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How many pot plants does it take to justify a war on drugs?

Features Federally-funded and state-supported drug task forces are running rampant in New Mexico. SFR reveals the results of two months of investigation into why armed, masked men in fatigues are landing in helicopters...

Wednesday, February 23, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

DOH Ask, DOH Tell

Whistleblower battles state for records

Local News Two years ago, Bob Ortiz was a deputy director in the New Mexico Department of Health’s Grants Management Bureau. He had experience managing millions of dollars and was hired to help fix a $1.7 million ac...

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Shot in the Foot

Indicators: Feb. 9

Local News On Feb. 3, a throng of New Mexico lawmakers gathered in the center of the state capitol to oppose an executive order signed by Gov. Susana Martinez four days earlier.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Now What?

A step-by-step program for Santa Fe’s new school board

Local News The winning candidates in the recent SFPS board elections shared a clear campaign message: change.  But it’s easier to make political promises than it is to actually achieve them.  Hence the n...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Swab Lobby

New Mexico faces coming fight over DNA collection

Local News The case for expanding “Katie’s Law,” the New Mexico law that requires DNA collection for certain felony arrests, is powerful. In 2003, Jayann Sepich’s 22-year-old daughter, Katie, died ...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Rules End

In Brief

Local News One year ago, US Sen. Tom Udall, D-NM, promised sweeping reform to the US Senate. In a recent interview with SFR, Udall laid out his agenda, which emphasized reforming the filibuster, eliminating secret holds a...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

New Beginnings

In Brief

Local News After an extended search for a full-time director, the New Mexico office of the Drug Policy Alliance has found one: former Aging and Long-Term Services Department Director of Policy and Planning Emily Kaltenbac...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Drink Me to the End of Love

What and where to imbibe this Valentine’s Day

Love & Sex Valentine’s Day—scourge of the single girl; bane of the unromantic boyfriend—is almost here again, and whether you’re planning to spend it drowning your luckless love life in tequila sho...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

SFR Talk: Playing with the Girls

With Joanna Alvarez-Reyes

Interviews For one hour every Wednesday night at Tomasita’s, the clink of silverware and hum of conversation fade into the background, giving way to the chords of six stringed instruments—three violins, a bass...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Jobs for Oil

Indicators: Jan. 26

Local News New Mexico is bleeding jobs, and they’re all going to Texas—at least, that’s the refrain from Gov. Susana Martinez’ office.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger
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