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Pot Shots

Why one man wants to keep PTSD sufferers from using medical cannabis

Local News Like Kieve’s patients, many PTSD sufferers attest to cannabis’ benefits, and several hundred are planning to show up during Ulwelling’s appearance before the MCAB on Nov. 7.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Joey Peters

Just Say Nuke

Southeastern New Mexico goes nuclear. Is that bad?

Local News To Greg Mello, executive director of the Los Alamos Study Group, the recent federal approval of a uranium de-conversion plant near Hobbs only contributes to southeastern New Mexico’s identity as a “wasteple...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Justin Horwath

Numbers Game

A greatest-hits of campaign finance

Local News $1780K Approximate size* of the war chest held by the union-funded PAC Patriot Majority New Mexico. In less than three months since its founding, the PAC has raised $779,816 and spent just $162.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Super Fun Voting Holiday

Common Cause CEO talks lobbying, voting and ‘Edgarisms’

Local News On the same year as Common Cause’s 40th anniversary, the US Supreme Court handed down a controversial ruling in the now-famous Citizens United case, allowing unlimited spending from special interests and effe...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Joey Peters

Booze Cruisers

It’s not easy being a local liquor store— especially when state cops come knocking

Local News Five months ago, on the night of Cinco de Mayo, 56-year-old Daniel Gomez stumbled into Owl’s Liquors.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Justin Horwath

Fringe Benefit

Santa Fe’s community workforce agreement: worker protection or union windfall?

Local News Eight months ago, when the Santa Fe City Council unanimously passed new rules mandating that contractors for large city construction projects work closely with organized labor, it stayed largely under the radar...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Joey Peters

Free Money!

(Sort of.)

Local News Here’s a news flash: There are no super PACs in New Mexico.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Aspen Glow

If this is the twilight of our forests, you’d better get out and play in them

Local News If you happened to venture outside the city this past weekend, you would have come upon fall’s breathtaking performance: acres of aspen trees fading from green to yellow and gold as the autumn chill creeps do...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

NMF’ed Up

A scandal raises a fundamental question: Does New Mexico really need a finance authority?

Local News Last month, scandal erupted at the New Mexico Finance Authority.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Justin Horwath

School Politics

Online-only schools are education reform’s next flashpoint

Local News Virtual charter schools, which allow kids to learn online from home, may be the wave of the future in a rural state like New Mexico.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Joey Peters
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