Santa Fe Reporter - Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-5-1-features.html <![CDATA[SFR’s 2017 Spring Poetry Search Winners - ]]>
By: SFR
Wow, Santa Fe. You are really into poetry right now. This year’s Spring Poetry Search blew us away with hundreds of entries that ran the gamut from short and sweet, long and funny to downright beautiful and moving.
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<![CDATA[The Foilies Awards - Recognizing the Year’s Worst in Government Transparency]]>
By: The Electronic Frontier Foundation
A commitment to public transparency should start at the top.
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<![CDATA[Throwing Away the Key - How the concentration of power has denied New Mexico’s ‘30-year lifers’ a fair shot at parole]]>
By: Jeff Proctor
Since 1985, OC Fero has lined his shelf with achievements. The former high school principal was ordained as a priest in the Catholic Apostolic Church of Antioch.
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<![CDATA[Seed Memory - How saving and cultivating seeds preserves and protects the future of food]]>
By: Maria Egolf-Romero
Imagine a mythology, passed down through the generations, packed full of life and the very elements of survival.]]>
<![CDATA[Beyond the Ban - Santa Feans from targeted Muslim countries feel new pressure on old wounds in the wake of Trump policy]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
Santa Fe is home to a small Muslim community of about 450 people in the greater county area, according to estimates in a private survey called the 2010 US Religious Census.
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<![CDATA[Border Patrol - Indigenous arts collective Postcommodity breaches theUS-Mexico border fence]]>
By: Jordan Eddy
Step into the room, and you’re caught in a centrifuge of whirring fence posts. Dark barriers slide across every wall, changing speed from one surface to the next like an ersatz carnival ride that’s about to burst at its bolts.
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<![CDATA[Love & Sex 2017 - A Jurassic F*ck]]>
By: Alex De Vore
It’s back! The re-bone-en-ing is nigh! After a brief respite last year for, uh, logistical reasons, we knew it was time to get love and sex back into the minds and hearts of our readers.
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<![CDATA[Our Schools are Drowning in Data - Why is NM wasting money, time and sanity compiling data sets that are redundant and ineffective?]]>
By: Matt Grubs
It took Lisa Durkin about a month, she figures, of staying after school two or three nights a week. Usually she’d be in her classroom until 7 pm gathering lesson plans or logs of contact she’d had with parents.]]>
<![CDATA[25 Things We Love About Santa Fe - ]]>
By: SFR
The aerial photos that made up this week’s cover image are from a drone soaring over above downtown during one of our summer markets. We love this view and we love this city.
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<![CDATA[Chop Suey on San Francisco Street - How George Park beat anti-Chinese laws and started a prominent Santa Fe family]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
The woman watched as soldiers confiscated her family’s land and beat her husband to death—another horror in the bloody land reforms of Chairman Mao Zedong’s Communist Party.
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<![CDATA[Lost, Found, Forgotten - Hundreds of people die anonymously each year, but a public database offers a chance to name some of the dead]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
Lifelong rancher Warren Read and his wife, Diane Amatore, were driving their ranch east of Las Vegas to check on their cattle when they spotted about 20 crows circling in the December sky above the property’s western fence line.
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<![CDATA[Action! - The film industry brings big money to New Mexico, but does the incentive cap mortgage its potential future success?]]>
By: Alex De Vore
After enjoying a surge of activity in the state, mid-2011 came as a dark time for the film industry in New Mexico. The arrival of Susana Martinez in the governor’s office and the subsequent session of the state Legislature presented threats to the future of film here.]]>
<![CDATA[New Year New Job - For these Santa Feans, 2017 is all about a fresh start]]>
By: SFR
Deck the halls, ring the bells and drop the antacid, the holidays have arrived. And by the time we return to the newsroom to crank up the old typewriters again, we’ll be in a whole new year.]]>
<![CDATA[Next in Line - New Mexico sees one high-profile child abuse death after the next, but outcomes for children aren’t getting any better]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
On a winter afternoon nearly five years ago, a 3-year-old child showed up at the emergency room at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. He arrived unconscious and vomiting, covered in bruises.]]>
<![CDATA[So Long, Farewell - The world has changed. Do we mourn? Or love what’s still here?]]>
By: Laura Paskus
It’s a crisp, late fall morning in Santa Fe. Larry Rasmussen, a Lutheran lay minister, and I sit side-by-side at his kitchen table. Sometimes we look at one another. But mostly we both look out the picture window.
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<![CDATA[Pay it Forward - Kidney transplant between former judge and ex-sheriff completes a cycle of giving that’s spanned decades]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
A beloved former judge and a tarnished former sheriff both born and raised in Santa Fe met again in the most intimate of ways at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, just before Thanksgiving.
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<![CDATA[2016 Writing Contest - My Great Adventure]]>
By: SFR
SFR asked writers to compose works on the theme of “your great adventure” for the new iteration of our annual contest for short fiction and nonfiction.
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<![CDATA[A Rio Runs Through Us - Our most familiar river gains new life in a new book from a local conservationist and UNM Press]]>
By: Gwyneth Doland
Its course is the heartline of New Mexico, surging down from Colorado, tumbling through Taos Canyon and swelling at the ancient confluence of rivers in Española before pooling in Cochiti Lake.
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<![CDATA[This Guy - Remember that night Donald Trump turned out to be right?]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
The unthinkable started to happen. Donald Trump, the reality television star who took America by the throat, invigorated half the country with a strain of populist nationalism not seen in recent history.
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<![CDATA[Nearest Ms. - A grossly unqualified candidate campaigning on racism and sexism likely won the presidency. His well-prepared rival was a woman.]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
This never would have happened if Hillary Clinton were a man.]]>