Aug. 23, 2016

CannaBusted

Santa Fe passed decrim two years ago, but people are still going to jail for small amounts of marijuana

Features “It is the duty of the police department to make possession of one ounce or less of marijuana the lowest law enforcement priority,” reads the ordinance widely considered Santa Fe’s pot decriminalization order. Under the rule, people caught carr ... More

Aug. 17, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

Morning Word: Industry Gas Leaks Blamed for Hot Spot

Morning Word At least the Environmental Protection Agency has already issued a rule to cut methane emissions from oil and gas production by nearly half over the next decade. ... More

Aug. 16, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Demand, Sans Supply

A Q&A on New Mexico's medical cannabis economy

Local News Economist Kelly O’Donnell and Duke Rodriguez, president of Ultra Health, a state licensed cannabis producer, recently discussed their views on cannabis program regulations that they say could lead to a 7-ton shortage. ... More

Aug. 17, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

Short Supply

Mother, producer sue health department over ‘arbitrary’ plant limits

Local News A top economist spent the summer collecting information about the state’s medical cannabis market and says her study proves the health department’s strict 450-plant cap is responsible for an endless shortage of medication.
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Aug. 17, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

The New Recruits

Engage program gains more students despite low graduation rate

Local News As the sole recruitment coordinator for Engage, Malone looks for program candidates in the range of 16 to 22 years old. ... More

Aug. 17, 2016 by Andrew Koss

Dust-Up Over Gravel Rules

Local News The county’s sand and gravel extraction codes fail to protect the viewscapes and quality of life along the Turquoise Trail, say two long-time residents of Cerrillos.
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Aug. 17, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

Bikes in the Woods?

Allowing bikes where they have long been banned is aim of federal proposal

Local News The proposed Human-Powered Travel in Wilderness Areas Act would grant local officials with federal land management agencies authority to decide which forms of non-motorized transportation to allow into an area. ... More

Aug. 10, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

Train to Somewhere

Local News A long-neglected train station at St. Francis Drive and Zia Road is set to begin serving passengers on a trial basis as soon as this fall if a private developer’s construction project goes as planned.
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Aug. 17, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Signal Revolt

A wireless internet tower allegedly breaks city law, but its owner won’t back down

Local News The tower rises 80 feet, overlooking homes and businesses on Apache Street. To passersby, the structure might seem a harmless eyesore, a pillar of crossbeams better fit for an industrial park than a residential area.
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Aug. 03, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

The Santa Fe Connection

Emails to and from Hillary Clinton show a close relationship with Joe and Valerie Plame Wilson

Local News If Hillary Clinton ever makes a campaign stop in Santa Fe, she’ll have a place to crash. ... More

Aug. 10, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

Letters to the Editor

08.17.16

Letters to the Editor Mail letters to PO Box 2306, Santa Fe, NM 87504, deliver to 132 E Marcy St., or email them to editor@sfreporter.com. Letters (no more than 200 words) should refer to specific articles in the Reporter. Letters will be edited for space and clarity.
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Aug. 17, 2016 by SFR
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Morning Word: Governor Opposes Tax Increases

Morning Word Gov. Susana Martinez prefers deep spending cuts. ... More

Aug. 23, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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