Dec. 22, 2014

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Mudslung

Tales from the other side of New Mexico’s corruption epidemic

Features On Aug. 11, a dozen members of the press crammed into a Public Regulation Commission meeting to follow a juicy lead. Jerome Block Jr.—the embattled commissioner facing allegations of charging $8,000 worth...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Joey Peters

Pie in the Sky

Has New Mexico signed on to support a boondoggle?

Local News On Sept. 6, after trying to reach an agreement for 18 months, Washington, DC-based Pegasus Global LLC—a federal Department of Defense contractor—announced a partnership with the state Economic Dev...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Wren Abbott

Bonding Out

On City Improvement

Local News On Sept. 26, city officials revealed details of a $50 million potential bond package. Above, see the breakdown for the bigger chunk of the package, a $30 million (not all of which has been allotted to projects)...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Wren Abbott

Strings Attached

In Brief

Local News The state Department of Health will work toward voluntary federal accreditation with the help of two current and former Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center contractors.Public health accreditation is...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Wren Abbott

Race to 2012

GOP strategizes about winning over Latino voters

Local News Most Latinos are conservative and don’t know it. That’s the message many emphasized at the Hispanic Leadership Network’s Rebuilding the American Dream conference held in Albuquerque Sept. 23 and 24—th...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Joey Peters

Big Picture

Redistricting

Local News On Sept. 24, the New Mexico Legislature adjourned its special redistricting session. Lawmakers passed four plans—one for the state House, one for the Senate, one for the Public Regulation Commission and one f...

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Alexa Schirtzinger

Left Behind

Santa Fe’s public schools are among the worst in the state. Why there’s no excuse

Features Test scores aren’t the only indicator of SFPS’ deficiency relative to the rest of the state. Last year, its high school graduation rate—53 percent—was the second-worst out of all 89 New Mexico school di...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Wren Abbott

Shut Your Trap

Game Commission trapping decision incites wolf activists

Local News “There’s no gray in this issue,” Cerrillos activist Cindy Roper told attendees at a panel on animal trapping held in Albuquerque last week. “It’s very black and white.” No ...

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Wren Abbott

Slow Connection

Mayor Coss on Broadband

Local News During a recent interview with SFR, Mayor David Coss expressed frustration at the lack of citywide broadband service in Santa Fe.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Joey Peters

Poli-tricks

In Brief

Local News As lawmakers continue their redistricting work in the special session, both parties are getting fed up.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Joey Peters
 
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