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Who Cares?

Officials say oversight is improving New Mexico’s troubled nursing homes. The numbers and the lawsuits say otherwise

Features Thousands of New Mexico’s elderly are likely to live out their lives in nursing homes, and approximately 12,000 currently reside in the state’s 68 long-term care facilities. Like most states, New Me...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Smoke Screen

Medical marijuana advocates question state’s motives

Local News With Republican gubernatorial candidate Susana Martinez leading in polls, and a revised set of rules on the table, New Mexico’s medical cannabis program participants have a new worry: whether the three-ye...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Silent Tax

In Brief

Local News For Deborah DeMack, no news is bad news. DeMack, who has seen the assessed value of her affordable home increase by 65 percent since 2008, is (still) on a mission for answers.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

SFR Talk: Living Treatment

With Lexie Shabel

Interviews Filmmaker Lexie Shabel has embarked on a project her brother dubs, in the unvarnished way only brothers can, “borderline narcissistic”: The Me Film, the story of Shabel’s breast cancer.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

On Thin Ice?

Former GC3 ice arena manager leaves questions in his wake

Local News At 10 am on Monday, Sept. 13, just days before hockey season was set to begin, Thomas Fagan resigned his post as ice arena manager at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center. As the rink’s fourth manager to ...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Joint Resolution

In Brief

Local News On Sunday, Sept. 26, while churchgoers were still singing the morning’s hymns, Santa Fe medical cannabis producer NewMexiCann Natural Medicine sent out an email blast titled “NM Medical Cannabis Pro...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Indicators: Sept. 29

Dealers w/o borders

Local News If you shot someone in Mexico last year, and the gun was recovered and traced, odds are you bought it in one of the four border states of the Southwestern US.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Counting the Days

In Brief

Local News In last week’s article on veterans’ benefits, several veterans told SFR that knowing which benefits they can get is only half the battle. They also have to get past a swamped Department of Veterans&...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Politically Motivated

In Brief

Local News As members of the New Mexico Justice League Political Action Committee, they’re new. As political insiders? Not so much. Former Center for Civic Policy Director Eli Il Yong Lee and veteran campaign manage...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

Postwar Paperwork

Decades of veterans struggle to understand and receive benefits.

Local News George Vigil is a 63-year-old Vietnam veteran and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Los Alamos. Under the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs benefit system, Vigil is considered 75 ...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger
 
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