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Social Insecurity

Former employees say the state agency that handles Social Security claims is a mess

Local News For seven years, Bernadette Rodriguez spent her days reviewing claims from disabled people across the state. It was her job to help decide whether they qualified for Social Security benefits.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Joey Peters

Secrets, Secrets

Should SFR have to get your permission before recording you?

Local News At a recent hearing of the state Senate’s Public Affairs Committee, David Olson stood up from the audience and played a phone conversation he had secretly taped. The eight-member committee fell silent, strain...

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Gail Marry

One local congregation’s unique stand on same-sex marriage

Local News “I have not signed a single marriage certificate since I’ve been here, and I won’t—until I can do that for any couple in my congregation that chooses to marry.”

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Enrique Limón

School Daze

Didn’t know there was an upcoming school board election? Not sure whom to vote for? Read on.

Local News On Tuesday, Feb. 5, Santa Fe voters will have the opportunity to elect two new members to Santa Fe Public Schools’ Board of Education.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Alexa Schirtzinger

Special Needs

Special education funding is in jeopardy—and nobody knew

Local News The recent revelation that New Mexico hasn’t been living up to its share of a federal special education formula has prompted outrage among some state lawmakers. But even more troubling, they say, is how the P...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Joey Peters

Our African Backyard

Former US Ambassador Vicki Huddleston on Mali, terrorism and “the big Satan”

Local News Many of us didn’t know much about Mali until a few weeks ago. Some of us still don’t. Hell, my cousin was a Peace Corps volunteer there, and all I really knew was that it was huge and hot, with uncommonly f...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Alexa Schirtzinger

Dumb and Dumber

Most politicians dumb down their speeches. Not Susana

Local News Last week, Gov. Susana Martinez kicked off the 2013 legislative session with her third “State of the State” speech. Many of the themes were so familiar—education, jobs, taxes, etc.—that SFR decided to c...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Alexa Schirtzinger

Fetal Position

A woman’s “right to know,” or anti-abortion propaganda?

Local News Forty years after Roe v. Wade, abortion rights advocates across the state are planning to celebrate the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling this week.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Joey Peters

Cops and Robbers

On the beat with Santa Fe PD

Local News On a recent Friday afternoon, Santa Fe Police Department Officer Jeff Worth spots two teenage boys, both wearing hoodies, nervously looking around as they walk outside the Target on Zafarano Drive. Worth is wor...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Justin Horwath

Fighting Back!

The state pulled Richard Rubin’s license for “prescribing” medical marijuana—but Rubin says he’s been wrongly accused

Local News Richard Rubin remembers last May like it was yesterday. That’s when the New Mexico Medical Board declared him an immediate danger to the public.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Peter St. Cyr
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