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Bus Money

The North Central Regional Transit District can’t account for its past

Local News Nine years after the state approved a new rural public transportation district, nearly two-dozen free bus routes crisscross Santa Fe, Taos, Rio Arriba and Los Alamos counties. Last year, the district provided r...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Joey Peters

Run Amok

The Public Education Department says a case alleging forged educator licenses is closed, but some officials disagree

Local News Six months ago, SFR reported on allegations that some New Mexico Public Education Department officials had improper educator’s licenses. Since then, PED has maintained that there’s never been a licensing ...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 Joey Peters

Union Blues

A years-old lawsuit could cost New Mexico millions

Local News If state appellate judges uphold the rulings of their predecessors in a three-year-old lawsuit, New Mexico may be on the hook to pay millions—if not tens of millions—of dollars to current and former state...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Joey Peters

Shadow Economy

Eight years ago, Santa Fe’s economic development plan was supposed to change the game. What happened?

Features It’s late afternoon in March, and spring is blooming. Roughly 50 of Santa Fe’s movers and shakers are gathered in a small building that resembles a slick, revamped old church, with bright white walls culmin...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012 Joey Peters

Learning to SHARE

Familiar excuses plague the state’s five-year-old accounting system

Local News Five years ago, state agencies were in an uproar over New Mexico’s new online accounting system, known as SHARE. They blamed it for financial misstatements, unaccounted-for federal funds and other mistakes. I...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Joey Peters

Spring Training

State Republicans may be outnumbered, but they’re ready for an open season

Local News On March 17, approximately 800 delegates from around New Mexico packed the halls of Albuquerque’s Crowne Plaza Hotel for the state Republican Party’s preprimary convention.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 Joey Peters

“Purple People Eaters”

A young coffee entrepreneur tries to make it happen in the City Different

Standing behind a coffee-decorated cart situated in Concrete Jungle’s front patio, a scarf-clad Phil Santos prepares espresso, condensed milk and soda for a concoction he invented, called “Hola Cola.”

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Joey Peters

Laying Eggs

The Santa Fe Business Incubator invests in Santa Fe’s strengths

Local Economy The plan: Despite the incubator’s success, however, shifting Santa Fe’s economy away from heavy reliance on its usual industries will take much more than one entity’s well-intentioned efforts.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Joey Peters

Waived Down

Long-anticipated family caregiver cuts are likely coming this summer

Local News Two years ago, Ernestine Morales spoke to SFR about her fear amid rumors of cuts in the state’s Medicaid-funded Developmental Disabilities Waiver. Morales’ daughter Monique was born with microcephaly, a neu...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Joey Peters

Moving Picture

Chris Eyre talks with SFR about film, SFUAD and the lure of New Mexico

Local News Chris Eyre has been involved with nine feature films since his 1998 debut Smoke Signals, yet the indie sensation, which was marketed as the first feature film written, directed and produced by Native Americans ...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Joey Peters
 
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