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Social Insecurity

Former employees say the state agency that handles Social Security claims is a mess

Local News For seven years, Bernadette Rodriguez spent her days reviewing claims from disabled people across the state. It was her job to help decide whether they qualified for Social Security benefits.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Joey Peters

The Spanking of the Monkey

Love & Sex 2013

Love & Sex Masturbation is an underwhelming part of a man’s daily routine, similar to ordering fast food or playing solitaire. But some are capable of making it an art form.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 Joey Peters

Special Needs

Special education funding is in jeopardy—and nobody knew

Local News The recent revelation that New Mexico hasn’t been living up to its share of a federal special education formula has prompted outrage among some state lawmakers. But even more troubling, they say, is how the P...

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Joey Peters

Fetal Position

A woman’s “right to know,” or anti-abortion propaganda?

Local News Forty years after Roe v. Wade, abortion rights advocates across the state are planning to celebrate the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling this week.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Joey Peters

Fowl Play

Have chickens driven Eldorado clucking crazy?

Features It’s dark outside, and the scene is ripe for a fight. Two men—one tall, slender and middle-aged; the other short, gruff and 73—appear ready to duke it out. Well, at least the older man—a Texan named Jim...

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Joey Peters

Band-Aid or Big Fix?

Several of the bills likely to come up this session attempt to deal with scandals or problems that surfaced in 2012. Whether they’ll work is an open question

Local News After eight years and more than $200 million, Spaceport America still hasn’t taken off.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Joey Peters

Drunk Riding

Cost of your cab ride home: $1. Not getting a DWI: priceless.

Local News It’s Saturday night in Santa Fe and I’m out drinking. Closing time is approaching—it’s near 2 am—and I need to get home, but I have too much bourbon in my belly to drive.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Joey Peters

Paying Homage

New Mexico mourns former House Speaker Ben Luján’s passing

Local News The recent death of former state House Speaker Ben Luján, D-Santa Fe, prompted multiple public visitations and memorials last week, including one in the Roundhouse rotunda.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 Joey Peters

Getting a Piece

State agencies scramble for a share of the budget surplus

Local News Earlier this year, the state House reached what former Speaker Ben Luján, D-Santa Fe, characterized as a milestone in his farewell speech: Its members voted unanimously to pass the state budget.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Joey Peters

Blood Sport

Carlos Condit, Mixed Martial Arts' 'Natural Born Killer,' Heralds the Rise of Combat Sports in New Mexico

Features The second time Carlos Condit spars, he hits twice as hard. It isn’t out of malice or frustration; it’s still morning, and the day is just beginning. Condit is merely picking up the pace. It’s early No...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 Joey Peters
 
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