Santa Fe Reporter - Features <![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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Days - Enforcing SF’s animal rules is no easy task]]>
By: Justin Horwath
It's no easy task enforcing laws about caring for and controlling pets.
<![CDATA[Project Censored - Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media]]>
By: Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez
1. Ocean acidification Our oceans are acidifying—even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet. As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we know it. The vast oceans absorb]]>
<![CDATA[2014 ENDORSEMENTS - Our top candidate picks and advice about the rest of the ballot]]>
SFR has a long tradition of endorsements based on the research and opinions of our top-secret editorial board.]]>
<![CDATA[Kitchen Ink - For some local chefs, passion for food is more than skin deep]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Twenty years ago, people with tattoos were in the minority. Looked down upon for their seemingly counter-culture collections, ink aficionados everywhere were treated like gang members, criminals or weirdos.
<![CDATA[Stomp - Adjunct faculty takes on administration at Santa Fe Community College over wages, benefits]]>
By: Joey Peters
Higher education institutions across the nation have increased their reliance on adjunct teachers rather than full-time staff, but at colleges such as the Santa Fe Community College, those instructors are often not earning wages that match their efforts.]]>
<![CDATA[Return to Gitmo - David Iglesias finally talks about his service as a war crimes prosecutor]]>
By: Justin Horwath
David Iglesias offered his service to the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.]]>
<![CDATA[On the Hook - At Amazon, “cheap”comes at a very hefty price]]>
By: Jim Hightower, Justin Horwath

Amazon, not yet 20 years old, is already a household brand name and America’s 10th largest retailer.

<![CDATA[Ticket to Nowhere - Shady consultants lure immigrants with a dream that can't be bought]]>
By: Peter St. Cyr
Immigration laws are complicated and hard to understand. There are no simple formulas. There are no generic answers.]]>
<![CDATA[SFR’s Bike Issue - I Want to Ride My Bicycle]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
The venerable bicycle has been a part of the American cultural landscape since before its motorized cousins came to rule the realm of transportation.
<![CDATA[Wham, Glam, Thank You Ma’am - Enter the world of Cassandro, El Exótico]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Lucha is more than a sport,” Cassandro explains. “It’s the second-biggest sport there is in Mexico. It’s part of the culture and almost like a religion.”
<![CDATA[Bud Lite - Lower penalties for marijuana are a hit in the city limits]]>
By: Joey Peters
By many accounts, even before last week’s vote to decriminalize marijuana in Santa Fe, possessing a small amount of pot in the city wasn’t a very risky venture.]]>
<![CDATA[Chile Wars - Is that green chile on your plate from Hatch? And how much does it matter?]]>
By: Rob DeWalt
As rotating-drum roasters, chain-link enclosures, propane tanks and boxes and burlap bags of green chile began to appear at grocery stores and local markets in August, anticipation for the chile-roasting season in Santa Fe reaches a fever pitch.
<![CDATA[The Faces of My People - Photographer Matika Wilbur redefines contemporary Native life]]>
By: Enrique Limón
In the fall of 2012 Matika Wilbur embarked on a mission to photograph members of all 562 federally recognized Native American tribes).]]>
<![CDATA[Mom Squad - What to Expect When You’re Expecting a High School Diploma]]>
By: Lauren Whitehurst
New Mexico has the country’s highest teen pregnancy rate and the second highest teen birth rate. Meanwhile, we’re number 49 for high-school graduation.]]>
<![CDATA[Divert & Conquer - NM’s plans to dam the Gila River are dubious and damn expensive]]>
By: Laura Paskus
With a lagging economy and a warming climate, New Mexico might be getting ready to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on dim plans to draw water from the Gila River. The state has had a decade to decide: Build diversions, canals and reservoirs to ]]>
<![CDATA[Shattered - Think Santa Fe is green? Think again. Why the city is one of the worst recyclers in the nation]]>
By: Justin Horwath
Glass fragments ornament the landscaping around the Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station. Thousands of colored and clear pieces glisten in the sun by the administrative building at the center that’s more commonly referred to as BuRRT. ]]>
<![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]]>
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.]]>