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If a document isn’t provided in a public-records request, does it still exist?

Local News Last week, Gov. Susana Martinez scored points with transparency advocates when her office, after being told by a district judge to remove public employee names and salaries from the state’s Sunshine Portal, p...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Joey Peters

Trouble at the Ol' Racino

Was the Downs' Lucrative, 25-year Racino deal rigged?!

Features At the New Mexico State Fair, just a few hundred feet west of the Downs at Albuquerque racetrack and casino, sits a row of crumbling stables. On a June afternoon, the walkways are littered with dead pigeons—c...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Joey Peters


The lowdown on proposed amendments to New Mexico’s Constitution

Local News This November, voters will weigh in on five amendments to the state Constitution, all of which would reshape state government.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Joey Peters

Starting Over

What his Philadelphia legacy means for Santa Fe’s new superintendent

Local News By a variety of measures—graduation rates, reading proficiency, standardized test scores—Santa Fe Public Schools are failing. But Joel Boyd, the district’s new superintendent, has a plan to turn that ar...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 Joey Peters

Pot of Gold

Pricey marijuana and other problems plague medicinal users

Local News Of the 16 states that allow medical marijuana, New Mexico is one of only three that haven’t experienced federal government crackdowns, according to Washington, DC-based National Organization for the Reform of...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Joey Peters

Going Mobile

MoGro, an innovative mobile grocery store, offers healthier options for Pueblo residents

Local News On an unseasonably cool mid-July morning, Max Lovato is sampling a pocket-sized meatball next to a mobile grocery truck parked on the west bank of the Rio Grande. The evening before, several of the truck’s vo...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Joey Peters

A Higher Power

Lobbyist’s leaked emails offer a unique view of government’s inner workings and key players

Local News “Your note below says toiletries only. Is this one of those clothing optional, naked babe weekends?” So wrote Patrick Rogers—Albuquerque power lawyer, lobbyist and member of the Board of Directors of the ...

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 Justin Horwath, Joey Peters

Dry Market

Amid a lack of supply, medical marijuana patients resort to risky alternatives

Local News Krista Robbins begins her mornings in her backyard with her coffee tucked in one hand and her medicine in the other. Her body shakes—the sign of an oncoming anxiety attack—but she says three or four puffs o...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Joey Peters


NMFOG board member has ties to private email scandal

Local News For the past three weeks, revelations that staffers in Gov. Susana Martinez’ office were using private email addresses to discuss state policy have hit the headlines, alarming open-government advocates and gi...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Joey Peters


Of Ad Wars and Obamacare

Local News Reactions around New Mexico to the June 29 US Supreme Court decision upholding most of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) followed predictable partisan lines.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 Joey Peters, Justin Horwath
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