Santa Fe Reporter - News Briefs http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-145-1-news-briefs.html <![CDATA[Dropout - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
A bill to drop New Mexico out of the Common Core State Standards, as well as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, looms in the state legislature this year.]]>
<![CDATA[Local Preference - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
The Santa Fe Community Convention Center is experimenting with more affordable prices for locals. Now, anyone who lives within the city or is acting on business as part of the city can rent convention center rooms for a 20 percent discount.
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<![CDATA[In The Record - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The Candyman Strings & Things owners Rand and Cindy Cook were utterly surprised to be named 2014’s Dealer of the Year.]]>
<![CDATA[Blowing the Whistle - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Will Amber Espinosa-Trujillo be the next state Department of Health whistleblower to be awarded a big out-of-court payday?]]>
<![CDATA[Mail Call for Kids - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
More than 500 children in Santa Fe County could start getting books in the mail each month in 2015 as part of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program.]]>
<![CDATA[Farmer Burden - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
An Abiquiú farmer is suing five members of the Santa Fe Farmers Market’s board of directors, alleging that he is being retaliated against for voicing his concerns.]]>
<![CDATA[Quiet Crossings - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Employees of the Federal Railroad Administration paid Santa Fe a visit to conduct a final review on railroad crossings in Santa Fe.]]>
<![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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