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High-Speed Delay

City funded project to improve Internet awaits bid process

Local News A typical business in Santa Fe pays about $700 per month for Internet connection. But what they’re getting in return—a speed of 3 megabits per second—is nothing to bargain for.  “That’s in

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Joey Peters

Hunger Games

Food-stamp cuts leave charity programs picking up the slack

Local News The questions from people experiencing “food insecurity”—the bureaucratic term for living in fear of hunger or starvation—came fast. In the first week of November, Bag n’ Hand Pantry at St.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Justin Horwath

Election Prediction

Horse race poll shows how mayoral candidates might fare

Local News Patti Bushee has a big lead over four other top contenders in Santa Fe’s mayoral election in the first public poll about the race, but the longtime city councilor also earned the highest percentage

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Justin Horwath

Access Denied

State law blocks Drug Enforcement Administration from verifying medical cannabis patients’ licenses

Local News An outspoken medical marijuana patient with a license to grow her own plants is upset with federal agents for raiding her private garden before it could be harvested. “The whole thing sucks,” Mel

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

Droning On

Journalist takes inside look at US military industry with 'Dirty Wars'

Local News Jeremy Scahill crouches on top of a tattered rooftop in Mogadishu, Somalia, and gunfire rings out. “The men fired across the rooftops,” Scahill narrates.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Justin Horwath

Boon or bust?

Allegations fly around union boss’ ethics, cash handling

Local News Jon Hendry makes no bones about it. He knows who he favors as the next mayor of Santa Fe and is willing to work for that candidate.  But Hendry, the president of the New Mexico Federation of Labor,

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Joey Peters

Insurgency

Long-shot GOP candidate for Senate has unconventional message

Local News When the budding legalization of same-sex marriage rights swept both the US and New Mexico this past summer, most partisans reacted with the expected narrative—praise or contempt.  But in the sout

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Joey Peters

Donor Drama

Who’s backing the candidates for governor with big cash?

Local News Republican Gov. Susana Martinez  this week returned $25,000 in campaign contributions to the former owner of a chain of abortion clinics and his wife after SFR inquired about donations the pair m

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Justin Horwath

Sweet Street Music

Buskers oppose Plaza ban, call for changes to public performance rules

Local News Susan Dietrich Schneider stands on the edge of the Santa Fe Plaza on a chilly October afternoon. She wears a winged Viking helmet as she sings The Beatles' “Strawberry Fields Forever,” twisting the

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Justin Horwath

Furloughed Out

Looming lab closure worst local factor in federal shutdown

Local News Furloughs from the federal government shutdown are already a cause for concern to local economist Lee Reynis. But if the shutdown continues into the next weeks, she says the bottom line could get shak

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Joey Peters
 
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