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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

Nowhere to Turn

Inmates suffering from drug addiction may be running out of options

Local News Harris Silver remembers seeing his life flash before his eyes the day he almost died along an Arizona highway in 1986.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Peter St. Cyr

Duffy’s Out

Another top staffer leaves the Martinez cabinet

Local News After a long and varied career in state government, another of Gov. Susana Martinez’ cabinet officials has resigned.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Justin Horwath

You Call This Pork?

Santa Fe Botanical Garden moves forward despite governor’s veto

Local News Back in February, after the legislative session, Gov. Susana Martinez publicly excoriated lawmakers for requesting state funds for “wasteful pork.” She called out a few projects in particular—including th...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Numbered Days

Changes to the state’s developmental disability program have many families worried about the future

Local News Each week, Rachel Hardy spends 24 hours out in the community, sorting clothes at Goodwill and selling her paintings and drawings at VSA arts of New Mexico. Hardy, who suffers from multiple seizures each day, is...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Joey Peters

Data Dump

LANL’s massive database is a flashpoint—but can anyone use it?

Local News Intellus New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory’s massive database, is “the future of environmental data”—at least according to its website.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Fourth-Floor Shakeup

Who’s in and who’s out at the governor’s office

Local News Staff changes are shaking up Gov. Susana Martinez’ administration.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Justin Horwath

Martinezcare

Temperatures rise as New Mexico weighs the future of health care

Local News Last year, Randy Murray spent six months shopping for a health care provider. At 65, Murray was newly eligible for Medicare—and, as a former banker, he thought he was well-equipped for the challenge. It did...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Justin Horwath and Joey Peters
 
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