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Wasteland

Los Alamos National Lab is on track to become a permanent nuclear waste dump

Features In the summer of 2010, an excavator lifted a 1940s-era radiation protection suit from a pit in Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Technical Area 21. With it came two pickup trucks of the same vintage—one of w...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Wren Abbott

Censored

What the major media left out: Project Censored highlights the year’s most relevant ignored news

Features In an age of blogs, tweets, hacks and piles of beans spilled by Wikileaks, the notion of media censorship may seem dated. But the rundown of stories Project Censored calls attention to this year serves as a rem...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Rebecca Bowe

New Formula

Arts philanthropy goes grassroots

Features Long ago, “friend” was a noun and “city” was a location: Santa Fe, at the weary end of the Santa Fe Trail, from which dusty travelers launched the ambitious start of cultural tourism some 75 years ago. ...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Ellen Berkovitch

An American Revolution

Humanity’s most important era is coming; Bioneers founder Kenny Ausubel is making it happen

Features Fifteen minutes into what began as a relatively run-of-the-mill interview, Kenny Ausubel drops a bombshell. “I don’t usually make predictions,” he says—the type of statement interviewees consider a ca...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Undercover

Clara Taylor performs abortions where no other doctor will. To get there, she wears a mask

Features  On a plane bound for the Midwest from an East Coast city, a lanky 55-year-old woman sits in the 12th row window seat, knitting a sweater. Her waist-length, wavy white-blonde hair is held up in a bun beh...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Sharyn Jackson

Mudslung

Tales from the other side of New Mexico’s corruption epidemic

Features On Aug. 11, a dozen members of the press crammed into a Public Regulation Commission meeting to follow a juicy lead. Jerome Block Jr.—the embattled commissioner facing allegations of charging $8,000 worth...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Joey Peters

Left Behind

Santa Fe’s public schools are among the worst in the state. Why there’s no excuse

Features Test scores aren’t the only indicator of SFPS’ deficiency relative to the rest of the state. Last year, its high school graduation rate—53 percent—was the second-worst out of all 89 New Mexico school di...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Wren Abbott

Open Season

A look at the people, power and politics to watch in 2012

Features This week, SFR offers a look at New Mexico’s political climate: the races to watch, the rhetoric to consider (or reject) and the tools needed to research the candidates. It may be almost fall in Santa Fe, but...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Blocked Memory

The past and future legacy of perhaps the worst public official in modern New Mexico history

Features This summer, Block’s life began to unravel again with another series of absurd, but completely plausible, allegations of malfeasance. Of them, the most disgusting is evidence indicating Block may have imprope...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Dave Maass

In With the New

City Council hopefuls challenge the status quo

Features Though city elections won’t be held until March, candidates for the four open Santa Fe City Council seats are already signing up for what promises to be a horse race. So far, District 1, where Councilor Patti...

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Joey Peters
 
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