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What’s the (Voting) Matter?

In Brief

Local News Rick Lass, director of the electoral-reform group Voting Matters, is tired of talking about ranked-choice voting. The system allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference, which advocates say ensures ...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

SFR Talk: Making the Rules

With US Senator Tom Udall

Interviews New Mexico’s freshman Democrat in the US Senate, Tom Udall, is trying to invoke the “constitutional option”—an arcane point of constitutional law that allows each house of Congress to ma...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Chinese Haul

Indicators: Dec. 22

Local News 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 ...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

For Auld Lang Syne

Hopes and fears are fleeting, but conspiracy theories are forever

Local News This issue—SFR’s last of 2010—is all about looking back at the year’s big news. But while the news is our business, it’s not always yours—so SFR asked a variety of Santa

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Top Ten Stories of 2010

SFR Revisits the top 10 stories of the year—and the conspiracy theories behind them

Features 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 sed...

Talking the Talk

In Brief

Local News 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.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Re-Runs

In Brief

Local News 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 ...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Oy Vey

A Santa Fe rabbi’s past catches up with him

Local News 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 Congre...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Anatomy of a Downfall

Greg Solano’s persistent financial problems foreshadow his undoing

Local News 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 wa...

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

SFR Talk: Teaching to the Choir

With Peter Baston

Interviews Peter Baston, a longtime consultant who grew up shuttling between England and Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), is borderline fanatical when it comes to ensuring businesses operate at maximum efficiency.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger
 
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