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Recommissioning

New Mexico voted to change the PRC. Now comes the hard part

Local News On a Friday morning at the Public Regulation Commission, Qwest is in the middle of a week’s worth of hearings.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Joey Peters

Something’s Rotten

Staffers air serious concerns about teen mental-health center

Local News Earlier this year, management at one of New Mexico’s key mental health facilities set a laudable goal: to reduce the frequency with which employees use physical restraints on the center’s violent, mentally ...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Joey Peters

Straight Up Gone

New Mexico’s decision to kill the straight-party ticket: needed reform or voter suppression?

Local News Throughout his eight years as a Republican state senator, Steve Komadina repeatedly tried to rid the state’s election system of a ballot option that he says drives him crazy.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Joey Peters

Underwater!

For some New Mexicans, the housing crisis is just beginning

Features It’s a crisp September morning, and Gerald Valdez’ house looks as tranquil as the rest of his southwest Santa Fe neighborhood. A U-Haul van parked in front of his doorway is the only sign of the turmoil wit...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Joey Peters

Pot Shots

Why one man wants to keep PTSD sufferers from using medical cannabis

Local News Like Kieve’s patients, many PTSD sufferers attest to cannabis’ benefits, and several hundred are planning to show up during Ulwelling’s appearance before the MCAB on Nov. 7.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Joey Peters

Super Fun Voting Holiday

Common Cause CEO talks lobbying, voting and ‘Edgarisms’

Local News On the same year as Common Cause’s 40th anniversary, the US Supreme Court handed down a controversial ruling in the now-famous Citizens United case, allowing unlimited spending from special interests and effe...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Joey Peters

Fringe Benefit

Santa Fe’s community workforce agreement: worker protection or union windfall?

Local News Eight months ago, when the Santa Fe City Council unanimously passed new rules mandating that contractors for large city construction projects work closely with organized labor, it stayed largely under the radar...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Joey Peters

School Politics

Online-only schools are education reform’s next flashpoint

Local News Virtual charter schools, which allow kids to learn online from home, may be the wave of the future in a rural state like New Mexico.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Joey Peters

Risk of Ruin

The Downs at Albuquerque struggles to live up to its side of a controversial lease

Local News On a sunny Saturday in September, grooms use hoses to wash approximately 1,290 horses. Dirty water streams down the middle of the road, just a few feet from where manure spills out of concrete bins.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Joey Peters

Giant in the Dark

A secret tape reveals how the governor’s top staffer runs government

Local News It was Oct. 14, 2011, and Keith Gardner was tired. As Gov. Susana Martinez’ chief of staff, Gardner is arguably the second most powerful person in state government.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Justin Horwath, Joey Peters
 
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