Sept. 30, 2016

The Next Great Extinction?

Climate change threatens to make growing chiles in New Mexico tougher than ever

Features Until an August storm hammered his fields with nickel-sized hail for half an hour, Matt Romero’s chile crop looked to be heading for its biggest season yet.
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Sept. 28, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

Eat Like Grandma

How a return to ancestral diets reconnects health and heart sovereignty in Native America

Features “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” That’s what Michael Pollan’s 2008 book, In Defense of Food, advised, delivering an indictment of modern industrial eating and a rousing endorsement of “real food. ... More

Sept. 21, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

S O S!

Voter ID dominates the race for New Mexico’s chief election official

Features If you listen to either candidate for New Mexico’s secretary of state speak with her supporters, you might get the impression that the race for our statewide chief election official is a referendum on so-called voter ID laws.
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Sept. 14, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

Dreams on Wheels

Santa Fe attorney takes free immigration legal services on the road

Features Santa Fe attorney Allegra Love believes more legal services should be considered a public service and she’s taken the show on the road this summer to help immigrants in rural New Mexico. ... More

Aug. 31, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Major Beef

Trespassers in the watershed prompt questions about New Mexico’s cattle culture

Features Hike far enough into the trail systems on the eastern border of town, and you run into signs declaring the territory behind them closed to human access. ... More

Sept. 07, 2016 by Elizabeth Miller

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

Back to School Reading List for Adults

Features The unmistakable nip of fall is settling into Santa Fe mornings, the chamisa are starting to hint at turning their autumn gold and the big yellow school buses are rolling down city streets.
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Aug. 24, 2016 by SFR

High Bar

New Mexico’s judiciary gets good marks for integrity and independence, but reformers say more is needed to get money and politics out of the state’s highest courts

Features New Mexico flunked yet another national report card in 2015, this one on the risk of government corruption. But one shiny, bright little good thing stood out in the rating by the Center for Public Integrity: our judicial branch.
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Aug. 03, 2016 by Gwyneth Doland

¡Fuera Trump!

Features At Mexico City’s historic central square, or zócalo, Jose Adan Garcia Canales was busy balancing a small pipe organ on a wooden peg. He turned its crank, and the instrument let out a shrill tune reminiscent of circus music.
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Aug. 10, 2016 by Bert Johnson
 

Morning Word: Stolen Email Lawsuit Dropped

Morning Word A federal lawsuit filed by several people who had their emails stolen by Jamie Estrada, a former Republican operative who gained control of the Gov. Susana Martinez 2010 web domain, has been dismissed. ... More

Sept. 27, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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