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Now Hiring?

Vacancies at the NM Department of Health raise concerns

Local News As a sizable number of positions in the Department of Health remain unfilled, critics say they’re empty for a reason.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Joey Peters

Blocked Out

The fall of Jerome Block Jr. haunts the PRC

Features Jerome Block Jr. packed the headlines all summer and fall before his work as a Public Regulation commissioner came to a highly scrutinized end.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Joey Peters

Drive Time

Another attempt to repeal the driver’s license law may face new obstacles

Features Count on a renewed debate over driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants this January. Gov. Susana Martinez has vowed to bring up the issue a third time, despite facing the same Legislature that didn’t ...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Joey Peters

Pay to Stay

New Mexico’s old political problems haven’t gone away

Features When the State Fair Commission narrowly approved a questionable lease for the Downs at Albuquerque racino this past fall, liberals jumped at the opportunity to criticize the governor for continuing the state’...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Joey Peters


More than half of the state’s literacy funding was cut this year

Local News When Fabiola Melendez came to New Mexico from Chihuahua, Mexico, in 2002, she brought with her a sick daughter and limited English skills. After the move to Moriarty, Melendez says she spent seven months in the...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Joey Peters

Big Picture

Media Massacre

Local News For the past few years, layoffs and buyouts have been as much a part of the media business as ink-stained fingers. But at the beginning of 2011, the Pew Research Center’s annual State of the News Media offere...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Joey Peters

Department of Help

Former employees say vacancy and intimidation overwhelm DOH

Local News When Andrea Alano submitted her resignation to the Medical Cannabis Program in late November, she was the last of the program’s permanent staffers to resign.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Joey Peters

Tense Talks

Organized labor accuses the state of subtle union busting

Local News To the three public employee unions currently negotiating new state contracts, the state’s offers are nothing more than the governor’s latest sneer toward organized labor.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Joey Peters

Vagabond Justice

Santa Fe Homeless Court sees limited success

Local News On a Friday afternoon in a cafeteria at St. Elizabeth Shelter, two dozen homeless people sort through misdemeanor charges with public defenders and prosecutors. It takes about an hour to get through them all be...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Joey Peters

Poor Kids

Indicators: Nov. 23

Local News Only Mississippi and the District of Columbia have higher proportions of poor children than New Mexico, according to 2010 US Census data.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Joey Peters
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