Santa Fe Reporter - News Briefs http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-145-1-news-briefs.html <![CDATA[Poetry on Pause - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
After eight years with an official city poet laureate, the Santa Fe Arts Commission has paused the program for evaluation.]]>
<![CDATA[Re-evaluating Reform - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
The state Public Education Department has backtracked on its evaluations of Santa Fe teachers after pushback from the local school district.]]>
<![CDATA[Guess Who’s Back? - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
It’s already been 10 years since Northern New Mexico saw its piñon trees take a major hit from tiny bark beetles. Yet, our trees are under attack again.
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<![CDATA[Far Out - ]]>
By: Enrique Limón
CNN has embarked on a visual journey that examines, exposes and celebrates the defining moments of the 1960s. ]]>
<![CDATA[Committee Left in Dark on Recycling Study - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The head of Santa Fe’s Environmental Services Division told an advisory committee last Thursday that he’s received the final version of an independent solid waste study contracted by the city.
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<![CDATA[Tank the Tests - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
The union representing Santa Fe public school teachers is calling on the school district to delay a Common Core-aligned standardized test scheduled to phase in across New Mexico this year.
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<![CDATA[Cooling Contract Tension - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The last round of labor negotiations between Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center management and the union that represents hospital caregivers failed to abate tension between the two parties.]]>
<![CDATA[Not Cashed Yet - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Advocates for a marijuana decriminalization ballot initiative in Santa Fe came up short last week, but the drive for signatures continues.
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<![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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