When the State Fair Commission narrowly approved a questionable lease for the Downs at Albuquerque racino this past fall, liberals jumped at the opportunity to criticize the governor for continuing the state’s old practices.
At an Oct. 25 meeting with the Santa Fe County Indigent Hospital and Healthcare Board, Alex Valdez, CEO of Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, made a presentation asking the county for money.
A mere three months after the US invaded Afghanistan in retaliation for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Taliban was overthrown and a US-supported administration was installed in Kabul. Yet 10 years later, US and coalition troops are still fighting in Afghanistan, marking the War on Terror as American’s second longest war ever, behind the War on Drugs.
Just because we are homeless doesn’t mean we can’t do anything,” Sophia Cranmer says as she watches over her four children, Jerrmy Jr., Debrah Lynn, Michael and Brandon, ages 2-10. The Cranmers are staying temporarily with their friends Bryan and Marlene in a small, two-bedroom apartment in southeast Albuquerque.
The second installment of SFR’s annual writing contest winners, this issue features the top nonfiction and poetry entries. Nonfiction writers were charged with creating a narrative around corruption—whether in its traditional, political incarnation or in a more figurative sense, as demonstrated by Arianna Sullivan’s winning entry, “Cigarettes.” Poetry entries had to relate to the much-vaunted impending apocalypse—an “ode to the end of the world” of sorts. And as Michele Heeney’s third-place poem illustrates, the end of the world doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Congratulations to this year’s winners!