Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[Fire in Watershed Half Contained - Managers Credit Strong Response for Reining In Flames]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
 The McClure Fire in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed is considered 50 percent contained, according to Friday afternoon media advisories, and some of the many resources allocated to that fire hav]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Starts in City Watershed - Major resources on tap to fight fire that began Thursday in the Santa Fe Watershed]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
A small wildfire has ignited in the Santa Fe Municipal Watershed, just upstream of McClure Reservoir and in the wilderness portion of the watershed. ]]>
<![CDATA[Health Department Under-Reports Medical Cannabis Sales - Who's growing and selling the most and where? SFR obtains financial data for the first time ]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program is growing at an even more rapid pace than reported by the public health agency tasked with regulating the industry.]]>
<![CDATA[Breathing in Danger - Research maps health risks of oil and gas development as campaigns continue for reduced emissions]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
The oil and gas industry emits thousands of tons of formaldehyde, benzene, acetaldehyde and ethylbenzene each year. ]]>
<![CDATA[Round & Round - Will La Cienega bus service survive after a six-month trial?]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
Most La Cienega commuters using the taxpayer-funded North Central Regional Transit District public bus network are part of households that make less than $17,000 annually.]]>
<![CDATA['Like' This Verdict - The New Mexico Supreme Court offered some social media best practices for judges]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
The New Mexico Supreme Court issued a warning to judges this week: Be careful what you post on social media.]]>
<![CDATA[Taking a Stand - Should a reporter be compelled to testify in the state's case against an ex-lawmaker? ]]>
By: SFR
After an investigative reporter for SFR did the work that state prosecutors could have done, now they want him to testify in a fraud case against a former state lawmaker.  ]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Head Fire Could Reach Santa Fe County - Wildfires are up and fireworks are banned]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
A wildfire that had enveloped more than 16,000 acres in the Manzano Mountains by Thursday evening could potentially cross into Santa Fe County in the coming days. ]]>
<![CDATA[Going, Growing, Gone - City’s community garden program flourishes despite the efforts of a few furry interlopers]]>
By: Andrew Koss
Only one plot remains up for grabs this season among Santa Fe’s eight community gardens. That means it won’t be long before city Parks Project Specialist Jessie Esparza will be looking for ways to expand.
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<![CDATA[Where There's Fire - Map shows where methane emissions from natural gas and oil wells put public health at risk]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
Nationwide, 12.4 million people live within half a mile of an oil or gas well, and within that radius, they are at risk for increased incidence of cancer and life-threatening respiratory ailments. ]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Feans Stand with Orlando - Santa Fe Stands with Orlando vigil draws hundreds of locals]]>
By: Maria Egolf-Romero
Just 12 days from the planned celebration of Santa Fe Pride at the same spot, hundreds gathered on the Plaza to mourn the victims of the Orlando mass shootings and to band together in solidarity for the LGBT community.

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<![CDATA[Better, Faster, Stronger Elections - Santa Fe County was super slow on primary results]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
If you watched election returns in Santa Fe County Tuesday evening, you probably stayed up pretty late. It took more than an hour after polls closed for the public to see partial results, and for many races, final results didn’t come in until after 11 pm.]]>
<![CDATA[New City Program Aims to Culture Local Youth - Summer Youth Cultural Passport program provides Santa Fe kids with access to arts and culture]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Providing Santa Fe youths with cultural options just became a whole lot easier.]]>
<![CDATA[Toss a Pitch - Entrepreneurs compete in city contest for new business ideas]]>
By: Andrew Koss
Sam Taub wants to bring New York-style Jewish baked goods to Santa Fe with his company, Flour & Water. Eliza Lutz already has four artists signed to her recording label, Matron Records.
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<![CDATA[Options, Opposition - The health community has some questions about a new hospital coming to Santa Fe]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
For 151 years, Santa Fe has only had one full-service hospital. With a June 2 development plan approval from the city, Presbyterian Healthcare Services is on track to build a second.
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<![CDATA[Into the Night - Serna squeaks through primary for district attorney ]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
A political newcomer riding on an energetic grassroots campaign eked past two opponents, including an incumbent appointee, in the tight Democratic primary for the local district attorney’s office.]]>
<![CDATA[Testing Troubles - Year’s end sees little information on how students are doing, but lots of talk about too many standardized tests]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
For all the time and money spent on testing in Santa Fe’s schools, teachers say the results come so late and include so little information that half of their promised purpose—to guide instruction—is rendered useless.
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<![CDATA[Silence Is Deafening - Martinez administration dodges interview requests with an army of spokespeople who do not speak]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
There are no shortages of warm and fuzzy profiles, photo opportunities and national press stories about New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, but access to the governor and her top cabinet-level officials is nearly impossible for local journalists.
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<![CDATA[Coming Down - Santa Fe County plans to spend $33 million to demolish old junior high for new office building]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
The old downtown courthouse on Catron Street is coming down to make space for a new county administrative building. The question is when. County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously declared their in]]>
<![CDATA[‘Our World Needs You’ - First lady's speech to Santa Fe Indian School graduates charges them to spread their values to the rest of the country]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
To go forth and change not just the world, but what the world thinks of you, became the charge given to the 2016 graduates of the Santa Fe Indian School by Michelle Obama.]]>