Santa Fe Reporter - Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-5-1-features.html <![CDATA[Sold Out - Santa Fe senator faces ethical questions after brokering a historic property he voted to sell]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
Santa Fe Sen. Phil Griego asked friends at the Roundhouse to carry a measure enabling the sale of a historic East De Vargas Street building, and then acted as a real-estate agent for the transaction.]]>
<![CDATA[Best in Class - 2014 Best of Santa Fe]]>
By: SFR
What do you think about upon hearing the word “best”? A favorite, a standout, any of the synonyms that comprise the trophy in our cover. A product, service, person or experience that unexpectedly blew your socks off and became an insta-fave.]]>
<![CDATA[Core Tragedy - As schools phase in Common Core, education industry stands to gain]]>
By: Joey Peters
Most public schools in the country must now aspire to the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a set of national education guidelines.]]>
<![CDATA[Fires, beatings and oh yes, voting - Santa Fe woman remembers the summer that changed everything]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Linda Seese was 22 years old when she traveled to Mississippi with 1,000 other college students for the Freedom Summer Project in 1964. Now 72, Seese has a lifetime of activism to reflect on.]]>
<![CDATA[40 Years Alt - ]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Forty years. Don’t they go by in a blink? It all started on Wednesday, June 26, 1974, with a special “Buyers Guide Edition.”
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<![CDATA[Casanova’s Long Con - How Michael Soutar turned a 34-year prison sentence into freedom]]>
By: Justin Horwath
How the Casanova Con Man turned a 34-year prison sentence into freedom.
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<![CDATA[InstaSummer - 2014 Summer Guide]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Here at SFR we celebrate any an all things summer that will make for lasting Instamemories.]]>
<![CDATA[Rx Test - Edible Medical Cannabis Doesn’t Always Prove Potent]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
After publishing a news story last month on the increasing popularity of cannabis-derived products, SFR learned that not all the labels on these goods accurately portray how much medicine they contain. ]]>
<![CDATA[New Sheriff in Town - Longmire cast talk camaraderie, forehead gashes and karaoke]]>
By: JP Stupfel
You would never guess that the lights-camera-action world of A&E’s hit crime drama Longmire is unfolding right behind the inconspicuous, adobe-hued walls of Garson Studios. ]]>
<![CDATA[Summertime Radness - 2014 Summer Arts Preview]]>
By: Enrique Limón
It’s virtually impossible to encompass all that makes Santa Fe’s culture scene great in one issue. The arts experience here is different and what you make of it. 
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<![CDATA[Dem's Only Hope - Five candidates line up for a shot at Gov. Susana Martinez]]>
By: Joey Peters
For Democrats in New Mexico, the prospects of regaining the governor’s seat this year couldn’t be more discouraging. ]]>
<![CDATA[SFR’s Local Music Issue - ]]>
By: Enrique Limón
In a town like Santa Fe, it seems like a missed opportunity not to put together a volume devoted to its music scene.]]>
<![CDATA[Elusive Diplomas - How Native American students can fight the odds to earn college degrees]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
The pursuit of higher education for students who grew up on the reservation is not a given.]]>
<![CDATA[Vacancy Place - Can new mall managers ward off signs of death of Santa Fe Place? ]]>
In the last five years, at least three different companies have run the mall. Shop owners hope that Spinoso can turn the mall around.]]>
<![CDATA[Time's Out for the Rio - Will our grandchildren remember the river? ]]>
By: Laura Paskus
As drought has intensified over the past few years trying to protect what’s left of the river has gotten harder and harder.]]>
<![CDATA[Education Exodus - New Mexico teachers speak about why they’re leaving the profession]]>
By: Joey Peters

Nearly half of all new teachers quit their jobs during the first five years. Teacher turnover leaves a mark: lower student test scores.

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<![CDATA[I Saw it on Facebook it Must Be True! Or is it? - SFR researches, fact checks and debunks popular scientific questions ]]>
By: Gwyneth Doland
For some of the most common Facebook link baits that have raised your eyebrows, here’s the 411 from the research department at SFR.]]>
<![CDATA[WOOPS WIPP Did it Again - Nuclear Waste Spill Revives Controversy]]>
By: Rene Romo

Officials say the highest radiation dose recorded after the Valentine’s Day radiation leak at WIPP amounted to about a quarter of the exposure in a single chest x-ray. 

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<![CDATA[TOP 10 WATER GUZZLERS - SFR names biggest residential, commercial water consumers in 2013]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Santa Fe is brown and its water is green. As New Mexico continues to suffer one of its most protracted droughts in memory, SFR has resurrected our annual list of the Top 10 water users in the city.

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<![CDATA[Mind, Body & Spirit - ]]>
By: SFR
No matter how happy you were to see snow on the mountains or what kind of cozy weekend dreams you had under a blanket this winter, you have to admit that spring feels good.]]>