Each year, China sends more visitors to the US, and the proportion of overseas travelers who come here for business grows. (Currently, it’s approximately 30 percent.)
So why is New Mexico’s ability to sell itself—and its products—to China faltering?
We wrap up 2010 with a look back at the top stories that shaped the roller coaster of the last 12 months. True, not all of these stories woke us at 3 am with our teeth chattering. But the pervasive sense of seditious intent from the powers that be did fuel our thinking as we wrapped up the year. So we present not just the top 10 stories, but our own take on the conspiracies behind them.
On Dec. 10, Bernie Sanders, the 69-year-old independent US senator from Vermont, railed against the bipartisan compromise on George W Bush-era tax cuts and unemployment benefits—for more than eight hours.
The fallout from Sheriff Greg Solano’s resignation has been heavy and complicated—and it’s only just begun. Last month, Solano resigned and confessed to selling county property on eBay due to financial problems.
The national chairman of an ethics committee for Reform rabbis calls a Santa Fe man’s acceptance of a job with a local synagogue “very disturbing.” Martin Levy works at Santa Fe’s Congregation Beit Tikva, and as an ice skating instructor at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center.
Former Santa Fe County Sheriff Greg Solano’s Nov. 24 admission that he had sold used protective vests and other police gear—belts, holsters, phones and flashlights—on eBay for personal gain was, to many, shocking yet forgivable. But SFR reveals a pattern of financial recklessness that tells a tough story.
Last week, SFR received an urgent call from an anonymous Santa Fe Community College adjunct instructor, who reported that spring semester classes were being cut without warning and only three days after in-state registration began.