Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[Journalism Honors - SFR earns top prizes for investigative journalism and education reporting from NMPA and APME]]>
By: SFR
When SFR's reporting team kept following the money, they pieced together a compelling report about connections between the state's governor and the owners of racino enterprise, and earned a first place award from the New Mexico Press Association.
]]>
<![CDATA[Super PAC enters New Mexico attorney general race - Ad buy is first big one in NM from an outside group]]>
By: New Mexico In Depth
A Democratic super PAC booked at least $345,350 in TV ads aimed at the New Mexico attorney general’s race last week. In fact, the Committee for Justice and Fairness is outspending the two c]]>
<![CDATA[Sue School - Teachers union files two lawsuits against state Public Education Department]]>
By: Joey Peters
The National Education Association of New Mexico, which over the past few years has clashed heavily with Gov. Susana Martinez' education policies, recently filed two lawsuits against the state education department. 

]]>
<![CDATA[Gary King Launches Criminal Probe into Missing Emails - Attorney General's Office hasn't announced targets, statutes violated]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Attorney General Gary King has launched a criminal investigation into the alleged destruction of electronic files within the Third Judicial District Attorney's Office. 

]]>
<![CDATA[Low Water - Despite rainfall in town, Santa Fe city reservoirs remain low]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Santa Fe and outlying areas got a good dousing of rain this month, but those cloudbursts didn’t fall equally in the city’s watershed. ]]>
<![CDATA[Toss trash free this weekend - Waste agency will take rubbish, bulky items off your hands]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The Solid Waste Management Agency (SWaMa) is hosting trash amnesty days this weekend. Santa Fe city and county residents can bring trash to the Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station (BuRRT)]]>
<![CDATA[Feds Want Jamie Estrada Behind Bars - Former Gov. Martinez campaign manager wants probation ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Prosecutors with New Mexico's US Attorney's Office are asking a federal judge to sentence Gov. Susana Martinez' former campaign manager to prison. ]]>
<![CDATA[Gary King's Webisodes - Cows, kids and controversy featured in online videos for low-spending gubernatorial candidate]]>
By: Joey Peters
Gary King's campaign coffers may not be enough to allow him to purchase TV time this month, but he's trying to make up for that online. This week, King's campaign released two YouTube "webisodes."
]]>
<![CDATA[New Neighbor - Producer buys part of Santa Fe Canyon Ranch, reduces development density]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Meet your new neighbor: The Beverly Hills producer who brought the world the Friday the 13th  and Species franchises and films such as Ronin and Stigmata. But Frank Mancuso Jr. isn’t ]]>
<![CDATA[Challenge This - Ice buckets may dwindle, but ALS is still rare, deadly and unknown]]>
By: Joey Peters
Since losing her son to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 11 years ago, Santa Fean Claire Whitaker is still coming to terms with living with the disease.]]>
<![CDATA[Amy Orlando Responds to Missing Email Allegations - Martinez ally calls District Attorney Mark D'Antonio's investigation a "political witch hunt"]]>
By: Justin Horwath
One of the top lawyers in state government calls an investigation by the Third Judicial District Attorney into missing emails "a taxpayer-funded political witch hunt," but she never directly addresses the allegations in her prepared statement.
]]>
<![CDATA[Legalize It - Study says marijuana sales would bring $28M to New Mexico]]>
By: Joey Peters
A study released this week concludes that legalizing marijuana in New Mexico would bring an additional $28 million in state revenue each year. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Helping and Hopping Hand - Second Street Brewery and the Santa Fe Conservation Trust partner for a frothy approach to land preservation]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
The next time you find yourself enjoying the Dale Ball Trail, the Santa Fe Rail Trail, the pristine view from Arroyo Hondo, or the unfettered, star-studded night ]]>
<![CDATA[The Satanic Lawsuit - Do Satanists have religious rights? ]]>
By: Joey Peters
An inmate at Western New Mexico Correctional Facility is suing the state for allegedly infringing his freedom to practice Satanic worship.]]>
<![CDATA[Cutting Ties? - Santa Fe City Union members attempt ]]>
By: Joey Peters
 Some members of the largest city labor union want to cut ties with the national union organization, and the campaign has prompted a takeover by higher ranking union leaders. ]]>
<![CDATA[UPDATED: Vanished - Report says emails, hard drives and documents destroyed under DA leadership of close Susana Martinez associate ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Emails, hard drives and documents vanished under the leadership of one of Gov. Susana Martinez’ closest confidants, according to an investigation released Tuesday by the Third Judicial District Atto]]>
<![CDATA[Band of Brothers - Senator’s financial disclosure forms raise more ethics questions]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee Chairman Phil A Griego, D-San Jose, is in the ethics hot seat again.]]>
<![CDATA[Public Bank Gets Off the Dime - League of Women Voters of Santa Fe County holds event Tuedsay; Daylong sypmosium is Saturday]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The proposal to create a public bank to inject cash into Santa Fe’s economy has moved from the mayoral campaign trail to the mayor’s office.]]>
<![CDATA[Lackluster Gov Forum - Martinez and King talk to VIP crowd at joint appearance]]>
By: Joey Peters
By the looks of the first gubernatorial forum between Gov. Susana Martinez and challenger Gary King, things won't be getting better this election cycle.  A Monday forum might very well have symbolized everything wrong with the state's politics and power structure in recent times. ]]>
<![CDATA[Gila Hiccup - Former Interstate Stream Commission director says group violated the state Open Meetings Act ]]>
By: Laura Paskus
A former director of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, Norman Gaume, announced Monday that he’s planning to sue that agency for alleged violations of the state’s Open Meetings Act.]]>