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The recession hits New Mexico’s budget

Features Despite efforts to sweep money out of every cobwebby corner of government with a combination of freezes, furloughs, budget cuts and tax talk, New Mexico is still facing a $600 million budget shortfall. Recurrin...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Alexa Schirtzinger

The Thornburg Variations

One company’s rise and fall echoed the national economy’s  

Features Think you can do better than MBA-toting geniuses who ruined the economy? The US bankruptcy court in Maryland has an opportunity for you. The “much coveted” mortgage servicing business of the company...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Corey Pein

Going Viral

Swine flu is neither gone nor forgotten

Features Though its numbers are dwarfed by the estimated 36,000 Americans who die annually of regular, seasonal flu—a disease that garners a lot less media attention—H1N1 still worries retired Los Alamos Nat...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Alexa Schirtzinger

Unreal Estate

Affordable housing still struggles—despite some wins

Features Housing sales may have been slow in Santa Fe this past year, but real estate is booming as a top, if tired, topic of conversation and, as it happens, an eyesore. Although Santa Fe wasn’t hit as hard by th...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Zane Fischer

Hashing It Out

For NM’s medical marijuana program, the devil is in the details

Features Pot made headlines left and right in 2009. California struggled with an oversaturated and under-regulated commercial pot industry. Attorney General Eric Holder discouraged federal prosecutors from interfering w...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Rani Molla

Birth Reform

Economic downturn only worsened New Mexico’s troubled health care system

Features In New Mexico, despite brief national hysteria about “death panels” and widespread local confusion about what health care reform actually means, reform has started to sound like the only way out of ...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009 Alexa Schirtzinger

Man Up

There is another side to the domestic violence story...

Features The “fathers’ rights” narrative goes something like this: Family courts, cowed by decades of feminist activism, are biased against anyone with a Y chromosome. A few brave men, undaunted by the...

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Corey Pein

Money Changes Everything

SFR’s nonfiction writing contest winners share stories offinancial ups, middles and downs

Features  As the economy began to tumble last year, here at the Reporter we decided we wanted each week to look at all the ways money changes everything. These were the stories we hoped we’d hear when we...

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

SFR Writing Contest 2009 Part 1

This week: Read the winning poetry and fiction entries

Features This week, SFR announces all the winners and publishes the first-, second- and third-place entries from the fiction and poetry categories. Stay tuned next week for the winning nonfiction writers, who tackled th...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Imperiled Icons

Once symbols of the West’s greatness, New Mexico’s horses buckle under hard economic times.

Features When Congress passed its first act to protect American mustangs, it called them “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West.” And even as those mustangs continue—in ever-dec...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 Alexa Schirtzinger
 
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