Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[Dumbfounded - Private property owners face less scrutiny under city historic preservation rules]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
The owners of The Inn of Five Graces in Santa Fe’s historic Barrio de Analco quietly backed legislation that allowed them to purchase a state building.]]>
<![CDATA[Mining for a Vote - Behind the decision to hold secret talks about digging at La Bajada Mesa]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Dozens of citizens voiced opposition to a proposal that would create a mining zone in a 50-acre site on La Bajada Mesa during an Aug. 12 meeting of the Santa Fe County Commission.]]>
<![CDATA[Teacher Eval - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
In many ways, the summer of 2014 has become the summer of teacher evaluations in New Mexico. Even those allied with Gov. Susana Martinez, who appointed Hanna Skandera in 2011 to lea]]>
<![CDATA[Clerk Finds Enough Signatures on Marijuana Petition - Santa Fe City Council plans to conduct public hearing on small-possession decriminalization proposal next week]]>
By: Joey Peters
A question that will ask Santa Fe voters whether marijuana penalties should be decriminalized is one step closer to making the city's election ballot this November.
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<![CDATA[Feds Charge Rio Arriba Sheriff Tommy Rodella, Son - Father-son duo allegedly beat up, detain innocent man]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Rio Arriba County Sheriff Tommy Rodella and his son violated the civil rights of a man by tailgating him on Highway 399, blocking the man's vehicle with an unmarked Jeep, assaulting him with a silver revolver and later misrepresenting that the man attempted to injure the sheriff, according to a federal grand jury indictment released Friday. 


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<![CDATA[Social Promotion - Instagram contest aimed at boosting city's image and putting small biz on the social media landscape]]>
By: Nick Martinez
With the Social Media Era well underway, larger companies have seen the value of the Internet. Companies like Old Spice can produce funny, attention grabbing commercials, that soon gain new life, go]]>
<![CDATA[Fine Point - Santa Fe Public Schools officials will meet with state education department about teacher evaluations]]>
By: Joey Peters

One week after the New Mexico Public Education Department released unflattering evaluations for Santa Fe Public Schools teachers, local school officials are gearing up to share their disputes with the data with the state.


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<![CDATA[Still Secret - Judge says behavioral health audit investigation is worth more than the public's right to know ]]>
By: New Mexico In Depth
 A New Mexico district court judge says an audit of the state's behavioral health providers should remain secret.]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Fe County Commission Postpones La Bajada Mine Decision - Commissioners meet behind closed doors; order will come from staff ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Behind closed doors, Santa Fe County Commissioners postponed a decision on whether to allow an Albuquerque company to mine for basalt on La Bajada mesa. Community members packed the county commis]]>
<![CDATA[Deep Doo-doo - No shortage of finger-pointing in community college financial crunch]]>
By: Joey Peters
Santa Fe Community College Interim President Randy Grissom explains how the college was suddenly in a $5 million budget shortfall.]]>
<![CDATA[Staffing Showdown - Christus St. Vincent and nurses continue labor fight]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Both sides in the showdown between Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center management and the union that represents nurses and technical workers at the hospital are attempting to rally public support as negotiations over a new three-year contract reach an impasse. ]]>
<![CDATA[County Commission to Hear La Bajada Mine Case - Should Santa Fe County allow Rockology basalt operation? ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The Board of Santa Fe County Commissioners is set to Tuesday hear more public testimony about whether an Albuquerque company should be allowed to mine basal rock from the La Bajada Mesa.]]>
<![CDATA[Guess Who's back? - Beetles strike drought-stressed trees in Northern NM again]]>
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. While the epidemic is not likely to be as bad as the l]]>
<![CDATA[From the Clouds, New Mexico Economy Looked Rosy - United Airlines publication sees opportunity amid gloom]]>
By: Justin Horwath
A rosy profile of the state's economy was featured in Dossier, an economic development series published by the United Airlines magazine this summer. Federal data about the job market says otherwise.

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<![CDATA[Health Provider Sues State Over Audit - Easter Seals says New Mexico Human Services Department acted in bad faith]]>
By: New Mexico In Depth
A health organization battling state fraud allegations is accusing the state of acting in bad faith by "improperly withholding" more than half a million dollars it contends it is owed. ]]>
<![CDATA[Layoffs Coming To Santa Fe Community College - A $5 million shortfall at SFCC leads to job cuts, tuition hikes]]>
By: Joey Peters
Roughly 2.5 percent of Santa Fe Community College's full-time workforce are getting the axe as a result of $5 million budget shortfall made public this week.

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<![CDATA[Safe Staffing: Where's the Line? - Christus St. Vincent, nurse union differ on staffing standards]]>
By: Justin Horwath
It appears Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center Management and the union representing the hospital's caregivers has reached an impasse. ]]>
<![CDATA[Living Wage Makes National Spotlight - Washington Post finds benefits and consequences are murky]]>
By: Joey Peters
One of Santa Fe's signature progressive initiatives made the Washington Post in the tenth year of its existence, and the newspaper's analysis is ambiguous.

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<![CDATA[Rail Runner Crossings Scrutinized - Meanwhile, officials slowly moving on opening Zia Station]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Five different agencies will review Rail Runner crossings and gather input from the Federal Railroad Administration safety experts "to make sure that the highest appropriate level or safety is being ]]>
<![CDATA[The Last Farmer - What does John Stephenson’s 100th birthday say about urban agriculture in Santa Fe?]]>
By: Justin Horwath
John Stephenson founded the Santa Fe Community Farm, which has produced tons of vegetables for charity.
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