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Teachers give new statewide evaluation system bad grade

Local News It’s been a rough few weeks for the Public Education Department as the backlash against a new teacher evaluation program continues to mount.  Critics say the evaluation system imposed this year by

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Joey Peters

Stationary Promise

Traffic study nearly complete for idle Rail Runner train station at Zia Road

Local News Every day in Santa Fe, the Rail Runner Express passes Zia Road and St. Francis Drive with an unfulfilled promise. It’s where the train doesn’t stop, even though a train station sits there unused.&

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Justin Horwath

High-Speed Delay

City funded project to improve Internet awaits bid process

Local News A typical business in Santa Fe pays about $700 per month for Internet connection. But what they’re getting in return—a speed of 3 megabits per second—is nothing to bargain for.  “That’s in

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Joey Peters

Hunger Games

Food-stamp cuts leave charity programs picking up the slack

Local News The questions from people experiencing “food insecurity”—the bureaucratic term for living in fear of hunger or starvation—came fast. In the first week of November, Bag n’ Hand Pantry at St.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Justin Horwath

Election Prediction

Horse race poll shows how mayoral candidates might fare

Local News Patti Bushee has a big lead over four other top contenders in Santa Fe’s mayoral election in the first public poll about the race, but the longtime city councilor also earned the highest percentage

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Justin Horwath

Access Denied

State law blocks Drug Enforcement Administration from verifying medical cannabis patients’ licenses

Local News An outspoken medical marijuana patient with a license to grow her own plants is upset with federal agents for raiding her private garden before it could be harvested. “The whole thing sucks,” Mel

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

Droning On

Journalist takes inside look at US military industry with 'Dirty Wars'

Local News Jeremy Scahill crouches on top of a tattered rooftop in Mogadishu, Somalia, and gunfire rings out. “The men fired across the rooftops,” Scahill narrates.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Justin Horwath

Boon or bust?

Allegations fly around union boss’ ethics, cash handling

Local News Jon Hendry makes no bones about it. He knows who he favors as the next mayor of Santa Fe and is willing to work for that candidate.  But Hendry, the president of the New Mexico Federation of Labor,

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Joey Peters

Insurgency

Long-shot GOP candidate for Senate has unconventional message

Local News When the budding legalization of same-sex marriage rights swept both the US and New Mexico this past summer, most partisans reacted with the expected narrative—praise or contempt.  But in the sout

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Joey Peters

Donor Drama

Who’s backing the candidates for governor with big cash?

Local News Republican Gov. Susana Martinez  this week returned $25,000 in campaign contributions to the former owner of a chain of abortion clinics and his wife after SFR inquired about donations the pair m

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Justin Horwath
 
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