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Fly Over Home

Conflict over Air Force training flights highlights New Mexico’s uncomfortable relationship with its military legacy

Features In northern New Mexico, military aircraft flying 500 feet above the ground scatter livestock; people are startled by B-1 bombers refueling at higher altitudes. Many also see C-130s practicing approach and depar...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Laura Paskus

Nowhere Fast

An ambitious plan to streamline state driving records took a wrong turn and stalled out—in court

Features Earlier this fall, the US Department of Transportation released a report that indicates New Mexico, in figure after figure, is a dangerous place to drive. The state has a crash rate that is 63 percent higher th...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 Andrew Thompson

It's Go Time!

SFR's Picks for the Nov. 2 2010 Election

Features While political pendulums are expected to swing, the rapid shift in the zeitgeist since 2008 is enough to give even the most sanguine of observers a bad case of whiplash. And for those of us who are less-than-s...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 Julia Goldberg

The Road Ahead for Progressives

It's time to get back to basics

Features Twenty-one months after Barack Obama was inaugurated on a wave of hope for change in America’s politics and policies, at least two important and seemingly contradictory things can be said. There has been ...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Who Cares?

Officials say oversight is improving New Mexico’s troubled nursing homes. The numbers and the lawsuits say otherwise

Features Thousands of New Mexico’s elderly are likely to live out their lives in nursing homes, and approximately 12,000 currently reside in the state’s 68 long-term care facilities. Like most states, New Me...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

NM Drill Down

Oil & Gas A-Z

Features Love it or hate it, the oil and gas industry is as much a part of modern New Mexico as red and green chile. But let’s be honest: Without strict regulation, it also coughs haze into once-blue skies, can co...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Laura Paskus

Into the Light

Santa Fean Kurt Shaw helps Latin America’s most overlooked children step out of the shadows

Features In a sprawling neighborhood in the south of Bogotá, among the unfinished brick homes of tens of thousands of Colombia’s poorest, 15 teenagers lounge on the floor of a brightly painted room. Electro...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Seth Biderman

Censored!

Despite the changing media landscape, Project Censored’s mission remains the same

Features The world was a different place in 1976 when Carl Jensen, a professor of communications at Sonoma State University, founded Project Censored to highlight important national news stories that were underreported ...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

State of Play

SFR takes the pulse of the city’s parks and playgrounds.

Features The Saturday of Labor Day weekend was sublime. Clear blue skies, a gentle breeze and songbirds’ lazy trills provided an exuberant farewell to summer. It was the kind of day that begged for picnics, walks ...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Money Machine

For Some Santa Fe Companies, War is Good for Something.

Features This week marks the ninth anniversary of 9.11. In that time, the focus of America’s military efforts has moved from Afghanistan to Iraq—a war whose “end” President Barack Obama announced...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Corey Pein
 
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