Vaccinations

Immunization clinics will provide free shots to students

Morning Word Gov. Susana Martinez wants to make it easier for school-aged children to get vaccines. On Monday, she announced her Got Shots? Protect Tots! program, with clinics set up to offer free immunizations.
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July 28, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

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.

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July 29, 2015 by SFR

Show Me at Least Some of the Money

Election finance changes target definitions but don’t curb influence

Local News In the dog-and-pony show that elections can become, campaign financing illuminates who might be holding the leashes and reins.
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July 22, 2015 by Elizabeth Miller

For the Record

Secrecy still abounds in the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program

Local News When Ken Groggel, a senior state health department employee, visits any one of New Mexico’s 23 medical cannabis facilities, he has a checklist of areas to inspect.
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July 22, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr
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