Santa Fe Reporter - Local News http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-4-1-local-news.html <![CDATA[Updated: PNM mailers: Keep Santa Fe Moving Forward - Company calls proposal to purchase PNM's power system 'misguided']]>
By: Justin Horwath
Public Service Company of New Mexico mailers are urging locals to "help PNM keep Santa Fe moving forward" in a public relations blitz against creating a publicly owned utility in the city.]]>
<![CDATA[Voter ID To The Future - Senator wants state to study thumbprint, eye-scan technology for voter ID]]>
By: Joey Peters
 A Republican state senator wants to take a different look at the contentious idea of requiring voters to present photo IDs at the polls. 

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<![CDATA[Back On The Table: Abortion - Bills curbing abortion rights are expected to go far this year]]>
By: Joey Peters

At least three bills restricting access to abortion are likely to be introduced, and activists on both sides of the issue expect them to go much farther than before in recent years. 


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<![CDATA[Public Hearing On City Campaign Reform Wednesday - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
On Wednesday evening, the city's Ethics and Campaign Review Board (ECRB) will continue its discussion about reforming Santa Fe's public campaign finance system after it's first test in last year's mayoral election. The ECRB revived the topic last month in its first meeting since the March 2014 election.

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<![CDATA[State of the State - Late was better than never, and Gov.'s speech focused on tomorrow]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The first day of the legislative session is typically marked by the type of ritual especially reflective of the Land of Mañana, and Jan. 20 was no exception. Early in the day, the governor’s o]]>
<![CDATA[Trade Groups Want Out of PNM Agreement - Plan for replacing power from coal remains under fire from public as PRC hearings continue]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
Two energy organizations say they will no longer support the Public Service Company of New Mexico’s controversial power replacement plan.
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<![CDATA[School Choice - Two contested seats dot next month’s local schools election]]>
By: Joey Peters
Much is often made of the porous state of New Mexico’s education. Next month, area voters get a chance to weigh in on it.]]>
<![CDATA[Court Pursuit - Federal lawsuit is next chapter in email scandal]]>
By: Justin Horwath
A dozen high-powered attorneys are beginning to wage a pitched legal battle in federal court involving Gov. Susana Martinez and her most outspoken critics.]]>
<![CDATA[New Normal - GRT revenue is falling in Santa Fe, and it will likely stay that way]]>
By: Joey Peters
 Gross receipts taxes are getting less reliable for Santa Fe. 

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<![CDATA[Revisiting the Dream - MLK gathering in New Mexico capitol building is chance to talk about nation's ongoing challenge]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
When Amy Poehler and Tina Fey delivered their final Golden Globes opening monologue earlier this month, Fey deadpanned that the nation’s Civil Rights Movement “totally worked and now everything's fine.”]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Fe Minimum Wage to Increase In March - Amid enforcement questions, city focuses on outreach ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Starting March 1, minimum wage earners who work inside city limits can expect a pay-bump of 18 cents per hour. That's the date all Santa Fe businesses must start paying workers at least $10.84 per hour.
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<![CDATA[Santa Fe Councilors Trip Over Secrets - Backroom talks over homeless shelter purchase offer come to light, sort of]]>
By: Justin Horwath

Santa Fe city councilors finally had a public discussion Wednesday night about a private talk they held in November. Yet, it's still not clear for members of the public what is going on with fate of the publicly-owned emergency shelter for the homeless at 2801 Cerrillos Rd.

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<![CDATA[Judge Orders Pot License - Santa Fe nonprofit allowed to update its application]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
A state district court judge has ordered the New Mexico Department of Health to issue a medical cannabis license to a Santa Fe nonprofit business.
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<![CDATA[Plague Hits Santa Fe Animals - Five cases of animal plague since November in the state, reports Department of Health]]>
By: Justin Horwath
The New Mexico Department of Health reports that there have been five documented cases of animals contracting plague in Santa Fe County since November, including three cats, one dog and one mouse from residences in south Santa Fe "near the Interstate 25 corridor and between Cerrillos Road and Old Las Vegas Highway."

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<![CDATA[Obamacare Update - Second ACA period sees more enrollees in shorter period]]>
By: Joey Peters
New Mexico has seen more people register for health insurance under the current Obamacare open enrollment period than last year. ]]>
<![CDATA[In Through the Out Door - Feds say NM must integrate health insurance enrollment]]>
By: Joey Peters
Last year, Gloria Goodman found out that she and her husband were making too much money to continue getting health insurance for their family through Medicaid.
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<![CDATA[Walk in My Shoes - Pedestrian safety among troubles near shelter for homeless]]>
By: Justin Horwath
One of the Interfaith Community Shelter’s main missions is to prevent homeless individuals from freezing to death in the winter.]]>
<![CDATA[Read the Memo That Put a Kink in Electric Utility Debate - Condemning PNM facilities might be harder than first thought ]]>
By: Justin Horwath

Santa Fe's top attorney is raising big legal questions about a plan for the city to acquire Public Service Company of New Mexico's electric grid in order to create a publicly funded utility company.

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<![CDATA[Squier on Departure: 'I'm a red girl in a blue state' - Exclusive: Former state Human Services Department cabinet secretary speaks about abrupt resignation]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Sidonie Squier says in an interview that she left the job she “loved” as the head of the state’s Human Services Department because New Mexico’s politics are “too blue for this red girl.”]]>
<![CDATA[Behind This Week's Cover - ]]>
By: Joey Peters
A look at the art behind this week's cover story. ]]>