Oct. 13, 2015
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New Old Harvest

Hemp legislation moves forward with relative ease

Local News New Mexico farmers would be able to conduct university-approved research and development on hemp crops under a bill making its way through the state Legislature. Advocates say hemp crops should be separated f...

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Joey Peters

Boyd Is Back

Santa Fe superintendent reflects on Fort Worth offer, staying put

Local News When Joel Boyd was in the throes of deciding whether to stay as superintendent in Santa Fe or leave for a new opportunity, he says he had couldn’t sleep well.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Joey Peters

More Than Meets The Eye?

Bill that bans late-term abortions also allows pharmacists to object giving out certain medication

Local News A bill that would ban abortions after a fetus reaches 20 weeks of gestation got predicted opposition from Democrats before passing the House Judiciary Committee—but not for the usual reasons. 

Friday, February 27, 2015 Joey Peters

Embattled Charter School Administrator Weighed in on Veto

Under fire for a percieved conflict of interst, charter leader writes scathing letter urging action that governor later took

Local News The former administrator of an Albuquerque charter school being investigated by the FBI may have influenced the governor's veto of legislation that would have brought more regulations to charter schools.

Friday, February 27, 2015 Joey Peters

Protesting the PARCC

Suspended teens want meeting with state officals about the standardized test

Local News A dozen Santa Fe High School students stood in front of the state Public Education Department today, calling for a meeting with Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera over testing that they say ...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Joey Peters

Charter Watch

Insiders say state didn’t scrutinize ABQ school even though FBI did

Local News One hallmark of the leadership of newly confirmed state Education Secretary Hanna Skandera is her open embrace of charter schools. Under Skandera’s Public Education Department, more than 80 charter schools ar...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Joey Peters


Are New Mexico’s political leaders impeding the Affordable Care Act’s progress at home?

Features The onrush of a late January blizzard prompted many Northern New Mexico roads to close, including a major thoroughfare that connects an interstate and a US highway. Among the people affected was Nohemy Bojorque...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Joey Peters


Local News Despite the long odds, two bills to reform New Mexico marijuana laws are making progress in the state Senate.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Joey Peters

Fair Share

Local News Halfway into this year's legislative session, it's clear that one of the big battles is over a "right-to-work" bill championed by House and Senate Republicans.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 Joey Peters

Zone for Rebirth

Local News Weeks after the city evicted the Zona del Sol nonprofit constortium from its Southside building on Jaguar Drive, city officials are now figuring out how to fill the empty space.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Joey Peters
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