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Passing the Gavel

Ken Martinez takes up the mantle as New Mexico’s second most powerful politician

Local News State Rep. W Kenneth Martinez, who is poised to become the second most powerful official in New Mexico next Tuesday, loves watching football games, especially when his youngest son, Agustin “Tino” Martinez,...

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

The Jobs Race

As New Mexico’s economy falls behind, politicians remain at odds over how to catch up

Local News New Mexico needs jobs. The state has lost roughly 40,000 jobs over the past five years; last year, even as the rest of the country recovered, New Mexico lost another 4,800 jobs.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Sterling Fluharty, Alexa Schirtzinger

Puck Everlasting

Can hockey make it in New Mexico?

Local News Brian Greer moved to Taos to ski, but he got hooked on another winter sport.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Justin Horwath

Drunk Riding

Cost of your cab ride home: $1. Not getting a DWI: priceless.

Local News It’s Saturday night in Santa Fe and I’m out drinking. Closing time is approaching—it’s near 2 am—and I need to get home, but I have too much bourbon in my belly to drive.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Joey Peters

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

Cliffhanger

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
 
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