March 28, 2015

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Good News on a Friday? New Mexico Adds Nearly 16,000 Jobs in Year

Unemployment down, too

New Mexico added 16,000 from February 2014 while the unemployment rate dropped over the year, the New Mexico Department of Workforce solutions announced Friday. With the state adding 15,900 jobs,

Friday, March 27, 2015 Justin Horwath

This Weekend

Put on your kimono

The Japan Festival is here again. Scuba shows off their art. Music is brought to your ears by MüShi and 50 Watt Whale.

Friday, March 27, 2015 SFR

New Mexico's Dwindling Middle Class

The Land of Enchantment's middle class is smaller and shrinking faster than most other states

An analysis put together by Stateline, a news organization of the Pew Charitable Trust, is particularly sobering for the Land of Enchantment.

Friday, March 27, 2015 Joey Peters

Morning Word: Female Therapist Investigated for Sexual Assault on Teen Offender

CYFD turns probe over to New Mexico State Police

Juvenile Justice Services Director Sandra Stewart has tendered her resignation after less than two years in the position.

Friday, March 27, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

If Signed, How Narrow Will State Interpret Hemp Law?

 Even if the governor signs the hemp bill, New Mexico farmers still may not be able to grow the plant for a while.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 Joey Peters

New Mexicans Continue to Fall Ill to Mean Flu Virus

The Department of Health reports 28 flu-related deaths this season, including the death of a baby in Dona Ana County

“Some people who get flu may develop severe illness and complications, including death, and we must still be on alert,” says Department of Health Secretary Retta Ward in a news release. “People who deve...

Thursday, March 26, 2015 Justin Horwath

Morning Word: Judge Accused of Racial Slur

Public defenders want District Court Judge Fred Van Soelen removed from the bench

Insensitive and troubling statements about a fraternity chant prompt calls for an investigation.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Morning Word: Solar Farms Get Go-Ahead Vote

Thousands of oil field jobs still on the line

Harvesting more of the sun's energy in Santa Fe is one step closer to reality.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Peter St. Cyr

Replacement Senator

Two of the local nominees vying for the District 39 state Senate seat left vacant by the sudden resignation of Phil Griego amid an ethics scandal represent different political parties.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Justin Horwath

The People’s Lines

Last year, Santa Fe voters approved a new way to redraw the city’s voting boundaries—with the input of members of the public.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Joey Peters