April 29, 2016

Top 10 Water Guzzlers

City billing problems take spotlightin our annual report

Features When we first asked for the data for this year’s top 10 water guzzlers story, the city stalled, and then stalled some more, in fulfilling the records request. ... More

April 20, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

'Movements Matter'

Amy Goodman to speak in Santa Fe on why we need independent journalism as a ‘force for peace’

Local News After two decades reporting from campaign trails and watchdogging governments around the globe, Amy Goodman insists that grassroots movements matter more than any single politician.
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April 20, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

Graduation Rates Reach New High

Local News Santa Fe Public Schools reports a new high for graduation rates this year at 66.8 percent, up from 52.5 percent in 2008, when the state adjusted the model for calculating graduation rates.
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April 20, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

Special Juries Still Alive

Despite earlier statement, SF district attorney schedules cop shooting for investigative grand jury

Local News First Judicial District Attorney Jennifer Padgett says she has been in the middle of a “paradigm shift” over how best to decide whether police officers acted lawfully in shooting citizens. ... More

April 15, 2016 by Jeff Proctor

More Electronic Monitoring

Jail population steady as county judges order more ankle bracelets, remote detection devices

Local News Use of electronic monitoring equipment to track criminal offenders and pre-trial defendants in Santa Fe County has nearly doubled over the past five years, according to the county's Public Safety Department. ... More

April 19, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

State of Waste

Advocates say curbing flares and leaks from natural gas development could boost the state’s bottom line by millions

Local News The roads through oil and gas country are illuminated at night by the several-foot-tall flames of methane being burned off rather than captured. ... More

April 13, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

Artist Housing Moves Forward

City Council approves donation of land for affordable housing on Siler Road

Local News  The Arts and Creativity Center's proposed affordable housing development and retail space for creatives in Santa Fe saw City Council unanimously approve the donation of five acres on Siler Road. ... More

April 13, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

A Broken Process

New Mexico is still struggling to comply with a decades-old court order to ensure benefits for indigent people

Local News Abby Knowlton drove to the offices of the Santa Fe Income Support Division on March 23, 2015, to apply for Medicaid and food stamps. She pulled a slip from a number dispenser and sat down to wait.
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April 13, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

Gentry Enters Medpot Debate

House GOP leader tries to influence Medical Cannabis Program plant caps

Local News A year after medical cannabis producers got the green light to triple the number of marijuana plants they can legally grow, Republican House Majority Leader Nate Gentry is urging the health department  to reconsider its regulatory cap. ... More

April 12, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Letters to the Editor

04.20.16

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. 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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April 20, 2016 by SFR

Morning Word: State's Poverty Comparable to Cuba

Lawmaker says Cubans have better access to health care

Morning Word State Rep. Javier Martinez, D-Albuquerque, just back from Cuba, says New Mexico can learn some things from the island nation. ... More

April 19, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

‘Still tilting at windmills’

Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks to the books that inspired her, and the work that continues

Local News She grew up in a tiny tenement in the Bronx, with a single working mother and a juvenile diabetes diagnosis at age 8. ... More

April 07, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

No Public Cash for PRC Hopefuls

Candidates broke rules regarding seed money, according to the secretary of state

Local News Two candidates for Public Regulation Commission seats won’t be getting public money for their campaigns, due to violations of New Mexico election law, the secretary of state has ruled.  ... More

April 08, 2016 by Steven Hsieh
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Morning Word: Mitigating the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children

Morning Word A new report from the Annie E Casey Foundation states more than 5 million children in the United States have had a parent incarcerated at some point in their lives. ... More

April 26, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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