Tax on booze and smokes, City nixes Xmas pick up but welcomes more marijuana and the IRS can't find you when it owes you money.
An early pre-Halloween snowfall in Santa Fe sent us all scurrying into our sweater drawers and required the reluctant firing up of pilot lights around town. While November returned us to more moderate temperatures, the snow on the mountain leaves no doubt: The first official day of winter isn’t until Dec. 21, but we’ll be fully into the swing of that picturesque season by then.
It may be the most important local official you don’t get to vote for (at least not right away)—a person who can ruin lives with the thwack of a gavel. At 8:30 am on Nov. 5, a select group of 17 men and women will meet at the courthouse on Catron Street in Santa Fe to evaluate the candidates to replace retiring 1st Judicial District Judge James Hall.
In April 2006, with the approval ratings of President George W Bush plummeting, his senior political advisor, Karl Rove, began discussing a plan to turn things around. His strategy: Attack progressive organizations that were registering low-income people to vote and helping them fight corporate power—and claim it was about voter fraud.