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Chop Suey on San Francisco Street

How George Park beat anti-Chinese laws and started a prominent Santa Fe family

Features The woman watched as soldiers confiscated her family’s land and beat her husband to death—another horror in the bloody land reforms of Chairman Mao Zedong’s Communist Party.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Steven Hsieh

Lost, Found, Forgotten

Hundreds of people die anonymously each year, but a public database offers a chance to name some of the dead

Features Lifelong rancher Warren Read and his wife, Diane Amatore, were driving their ranch east of Las Vegas to check on their cattle when they spotted about 20 crows circling in the December sky above the property’s...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Elizabeth Miller

Action!

The film industry brings big money to New Mexico, but does the incentive cap mortgage its potential future success?

Features After enjoying a surge of activity in the state, mid-2011 came as a dark time for the film industry in New Mexico. The arrival of Susana Martinez in the governor’s office and the subsequent session of the ...

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Alex De Vore

New Year New Job

For these Santa Feans, 2017 is all about a fresh start

Features Deck the halls, ring the bells and drop the antacid, the holidays have arrived. And by the time we return to the newsroom to crank up the old typewriters again, we’ll be in a whole new year.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 SFR

Next in Line

New Mexico sees one high-profile child abuse death after the next, but outcomes for children aren’t getting any better

Features On a winter afternoon nearly five years ago, a 3-year-old child showed up at the emergency room at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center. He arrived unconscious and vomiting, covered in bruises.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Steven Hsieh

So Long, Farewell

The world has changed. Do we mourn? Or love what’s still here?

Features It’s a crisp, late fall morning in Santa Fe. Larry Rasmussen, a Lutheran lay minister, and I sit side-by-side at his kitchen table. Sometimes we look at one another. But mostly we both look out the picture wi...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Laura Paskus

Pay it Forward

Kidney transplant between former judge and ex-sheriff completes a cycle of giving that’s spanned decades

Features A beloved former judge and a tarnished former sheriff both born and raised in Santa Fe met again in the most intimate of ways at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, just before Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

2016 Writing Contest

My Great Adventure

Features SFR asked writers to compose works on the theme of “your great adventure” for the new iteration of our annual contest for short fiction and nonfiction.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 SFR

A Rio Runs Through Us

Our most familiar river gains new life in a new book from a local conservationist and UNM Press

Features Its course is the heartline of New Mexico, surging down from Colorado, tumbling through Taos Canyon and swelling at the ancient confluence of rivers in Española before pooling in Cochiti Lake.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Gwyneth Doland

This Guy

Remember that night Donald Trump turned out to be right?

Features The unthinkable started to happen. Donald Trump, the reality television star who took America by the throat, invigorated half the country with a strain of populist nationalism not seen in recent history.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 Steven Hsieh
 
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