March 4, 2015

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Touching Chaco

Confront the lessons of the past and consider the course of the future

Features On the fall equinox, at the tail end of monsoon season two years ago, dense, dark clouds rumbled into a quadrant of Northern New Mexico’s pale blue sky.
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March 04, 2015 by Laura Paskus

New Old Harvest

Hemp legislation moves forward with relative ease

Local News New Mexico farmers would be able to conduct university-approved research and development on hemp crops under a bill making its way through the state Legislature. Advocates say hemp crops should be separated from its psychoactive cousin. ... More

March 04, 2015 by Joey Peters

Less-Frequent Food

Deliveries from the Food Depot to Santa Fe senior centers now come only twice a month

News Briefs The Food Depot recently cut its weekly grocery deliveries to seniors at seven sites in Santa Fe down to every other week, says the nonprofit’s Executive Director Sherry Hooper.
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March 03, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Boyd Is Back

Santa Fe superintendent reflects on Fort Worth offer, staying put

News Briefs When Joel Boyd was in the throws of deciding whether to stay as superintendent in Santa Fe or leave for a new opportunity, he says he had couldn’t sleep well.
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March 03, 2015 by Joey Peters

Write On

Should cursive make a comeback?

Local News While many public schools have dropped cursive as a required subject from curriculums due to society’s shift to computers and technology, it’s not as obsolete as some might think.
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March 04, 2015 by Zoe Baillargeon

More Than Meets The Eye?

Bill that bans late-term abortions also allows pharmacists to object giving out certain medication

Local News A bill that would ban abortions after a fetus reaches 20 weeks of gestation got predicted opposition from Democrats before passing the House Judiciary Committee—but not for the usual reasons. 
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Feb. 27, 2015 by Joey Peters

Morning Word: Tests Go On Despite Protests

Diné Nation upset with New York fashion designers

Local News Less than a dozen Santa Fe students walked out of class in protest on the first day of PARCC testing. ... More

March 03, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Embattled Charter School Administrator Weighed in on Veto

Under fire for a percieved conflict of interst, charter leader writes scathing letter urging action that governor later took

Local News The former administrator of an Albuquerque charter school being investigated by the FBI may have influenced the governor's veto of legislation that would have brought more regulations to charter schools.
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Feb. 27, 2015 by Joey Peters

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.
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Feb. 26, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Easy Pickings

Hello, I’ll be your victim for this evening…

Blue Corn I’ve written several columns about the wacky crimes in Santa Fe, and I have pointed out that sometimes the victims themselves seem, let me put this delicately, about as smart as an adobe brick. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Robert Basler

Depends on Your Goal

Born Here Before anyone in my family had ever heard of this place, Paul “Pablo” Martinez’ family had been laying down roots for over a generation.
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March 04, 2015 by Miljen Aljinovic

Protesting the PARCC

Suspended teens want meeting with state officals about the standardized test

Local News A dozen Santa Fe High School students stood in front of the state Public Education Department today, calling for a meeting with Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera over testing that they say goes too far. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Joey Peters

Letters to the Editor

02.25.15

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. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by SFR

Clean Sweep

Regional waste agency wants to close local transfer station

Local News This week, the agency that oversees both the recycling center and landfill here expects to finish writing a bid to seek a facility outside Santa Fe where the joint city/county agency can ship recyclables. ... More

Feb. 25, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Council Committee Green Lights Mini Booze Ban

The pleas of liquor store owners didn't sway two members of the Public Works Committee

Local News A proposal by District 1 City Councilor Sig Lindell to ban the sale of miniature bottles of booze city wide cleared its first hurdle at Monday's Public Works Committee hearing.
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Feb. 23, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Santa Fe’s Top 10 Stories

40th Anniversary Change—sometimes dramatic, sometimes routine, from the nation’s highest office to the New Mexico roundhouse—characterized most of the top 10 local stories of 1974. ... More

Dec. 30, 2014 by SFR

Missing the Point

Born Here The most infuriating thing to me about politics is that there’s no way of knowing what anyone running for office actually believes anymore. ... More

Feb. 18, 2015 by Miljen Aljinovic
 
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