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Dear Hanna Skandera

Student letters to education secretary about PARCC testing weren't as bad as story portrayed

Local News Several students wrote letters to Education Secretary Hanna Skandera protesting the PARCC exam. Read them for yourself below.

Friday, March 20, 2015 Joey Peters

Hoop Dreams

Attorney General Hector Balderas' bracket is very kind to NMSU

Local News Today marks the start of NCAA March Madness, and in a tradition popularized by President Obama in 2009, politicians are submitting their brackets to the public.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Joey Peters

Violation of Public Trust

It’s unclear if Phil Griego’s resignation from the Senate will be the end of the story

Local News Last Saturday, Phil Griego, a veteran Democratic Party political power broker and chairman of the New Mexico Senate’s Corporations and Transportation Committee, had what was probably the worst day of his poli...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Blowing It

Biologist punished for blowing the whistle on endangered species politics

Local News Even though biologists said the dunes sagebrush lizard might need legal protection under the Endangered Species Act, the US government decided three years ago that it would be good enough to help the lizard by ...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Laura Paskus

Go Home, Drone!

Local News A bill that would restrict drone access to private property currently sits before the state Senate floor, yet the sponsor is hopeful to get it through the House before session’s end this weekend.&

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Joey Peters

Bag Fee Passes Finance Committee

City attorney maintains 10-cent charge no longer an illegal tax

Local News A proposal by District 2 Councilor Peter Ives and District 1 Councilor Sig Lindell to charge a ten-cent fee with the use of each paper bag passed the Finance Committee by a narrow 3-2 vote.

Monday, March 16, 2015 Justin Horwath

Cannabis Bills Still Alive

With less than a week to go, cannabis bills are still moving in the Roundhouse

Local News Two cannabis-related bills have made significant progress in this year's state legislative session, but only one is likely to make it to the finish line.

Monday, March 16, 2015 Joey Peters

UPDATED: Santa Fe County Balks at Gov.'s Request on New Senator

Motion passes to take applications for Senate District 39 seat by Wednesday and consider them on Friday

Local News In an emergency meeting that many critics saw as a violation of the state's sunshine laws, the Santa Fe County Commission rejected Republican Gov. Susana Martinez' request to immediately name a replacement for ...

Sunday, March 15, 2015 Justin Horwath

Updated: State Senator Resigns Under Pressure

Sen. Phil A Griego faced ethics violations

Local News Threatened with expulsion from the New Mexico Legislature for violating Senate rules, Sen. Phil A Griego, D-San Jose, has resigned the District 39 seat he’s held since 1996.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Senate Rejects Matthew Chandler

Senate rejects lawyer's appointment to UNM regents

Local News On near party lines, the state Senate rejected attorney Matthew Chandler's appointment to the University of New Mexico Board of Regents after a day of heated political discussions over the vote.

Friday, March 13, 2015 Joey Peters
 
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