May 26, 2017

Dispensary Land

Santa Fe’s five cannabis dispensaries serve a growing patient base

Features Long-standing federal limits on research into the plant’s medical uses have forced patients, doctors and dispensary owners to improvise their ways to wellness. ... More

May 24, 2017 by Aaron Cantú

Morning Word: UNM Paid for Execs' Golf Junket

Morning Word Earlier this month, KRQE revealed the University of New Mexico paid nearly $40,000 for athletic director Paul Krebs other Lobo athletics staff to golf at places like St. Andrews in Scotland. ... More

May 23, 2017 by Matt Grubs

Duty to Succeed

The state won its first skirmish in a lawsuit alleging that New Mexico is failing to educate its kids

Local News Monday offered a preview of what could be a decisive case: Whether the state of New Mexico is violating its constitutional duty to provide quality education. ... More

May 22, 2017 by Aaron Cantú

The Tax Man

Reform plan for New Mexico gross receipts tax is DOA for the Legislature's special session

Local News The bill is massive. It totals 408 pages. As written, it will fill the gap between New Mexico’s revenue and the $6.1 billion budget passed by the Legislature in March. Combined with other one-time cash grabs from things like idle state-funded construction projects, it could actually build the state’s cash reserves, too. ... More

May 23, 2017 by Matt Grubs

Looking Ahead: Gubernatorial Candidates on NM’s Cannabis Future

Local News Come 2019, Susana Martinez will no longer be in control of the state’s medical cannabis program. Whoever replaces her as governor will need to have a plan for how to adapt the program—or to even branch out and make cannabis legal for all adults. ... More

May 24, 2017 by Aaron Cantú

Flash of Lightning

One year after son’s death, former Pueblo governor’s family faces break with leadership and uses hoop dance to heal

Local News Word about the tragedy spread the way it does in a small community. There’d been a car wreck. The kids were badly injured; 6-year-old Valentino Rivera’s neck was broken.
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May 17, 2017 by Julie Ann Grimm

Dumpster Drag

Pair arrested at Santa Fe University of Art and Design questions school’s response to dumpster diving

Local News Audrey Whitesides was on shift driving the airport shuttle when she spied the dumpsters full of goods near some dormitories on the Santa Fe University of Art and Design campus. ... More

May 18, 2017 by Aaron Cantú

The Heart of Darkness

A walk through the scorched landscapes where our forest used to be and a glimpse of our future fires

Features First there’s a spark, and then the fire. We all stare at the sky, smell the smoke. After the trees and brush and roots are gone, floods roar through arroyos and down hillsides. Weeds invade as soon as the ground has cooled.
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May 17, 2017 by Laura Paskus

'Creating Crime'

ATF used traveling, well-paid informants in ABQ sting

Local News One of the men who helped the federal bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) search for potential targets in a sweeping undercover drug and gun sting operation in Albuquerque last yea ... More

May 15, 2017 by Jeff Proctor

Pop Top

Spending in Santa Fe’s sugary-drink tax election tops $4 million

Local News In the end, all the bills got paid. All the consultants did, too. Michael Bloomberg spent almost a million-and-a-half dollars in a losing effort and Big Soda spent more than $2 million to win. ... More

May 16, 2017 by Matt Grubs

Letters to the Editor

05.24.17

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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May 24, 2017 by SFR
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