Santa Fe Reporter - News Briefs http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-145-1-news-briefs.html <![CDATA[Nurse strike possibility came suddenly - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Unlike the last round of hospital labor negotiations in 2011, the events that led to a threat of strike by union nurses at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center this week in Santa Fe have been more or less quiet.
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<![CDATA[Breaking Away - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
One of Santa Fe’s public charter schools, Turquoise Trail Charter School, wants to break ties with the local school district.
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<![CDATA[Ranch Handoff? - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
A Santa Fe County committee is set to consider a proposal this week that could put to rest a long-running conflict about development of pristine property near La Cienega—or at least most of it.
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<![CDATA[Tenure Trial - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
In a legal battle that will have implications for teachers across the state, Santa Fe Public Schools is challenging a state Appeals Court ruling.]]>
<![CDATA[The Good Son - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Santa Fe native Alex Wirth, the son of local Democratic state Sen. Peter Wirth, recently scored an internship at the White House.]]>
<![CDATA[Smoked Out, Fired Up - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Flames continued to spread rapidly in the trees, but as of press time officials were hopeful that the Diego fire was on its last legs.
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<![CDATA[Art Vender Stephen Fox Forced Out of Downtown Arcade - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The real estate company of wealthy Santa Fe art dealer Gerald Peters is declining to renew the lease on spaces in a downtown retail center rented by Stephen Fox.]]>
<![CDATA[General Misfortune - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Santa Fe drivers with the misfortune of owning General Motors cars with recalled ignitions remain in a holding pattern while they wait for the manufacturer to deliver parts.
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<![CDATA[Renters Relief - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
More than half of Santa Fe’s renters are cost burdened with their monthly rent payments, according to the Right to the City Alliance.
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<![CDATA[A Couple Is a Couple - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
An employee at the city’s Fort Marcy Recreation Complex is taking sensitivity training, and top-level officials have apologized to a Santa Fe shopkeeper and her partner because of the worker’s discriminatory actions.
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<![CDATA[Newly Endangered - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
The meadow jumping mouse is New Mexico’s latest federally listed endangered species.
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<![CDATA[The Rodeo Must Go On - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
A nasty rift between Santa Fe’s two major rodeo groups, Rodeo de Santa Fe and Rodeo Property Inc., appears to be repaired.
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<![CDATA[Gov.’s Campaign Plate Check Allegations Resurface - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
There’s no love lost between Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and her Democratic predecessor Bill Richardson. This time the two trade barbs over allegations Gov. Martinez' campaign illegally spied on Democrats in 2010.]]>
<![CDATA[Seeking Relaxed Marijuana Laws - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Two political groups are advocating for ballot initiatives in Santa Fe and Albuquerque this fall that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana use and paraphernalia.
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<![CDATA[Paying it Forward - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Santa Fe City councilors are looking for a way to pay for capital projects as the city hammers out its budget for the next fiscal year.
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<![CDATA[Orchard Battle is Over - ]]>
By: Robin Brown
After nearly three years, the legal dispute between the State Land Office and Jim and Becky Mullane of Dixon’s Apple Orchard has finally reached its conclusion.]]>
<![CDATA[Nuclear Option - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Local filmmaker Adam Horowitz is in the midst of a scuffle with Public Broadcasting Service over his documentary, Nuclear Savage: The Islands of Secret Project 4.1.]]>
<![CDATA[Fewer Plants for Patients - ]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
Medical cannabis patients and nonprofit producers have been waiting months to learn how the New Mexico Department of Health planned to solve severe shortages of medication around the state.]]>
<![CDATA[Pedestrians to the Plaza? - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
As a part of what Mayor Javier Gonzales calls his “People to the Plaza” initiative, the city held a hearing May 12 to air ideas for making Santa Fe’s Plaza more vibrant.]]>
<![CDATA[Pickers Grinnin’ - ]]>
By: Joseph Sorrentino
New Mexico’s farmworkers, who are among the lowest paid workers in the US, will earn a few more dollars a week thanks to a couple of attorneys who prodded the Department of Workforce Solutions into action.
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