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Just Say Nuke

Southeastern New Mexico goes nuclear. Is that bad?

Local News To Greg Mello, executive director of the Los Alamos Study Group, the recent federal approval of a uranium de-conversion plant near Hobbs only contributes to southeastern New Mexico’s identity as a “wasteple...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Justin Horwath

Do I Look Guilty To You?

New Mexico's grand jury system overwhelmingly produces indictments. Ham sandwiches beware

Features Imagine, for a moment, that it’s a chilly December night, and a pretty young brunette has come to your apartment. Your courtship of her began when you were picking up a paycheck and told her you had all that ...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Justin Horwath

Booze Cruisers

It’s not easy being a local liquor store— especially when state cops come knocking

Local News Five months ago, on the night of Cinco de Mayo, 56-year-old Daniel Gomez stumbled into Owl’s Liquors.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Justin Horwath

NMF’ed Up

A scandal raises a fundamental question: Does New Mexico really need a finance authority?

Local News Last month, scandal erupted at the New Mexico Finance Authority.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Justin Horwath

Ground War 2012

May the man with the most field offices win

Local News Last week, Pres. Barack Obama’s reelection campaign announced it’s almost doubling the size of field offices in the state. That seemed like an odd investment for a campaign that, according to the polls, has...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Justin Horwath

Giant in the Dark

A secret tape reveals how the governor’s top staffer runs government

Local News It was Oct. 14, 2011, and Keith Gardner was tired. As Gov. Susana Martinez’ chief of staff, Gardner is arguably the second most powerful person in state government.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Justin Horwath, Joey Peters

No Job, No Chance

Solving unemployment is far more complex than it appears

Local News A few weeks ago, Sonia Montoya, 26, landed a job interview at Garcia Nissan Santa Fe, off St. Michael’s Drive. A single mother of an active eight-year-old boy, Montoya had made it to the interview phase for a...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Justin Horwath

Minor Party Blues

Jon Barrie wants to represent you. Now, if only he could get his name on the ballot…

Jon Ross Barrie looks the part of a patriot. In images on his campaign website, Barrie sports an American flag tie and, for good measure, an American flag lapel pin. From the website, a simple WordPress templa...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 Justin Horwath

Money Line

New Mexico may soon have its own renewable energy transmission line. Is that a good thing?

Local News On Dec. 15, 2011, Pat Rogers, the prominent Modrall Sperling lawyer and lobbyist, sent an email to the private account of Gov. Susana Martinez’ chief of staff, Keith Gardner, thanking Gardner for agreeing to ...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Justin Horwath

Does it really matter who wins New Mexico's Senate race?

With just two months until the election, Senate candidates Martin Heinrich and Heather Wilson are locked in a dead heat—and the stakes couldn’t be higher.

Features Flies buzzed around the heads of attendees seated on the patio of Socorro’s Capitol Bar, a brick saloon near the town’s plaza where, at the turn of the 20th century, the bar’s one-time owner, Justice of t...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Justin Horwath
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