Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[Udder Distress - A small town takes on Big Dairy over foul odor and fly plague ]]>
By: Joseph Sorrentino
“I tell people that I always know I’m in Mesquite because of the smell,” says Arturo Uribe, executive director of the Mesquite Community Action Committee. The odor, he and other Mesquite residen]]>
<![CDATA[Nonagenarian walks ABQ to Santa Fe against money in politics - Activist Sally-Alice Thompson treks big distance to solve big issue ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
So far for the 2014 elections, political candidates across New Mexico have raised more than $21.2 million, according to data compiled by the Secretary of State’s office.Think about all the problems ]]>
<![CDATA[Pot Politics - Susana Martinez to attend fundraiser hosted by aspiring marijuana businessman ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Susana Martinez has been unabashed about her opposition to loosening marijuana laws, but that's not stopping her from attending a fundraiser hosted by a marijuana entrepreneur. ]]>
<![CDATA[License to Spy - Insiders and hidden emails indicate Martinez campaign used public resources on opposition in 2010 ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
When a vehicle carrying Susana Martinez pulled into the Staybridge Suites motel off Highway 70 on Oct. 24, 2010, with darkness enveloping the parking lot, a light pole showered its beam on an SUV.
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<![CDATA[What Should the County Do With La Bajada Ranch? - County committee seeks input in 470-acre property]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The La Bajada Steering Committee is seeking your input on what Santa Fe County should do with the 470-acre La Bajada Ranch. For the past year, the county has been mulling what to do with the pristine property, located between the Santa Fe River and west of the La Cienega exit off I-25.  
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<![CDATA[Two Seek Congress Seat - Ben Ray Lujan and Jefferson Byrd face off for NM US Congress seat in our latest video interview with candidates]]>
By: SFR
Congressional challenger Jefferson Byrd and incumbent US Rep. Ben Ray Lujan explain their differing opinions on the role of the federal government and recent decisions on topics including war and climate change. ]]>
<![CDATA[Christus Nurses Vote for 40th Percentile, Enforcement - Union vote Saturday late into night on contract with management where both sides make concessions ]]>
By: Justin Horwath

Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center union members overwhelmingly voted to ratify a three-year contract with the hospital's management.



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<![CDATA[Gun Pledge - Santa Fe Schools to recognize anti-gun day]]>
By: Joey Peters
Schools in Santa Fe are gearing up to recognize a national observance day aimed at curbing guns in the classroom.]]>
<![CDATA[Secret Plan - Former Interstate Stream Commission director sues over alleged violations of NM Open Meetings Act for Gila plan]]>
By: Laura Paskus
There’s a new battle breaking out in the war over the Gila River—the future of which will be decided within the next 76 days. This time, the salvo isn’t over endangered fish, water rights]]>
<![CDATA[Hospital Peace - After months of negotiations, union and Christus St. Vincent hospital management reach deal]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Top union delegates say they've negotiated a contract with Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center management that they will recommend to members of District 1199 of the National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees.


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<![CDATA[Candidate Chat with Ray Powell - Land Commissioner Ray Powell wants to keep his job ]]>
By: SFR
Ray Powell knows about the job of New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands. He served in the elected position from 1993 to 2002, then ran again and was re-elected for the current term.
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<![CDATA[PAC Attack Lacks Facts - State representative hit hard for vote she didn't make]]>
By: Joey Peters
 A Super PAC mailer targeting incumbent state Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard blasts her for voting in favor of expunging criminal records. The problem? She voted against it.

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<![CDATA[Forum Protest - US Congress hopeful Jeff Byrd Walks out of League of Women Voters forum]]>
By: Joey Peters
GOP Congressional hopeful Jeff Byrd protests League of Women Voters candidate forum.]]>
<![CDATA[Candidate Chat - Matthew McQueen wants to fill NM House seat for Eldorado and points south]]>
By: SFR
Get to know Matthew McQueen, who wants to be one of the area's next members of the New Mexico House of Representatives. He's running for District 50 against Vickie Perea, appointed to the job by the governor.]]>
<![CDATA[Bud Boom - Colorado recreational marijuana dispensaries open closer to New Mexico border]]>
By: Justin Horwath
You can almost smell the bud from Santa Fe. Colorado's recreation marijuana boom has reached closer to home.


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<![CDATA[Humble Commitment - Terry Tempest Williams: A conservation author's sacred rage]]>
By: Laura Paskus
Writer Terry Tempest Williams has struck the word “busy” from her vocabulary. “I think it’s an excuse not to engage,” she says, calling from rural Maine, where she was visiting Katahdin]]>
<![CDATA[The Newly Improved Caboose - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
If you pass the Cerrillos Road and St. Francis Drive intersection and look closely, you'll see a shiny, new caboose. 

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<![CDATA[PACumentary - Breaking Bad actor Steven Michael Quezada narrates 30-minute ad blasting Martinez mental health takeover ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
A political action committee bought a 30-minute TV spot Sunday on KOAT-TV to air a documentary heavily critical of Gov. Susana Martinez' administration for its takeover of 15 behavioral health providers. 
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<![CDATA[Chaparral Principal Under Fire - Michael Granado accused of 'naughty box' punishment and dangerous 'principal taxi' activity]]>
By: Joey Peters
The principal of Chaparral Elementary School is coming under fire from the Santa Fe branch of the National Education Association for alleged inappropriate punishment and reward tactics.]]>
<![CDATA[Candidate Chat - SFR video with attorney general candidates is the first in a series for the upcoming NM general election]]>
By: SFR
 Want to know more about your choices in the upcoming New Mexico general election? Absentee and early voting is already taking place, and the last call is Nov. 4. This short interview with two candidates for attorney general is the first in a series ]]>