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Tear Down that Wall

Hearing officer recommends medpot program transparency

A yearslong battle waged by open government advocates to shed light on the state’s Medical Cannabis Program is one step closer to being settled without a costly courtroom fight.

Friday, February 12, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

This Weekend

Love the one you're with

Take your sweetie out to hear some live music, have a few laughs and buy a few books. Not coupled up? These events are great solo, as well!

Friday, February 12, 2016 SFR

Morning Word: State Budget Woes

Land commissioner suggests raising gasoline taxes

As the price of oil dropped to $26.19 a barrel on Thursday, Sen. Finance Chairman John Arthur Smith says the state budget will likely have to be cut again. 

Friday, February 12, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

More Rentals, Please

City adjusts affordable housing requirement in hopes of increasing development

In the years since Santa Fe began requiring rental housing developers to make 15 percent of units in any new development priced at an affordable level instead of the market rate, only one multifamily

Thursday, February 11, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

The Fork

Spice Up Your Life and Get Decadent

The Spring Equinox (Sunday, March 20) is barreling down hard, but before it arrives there are some delicious culinary happenings to consider in Santa Fe and beyond.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 Rob DeWalt

Nonviolent Drug Sentence Reductions

Dozens of New Mexicans have months shaved off their sentences for federal drug crimes

Even as Republican lawmakers push a series of tough new criminal sentencing bills in Santa Fe this month, federal officials, including New Mexico’s senior senator, are rethinking the mass incarceration of non...

Thursday, February 11, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Santa Fe Considers Trimming Payroll

Councilors ask staff managers to plan for job cuts

City managers asked to present a plan that focuses on attrition and other "reasonable reductions" without cutting essential services like police, fire and public utilities.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

New DA Goes After DV

District Attorney Jennifer Padgett says she'll stop practice of pleading down domestic violence cases

 Newly appointed District Attorney Jennifer Padgett introduced herself to Santa Fe City Council with a nod toward her history with the Children, Youth and Families Department.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

Morning Word: Tax Hike Proposed in Santa Fe

New revenue and spending cuts needed to close city's budget gap

Mayor Javier Gonzales also urges support for his Santa Fe Verde Fund initiative to generate investment revenue to combat climate change and to fight poverty.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Theater in Motley

Music, magic and mayhem, oh my

Any artist will tell you, especially starting out, it’s easier to die from exposure than to sustain yourself with it. At the same time, exposure is still the common nonlegal tender that’s offered

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Ben Kendall
 

Morning Word: State Budget Woes

Land commissioner suggests raising gasoline taxes

Morning Word As the price of oil dropped to $26.19 a barrel on Thursday, Sen. Finance Chairman John Arthur Smith says the state budget will likely have to be cut again.  ... More

Feb. 12, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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