Santa Fe Reporter - News Briefs http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-145-1-news-briefs.html <![CDATA[Baby Steps to Recycling Fixes - Regional agency seeks bids on equipment and services to make recycling work better]]>
By: Joey Peters
The agency that manages waste in the Santa Fe region will implement recommendations of a private consulting firm as the city and county consider how to increase participation in their respective recycling programs.
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<![CDATA[Shelter Still Awaits Lease - Cold nights have facility full ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
City councilors voted on Nov. 12 to hold public meetings on improvements to services for the homeless, but so far those sessions are unscheduled.]]>
<![CDATA[Database Debacle - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Across the nation, abuse of the NCIC database has often occurred by law enforcement officers using a colleague’s login and password information on the database—or by running an NCIC check through a colleague. ]]>
<![CDATA[Pump Away - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Groundwater pumping at the Glorieta camp appears to be perfectly legal, says a spokeswoman for the Office of the State Engineer.
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<![CDATA[Election, What Election? - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
This year’s electoral reality of a lackluster top of the ticket has some Democrats worried about a lower-than-usual turnout to the polls on Nov. 4.]]>
<![CDATA[Amazon Avoids NM Tax - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The online mega-retailer Amazon doesn’t have to pay gross receipts taxes on sales of goods that New Mexicans order from its website, according to a spokesman for the New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Department.]]>
<![CDATA[Ignition Lock - ]]>
By: Nick Martinez
Any hope for a shuttle service at the Santa Fe Ski Basin for the upcoming season seems to be closing.
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<![CDATA[Rainbow Backfire - Interstate paint job comes with up to $25K cleanup cost]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Labor Day weekend got someone’s creative juices flowing, as they apparently took special pains to create a splattered rainbow along the Interstate 25 northbound offramp leading to St. Francis Drive ]]>
<![CDATA[High Court Times - State Supreme Court to make final decision on marijuana advisory vote]]>
By: Joey Peters
The fate of a marijuana decriminalization vote this fall is now in the hands of the state Supreme Court, who will likely make a decision on it next week. Recently, both the Santa Fe and Bernalill]]>
<![CDATA[Coss Takes Aim - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
With six months out of the limelight, former Santa Fe Mayor David Coss is back in the public sphere.
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<![CDATA[Food and Trust - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Facing foreclosure, Gaia Gardens is creating a land trust in order to purchase the Bellemah neighborhood property that the urban garden leases.]]>
<![CDATA[Impasse In Play - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
After five months of bargaining, 21 face-to-face meetings and 100 different proposals, the management team at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center and the union representing the hospital’s nurses are at an “impasse” over staffing levels.]]>
<![CDATA[Underpass on the Way - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
A plan to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety at one of Santa Fe’s most dangerous intersections is taking a leap forward with the news that a cash infusion is on the way.
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<![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.]]>