Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[Bathroom Talk - Compliance with Santa Fe's gender-neutral bathroom rules is slow going]]>
By: Maria Egolf-Romero
Symbols help us find our way around. They are shorthand for “Hey! This thing you need is right here!” Like a public restroom. ]]>
<![CDATA[Wild Weather - ]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
Climate change is bringing earlier springs, hotter summers, less predictable winters and more drought to New Mexico, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists.]]>
<![CDATA[Rising Water - Buckman board sets aside funds for potential lawsuit]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
A pricey water project serving Santa Fe city and county is about to get more expensive.
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<![CDATA[Beyond Theoretical - So far, police shooting reviews dominate Santa Fe DA’s race]]>
By: Jeff Proctor
Santa Fe has become the latest American city where prosecutors’ handling of police shooting cases will at least in part define the battle in a district attorney’s race.]]>
<![CDATA[Pop Quiz - District 2 & 5 County Commissioner]]>
By: SFR
This week, SFR quizzes the four Democrats running for Santa Fe County Commission in the June 7 primary.
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<![CDATA[Cannabis out of Court - Open records advocates withdraw lawsuit in the wake of the state agreeing to lift secrecy surrounding cannabis producers]]>
By: Cybele Mayes-Osterman
Now that the New Mexico Department of Health has changed its rules that formerly kept the names of licensed medical marijuana producers secret, the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and journalist Peter St. Cyr have dropped a pending lawsuit. ]]>
<![CDATA[SFR Journalism Accolades - Read our stories honored in the 2016 Top of the Rockies contest from the Society of Professional Journalists ]]>
By: SFR
Journalists who cover the communities along the Rocky Mountains don't always see eye to eye. But we face many similar challenges our work, and every year, we come together to consider who among us has produced the most noteworthy stories of the year.]]>
<![CDATA[New Middle School Moves Forward - Search is on for merged school principal, millions for improvements]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
The school district is pursing hiring a principal for the new middle school to be formed from the merger of Capshaw and De Vargas, though the location of that school has not yet been determined.]]>
<![CDATA['Movements Matter' - Amy Goodman to speak in Santa Fe on why we need independent journalism as a ‘force for peace’]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
After two decades reporting from campaign trails and watchdogging governments around the globe, Amy Goodman insists that grassroots movements matter more than any single politician.
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<![CDATA[Pop Quiz - County Clerk and US Representative, District 3]]>
By: SFR
Happy campaign season! As the June 7 primary election approaches, it’s time to bring back SFR’s classic of cold-calling your candidates with questions about the offices they seek.]]>
<![CDATA[Graduation Rates Reach New High - ]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
Santa Fe Public Schools reports a new high for graduation rates this year at 66.8 percent, up from 52.5 percent in 2008, when the state adjusted the model for calculating graduation rates.
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<![CDATA[Preserving What’s Left of Farmable Land - Santa Fe County is on a campaign to revitalize the agriculture industry]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
Rob Salazar comes from a lineage of farmers. His great-grandfather, grandfather, and father all grew alfalfa on a strip of land about a half-mile north of the Nambé Highway in the Pojoaque Valley. ]]>
<![CDATA[Speaking Up from Just Outside - Oil, gas protesters pass on BLM overflow room seen as an effort to stifle the conversation]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
More than 100 people protested the ongoing lease of oil and gas mineral rights on federal lands in Oklahoma and Kansas on Wednesday morning at the Marriott Courtyard.]]>
<![CDATA[More Electronic Monitoring - Jail population steady as county judges order more ankle bracelets, remote detection devices ]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
Use of electronic monitoring equipment to track criminal offenders and pre-trial defendants in Santa Fe County has nearly doubled over the past five years, according to the county's Public Safety Department.]]>
<![CDATA[Special Juries Still Alive - Despite earlier statement, SF district attorney schedules cop shooting for investigative grand jury]]>
By: Jeff Proctor
First Judicial District Attorney Jennifer Padgett says she has been in the middle of a “paradigm shift” over how best to decide whether police officers acted lawfully in shooting citizens. ]]>
<![CDATA[LANL cleanup calls for comment - ]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
The New Mexico Environment Department has opened the new draft of its plan for cleanup of legacy nuclear waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory to public review and comment.
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<![CDATA[State of Waste - Advocates say curbing flares and leaks from natural gas development could boost the state’s bottom line by millions]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
The roads through oil and gas country are illuminated at night by the several-foot-tall flames of methane being burned off rather than captured. ]]>
<![CDATA[A Broken Process - New Mexico is still struggling to comply with a decades-old court order to ensure benefits for indigent people]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
Abby Knowlton drove to the offices of the Santa Fe Income Support Division on March 23, 2015, to apply for Medicaid and food stamps. She pulled a slip from a number dispenser and sat down to wait.
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<![CDATA[Artist Housing Moves Forward - City Council approves donation of land for affordable housing on Siler Road]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
 The Arts and Creativity Center's proposed affordable housing development and retail space for creatives in Santa Fe saw City Council unanimously approve the donation of five acres on Siler Road.]]>
<![CDATA[Gentry Enters Medpot Debate - House GOP leader tries to influence Medical Cannabis Program plant caps]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
A year after medical cannabis producers got the green light to triple the number of marijuana plants they can legally grow, Republican House Majority Leader Nate Gentry is urging the health department  to reconsider its regulatory cap.]]>