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Sunshine Week: The Foilies

Some government agencies are so bad at handling public records requests, they deserve an award

Local News Shoshana Walter with the Center for Investigative Reporting filed a routine public records request with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department for a story on a rogue firearms instructor.

Monday, March 14, 2016 Electronic Freedom Foundation

UPDATED: The Tipping Point

Drivers say state's embrace of Uber should include lessons in tipping etiquette

Local News New Mexico’s state laws allow for the operation of smartphone-based ride-sharing services like Uber since Gov. Susana Martinez signed a bill this week. 

Friday, March 11, 2016 Maria Egolf-Romero

City Signs On to Watershed Grant

Santa Fe and state to share costs to prevent wildfire

Local News The City of Santa Fe has signed on to a grant/loan agreement from the state to share the costs of managing forests near the city watershed in an effort to prevent catastrophic wildfire there. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

Who Spent What?

Local News Lobbyists may end up reporting far less of their spending on lawmakers under a bill lauded for improving the state’s campaign finance system.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 New Mexico In Depth

Drilling Down

Injunction against fracking near Chaco moves to higher court

Local News Environmental groups have once again asked a judge to order the US Bureau of Land Management to stop issuing permits for hydraulic fracturing near Chaco Canyon.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

Safe at School?

SFUAD changes its pepper spray policy, revamps lighting for campus security

Local News The Santa Fe University of Art and Design is facing criticism concerning security, yet it appears to be making some strides to smooth relations with the campus community.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Maria Egolf-Romero

Ending the Textbook Death March

Film on schools screening Tuesday calls for radical reform

Local News The American education system dates to an era of factory and assembly-line jobs, acclimating kids to a life of carefully outlined tasks and regimented schedules preferred by the industry leaders in power at the...

Monday, March 7, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

Griego's Land Lease in Default

State Land Office demands $6,000 for stolen rocks

Local News It just hasn’t been a good week for Phil Griego. On Monday, he was charged with nine felonies.  Now, SFR has learned the land office plans to cancel his lease in San Miguel County in 30 days.

Friday, March 4, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

Inside Track

Cabinet official denies connection between a health department insider and a new cannabis producer

Local News Last year, when medical cannabis harvest yield reports confirmed chronic shortages around the state, New Mexico Health Department Secretary Retta Ward settled on two approaches to provide safe access to thousan...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Peter St. Cyr

So Long, Patti

A Q&A with Santa Fe’s record-setting city councilor

Local News Patti Bushee’s era as the longest-serving councilor in the city’s history is over. On the eve of the election, SFR caught up with Bushee over a glass of sangria to say goodbye.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm
 
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Morning Word: Death Penalty Reinstatement Would Cost State Millions

Morning Word At the same time New Mexico lawmakers are trying to shore up the state’s budget, the New Mexico Public Defender's Office is questioning the costs associated with reinstating the death penalty.  ... More

Sept. 22, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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