Santa Fe Reporter - Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-5-1-features.html <![CDATA[Pay it Forward - Kidney transplant between former judge and ex-sheriff completes a cycle of giving that’s spanned decades]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
A beloved former judge and a tarnished former sheriff both born and raised in Santa Fe met again in the most intimate of ways at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, just before Thanksgiving.
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<![CDATA[2016 Writing Contest - My Great Adventure]]>
By: SFR
SFR asked writers to compose works on the theme of “your great adventure” for the new iteration of our annual contest for short fiction and nonfiction.
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<![CDATA[A Rio Runs Through Us - Our most familiar river gains new life in a new book from a local conservationist and UNM Press]]>
By: Gwyneth Doland
Its course is the heartline of New Mexico, surging down from Colorado, tumbling through Taos Canyon and swelling at the ancient confluence of rivers in Española before pooling in Cochiti Lake.
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<![CDATA[This Guy - Remember that night Donald Trump turned out to be right?]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
The unthinkable started to happen. Donald Trump, the reality television star who took America by the throat, invigorated half the country with a strain of populist nationalism not seen in recent history.
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<![CDATA[Nearest Ms. - A grossly unqualified candidate campaigning on racism and sexism likely won the presidency. His well-prepared rival was a woman.]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
This never would have happened if Hillary Clinton were a man.]]>
<![CDATA[Back of the House - Behind every lauded chef is a crew doing the hard work]]>
By: Maria Egolf-Romero, Steven Hsieh, Elizabeth Miller, Alex De Vore
The front-of-house employees who facilitate the actual experience of dining out—and who are usually nice for the tips—get all the attention. But what about the many other restaurant workers who make up the back-of-house at your favorite eateries?]]>
<![CDATA[Project Censored - Downplayed stories illuminate larger patterns in inequality, spying, the environment and corporate influence]]>
By: Paul Rosenberg
Throughout its 40-year history, Project Censored has covered a lot of ground that the corporate mainstream media has missed.
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<![CDATA[Force-Fed Junk Food News in the Age of Clinton vs. Trump - Compare and contrast the content of corporate media]]>
By: Terelle Jerricks

Seven years after the launch of Project Censored, in 1983, the founder of the media research, education and advocacy initiative, Sonoma State University professor Carl Jensen, added the Junk Food News component.

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<![CDATA[The Advocate and The Hardliner - Choices for district attorney present starkly different visions for the office]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
The last time a Republican ran for District Attorney in the tri-county area comprising Santa Fe, Los Alamos and Rio Arriba, Gerald Ford sat in the White House.
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<![CDATA[Martinez on Trial - Free press and open records are at the heart of the newspaper’s lawsuit against the governor. At last, a judge will decide.]]>
By: Jeff Proctor
The journalists huddled, expectant but wary, around a disarranged desk in the cluttered newsroom on Marcy Street.
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<![CDATA[All the World’s a Stage... - Santa Fe’s theater scene is poised to make a comeback]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Local theater itself has not been entirely different, with venues and companies coming and going over the years.]]>
<![CDATA[The Next Great Extinction? - Climate change threatens to make growing chiles in New Mexico tougher than ever]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
Until an August storm hammered his fields with nickel-sized hail for half an hour, Matt Romero’s chile crop looked to be heading for its biggest season yet.
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<![CDATA[Eat Like Grandma - How a return to ancestral diets reconnects health and heart sovereignty in Native America]]>
By: Gwyneth Doland
“Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” That’s what Michael Pollan’s 2008 book, In Defense of Food, advised, delivering an indictment of modern industrial eating and a rousing endorsement of “real food.]]>
<![CDATA[S O S! - Voter ID dominates the race for New Mexico’s chief election official]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
If you listen to either candidate for New Mexico’s secretary of state speak with her supporters, you might get the impression that the race for our statewide chief election official is a referendum on so-called voter ID laws.
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<![CDATA[Major Beef - Trespassers in the watershed prompt questions about New Mexico’s cattle culture]]>
By: Elizabeth Miller
Hike far enough into the trail systems on the eastern border of town, and you run into signs declaring the territory behind them closed to human access.]]>
<![CDATA[Dreams on Wheels - Santa Fe attorney takes free immigration legal services on the road]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Santa Fe attorney Allegra Love believes more legal services should be considered a public service and she’s taken the show on the road this summer to help immigrants in rural New Mexico.]]>
<![CDATA[Back to School Reading List for Adults - ]]>
By: SFR
The unmistakable nip of fall is settling into Santa Fe mornings, the chamisa are starting to hint at turning their autumn gold and the big yellow school buses are rolling down city streets.
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<![CDATA[CannaBusted - Santa Fe passed decrim two years ago, but people are still going to jail for small amounts of marijuana]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
“It is the duty of the police department to make possession of one ounce or less of marijuana the lowest law enforcement priority,” reads the ordinance widely considered Santa Fe’s pot decriminalization order. Under the rule, people caught carr]]>
<![CDATA[¡Fuera Trump! - ]]>
By: Bert Johnson
At Mexico City’s historic central square, or zócalo, Jose Adan Garcia Canales was busy balancing a small pipe organ on a wooden peg. He turned its crank, and the instrument let out a shrill tune reminiscent of circus music.
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<![CDATA[High Bar - New Mexico’s judiciary gets good marks for integrity and independence, but reformers say more is needed to get money and politics out of the state’s highest courts]]>
By: Gwyneth Doland
New Mexico flunked yet another national report card in 2015, this one on the risk of government corruption. But one shiny, bright little good thing stood out in the rating by the Center for Public Integrity: our judicial branch.
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