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Pot of Gold

Pricey marijuana and other problems plague medicinal users

Local News Of the 16 states that allow medical marijuana, New Mexico is one of only three that haven’t experienced federal government crackdowns, according to Washington, DC-based National Organization for the Reform of...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Joey Peters

Going Mobile

MoGro, an innovative mobile grocery store, offers healthier options for Pueblo residents

Local News On an unseasonably cool mid-July morning, Max Lovato is sampling a pocket-sized meatball next to a mobile grocery truck parked on the west bank of the Rio Grande. The evening before, several of the truck’s vo...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Joey Peters

A Higher Power

Lobbyist’s leaked emails offer a unique view of government’s inner workings and key players

Local News “Your note below says toiletries only. Is this one of those clothing optional, naked babe weekends?” So wrote Patrick Rogers—Albuquerque power lawyer, lobbyist and member of the Board of Directors of the ...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Justin Horwath, Joey Peters

Dry Market

Amid a lack of supply, medical marijuana patients resort to risky alternatives

Local News Krista Robbins begins her mornings in her backyard with her coffee tucked in one hand and her medicine in the other. Her body shakes—the sign of an oncoming anxiety attack—but she says three or four puffs o...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Joey Peters

Leaked

NMFOG board member has ties to private email scandal

Local News For the past three weeks, revelations that staffers in Gov. Susana Martinez’ office were using private email addresses to discuss state policy have hit the headlines, alarming open-government advocates and gi...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Joey Peters

News

Of Ad Wars and Obamacare

Local News Reactions around New Mexico to the June 29 US Supreme Court decision upholding most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) followed predictable partisan lines.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Joey Peters, Justin Horwath

Last Resort

Now no longer a Dept. of Health employee, longtime whistle-blower Bob Ortiz plans to face DOH in court

Local News Three years after allegations of fraud first surfaced at the New Mexico Department of Health, the state’s second-largest agency is still dealing with the aftermath.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Joey Peters

Economic Redevelopment 101

What Santa Fe can learn from Detroit’s economic and cultural reinvention

Local News Large, empty rooms form the entrance to Lucky Bean Café in Sanbusco Market Center, the commercial mall located just north of the Railyard that houses mostly high-end boutiques. A couple of signs display arrows...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Joey Peters

Campus Crusade

Santa Fe was on track to offer local students better access to four-year degrees—until things got all political

Local News Four years, four schools, one location. That’s the promotional tagline for Santa Fe Community College’s proposed Higher Education Center, which will allow students to earn bachelor’s degrees without leavi...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Wren Abbott, Joey Peters

Unhealthy Department

Changes in the state Dept. of Health’s leadership follow months of scrutiny

Local News “DOH is sick and only you can make it better,” says a robovoice at the end of a voicemail greeting on the local Bullying, Abuse, Retaliation and Fraud Tip Hotline. The unofficial hotline, created last fall ...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Joey Peters
 
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