Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[Right to Know - City officials indicate long-standing police discipline secrecy policy might change]]>
By: Jeff Proctor
Under renewed public pressure, Santa Fe Police Chief Patrick Gallagher says he plans to disclose the results of an internal investigation into one of his sergeants who posted racist and offensive meme]]>
<![CDATA[Against Conquista - Santa Fe considers its own monuments to the past as Confederate statutes fall elsewhere]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
As municipalities across the nation hurry to remove or consider removing Confederate statutes, Santa Feans are contending with the town’s own legacy of conquest.]]>
<![CDATA[Wise Council - SFR’s Guide to Getting Elected]]>
By: Matt Grubs
Next year Santa Feans will elect their first full-time mayor, and two of the four city councilors up for reelection aren’t running.]]>
<![CDATA[In the Zone - Despite reforms, academic says SFPS inter-zone transfer process gives privileged families advantage]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
Some kids in Santa Fe’s public schools face the anxiety of not knowing where they’ll ultimately attend school because they’re on the waitlist for the district’s inter-zone transfers. ]]>
<![CDATA[Anti-fascism in Santa Fe - Plaza gathering condemns upsurge in racist violence]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
Hundreds gathered in the Plaza Monday night in solidarity with protesters in Charlottesville who were brutalized and killed by white supremacists over the weekend.]]>
<![CDATA[An Uphill Climb - Killing of man with schizophrenia exposes rift between mental health advocates, Christus St. Vincent]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
There’s a new room in the Christus St. Vincent emergency department. Not everybody is sure what the room is used for. ]]>
<![CDATA[Suing Schools - Does poorly educating students violate the state Constitution? A judge will decide]]>
By: Sylvia Ulloa
How New Mexico educates its children is in the hands of a state judge as arguments in a landmark trial against the state Public Education Department have ended.]]>
<![CDATA[Peace to Power - Group forms to preach tolerance as potential Santa Fe City Council candidate shows up to meeting carrying gun]]>
By: Matt Grubs

"An ugly idea left unchallenged begins to turn the color of normal."

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<![CDATA[Boards & Bikes - A new skate park takes residence on the Southside behind the Chavez Center]]>
By: Lauren Thompson
It was a journey that lasted years upon years, but on July 29, skaters, city officials and Southside residents could finally celebrate the official opening of a skate park outside the Genoveva Chavez Community Center with a ribbon cutting.
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<![CDATA[Getting Carded - Dispensaries and medical professionals in New Mexico are forming a pro-cannabis network by word of mouth]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
Walk into the Department of Health’s rented office spaces on Rodeo Road and you’ll see not one, but three signs with large print instructing visitors to head to suite 200 on the second floor for the Medical Cannabis Program.
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<![CDATA[Help Wanted: Cops - Santa Fe Police Chief says more proactive patrols needed to deter crime]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
The Santa Fe Police Department is accepting applicants to fill 19 vacancies.]]>
<![CDATA[Abrupt Ending - Body camera video cuts before officer fires shots at schizophrenic man]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
That Bisagna’s camera went dark in the minutes before he shot at Anthony Benavidez raises a host of policy and legal questions.]]>
<![CDATA[A First - Shooting death of schizophrenic man is the first fatality by SFPD SWAT Team]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
Santa Fe police say that 24-year-old Anthony Benavidez was the first person to be injured or killed by the Santa Fe Police SWAT Team since its inception.]]>
<![CDATA[Leather Lo Mein - Harris News plans to open lady biker clothing store at former Mu Du Noodles location]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
And here endeth the mystery: Harris News will transform the location into a store specializing in leather for ladies.]]>
<![CDATA[Know Your 'Enemy' - Middle Eastern teen girls team up for peace, leadership and empowerment]]>
By: Lauren Thompson
Every summer, worlds collide in Santa Fe for a handful of teen girls living thousands of miles away from home. ]]>
<![CDATA[Grayed Anatomy - New Mexico’s health care community looks to infuse youth into an aging population of doctors]]>
By: Matt Grubs
There’s a trope about old, small-town doctors who answer the phone at two in the morning and work well into their 70s tending to pregnant mothers, croupy babies and workplace mishaps.
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<![CDATA[The State of the Forest - If anyone is going to save the national forests, it’s going to be the people who own them: everyone]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
This summer, only one law enforcement officer will patrol all of the Santa Fe National Forest. Rangers spotted in wilderness areas are likely there on a volunteer basis, or at best compensated with a per diem to cover their lunch.
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<![CDATA[Wet Noodles - Adult-themed company now owns old Mu Du Noodles restaurant]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
A company that operates adult-themed stores in New Mexico and Texas is trying to open up shop at 1494 Cerrillos Road, formerly the location of Mu Du Noodles.]]>
<![CDATA[Back to the Wells - Santa Fe puts contract to handle city money out for bid, Wells Fargo set to get the job again]]>
By: Matt Grubs
Financial staff at the city of Santa Fe are set to recommend Wells Fargo Bank for the contract to handle more than $200 million in city cash and investments, SFR has learned.]]>
<![CDATA[Kicking Creeps - Neighbors in the South Capitol gathered to learn self defense and hear from police following Creeper sighting]]>
By: Aaron Cantú
If a strange large man attacks you, go for the soft bits. If he grabs you from behind in a bear hug, try jabbing him in the gut until there’s enough room to strike his testicles.]]>