Aug. 27, 2015
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Embattled Charter School Administrator Weighed in on Veto

Under fire for a percieved conflict of interst, charter leader writes scathing letter urging action that governor later took

Local News The former administrator of an Albuquerque charter school being investigated by the FBI may have influenced the governor's veto of legislation that would have brought more regulations to charter schools.

Friday, February 27, 2015 Joey Peters

Power Plan Limbo

Opposition to PNM replacement proposal for sources of electricity remains high as decision looms

Local News The Public Service Company of New Mexico’s controversial power replacement plan is still undecided, and it doesn’t look like anything will be decided before April.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Protesting the PARCC

Suspended teens want meeting with state officals about the standardized test

Local News A dozen Santa Fe High School students stood in front of the state Public Education Department today, calling for a meeting with Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera over testing that they say ...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Joey Peters

Clean Sweep

Regional waste agency wants to close local transfer station

Local News This week, the agency that oversees both the recycling center and landfill here expects to finish writing a bid to seek a facility outside Santa Fe where the joint city/county agency can ship recyclables.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Justin Horwath

Charter Watch

Insiders say state didn’t scrutinize ABQ school even though FBI did

Local News One hallmark of the leadership of newly confirmed state Education Secretary Hanna Skandera is her open embrace of charter schools. Under Skandera’s Public Education Department, more than 80 charter schools ar...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Joey Peters

Judge: Gov.’s Political Calendar Not Public Record

Local News What the governor of New Mexico does that she considers “political” is not subject to the state’s open records laws, First Judicial District Court Judge Sarah Singleton has ruled.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Justin Horwath

Greenhouse

Local News Despite the long odds, two bills to reform New Mexico marijuana laws are making progress in the state Senate.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Joey Peters

Council Committee Green Lights Mini Booze Ban

The pleas of liquor store owners didn't sway two members of the Public Works Committee

Local News A proposal by District 1 City Councilor Sig Lindell to ban the sale of miniature bottles of booze city wide cleared its first hurdle at Monday's Public Works Committee hearing.

Monday, February 23, 2015 Justin Horwath

Campaign Cash Enforcement

Attorney general and secretary of state say they'll work together to enforce election laws

Local News One hallmark of New Mexico elections in the post-Citizens United era: the elections sheriffs rarely enforce the law.

Saturday, February 21, 2015 Justin Horwath

New Medical Marijuana Rules Adopted

Plant count triples for producers; patients allowed 8 ounces every 90 days

Local News After months of contentious public debate, New Mexico Health Department Secretary Retta Ward has adopted three new sets of medical marijuana rules.

Friday, February 20, 2015 Peter St. Cyr
 
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