April 29, 2016
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'Movements Matter'

Amy Goodman to speak in Santa Fe on why we need independent journalism as a ‘force for peace’

Local News After two decades reporting from campaign trails and watchdogging governments around the globe, Amy Goodman insists that grassroots movements matter more than any single politician.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

Pop Quiz

County Clerk and US Representative, District 3

Local News Happy campaign season! As the June 7 primary election approaches, it’s time to bring back SFR’s classic of cold-calling your candidates with questions about the offices they seek.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 SFR

Graduation Rates Reach New High

Local News Santa Fe Public Schools reports a new high for graduation rates this year at 66.8 percent, up from 52.5 percent in 2008, when the state adjusted the model for calculating graduation rates.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

More Electronic Monitoring

Jail population steady as county judges order more ankle bracelets, remote detection devices

Local News Use of electronic monitoring equipment to track criminal offenders and pre-trial defendants in Santa Fe County has nearly doubled over the past five years, according to the county's Public Safety Departmen...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Steven Hsieh

Special Juries Still Alive

Despite earlier statement, SF district attorney schedules cop shooting for investigative grand jury

Local News First Judicial District Attorney Jennifer Padgett says she has been in the middle of a “paradigm shift” over how best to decide whether police officers acted lawfully in shooting citizens.

Friday, April 15, 2016 Jeff Proctor

Artist Housing Moves Forward

City Council approves donation of land for affordable housing on Siler Road

Local News  The Arts and Creativity Center's proposed affordable housing development and retail space for creatives in Santa Fe saw City Council unanimously approve the donation of five acres on Siler Road.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

LANL cleanup calls for comment

Local News The New Mexico Environment Department has opened the new draft of its plan for cleanup of legacy nuclear waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory to public review and comment.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

State of Waste

Advocates say curbing flares and leaks from natural gas development could boost the state’s bottom line by millions

Local News The roads through oil and gas country are illuminated at night by the several-foot-tall flames of methane being burned off rather than captured.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Elizabeth Miller

A Broken Process

New Mexico is still struggling to comply with a decades-old court order to ensure benefits for indigent people

Local News Abby Knowlton drove to the offices of the Santa Fe Income Support Division on March 23, 2015, to apply for Medicaid and food stamps. She pulled a slip from a number dispenser and sat down to wait.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Steven Hsieh

Gentry Enters Medpot Debate

House GOP leader tries to influence Medical Cannabis Program plant caps

Local News A year after medical cannabis producers got the green light to triple the number of marijuana plants they can legally grow, Republican House Majority Leader Nate Gentry is urging the health department &nbs...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Peter St. Cyr
 
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Morning Word: Mitigating the Impact of Parental Incarceration on Children

Morning Word A new report from the Annie E Casey Foundation states more than 5 million children in the United States have had a parent incarcerated at some point in their lives. ... More

April 26, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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