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The Replacement

Gov. Martinez gets last word on filling Stephen Easley’s House seat

Local News At a crowded town hall meeting this past January in Eldorado, Stephen Easley, a newly-elected Democratic state representative, was gearing up for his first legislative session.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Joey Peters

Marriage Debate Rages

Courts, clerks and a flock of lawyers disagree about meaning

Local News Proponents say two recent court rulings and decisions by county clerks have paved the way for marriage equality in New Mexico, while opponents argue the legality of same-sex marriage isn’t settled—and shoul...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Justin Horwath

Ring Dynasty

Wedding bells for same-sex couples in Santa Fe County

Local News A vivid mural by artist Federico Vigil dominates the interior of the Santa Fe County Commission chambers. Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Guadalupe, the fresco is topped with the message: ...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Enrique Limón

What To Do with All the Pretty Horses?

Drought and the economy force tough decisions on horse owners, and shelters can’t keep up

Local News The horse that tried to kill me was named Adonis, and he was a beautiful white thoroughbred who stood more than 17 hands (a complicated way of saying: a lot taller than I am).

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Gwyneth Doland

Sunshine Superman

NMFOG awards SFR its top open-government award

Local News Last week, the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government named SFR—along with two other journalists, two lawyers and a private citizen—winner of its prestigious William S Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Joey Peters

America’s Auschwitz?

Anti-abortion groups use in-your-face tactics and local action to push for abortion limits

Local News Janiece Jonsin had her first abortion nearly 50 years ago. “I had no idea what sex was or how babies were made,” says Jonsin, a Santa Fe resident who supports abortion rights.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Joey Peters

Revolving Door

PRC chief gets a new gig—at a PRC-regulated company

Local News The chief of staff for New Mexico’s Public Regulation Commission has accepted a job at a telecommunications company regulated by the PRC—a possible violation of a state law

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Justin Horwath

Paving Paradise

Cottonwoods lose ground to state parking lot

Local News The state General Services Department is demolishing trees to protect pavement at the South Capitol complex.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Justin Horwath

Burger’s End

Iconic roadside restaurant, Sugar’s BBQ, for sale

Local News Anyone familiar with the road to Taos has at least seen Sugar’s BBQ & Burgers, the sprawling compound along Hwy. 68, which on most afternoons emanates the rich smell of meat on a grill.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 Alexa Schirtzinger
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