On Monday, Aug. 13, a local named Sam Atakra created* a Facebook event titled “Public Meeting with OTAB about ‘Diminishing Nightlife,’” kicking off a lengthy, impassioned Facebook forum on all things nightlife.
’Twas four months before Christmas, and all through the town, holiday
cheer was nonexistent, which made me feel down. Suddenly, out by the
office dumpster, there arose such a clatter that staff writer Justin
Horwath and I arose to see what was the matter. Then what to our
wondering eyes should appear, but a fake Christmas tree—seven feet
tall—with lights, a star, ornaments and all.
By a variety of measures—graduation rates, reading proficiency, standardized test scores—Santa Fe Public Schools are failing.
But Joel Boyd, the district’s new superintendent, has a plan to turn that around.
More than 27,000 New Mexicans work for state government, according to the state’s sunshine portal. Those state employees are required to give a portion of their paychecks to a pension fund run by the Public Employees Retirement Association. When an employee retires, the pension is repaid.
Of the 16 states that allow medical marijuana, New Mexico is one of only three that haven’t experienced federal government crackdowns, according to Washington, DC-based National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Medical marijuana advocates cite the state Medical Cannabis Program’s stringent rules.