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The Candy Man Can

Local chocolatier aims for lieutenant governor position

Local News On the corner of Ninita Street and St. Francis Drive is CG Higgins Confections—a veritable Taj Mahal of sweets, of which proprietor and namesake Chuck Higgins is the maharaja.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Enrique Limón

Living Proof

Program helps homeless Santa Feans find jobs, new lives

Local News A few years ago in Santa Fe, after drinking in the dead of winter, Bill Short says his homeless friends “had to pull me down a hill, because I was passed out and would freeze to death.”

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Sterling Fluharty

Paying Homage

New Mexico mourns former House Speaker Ben Luján’s passing

Local News The recent death of former state House Speaker Ben Luján, D-Santa Fe, prompted multiple public visitations and memorials last week, including one in the Roundhouse rotunda.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Joey Peters

Private Exchange

Emails reveal public officials were only there to “legitimatize” things

Local News As New Mexico moves forward with a federally mandated health insurance exchange, some state lawmakers are crying foul.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Everything you need to know to survive the “fiscal cliff”

Local News Five Questions Everything you wanted to know (didn’t you?) about the impending fiscal cliff

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger, Sterling Fluharty

The Patrón Awards

SFR’s first-ever, possibly biased assessment of the best and worst of 2012

Local News This year marks the inauguration of SFR’s Patrón Awards (named, of course, for New Mexico’s loved and hated patron system—the good ol’ boy network that has shaped state politics for a century). The awa...

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Top 10 Stories

Newsmakers, newsbreakers and more: SFR’s top stories in 2012

Local News Oh, Susana! The rest of the country loves you.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Elephant in the Room

New Mexico’s political parties struggle to find a foothold in the age of super PACs

Local News After elections come more elections. On Saturday—just over a month after the Nov. 6 election—the Republican Party of New Mexico selected its new figurehead: a tall, deep-voiced Lincoln County party chairman...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Justin Horwath

Getting a Piece

State agencies scramble for a share of the budget surplus

Local News Earlier this year, the state House reached what former Speaker Ben Luján, D-Santa Fe, characterized as a milestone in his farewell speech: Its members voted unanimously to pass the state budget.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Joey Peters

Front Page: The Grinch

Delancey Street workers put the merry into Christmas trees

Local News “We do a lot of work. We work hard. It’s really no self-gain, but they have a thing called Big Picture when you first get there, it’s a class you go through…[you learn that] all the wrong that we did, y...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Mia Rose Carbone
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