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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

Nurse, Get Me a Hoe!

Earth Care International plans first response option for mobile garden surgery

Features Inspired by the recent flush of community gardens in parks, neighborhoods and affordable housing developments, Earth Care International is preparing to launch a mobile toolshed.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Zane Fischer

Fertile Ground

Cultivating a business in and around the capital city requires amending the investment soil

Features It didn’t take an MBA to identify the bottleneck in Kenneth Baltz’ egg supply chain. He needed more chickens. With the help of a pair of small, local loans, the 60-year-old semi-retired farmer had t...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Local Economy

(The decentralized, fair trade, social justice, sustainable, underground, people-centric, living, ever-morphing, secretly global, public/private, resource-wise, rendered-as-a-pinball game economy)  

Features If the local economy were a pinball game, how well would you be scoring?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tea Party On

Santa Fe in no place to launch a conservative uprising—or is it?

Features Liberal critics have dismissed the Tea Party as “astroturf”—a front for old-guard corporate Republicans hoping to derail Obama’s domestic agenda while poisoning the national debate with ...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 Corey Pein

Jackson's Legacy

A 23-year-old lawsuit still sets the stage for new mexico’s most vulnerable citizens

Features The lawsuit that began when Walter Stephen Jackson drank oven cleaner has brought necessary change for those living with disabilities. But its legacy is one of conflict. As the Jackson plaintiffs and the state ...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Born Poor?

Santa Fe economist Samuel Bowles says you better get used to it

Features Samuel Bowles heads the Behavioral Sciences Program at the Santa Fe Institute, which is home to dozens of big brains imported from all over the world. If he’s right, troubling job numbers are only the sta...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 Corey Pein

The West of Us

A new book explores the people and ideas shaping our region and future

Features The American West is more than a geographical location. It’s an idea that encompasses certain traits, such as freedom, adventurousness and courage. Corinne Platt and Meredith Ogilby spent four years trave...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 Charlotte Jusinski

DOH!

Critics say the state Department of Health is one sick place

Features At the New Mexico Department of Health, a swirling mass of allegations, accusations, threats and denials creates a murky picture of a state agency still caught between the past and the future.From all the compe...

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

10 for '10

It's time for New Mexico to make some New Year's Resolutions

Features Forget the personal. It’s time to get political. New Mexico, after all, faces some, uh, challenges when it comes to everything from tackling political corruption to budget shortfalls, endemic drunk drivin...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 Laura Paskus
 
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