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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

Numbered Days

Changes to the state’s developmental disability program have many families worried about the future

Local News Each week, Rachel Hardy spends 24 hours out in the community, sorting clothes at Goodwill and selling her paintings and drawings at VSA arts of New Mexico. Hardy, who suffers from multiple seizures each day, is...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 Joey Peters

New Mexico Needs Moms

State celebrates National Adoption Month

Local News Last week, Santa Fe District Judge (and soon-to-be state Supreme Court justice) Barbara Vigil sped up the waiting time on six pending adoptions for Santa Fe County residents.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Joey Peters


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


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
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