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Hold Your Breath

Forget Los Alamos—your biggest radiation risk could be right under your doorstep

Local News On the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, anti-nuclear organizations and concerned citizens staged a large protest of nuclear development in Los Alamos.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 R Harrison Dilday


The lowdown on proposed amendments to New Mexico’s Constitution

Local News This November, voters will weigh in on five amendments to the state Constitution, all of which would reshape state government.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Joey Peters

Mining the Void

Virgin Galactic aims to mine asteroids for precious metals

Local News It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but Virgin Galactic’s new partnership to mine asteroids in space might be less far-fetched than it seems.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Wren Abbott

The Long Shot

Can a Republican rancher wrangle northern New Mexico’s voters?

Local News Jefferson Byrd, the Republican candidate hoping to dethrone incumbent Democrat Ben Ray Luján from his US House seat, is going to light up like a prairie fire.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Justin Horwath

Starting Over

What his Philadelphia legacy means for Santa Fe’s new superintendent

Local News By a variety of measures—graduation rates, reading proficiency, standardized test scores—Santa Fe Public Schools are failing. But Joel Boyd, the district’s new superintendent, has a plan to turn that ar...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Joey Peters

Riding Solar

These wings won’t melt

Local News As I stand in the small parking lot behind Positive Energy’s solar electric systems on a recent Friday morning, I begin to feel guilty about laughing as hard as I am.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 R Harrison Dilday

Pension Politics

Do pension investments violate state employees’ free speech rights?

Local News More than 27,000 New Mexicans work for state government, according to the state’s sunshine portal. Those state employees are required to give a portion of their paychecks to a pension fund run by the Public E...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Justin Horwath

Pot of Gold

Pricey marijuana and other problems plague medicinal users

Local News Of the 16 states that allow medical marijuana, New Mexico is one of only three that haven’t experienced federal government crackdowns, according to Washington, DC-based National Organization for the Reform of...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Joey Peters
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Talking Encyclopedia

Welcome to the land of gunslingers and the chupacabras

Local News In 1991, at the suggestion of his wife Peaches, Eddie Gilbert moved to Santa Fe. A man once labeled as the boy-wonder of Wall Street, Gilbert had served two separate prison terms for financial crimes. But he fo...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Justin Horwath
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