Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[Emails Contradict AG's Con Man Account - Gary King and defense in the Michael Soutar case negotiated terms, records show]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Internal emails contradict the account given Thursday by a top official at Gary King's office who told reporters that "the attorney general did not negotiate any kind of agreement with [Michael] Soutar"—a con man prosecuted by King's office but released early from a 34-year prison sentence.

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<![CDATA[Climate March - People are encouraged to bring their energy to two green events this weekend]]>
By: Joey Peters
In anticipation of next week's United Nations Climate Summit, New Mexican residents will have plenty of opportunities this weekend to join in on local "People's Climate Marches." ]]>
<![CDATA[Government Power Disagreements Color Candidate Forum - Candidates for secretary of state, attorney general faced off in a League of Women Voters forum Tuesday]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Candidates for the secretary of state and attorney general disagreed on the role of their offices in a Tuesday forum, with the two Republican contenders arguing  for a more limited role of the po]]>
<![CDATA[Triathlon Losing Steam? - With one day of registration remaining, numbers are low for seventh annual event]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Fewer people have registered for this weekend's Santa Fe’s seventh annual triathlon than last year, but city officials say they expect a last-minute rush of participants before the Saturday event. ]]>
<![CDATA[Meet A Cop - Santa Fe Police will be at Starbucks to talk to community]]>
By: Joey Peters
Coffee will be served, but will there be doughnuts? ]]>
<![CDATA[Casanova Con Man Makes Campaign Appearance - Susana Martinez' gubernatorial campaign points aim at Gary King's role in early release of Michael Soutar]]>
By: Justin Horwath

The Casanova Con Man "needed an insider—someone to get to Attorney General Gary King," states a radio advertisement released Tuesday by the gubernatorial campaign of Susana Martinez, "to get him out of prison."

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<![CDATA[County Passes Development Moratorium - Offiicals vote to take 12-month pause on considering activites including mines]]>
By: Joey Peters
After months of debate over the potential La Bajada mine, the Santa Fe County Commission voted unanimously today to install a 12-month moratorium on "specified developments of countywide impact."]]>
<![CDATA[Minnow Down - WildEarth Guardians suits up for another battle on the Rio Grande]]>
By: Laura Paskus
Earlier this summer, when afternoon rains were falling regularly in the Rio Grande Valley, John Horning pushed through head-high willow saplings along the west bank of the river near Albuquerque.
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<![CDATA[No Man’s Land - Uncertain fate for unkempt gateway]]>
By: Joey Peters
For the past four years, Rick Martinez has spent part of the spring and fall volunteering to clean up a plot of land at the corner of St. Francis Drive and Cerrillos Road.]]>
<![CDATA[Ad Wars: King Campaign Silent Following Martinez Attacks - All the free speech money can buy ]]>
By: Justin Horwath

Democratic gubernatorial challenger Gary King has yet to respond to a shelling of recent attack ads from incumbent Republican Susana Martinez. 


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<![CDATA[Legal Wrangle - Bernalillo County to challenge secretary of state on marijuana advisory question]]>
By: Joey Peters
The Bernalillo County Commission today voted 3-2 on party lines to file a legal challenge to the Secretary of State's position not allowing two advisory questions on the November election ballot.]]>
<![CDATA[Ballot Scuffle - Counties say legal challenge could stop secretary of state from axing ballot question on marijuana]]>
By: Joey Peters
Interpretations of whether the Secretary of State's office has the authority to stop a marijuana decriminalization advisory question from appearing on two countywide election ballots differ widely.]]>
<![CDATA[Campaign Finance Amendment Dead in Senate - Tom Udall hits the campaign trail.]]>
By: Justin Horwath

 A measure to give states more power over campaign finance limits died a predictable death in the US Senate Thursday, with 54 Democrats falling six votes short of earning the necessary 60 votes to overcome a Republican filibuster.

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<![CDATA[This is Only a Test - Santa Fe plans emergency disaster drill this weekend]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Sirens, blockades and evacuations might be on tap Saturday in the Santa Fe area as officials conduct a citywide emergency preparedness drill and an emergency wildfire drill.
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<![CDATA[Where Were You? - SFR remembers the day America cried]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
It’s a conversation that Americans have every year on this date: Where were you? When the planes hit the World Trade Center, what were you doing?
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<![CDATA[Jamie Estrada, Citing Character, Asks Feds for Probation - Gov. Martinez' former campaign manager offers remorse for intercepting emails]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Citing his "extraordinary good" character, a "distinguished history" of public service and his role in caring for ailing family members, Gov. Susana Martinez' former campaign manager Jamie E]]>
<![CDATA[Congressional Reality - NM Sen. Heinrich to appear on Discovery Channel survival show]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Will a New Mexico senator have to drink his own pee to survive on a desert island? Can his Arizona counterpart from the US Congress figure out how to spear a fish for dinner? US Sens. Martin Hei]]>
<![CDATA[Scam Artist - Man posing as county officer peddling fake bench warrants ]]>
By: Joey Peters
A man posing as an officer with the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department is calling residents and telling them to pay off fake bench warrants to him.]]>
<![CDATA[Sex Offender Contributions to King Soar Past Limit - Source of contributions hidden]]>
By: Justin Horwath
There's been a lot of ink spilled about the fact that a registered sex offender contributed money to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King.]]>
<![CDATA[SOS Says No to Pot Ballot - Santa Fe County Commissioner says fight is not over]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Seeking an opinion from voters on marijuana isn’t permitted under state law, according to a letter New Mexico’s Secretary of State Dianna Duran issued to officials in Bernalillo and Santa Fe Cou]]>