Santa Fe Reporter - Features <![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.
<![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 - ]]>
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.
<![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. ]]>
<![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.