Santa Fe Reporter - Features http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-5-1-features.html <![CDATA[Top 10 WATER GUZZLERS - SFR’s annual report on where the water went and what went wrong]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Just months after splashing the names, street locations, bills and consumption habits of Santa Fe’s top water guzzlers across the pages of this alternative weekly last year, the city hit my residence with a $276 water bill for using 16,700 gallons in August 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[iLearn - Santa Fe Public Schools increase technology in the classroom]]>
By: Joey Peters
I’m standing in Nano Anaya’s fifth-grade class as he asks his kids to go get their iPads. Several flock to the teacher’s desk and pick out their assigned tablets from a white bin, located near another white bin that holds traditional hardback t]]>
<![CDATA[Access Peak - How United Healthcare bought access to the governor, won lucrative contracts with New Mexico and avoided scrutiny in the behavioral health care shakeup]]>
By: Justin Horwath
During the heat of her first gubernatorial campaign, Susana Martinez used what would turn out to be, in many ways, a prophetic phrase.]]>
<![CDATA[Mind*Body*Spirit - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Scientists and theologians agree: From bacteria eeking out a dry life on rock walls to fields of alpine wildflowers that spring from the ground in abundant color, life is tenacious and precious and full of things we can’t explain. ]]>
<![CDATA[Touching Chaco - Confront the lessons of the past and consider the course of the future]]>
By: Laura Paskus
On the fall equinox, at the tail end of monsoon season two years ago, dense, dark clouds rumbled into a quadrant of Northern New Mexico’s pale blue sky.
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<![CDATA[OBAMACARELESS - Are New Mexico’s political leaders impeding the Affordable Care Act’s progress at home?]]>
By: Joey Peters
The onrush of a late January blizzard prompted many Northern New Mexico roads to close, including a major thoroughfare that connects an interstate and a US highway. Among the people affected was Nohemy Bojorquez-Flores, who scheduled a public event t]]>
<![CDATA[Mission to Mars - A space geologist dishes on the lab, loving her job and looking for aliens]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
A team from LANL headed by Roger Wiens developed an instrument that is among 10 tools on a rover called Curiosity, currently cruising around on Mars helping scientists on Earth learn about geology there.]]>
<![CDATA[Love and Sex - It's All Natural]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Been waiting for the most scandalous, sensuous and scintillating issue of the year? This year’s Love & Sex special edition keeps it real. It’s all natural, after all.
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<![CDATA[War on Sentences - Rethinking prison terms for nonviolent drug offenders]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
Like other mischievous boys growing up in the mid-1960s, Ricardo Vázquez was a bit of a rebel.
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<![CDATA[Horror Stories - Working toward landlord accountability and renters’ rights]]>
By: Darryl Lorenzo Wellington
It’s the leaky apartment whose roof collapsed. The kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, stove and air conditioner, none of which work. The bugs. The drafty windows. The clogged pipes. Some shortcomings with rental properties are blatant violation]]>
<![CDATA[Hard Core - Santa Fe cider makers bring on the juice]]>
By: Natalie Bovis
Hard apple cider was arguably the most popular boozy beverage in the United States prior to the 20th century, and its cultural roots run deep.
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<![CDATA[Legislative Preview - ]]>
By: Justin Horwath
New Mexico is gearing up for its 60-day lawmaking session, which begins at noon on Jan. 20. Our report covers loopholes in the state rules about spending by lobbyists and records about their activities, and hits on what you can expect as the sausage-making begins.]]>
<![CDATA[Snail's Pace - New Mexico crawls toward economic recovery]]>
By: Joey Peters
Mitchell heads the University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business & Economic Research, which uses hard data to make projections and estimations about the state’s economy.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR’s Top 10 Stories of 2014 - ]]>
By: SFR
Next year is heading toward us like a tidal wave, so the news gang at SFR offers you this look at what happened and our best guesses about what’s coming next. ]]>
<![CDATA[On Tap - Should the adversarial relationship between bars and liquor control be past tense? More of SID’s citations are now warnings]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Instead of paying a $5 cover charge, the man who visited the newest downtown bar on a busy November Saturday night flashed his badge. That’s according to Doug Nava and Mark England, co-owners of The Blue Rooster, who say he then walked with a pract]]>
<![CDATA[Which Milk - Practices on New Mexico conventional dairies’ factory farms are hard to swallow]]>
By: Joseph Sorrentino
Milk cartons and dairy co-op websites feature drawings or photographs of lovely cows standing in lush green pastures and shots of farmers, smiling, standing with an arm around a cow.
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<![CDATA[Naughty or Nice - Is PNM too reliant on coal?]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
As Public Service Company of New Mexico enters the final phase of its proposal to phase out more coal, environmentalists say the plan doesn't go far enough to use cleaner solar and wind power.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR’s 2014 Winter Guide - ]]>
By: Enrique Limón
What do the holidays in Santa Fe mean to you? SFR's 2015 Winter Guide brings you enough ideas to create some lifelong memories.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR’s 2014 Writing Contest - Santa Fe Nights]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Pixels flash ever so slightly on the computer screen, making the act of reading in our age of digital communication sometimes a tiresome task. This was the first year that SFR’s long-running annual Writing Contest accepted electronic entries. We we]]>
<![CDATA[Email Fail - Electronic communications rule government, yet officials find them easy to hide and hard to save]]>
By: Joey Peters
On any given day, hundreds of thousands of emails shoot into and out of the accounts of New Mexico’s estimated 26,000 state employees. ]]>