Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[Rick May Headed Back To DC - The former New Mexico cabinet secretary will be staff director for the US House Budget Committee]]>
By: Joey Peters
 Rick May, the former New Mexico cabinet secretary who had a public falling out with Gov. Susana Martinez, is headed back to Washington DC to work on the federal budget.

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<![CDATA[Middle Ground - For some, president's immigration changes are good; for others, not good enough]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
For immigrants like Cinthya Chavez and Ivan Jimenez, who live and work in Santa Fe, President Barack Obama’s executive decision to protect millions of people from deportation couldn’t have come fa]]>
<![CDATA[State Gets Green Light for Gila Decision - Judge says petitioner in open meetings case has to pay $62 million bond to keep restraining order in place]]>
By: Laura Paskus
A District Court judge in Santa Fe has lifted a temporary restraining order against the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission. 
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<![CDATA[Money Machine - In Congress, Rep Ben Ray Luján has sought to stifle big-money influence on elections. In politics, he takes helm at multimillion dollar PAC]]>
By: Justin Horwath
As the head of the DCCC, New Mexico's US Rep Lujan has now become in integral cog in the modern-day election money machine that raises and spends millions of dollars to influence your vote.


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<![CDATA[Slow Burn - Enforcing the city's new marijuana decriminalization law is taking forever]]>
By: Joey Peters
More than two months after City Council approved decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, the new ordinance still isn't being fully enforced.]]>
<![CDATA[Four More Years - Projections show New Mexico's workforce recovering to pre-recession levels in 2018]]>
By: Joey Peters

New Mexico needs another four years to recover to pre-Great Recession employment levels, according to state Workforce Solutions projections.

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<![CDATA[Ride Sharing Arrives in Santa Fe - Despite controversy with PRC and local cab operator, Uber makes surprise launch with mayor's support]]>
By: SFR
The ride-sharing taxi alternative Uber made a surprise launch in Santa Fe today, giving a lift to Mayor Javier Gonzales from the Plaza as its “Rider Zero.”]]>
<![CDATA[Liberating Liberia - Getting beyond its reputation for Ebola, there's more to Liberia's tale]]>
By: Jack Kolkmeyer
With the Ebola crisis so much in the news these days and the emphasis on fear-mongering and the virulent nature of the virus, it is a bit surprising that so little is being written or broadcast in the United States about the actual area where this epidemic broke out.]]>
<![CDATA[King Hemp - Could marijuana’s non-psychoactive counterpart be the next cash crop?]]>
By: Joey Peters
Doug Fine believes that hemp will save humanity.
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<![CDATA[Luján To Head DCCC - ]]>
By: Joey Peters

Santa Fe's own US Rep. Ben Ray Luján is the pick to lead the national Democratic Party's efforts to elect its members to Congress in the 2016 election cycle.


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<![CDATA[Public Power - Santa Fe councilors to debate public utility ordinance as soon as December ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Santa Fe City councilors could debate an ordinance that would create a publicly owned power company as soon as next month, says Councilor Peter Ives, the measure's sponsor. ]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Fe County Floats La Bajada Proposal Request - Bid asks public for ranch uses]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Santa Fe County published a bid asking for offers to purchase or lease the 470-acre property near La Cienega formerly known as Santa Fe Canyon Ranch. ]]>
<![CDATA[Election TV Ads Top $12 Million - Gov. Martinez accounted for 25% of state’s TV ads]]>
By: New Mexico In Depth
At a cost of $12.2 million, New Mexico candidates and political action committees aired 260 hours of commercials on traditional TV stations across the state for the 2014 election.Republican Gov. Susan]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Fe to Support Amtrak Southwest Chief in Legislature - Train route's Northern New Mexico leg is in jeopardy]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The City of Santa Fe is seeking to convince state lawmakers to support Amtrak's Southwest Chief in the upcoming 60-day legislative session that starts in January.]]>
<![CDATA[Fuego Makes Big League - Former Santa Fe player signed by Miami Marlins]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
A popular player who was part of this year’s league champion Santa Fe Fuego baseball team is heading to the majors.
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<![CDATA[Gila Hearing Delayed - ]]>
By: Laura Paskus
A hearing scheduled for today regarding a lawsuit against the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission over its planning on the Gila River has been canceled. By the end of 2014, the commission must dec]]>
<![CDATA[A Fistful Of Naughty - This year's indie porn fest Pornotopia is bigger than ever]]>
By: Joey Peters
It's been one year since the New Mexico Supreme Court allowed an annual Albuquerque adult film festival to continue, and this year's Pornotopia is taking full advantage.]]>
<![CDATA[Homeless Debate Fills Chambers - City Council tells manager to sign contract with nonprofit to operate emergency homeless shelter for two more years]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Confronted with a full room of Santa Feans who have strong opinions about a homeless shelter on Cerrillos Road, the City Council chose a middle ground on Wednesday night. Councilors told the cit]]>
<![CDATA[Shelter's Uncertain Future - City stalls on long-term lease with Interfaith Community Shelter at Pete's Pets]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The City of Santa Fe has not renewed its lease of the old Pete’s Pets building with the nonprofit Interfaith Community Shelter Group that rents the 2801 Cerrillos Road space, says the group’s chairman Guy Gronquist. ]]>
<![CDATA[Common Enemy - Common Cause plans to work with GOP leadership on curbing money in politics]]>
By: Joey Peters
Common Cause New Mexico is hoping the new GOP House leadership makes room to address a heated issue: Money in politics.   

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