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Unsafe Incarceration

Federal law aimed at curbing prison sex assaults isn’t enough

Local News A federal law intended to hold prisons accountable for a culture of sexual violence has been in place for a decade, but changes are coming too slow for inmates and parolees like Kenneth Morgan.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

American DREAMers

As immigration reform moves to the forefront, DREAMers say much work remains to be done

Features Like other young adults trying to make ends meet, LuzHilda Campos works two jobs, pays taxes, and tries to have a little fun on her days off. This June, the Mexican-born waitress boarded a plane at Albuquerque...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

In the Green

A new initiative seeks to ensure veterans’ access to medical cannabis

Local News Former US Army soldier Michael Pell used to wake up from naps with drool running down his chin. He blames the problem on...

Friday, August 2, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

No Easy Ride

On the road with medical cannabis courier Josh Zapata

Features The air inside Josh Zapata’s car reeks of marijuana. Take one whiff, and pungent odors escaping from baggies and white paper sacks...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

Wed Lock

A new law bars marriage licenses for inmates, deployed soldiers and anyone who can’t visit a county clerk’s office in person

Local News Last week, state Rep. Brian Egolf, D-Santa Fe, filed a lawsuit seeking to compel Santa Fe County to issue marriage licenses...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

Testing Out

How a privatized GED could hurt New Mexico’s neediest students

Local News Like other students cramming for final exams, Alma Hernandez is doing everything she can to pass her General Education Development (GED) test before it’s totally revamped in January.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

Nuts to Butts

controversial prisoner shakedowns could leave taxpayers on the hook for damages

Features A series of skulls is tattooed across John Oates’ penis.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

Reel Respect

Program aims to protect New Mexico’s non-union film actors

Local News Background actors Wes Trudell and James Blackburn can’t wait to the see The Lone Ranger, this summer’s expected blockbuster.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

Packing Heat

The numbers behind New Mexico’s handguns

Local News Like most busy sales executives, Nicole McMahan spends a lot of time traveling.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Peter St. Cyr

Hash Gripe

Lawmaker reconsiders bill requiring criminal background checks for medical marijuana patients

Local News A controversial proposal to require criminal background checks and photo IDs for medical marijuana patients is headed back to the drawing board.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Peter St. Cyr
 
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