Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[Zozobra to Again Moan on Fridays - At least that’s what the Kiwanis Club is pushing for]]>
By: Enrique Limón
The decision to burn Zozobra during Labor Day weekend was made with full knowledge of the Fiesta Council and taking into consideration public safety concerns.]]>
<![CDATA[Copy and Paste - Public radio station hit with plagiarism allegations]]>
By: Joey Peters
One of New Mexico’s top public radio stations is under investigation for allegations of plagiarism in its news stories, incidents that a former reporter says prompted him to leave the station. ]]>
<![CDATA[Water Runs in Quail Run - Figuring out how is another matter ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Quail Run officials say the association is mistreated by the media. It’s consistently been on top water-users lists published over the years, but officials rarely, if ever, provide reporters with comments.]]>
<![CDATA[Operating Loss - Agave Health pay cuts hit worker’s heart]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Naja Harrell Druva is on the front lines of helping hundreds of children in Northern New Mexico, but is caught up in the state’s behavioral health turmoil.]]>
<![CDATA[Peddling Paranoia - New Law enforcement officer training curriculum, critics say, creates a risky mindset]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr

The curriculum of the New Mexico Law Enforcement Training Academy intends to lay a foundation for what individual jurisdictions will instruct officers to do. 

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<![CDATA[Desperate Game - How far should NM go to woo Tesla?]]>
By: Joey Peters
How far backward is New Mexico willing to bend in order to bring Tesla Motors to town?]]>
<![CDATA[The Park Police - On government property, eagle-eyed employees get discounted rent]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Meet the park police. The government workers pay below-market, or in some cases, no rent at all, in exchange for conducting caretaking duties of the public property. ]]>
<![CDATA[Tinder Box Fears - Residents fear Forest Service thinning delays jeopardize safety]]>
By: Robin Brown
Creeping drought and destructive crown fires in recent years are making New Mexicans who live at the edges of dry forests uneasy.]]>
<![CDATA[Accountable - Mayor Gonzales talks drugs, homelessness and traffic]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Santa Fe’s new Mayor, Javier Gonzales, is amazed by the number of interview requests he’s already received. SFR was among those who were given his time.]]>
<![CDATA[Less is More - City requires lower percentage of ’affordables’ in new developments]]>
By: Joey Peters
Lisa Tiger recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of closing the purchase of her house in the Vista Bonita subdivision on the southwest side of Santa Fe. ]]>
<![CDATA[Bottled Up - Plastic reduction initiative has fits and starts at community college]]>
By: Zoe Haskell
Matt Sherman is going to hate the sight of a plastic bottle pretty soon, if he doesn’t already. For two years, he’s been pushing to change the Santa Fe Community College policy on selling disposable plastic bottles.
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<![CDATA[Fluoride Wars Resume in ABQ - Santa Fe quietly continues fluoridating ]]>
By: Gwyneth Doland
When city and county officials in Albuquerque met last week to discuss reinstating water fluoridation, the scene was one familiar to Santa Feans. Dozens of community members showed up to protest what ]]>
<![CDATA[Equalizing the Wage Floor - SF County adopts “living wage” too]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Kalfin, who provides jobs for more than 80 people, says he supports the living wage, but criticizes county commissioners for being “foolish” in imposing what he describes as a dramatic cost increase on businesses within such a short time period. The new rate is 42 percent higher than the state minimum wage of $7.]]>
<![CDATA[Can’t Touch This - Supreme Court ruling saves home from foreclosure, could have wider effect ]]>
By: Joey Peters
Joseph Romero told the lender that the music and clothing shop he owned in Española brought him and his wife a maximum monthly salary of $5,600 before taxes. But he didn’t need to provide documentation of this income because the kind of loan they applied for didn’t require verification of the couple’s monthly or yearly earnings.]]>
<![CDATA[Production Boom - Cable TV show to spotlight atomic bomb science ]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
The program will be centered on Hickey’s character Frank Winter, described by movie website IMDb as “a brilliant and self-destructive physics professor.” He has been tapped to lead the US Army Corps of Engineers project, but has put his family in jeopardy and his sanity at risk.]]>
<![CDATA[Career Track Twist - SFPS considers ‘Sustainability Academy']]>
By: Joey Peters
As a student at Santa Fe High School in the mid-1980s, she recalls constantly showing up late to class when she wasn’t playing hooky.]]>
<![CDATA[Let’s Talk Healthcare - Study group would examine hospital services, cashflow]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The job losses came as a surprise to some in the Northern New Mexico community served by the small Holy Cross Hospital, and Taos formed a joint county-township committee charged with examining the state of hospital finances and making recommendations based on public meetings.]]>
<![CDATA[Courting Susana - Tracing the ties between gov and racino owners]]>
By: Justin Horwath, Joey Peters, Peter St. Cyr
And before the state awarded two Louisiana developers the lucrative contract extension that allowed their racino to lease state land for another 25 years, William C Windham and John S Turner Jr. directed tens of thousands of dollars to Martinez’ campaign coffers.]]>
<![CDATA[New City - Will annexation empower recently added city residents?]]>
By: Justin Horwath
His encounter with the couple was welcome for the mayoral candidate, much more so than the cold shoulders from some of the voters uninterested in politics on a frigid Saturday afternoon. Other doors didn’t swing open for him because the residents either weren’t home or refused to answer his knocks.]]>
<![CDATA[Up in Smoke - NM cannabis ballot question unlikely]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque, introduced a bill last month that is scheduled for a hearing in front of the Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday, but a lone Democratic senator appears to have the power to block the measure from gaining the approval of lawmakers and heading to the ballot in November.]]>