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Shadow Dancers

The Republican candidates for governor

Features Even if the economy was great and the Democrats were handing out gold-plated puppies, Republicans could win some statewide elections in 2010. American politics is famously cyclical, after all, and the Dems have...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 Corey Pein

Trust Issues

Two sides have locked horns over white peak—which land commissioner candidate can sort out the tangle?

Features In the far northeast corner of New Mexico, there’s a rugged sanctuary where eagles wing silently overhead and elk roam unmolested through forests of pine and juniper—at least until hunting season be...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger


A look at this year's top offenders against free speech in the US

Features Each year, the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression recognizes the previous year’s most egregious acts of disregard for the First Amendment. This year’s “Muzzle Awards...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Earth Day A-Z

SFR's guide to New Mexico's environmental scene

Features April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day—a “holiday” that has grown monumentally in scope and influence. It’s also garnered its share of critics—after all, one day a yea...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Laura Paskus

Reaching Zero

How can nuclear weapons be abolished when nuclear technology has gone global?

Features What is the purpose, if any, of the nuclear bomb, that brooding presence that has shadowed all human life for sixty-five years? The question has haunted the nuclear age. It may be that no satisfactory answer ha...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Stimulus Spin

Which projects did your government pay for?

Features In virtual reality, the economic stimulus looks like the product of some idealized government of the future—transparent, accountable and effective. In reality reality, the Recovery Office exists in a drab...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Corey Pein

Holy Destruction

Despite opposition from parishioners,the Archdiocese has slated a historic church for destruction

Features For New Mexico’s historic preservation community, the fate of St. Anthony’s church in Questa is perilous, along with a larger sense of history and priority. Some worry that the Archdiocese of Santa...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

History's Lessons

Gail Y Okawa’s family research uncovered the history of Japanese internment in New Mexico

Features Gail Y Okawa’s essay on her grandfather's internment in Santa Fe during WW II appears in the Museum of New Mexico Press book Telling New Mexico: A New History. In complement to Okawa’s March 28 lec...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Charlotte Jusinski

Blow Hard

New Mexico has plenty of wind to sell, but how will it get there from here?

Features Gov. Bill Richardson for many years has declared New Mexico the “clean energy state” and called for the export of electricity generated from wind to large markets such as California. Sounds good. ...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Laura Paskus

The Color of Money

The Permaculture Credit Union might be America’s greenest bank

Features Within a month of becoming president of the Santa Fe-based Permaculture Credit Union, Don Sarich had his first encounter with a skeptical government regulator. “One of the regulators said to me, ‘Do...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Corey Pein
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