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Outward Bound

When is taxpayer-funded city travel good for the public?

Local News Earlier this week, Mayor Javier Gonzales flew to Washington DC to take part in a conference of a national organization celebrating elected Latino officials like himself.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Joey Peters

End Game on the Gila

State commission votes to divert the Gila River’s waters, but staff say plan could take 20 more years

Local News Allyson Siwik has spent the last decade organizing activists and poring over legal documents and scientific studies related to the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Laura Paskus

AP Correspondent Leaves for State Government

Barry Massey beomes legislative and PR guy for Administrative Office of the Courts

Local News  Come this January's state legislative session, a familiar face in the Roundhouse press corps will grace the Capitol from a different position. 

Monday, November 24, 2014 Joey Peters

Gila Diversion Moves Forward

Interstate Stream Commission votes to tell feds they want to use water from wild Gila River

Local News Today in Albuquerque, the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission voted in favor of building a project on the Gila River that will divert the river’s waters in southwestern New Mexico for potential use by hom...

Monday, November 24, 2014 Laura Paskus

Minority Report

New House Minority leader Brian Egolf says Democrats must force Republicans to justify majority in state House

Local News As the newly named minority leader of Democrats in New Mexico's House of Representatives, Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe, will be at the helm a Democratic party caucus that hasn't been in the minority in decade...

Monday, November 24, 2014 Justin Horwath

'Different Conversation'

Sen. Peter Wirth addresses constituents after Republicans take over New Mexico House of Representatives

Local News State Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa Fe, tells constituents gathered at Collected Works on a gray Sunday morning that before the election, he thought he'd be having a "different conversation" with the.

Sunday, November 23, 2014 Justin Horwath

Rick May Headed Back To DC

The former New Mexico cabinet secretary will be staff director for the US House Budget Committee

Local News  Rick May, the former New Mexico cabinet secretary who had a public falling out with Gov. Susana Martinez, is headed back to Washington DC to work on the federal budget.

Friday, November 21, 2014 Joey Peters

State Gets Green Light for Gila Decision

Judge says petitioner in open meetings case has to pay $62 million bond to keep restraining order in place

Local News A District Court judge in Santa Fe has lifted a temporary restraining order against the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission. 

Friday, November 21, 2014 Laura Paskus

Middle Ground

For some, president's immigration changes are good; for others, not good enough

Local News For immigrants like Cinthya Chavez and Ivan Jimenez, who live and work in Santa Fe, President Barack Obama’s executive decision to protect millions of people from deportation couldn’t have come fa

Friday, November 21, 2014 Peter St. Cyr

Slow Burn

Enforcing the city's new marijuana decriminalization law is taking forever

Local News More than two months after City Council approved decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, the new ordinance still isn't being fully enforced.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 Joey Peters
 
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