Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[By the Hour - Hundreds of thousands in public money flows to private attorney, but Gov. Martinez’ staff won’t say how much]]>
By: Jeff Proctor
Gov. Susana Martinez’ administration continues to insist on keeping secret how much taxpayer money has flowed to a well-connected Albuquerque attorney who frequently represents the governor in court.
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<![CDATA[Cash Withdrawal - Grassroots movement urges city to divest from Wells Fargo, which funds Dakota Access Pipeline]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
Come the fall, the city government could sever ties with a bank that’s helping to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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<![CDATA[State of the State - Governor addresses her view of state's problems, solutions on first day of lawmaking session ]]>
By: Matt Grubs
Gov. Susana Martinez lays out her plan today to balance two state budgets. She faces reinvigorated Democratic opposition as Republicans lost control of the House, which they captured two years ago.]]>
<![CDATA[Meow Wolf Temporarily Closing for Additions - House of Eternal Return to close its doors from Jan. 17-Feb. 1]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Meow Wolf CEO Vince Kadlubek announced Thursday that sprawling permanent art installation, House of Eternal Return, is set to close for just under three weeks.]]>
<![CDATA[Women’s March on Washington - In DC and at home, the women of New Mexico are ready to stand up]]>
By: Kim Jones
“Women’s rights are human rights. Everybody’s rights are human rights. Everybody matters, everybody has equal importance in this world,” says local activist Amanda Flory.]]>
<![CDATA[Cop Pay Debate - Mayor wants raises across the board, not just for police officers]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
Addressing a proposed pay increase for police officers, Mayor Javier Gonzales on Wednesday said the city should find a way to bump salaries across the board rather than focusing strictly on law enforcem]]>
<![CDATA[Secret Data - The ‘politics’ of wrangling data on the Gila]]>
By: Laura Paskus, New Mexico Political Report
A one-sentence provision in state law is emboldening at least one agency to keep public information from seeing the light of day.
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<![CDATA[AMP Concerts Wins $25K - The Railyard Concert Series might soon be better than ever ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Local promoter Jamie Lenfestey announced via Facebook Thursday that the Santa Fe branch of nonprofit promotion company AMP Concerts had won a $25 thousand dollar grant.]]>
<![CDATA[Over the Hill - Private lease for agriculture to take over part of county’s unused ranch]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
Nearly eight years ago, Santa Fe County shelled out $7 million of taxpayer dollars to purchase 470 acres of land near La Cienega]]>
<![CDATA[Javi-year - Inside the day planner of Santa Fe’s ‘part-time’ figurehead]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
Mayor Javier Gonzales loves La Plazuela. He dined at the restaurant housed at La Fonda Hotel 19 times in 2016. And he almost always ordered a table for two.]]>
<![CDATA[Back Street Blues - Longtime local lunchtime eatery might be pushed out of 20-year space]]>
By: Maria Egolf-Romero

 

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<![CDATA[The End of Everything - What happens in New Mexico under President Trump?]]>
By: Steven Hsieh, Kim Jones, Elizabeth Miller
The vision for America barked by Donald Trump on the campaign trail does not reflect our community’s values. Santa Fe County voters—80 percent of them—rejected him at the polls.
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<![CDATA[Not Noteworthy - State records on public input on the Clean Power Plan don’t exist]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
When the Conservation Voters New Mexico Education Fund asked to review documentation or notes from public meetings the New Mexico Environment Department held in 2015 as they began planning how to comp]]>
<![CDATA[Evidence on Ice - Santa Fe PD is ahead in processing rape kits—because they already cleaned out a freezer full of them]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
The trouble started with a freezer, and the question of just what could be done to get rid of it and open up some space at the Santa Fe Police Department headquarters.]]>
<![CDATA[Future Payday - Uncovering cronyism in NM’s medical cannabis license awards]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
Two New Mexico Department of Health employees secretively pledged thousands of dollars to a Santa Fe medical cannabis producer applicant that was eventually awarded a license by their own agency last year.
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<![CDATA[Meow Wolf Creates Fund for DIY Art Space Support - Tragedies like Ghost Ship can be avoided ]]>
By: Kim Jones
On Dec. 2 in Oakland, California, a warehouse fire at popular DIY music and art space Ghost Ship killed 36 people and traumatized more than 100. ]]>
<![CDATA[Free Parking - Mayor's proposal follows uproar over parking meter fee increase]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
Mayor Javier Gonazles on Wednesday introduced a proposal to provide two hours of free parking at city garages, a nod to downtown merchants who revolted this summer against rate hikes for street met]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Lujan Grisham is Running for Governor - Congresswoman is the first candidate to throw her hat in the ring]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
We still haven’t recovered from last month’s election, but politics doesn’t wait for the weary.]]>
<![CDATA[Ruffled by Raffles - With the pending sale of SFUAD delayed, students are still mostly in the dark]]>
By: Kim Jones
Writers feverishly revise their final portfolios, photographers scour their surroundings for mid-day standalones and theater majors prepare for upcoming shows.
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<![CDATA[From Jail to Grave - Woman’s death after detention prompts civil rights lawsuit]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
Breanna Vasquez died of spinal meningitis at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center on November 11, 2014, two days after becoming unresponsive at the county jail.
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