Feb. 27, 2015

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February 4, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr  
February 18, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr  
February 11, 2015 by Emily Zak  
February 11, 2015 by Joey Peters  

Special Issues

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

 

 

Love and Sex

It's All Natural

Features Been waiting for the most scandalous, sensuous and scintillating issue of the year? This year’s Love & Sex special edition keeps it real. It’s all natural, after all. ... More

Feb. 11, 2015 by Enrique Limón

War on Sentences

Rethinking prison terms for nonviolent drug offenders

Features Like other mischievous boys growing up in the mid-1960s, Ricardo Vázquez was a bit of a rebel.
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Feb. 04, 2015 by Peter St. Cyr

Horror Stories

Working toward landlord accountability and renters’ rights

Features It’s the leaky apartment whose roof collapsed. The kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, stove and air conditioner, none of which work. The bugs. The drafty windows. The clogged pipes. Some shortcomings with rental properties are blatant violation ... More

Jan. 27, 2015 by Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

SFR’s Top 10 Stories of 2014

Features Next year is heading toward us like a tidal wave, so the news gang at SFR offers you this look at what happened and our best guesses about what’s coming next. ... More

Dec. 30, 2014 by SFR

Hard Core

Santa Fe cider makers bring on the juice

Features Hard apple cider was arguably the most popular boozy beverage in the United States prior to the 20th century, and its cultural roots run deep.
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Jan. 20, 2015 by Natalie Bovis

Legislative Preview

Features New Mexico is gearing up for its 60-day lawmaking session, which begins at noon on Jan. 20. Our report covers loopholes in the state rules about spending by lobbyists and records about their activities, and hits on what you can expect as the sausage-making begins. ... More

Jan. 13, 2015 by Justin Horwath

Snail's Pace

New Mexico crawls toward economic recovery

Features Mitchell heads the University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business & Economic Research, which uses hard data to make projections and estimations about the state’s economy. ... More

Jan. 07, 2015 by Joey Peters

On Tap

Should the adversarial relationship between bars and liquor control be past tense? More of SID’s citations are now warnings

Features Instead of paying a $5 cover charge, the man who visited the newest downtown bar on a busy November Saturday night flashed his badge. That’s according to Doug Nava and Mark England, co-owners of The Blue Rooster, who say he then walked with a pract ... More

Dec. 23, 2014 by Justin Horwath

Which Milk

Practices on New Mexico conventional dairies’ factory farms are hard to swallow

Features Milk cartons and dairy co-op websites feature drawings or photographs of lovely cows standing in lush green pastures and shots of farmers, smiling, standing with an arm around a cow.
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Dec. 16, 2014 by Joseph Sorrentino

SFR’s 2014 Winter Guide

Features What do the holidays in Santa Fe mean to you? SFR's 2015 Winter Guide brings you enough ideas to create some lifelong memories. ... More

Dec. 02, 2014 by Enrique Limón

Naughty or Nice

Is PNM too reliant on coal?

Features As Public Service Company of New Mexico enters the final phase of its proposal to phase out more coal, environmentalists say the plan doesn't go far enough to use cleaner solar and wind power. ... More

Dec. 09, 2014 by Peter St. Cyr
 
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