Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[SFR v Susana Martinez: Private Accounts - Judge says records custodian searches do not appear adequate ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
One argument stood out in the otherwise routine briefing: That the doctrine of unclean hands prevents SFR from "profiting from its own illegal or inequitable activity through an award of equitable relief, attorney fees, or damages."


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<![CDATA[Embattled Charter School Administrator Weighed in on Veto - Under fire for a percieved conflict of interst, charter leader writes scathing letter urging action that governor later took]]>
By: Joey Peters

The former administrator of an Albuquerque charter school being investigated by the FBI may have influenced the governor's veto of legislation that would have brought more regulations to charter schools.


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<![CDATA[More Than Meets The Eye? - Bill that bans late-term abortions also allows pharmacists to object giving out certain medication]]>
By: Joey Peters
A bill that would ban abortions after a fetus reaches 20 weeks of gestation got predicted opposition from Democrats before passing the House Judiciary Committee—but not for the usual reasons. 

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<![CDATA[Power Plan Limbo - Opposition to PNM replacement proposal for sources of electricity remains high as decision looms]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
The Public Service Company of New Mexico’s controversial power replacement plan is still undecided, and it doesn’t look like anything will be decided before April.
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<![CDATA[Clean Sweep - Regional waste agency wants to close local transfer station]]>
By: Justin Horwath
This week, the agency that oversees both the recycling center and landfill here expects to finish writing a bid to seek a facility outside Santa Fe where the joint city/county agency can ship recyclables. ]]>
<![CDATA[Charter Watch - Insiders say state didn’t scrutinize ABQ school even though FBI did]]>
By: Joey Peters
One hallmark of the leadership of newly confirmed state Education Secretary Hanna Skandera is her open embrace of charter schools. Under Skandera’s Public Education Department, more than 80 charter schools are currently overseen directly under the ]]>
<![CDATA[Protesting the PARCC - Suspended teens want meeting with state officals about the standardized test]]>
By: Joey Peters
A dozen Santa Fe High School students stood in front of the state Public Education Department today, calling for a meeting with Public Education Department Secretary Hanna Skandera over testing that they say goes too far.]]>
<![CDATA[Council Committee Green Lights Mini Booze Ban - The pleas of liquor store owners didn't sway two members of the Public Works Committee]]>
By: Justin Horwath
A proposal by District 1 City Councilor Sig Lindell to ban the sale of miniature bottles of booze city wide cleared its first hurdle at Monday's Public Works Committee hearing.
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<![CDATA[Campaign Cash Enforcement - Attorney general and secretary of state say they'll work together to enforce election laws]]>
By: Justin Horwath
One hallmark of New Mexico elections in the post-Citizens United era: the elections sheriffs rarely enforce the law.]]>
<![CDATA[Abused Child's Death Changes Case - State Police say they have reopened 2009 investigation, await autopsy for girl with brain trauma]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
The quiet death last month of a young Santa Fe girl is leading State Police to reopen an old child abuse case.A 6-year-old died here in late January after a short life with major disabilities that doctor's say resulted from abuse.
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<![CDATA[New Medical Marijuana Rules Adopted - Plant count triples for producers; patients allowed 8 ounces every 90 days]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
After months of contentious public debate, New Mexico Health Department Secretary Retta Ward has adopted three new sets of medical marijuana rules.]]>
<![CDATA[Collective Voices - New documentary looks at New Mexican tribal women in a fresh light]]>
By: Zoe Baillargeon
"It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.”This proverb from Native American folklore serves as the title source for “A Thousand Voices,” a new documentary about Native American women premiers tonight.
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<![CDATA[Fair Share - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Halfway into this year's legislative session, it's clear that one of the big battles is over a "right-to-work" bill championed by House and Senate Republicans.
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<![CDATA[California Lab to Test New Mexico Pot - Regulators prepare to impose new rules]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
Cannabis patients who have been demanding safe access and reliable dosages in New Mexico will soon be able to inhale and ingest with a little less trepidation.


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<![CDATA[Mad Minis - Are tiny liquor bottles destined to go the way of the drive-thru?]]>
By: Justin Horwath
They go by various names: shooters, minis, airplane bottles and nips. They’re individually packaged single servings of booze, economical in size for anyone looking for a cheap, quick shot.
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<![CDATA[Lab Lapse - Governor urged to open state laboratory for medical cannabis product tests]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
The only private lab approved for testing medical cannabis-derived products in New Mexico has closed its doors, leaving producers no way to fully comply with standards put in place by the Department of Health last year.
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<![CDATA[Balancing The Books - Lawmaker introduces constitutional amendment to balance state reserves]]>
By: Joey Peters
A state senator recently introduced a constitutional amendment that would require state officials to ]]>
<![CDATA[Booze Price Floor - Rep. Matthew McQueen wants state to study low-cost alcohol]]>
By: Justin Horwath
State Rep. Matthew McQueen, D-Santa Fe, wants the state of New Mexico to study whether setting pricing floors for alcohol would reduce its consumption. ]]>
<![CDATA[UPDATED: Skandera Confirmed - Five Democrats joined Republicans in finally giving nod to state's controversial education chief ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Hanna Skandera can finally remove the word "designate" from her title as the state's secretary of education.]]>
<![CDATA[Pot Patients Object to Potency Caps - Independent hearing examiner recommends 70 percent limit]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
Medical marijuana patients, producers and drug policy advocates continue to question why state health regulators want to limit the THC potency of cannabis-derived products.
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