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High Coss

Not everyone is on board with the mayor’s bond proposal

Local News Mayor David Coss spent most of his Oct. 19 State of the City address pushing a $30 million bond proposal slated to go before voters in March’s city elections. Coss bills it as the “Opportunity and Quality o...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Joey Peters

Court Fees

Indicators: Oct. 26

Local News If the JSC’s budget remains the same next fiscal year, commission employees will be forced to take two weeks of unpaid leave.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Joey Peters

License Deregulation

What’s behind irregularities in PED administrators’ licenses?

Local News Not long after Pamela Engstrom resigned as principal of Albuquerque’s El Camino Real Charter School, her husband, Anders, requested public documents on the education credentials of a few prominent New Mexico ...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Joey Peters


In Brief

Local News To some, the Public Regulation Commission is best known for being cozy with the companies it regulates. So it might have come as a surprise when the PRC’s Insurance Division rejected a proposed 9.9 percent ra...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Joey Peters


In Brief

Local News Gov. Susana Martinez doesn’t have much to show from a special redistricting session that she packed with an ambitious agenda. But one thing she did get was a capital outlay bill, albeit at less than half the ...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Joey Peters

Pac It In

In Brief

Local News The New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office recently released campaign contribution records for Susana PAC, Gov. Susana Martinez’ political action committee. Although the governor is not allowed to solicit c...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Joey Peters


Just why is everyone so angry?

Local News Santa Fe is the latest in a long line of cities to host Occupy Wall Street protests. Saturday, Oct. 8, marked the second weekend in a row of protests in front of a local Bank of America branch.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Joey Peters

Big Picture

Beer and Baseball

Local News Dan Werwath loves beer and baseball. “Who doesn’t?” he asks SFR. “Communists, that’s who—and rich old people.” So when a number of residents testified at City Council against allowing beer sales a...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Jobless Mess

Indicators: Oct. 12

Local News New Mexico’s unemployment rate continues to drop steeply, something Mitchell says would be “phenomenal”—if it were accurate. Instead, he says, the number is meaningless. In the past six months, each ...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Joey Peters


Are Santa Fe’s homeless criminals or just easy scapegoats?

Local News Randal Peifer has been using St. Elizabeth Shelter for the past 20 years, about as long as he’s been homeless. He lives just feet away from the shelter near the back lot of a gas station. He sleeps under ...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Joey Peters
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