Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[Behavioral Help - Former county commissioner says a planned mental health center is worth the money]]>
By: Matt Grubs
It was almost midnight in August last year when Miguel Chavez’ 24-year-old son came to the door. Chavez and his wife didn’t know he was out of jail.
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<![CDATA[Dream Darker - The indictment of journalist Aaron Cantú portends grim future for the First Amendment]]>
By: Baynard Woods
Dozens of defendants, each sitting with their own lawyer, fill a Washington, DC, courtroom, looking like college students wearing their nicest clothes for a job interview. It is far more serious than that.
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<![CDATA[Medicaid Meltdown - New Mexico’s Medicaid program will probably get more expensive, but federal health care is the wild card]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
Very few people outside a small circle of Republican senators know what the hell is happening with health care at the federal level, but any rollback to Medicaid would certainly be disastrous for New Mexico.]]>
<![CDATA[High and Dry - What's going on with the crabapple trees at Frenchy’s Field in Santa Fe?]]>
By: Lauren Thompson
Early last week, a Santa Fe resident posted pictures of Frenchy’s Field in the Santa Fe Bulletin Board group on Facebook. “Frenchy's Field: Photos of dying crabapple trees as well as an area wh]]>
<![CDATA[Shoplifting Smackdown - Bystanders say security guards were needlessly physical with a Santa Fe shoplifting suspect]]>
By: Matt Grubs
Eli O’Dowd was headed into the Sprouts Farmers Market grocery store Thursday night when she saw the commotion. Two yellow-shirted security guards were pulling a woman to the ground as a small boy lo]]>
<![CDATA[Long Hot Summer - Despite programming on the books, Santa Fe parents still want more things for their kids to do in the summer]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
Nearly a fifth of Santa Fe’s population is under 18 years old, according to the US Census Bureau, meaning there are around 15,000 kids out of school for the summer every year looking for activities to occupy their days.
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<![CDATA[Stop and Smell Them - Harvey Cornell Rose Park is old enough to get the senior discount]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Roses don’t really have a predictable lifespan. With the right circumstance and care, their blooms can grace generations, looking and smelling lovely and growing limber and green each spring.
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<![CDATA[That Stings - Black community wants answers on ATF’s Albuquerque sting, says it was ‘punch in the face’]]>
By: Jeff Proctor
Black community leaders and citizens want to know who invited out-of-town federal agents and informants into Albuquerque and how the decision was made to focus an undercover sting operation on an impo]]>
<![CDATA[New Koch - Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity opens shop again in NM]]>
By: Matt Grubs
In the world of liberal and progressive politics, there have been perhaps no more effective boogeymen than Charles and David Koch.]]>
<![CDATA[Unsafe Spaces - Immigration advocates reporting an uptick in Santa Fe ICE arrests at local courthouses are building a database to monitor the impact]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
Public defenders and immigration advocates in Santa Fe are attempting to systematically log the impact of President Trump’s immigration enforcement orders on the state’s court system.
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<![CDATA[SFR Writer Indicted Following Inaugural Protest Coverage - Cantú one of two journalists charged while covering rally-turned-riot]]>
By: Matt Grubs
Aaron Cantú, a staff writer at the Santa Fe Reporter, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he participated in a riot while working as journalist during protests in Washington, DC on Inauguration Day.]]>
<![CDATA[Another One - Reporter’s lawsuit alleges that Martinez administration withheld law firm billing records for a year]]>
By: Matt Grubs, Aaron Cantú
A contributing editor for the Santa Fe Reporter is suing the administration of Gov. Susana Martinez for violating the state’s open records law.]]>
<![CDATA[TVM LA - Tesuque Village Market looks to bring Santa Fe vibe to Venice Beach]]>
By: Matt Grubs
It’s been a gas station, a butcher shop, and an apartment. It’s now the original Tesuque Village Market.
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<![CDATA[A Big Stink - City has been working since last Wednesday to clean up a sewage spill next to a pre-school and a hospital]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
The first sign that something was amiss were the men in biohazard suits.]]>
<![CDATA[Boom Town - Kiwanis' Zozobra crew takes over Fourth of July fireworks, moves event to Santa Fe Place Mall]]>
By: Matt Grubs
It’s going to be a much quieter Fourth of July in the neighborhoods around Ragle Park and Santa Fe High School.]]>
<![CDATA[County Delays Tax Vote - Commissioners agree to Santa Fe City Council’s request to vote on tax hike after joint session]]>
By: Matt Grubs
The Santa Fe County Commission on Tuesday postponed making a decision on a pair of proposed gross receipts tax hikes that would add slightly less than 19 cents to every $100 purchase.]]>
<![CDATA[Can't Stop Won't Stop - Santa Fe’s ¡YouthWorks! keeps hope lit in a darkening world]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
Since 2001, ¡YouthWorks! has offered critical support to around 10,000 teens and young adults in the Northern New Mexico area.]]>
<![CDATA[Looking Ahead: Gubernatorial Candidates on NM’s Cannabis Future - ]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
Come 2019, Susana Martinez will no longer be in control of the state’s medical cannabis program. Whoever replaces her as governor will need to have a plan for how to adapt the program—or to even branch out and make cannabis legal for all adults.]]>
<![CDATA[Not Bad for Government Work - Salary commission votes to pay next mayor $110,000]]>
By: Matt Grubs
In a raucous but relatively brief final meeting Wednesday, the city commission tasked with setting the next mayor’s salary decided on $110,000 for a year’s worth of full-time work.]]>
<![CDATA[The Tax Man - Reform plan for New Mexico gross receipts tax is DOA for the Legislature's special session]]>
By: Matt Grubs
The bill is massive. It totals 408 pages. As written, it will fill the gap between New Mexico’s revenue and the $6.1 billion budget passed by the Legislature in March. Combined with other one-time cash grabs from things like idle state-funded construction projects, it could actually build the state’s cash reserves, too.]]>