Feb. 11, 2016

K-9

On the night shift with two cops: a woman and her dog

Features It’s sometimes just easier talking to the dog. At the end of a shift, as she walks back into the building from the parking lot, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Deputy Vanessa Barnett often hears “What’s up, Jackson?” It’s not her nickname.
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Feb. 10, 2016 by Mark Woodward

Pop Quiz

District 1

Local News As the March 1 municipal election draws near, SFR is bringing back an old favorite—our tradition of calling up candidates and testing their knowledge about the office they seek.
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Feb. 10, 2016 by SFR

Get out of Jail

Free? Not hardly. NM bail reform debate looks at those behind bars because they can’t afford to pay bail

Local News State lawmakers are debating whether to ask voters to change the constitution and give judges more flexibility in New Mexico’s longstanding cash bail system.
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Feb. 10, 2016 by Jeff Proctor

Curfew Could Cometh

New Mexico lawmakers consider law that would let cities and counties set curfews for teens

Local News Curfew. It’s not just for war-torn countries where martial law is imposed from time to time by the government and its military to keep chaos under control. It could also come to fruition in New Mexi ... More

Feb. 09, 2016 by Thomas Ragan

'Cleared of Wrongdoing'

NM attorney general exonerates 10 behavioral health providers in fraud case, leaving two investigations open

Local News The New Mexico Attorney General exonerated 10 health care providers of fraud charges Monday, a significant reversal for Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration, which accused 15 organizations of wrongdoing more than two years ago. ... More

Feb. 08, 2016 by New Mexico In Depth

Chef Eric DiStefano Dies

Friend says longtime chef at Coyote Cafe and Geronimo passed away in sleep at health spa

Local News The news started to travel around downtown Santa Fe on Friday night, the way that news travels in our town. Word of mouth. Friend to friend. Text message. Facebook posts. Whispers in the corner. 
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Feb. 06, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Dental Crisis

Santa Fe County's health care assistance program appropriates an additional quarter-million dollars for La Familia Medical Services

Local News There’s a dental crisis in Santa Fe, according to Kyra Ochoa, a healthcare assistance manager for Santa Fe County’s Community Services, and La Familia Medical Services, a consistent mainstay for Santa Fe’s poor, is apparently bearing the brunt of it. ... More

Feb. 06, 2016 by Thomas Ragan

Livin’ on the Railyard

Local News People who already live near the Santa Fe Railyard and people who want to live there are invited to the first public meeting about a proposed apartment complex on the city property, but details about the project are slow in coming.
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Feb. 03, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Too Much Prosecution?

Koch brothers, defense attorneys: What’s on New Mexicans’ minds matters

Local News A politically disparate, influential group of thought-heavyweights has its eye on New Mexico for a clampdown on government prosecutions of people for crimes they didn’t know they’d committed. ... More

Feb. 05, 2016 by New Mexico In Depth

Morning Word: WIPP Could Reopen This Year

New Mexico Environment Department cautiously optimistic

Morning Word The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant could reopen this year if everything falls into place.  ... More

Feb. 09, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Letters to the Editor

02.10.16

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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Feb. 10, 2016 by SFR

NM Leans toward Legalization

Local News Last week at the Roundhouse, State Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, and House Rep. Bill McCamley, D-Mesilla Park, unveiled the poll in which 69 percent of respondents were in favor of making pot legal. ... More

Feb. 03, 2016 by Thomas Ragan

Build a Better Bicycle Program

Bike share program resurfaces, but concerns about equity in access remain

Local News County Commissioner Miguel Chavez held up his flip phone, which he does not use to send or receive text messages, during the latest Metropolitan Planning Organization board meeting.
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Feb. 03, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller
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Morning Word: Santa Fe Considers Trimming Payroll

Councilors ask staff managers to plan for job cuts

Morning Word City managers asked to present a plan that focuses on attrition and other "reasonable reductions" without cutting essential services like police, fire and public utilities. ... More

Feb. 11, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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